The so-called "Affluenza teen" who killed four people while driving drunk in 2013 is set to be released from prison after two years next month. An expert called by Ethan Couch's lawyers during his trial blamed the teen's wealthy background for his irresponsible behavior. Criminal defense attorney William Bruzzo joins CBSN with a look back on the controversial case.
The fourth Nor'easter in three weeks is dumping heavy snow on the East Coast and leaving thousands without power. Meanwhile, the West Coast is bracing for threats of mudslides and flooding by intense rainfall. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has been following both storm systems.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is speaking publicly for the first time since a whistleblower described how a data firm exploited a loophole to access to data from 50 million Facebook users. Hours after releasing a statement (on Facebook) Zuckerberg spoke to Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nick Thompson about what he called "one of our biggest mistakes." Also, Slate magazine's April Glaser shares her reaction to Wednesday's news.
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected Wednesday. And a separate economic report from the National Association of Realtors showed housing sales rose in February, even as inventory remains low. Jack Kramer, co-CEO of MarketSnacks, joins CBSN to discuss what this means for the economy.
A 23-year-old man suspected of terrorizing Texas residents with explosive packages for several weeks recorded a 25-minute "confession" on his cellphone, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley announced during a news conference Wednesday evening. In the video, Mark Conditt describes differences between each of the seven bombs he is believed to have constructed. Police say all of the devices are accounted for. Conditt died early Wednesday morning as police closed in on him.