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all: cbs cares! in the race for the white house the latest poll shows donald trump and ben carson neck and neck on the republican side. marco rubio and ted cruz are the only others in double digits. the poll also found that against democrat hillary clinton trump could not win but carson, chris christie, rubio, and cruz could. for rubio a rise in the polls means rising scrutiny. and here's major garrett. >> reporter: marco rubio's personal finances faced scrutiny at last week's gop debate. >> you accidentally intermingled campaign money with your personal money. you faced foreclosure on a second home that you bought. and just last year you liquidated a $68,000 retirement fund. that's something that cost you thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties.
>> you just listed a litany of discredited attacks from democrats and my political opponents. >> reporter: these are the facts. while a member of the florida house of representatives rubio failed to disclose $34,000 in personal expenses charged to two separate political funds. a home he owned with a fellow lawmaker fell briefly into foreclosure when the co-owner failed to make mortgage payments. rubio sold the home at a loss earlier this year. and in 2005 he started using a state republican party charge card for personal and party expenses. rubio insists he paid off the personal charges as they arose. rubio admits to sloppy bookkeeping. he was cleared of wrongdoing by a florida ethics watchdog in 2012. today in new hampshire rubio addressed his financial past. >> what i said that i would do differently is i just wouldn't have done any personal things on it because i would have avoided all that confusion that it's created in the minds of some. but it's been coming up for five years. so it's not a new issue.
>> reporter: but that hasn't stopped rubio's rivals like donald trump from attacking him. >> marco rubio has a disaster on his finances. he has a disaster on his credit cards. >> reporter: one chapter of rubio's financial history remains hidden. scott, rubio's campaign has those records and told us the senator has "nothing to hide" and under pressure may release those records before tuesday's republican presidential debate. >> major garrett in the washington newsroom. thanks, major. speaking of money and politicians, one of the clinton family charities said today it will file amended tax returns for 2012 and 13. the clinton health access initiative said that there were minor errors. republicans are calling for an irs audit to see if all contributions from foreign governments were reported. in yesterday's elections ohio rejected legalized marijuana. many were opposed because it would have given exclusive growing rights to just a few investors.
houston voted 61% to 39% against an ordinance to ban discrimination in housing and employment based on age, sex, or gender identity. omar villafranca reports the gender identity part overwhelmed the issue. >> reporter: the measure was called the houston equal rights ordinance but opponents dubbed it the bathroom bill and made the name stick through a series of ads that claimed women and children would become vulnerable to sexual predators in ladies' rooms. >> protect women's privacy, prevent danger, vote no on the proposition 1 bathroom ordinance. it goes too far. >> reporter: the ordinance made no mention of bathrooms, but it was the inclusion of gender identity that opponents like lieutenant governor dan patrick seized upon. >> and i'm glad houston led tonight to end this constant political correctness attack on
what we know in our heart and our gut as americans is not right. >> reporter: houston mayor anise parker, who is lesbian, had endorsed the measure. >> this is a calculated campaign of lies designed to demonize a little-understood minority. >> reporter: 17 other states and 200 municipalities including five major cities in texas have similar language banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. jared woodfell helped organize opposition to the bill. >> when the people finally had an opportunity to express their will on it, to show how they felt about it at the ballot box, they overwhelmingly said no to the mayor's personal agenda. they said no to her bathroom ordinance. >> reporter: lou weaver is transgender and a community activist. >> right now i'm disappointed. but i also know that it's not over, that i'm going to get up and i'm going to continue this fight, i'm going to continue to educate about this, and that we
will win. >> reporter: already some groups are calling for a boycott of houston businesses if the measure is not overturned, and that could be significant, scott, because houston is in the running to host the 2017 super bowl. >> omar villafranca reporting tonight. omar, thanks. two books out today claim to expose some of the vatican's most closely held secrets. and our elizabeth palmer had a look. >> reporter: the pope is spiritual leader to millions of catholics. he's also ceo of a multibillion-dollar enterprise, the vatican. but, say the two new books, behind all this magnificence lies a financial mess. emiliano fitipaldi is the author of "avarice." is it incompetence inside the vatican when it comes to handling money? or is it corruption? >> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: "both," says
fitipaldi, "and at the highest level." for example, the book focuses on one of the church's charities. catholics werefrom around the world sent in money to help the needy. but in the end, of every $10 that came in, 8 went to the vatican bureaucracy and only 2 went to the poor. then there's the price of sainthood. it can cost up to half a million dollars for the vatican to approve a canonization. meanwhile, the books say the vatican's pension fund is $800 million in the hole. today, the vatican said the book's facts and figures are oust date and a massive cleanup led by pope francis is already under way. in fact, the book's revelations may actually help the pope take on the powerful vested interests that oppose him, says cbs consultant father anthony sigareno. >> this is an institution 2,000 years old where things have been done in a certain way for thousands of years. the holy father wants it all sorted out.
absolutely. and if this is going to help him, good. >> reporter: as for the pope himsel scott, we have heard from him, though indirectly. in a tweet by his chief of staff. his words simply "onward with serenity and determination." >> liz palmer in front of st. peter's basilica at the vatican tonight. liz, thank you. disaster averted because a plane had a parachute. we'll show you how it works. and a new list of the world's most powerful people. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides.
a small plane lost power yesterday over fayetteville, arkansas. but it floated to earth with only minor injuries. kris van cleave shows us how. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: cell phone video shows the four-seat cirrus airplane drifting slowly to the ground thanks to its on-board parachute. at the controls when the engine issues surfaced was former walmart ceo bill simon. >> we're going to try to find a place up ahead that's clear. >> reporter: this cirrus aircraft test video shows how the chute works. launched by a rocket out of the back of the plane it fully deploys within eight seconds. >> none of the people i'm sure if you interviewed them would ever think they were going to need a parachute device but they did, and there's a lot of thankful spouses and parents. >> reporter: boris popov invented the device that's now in more than 30,000 aircraft.
the idea came to him after his hang glider broke hundreds of feet in the air. >> all the way down i was formulating some promise to myself, i could have had some sort of parachute device on board. so i promised myself if i survived that i would develop some sort of a ballistic or rapid deploy parachute. >> reporter: earlier this year a pilot flying to hawaii deployed the chute on his cirrus over the pacific ocean when he had a fuel problem. in 2009 a chute brought this plane down safely into a d.c. suburb. >> you pull down and then with two hands you pull straight down. about 40, 45 pounds of pressure. and the parachute, which is in the back of the plane, will deploy. >> reporter: it is a standard feature in barry goldberg's 2015 cirrus. >> ultimately, the parachute is a safety feature of last resort. i have one more tool in my bag as a pilot, to ultimately end a situation successfully. >> reporter: the parachute maker says its devices have saved at least 361 lives. scott, in this most recent
today "forbes" put out its annual ranking of the world's most powerful people. china's president xi jinping is fifth. pope francis fourth. president obama fell to third. replaced at second by german chancellor angela merkel. and for the third straight year vladimir putin, president of russia, was first. in business target will close 13 underperforming stores
in january, mostly in the midwest. food company kraft heinz will cut 2,600 jobs shuttering seven factories over two years. on the help wanted front nasa says it has space for a few astronauts. you can apply next month. today an uber passenger said he wants to apologize to the driver he attacked in southern california. a dashboard camera caught the whole thing. it may be too late for apologies, though. the driver, edwin caban, sued benjamin golden for more than $25,000. golden's already charged with assault. folks in brooklyn are inviting classical music and perfect strangers into their living rooms. bach in a moment.
we end tonight in the birthplace of jay-z, with the rebirth of j. bach. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: after a busy day at work it's a mad scramble for eileen trilly and her family to tidy up their brooklyn, new york home before guests arrive. >> so exciting. >> reporter: not just friends. >> i'm don. >> reporter: but strangers. gathering together, relaxed and unwound, to tune in to this. ♪ it's called groupmuse. offering music lovers a chance to experience classical chamber music in an intimate setting. creator sam bodkin says it's the
way composers intended their music to be heard. >> you show up, you socialize for an hour, you sit down on the floor, you listen intently as a group for 25 minutes to, you know, three movements of a tremendous masterwork. it's not quite a concert and it's not quite a party. >> reporter: anyone who wants to host a concert can connect with performers and guests who sign up on the groupmuse website. there's no cover charge. but the hat is passed for musicians just starting out. juilliard violinist annika jenkins says it's a way to get valuable performing experience. >> the audience is literally right in your lap. it's right there, and you can feel them next to you. >> does it change the way you actually play? >> definitely. you just get their energy. and it rebounds off the group
and incorporates into the music. it's incredible. >> reporter: in the comfort of home formality goes out the door. the experience almost amounts to a group medication. a shared moment of beauty. >> when the music stops, everyone's like, whoa, what was that about? and there's just the warmth of the atmosphere is unbelievable. and if you have, you know, a pulse you will be moved. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> and that's the "cbs overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us just a little bit later for the morning news and of course "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city i'm scott pelley.
♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. i'm don dahler. republican presidential hopeful donald trump wasted no time jetting up to new hampshire to become the first gop candidate to sign up for the state's first in the nation primary. trump paid the $1,000 entry fee with a certified check and joked that the bank it's drawn on isn't as rich as he is. for the democrats martin o'malley also signed up, but although o'malley is a long shot to gain the nomination, trump is back on top. the latest quinnipiac college poll shows trump edging out ben carson 24% to 23%. trump is also hawking a new book that critics describe as a longer version of his stump speech. major garrett reports. >> reporter: donald trump
unveiled his new book "crippled america" published by simon & schuster, a division of cbs, and then said almost nothing about the book itself. trump did call on many of his republicans in the presidential race to drop out. he dismissed others running close to him. and he even called the obama economy a bubble waiting to burst. >> our country has no spirit. >> reporter: donald trump began his book tour in a spirit of spite. for the gop establishment. >> it's called really the failed establishment because the establishment has let us down. we need a person that has tremendous personal energy. >> reporter: and many of his republican rivals. >> do i think it's time to have some of the other republican candidates drop out? yes. there are too many people. >> reporter: paying special attention to florida senator marco rubio. >> i think that really marco is overrated. all you have to do is look at his credit card. he's a disaster with his credit cards. >> reporter: and questioning the staying power of ben carson. >> when a man is weak on immigration and wants to get rid of medicare, i don't know how he stays there.
>> reporter: trump says carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, lacks experience. carson responded at his own book signing in tampa. >> what would you expect him to say? would you expect him to say yeah, ben carson's got a lot of experience, more than i do. >> reporter: jeb bush was in new hampshire tuesday where a new poll shows he has dropped to sixth behind trump, carson, and rubio. >> by the way, good energy tonight. >> reporter: and he found himself running from the front-runner's attacks. >> i also have good energy every night. >> reporter: trump, a real estate mogul, even said president obama has ordered federal reserve chairman janet yell-tone preserve low interest rates, in part to keep a housing bubble aloft. >> and he wants to get out of office because we are in a bubble and when those rates are raised a lot of bad things are going to happen. >> reporter: the white house denied meddling with the fed and tried to puncture trump's bubble theory. >> that's an economic observation made by someone who at least tells the country he has some experience in real estate. >> and somebody who has declared bankruptcy like four times too.
>> that line avenue tack has one flaw. trump has never personally filed for bankruptcy. companies within his empire have, and trump subsequently sued them for damaging his brand. which brings us back to trump's new book, where he says part of his success, charlie, springs from knowing how to sell himself and manipulate the media. marijuana enthusiasts in ohio are scrambling after a constitutional amendment to legalize the drug went up in smoke. the vote was 2-1 against allowing pot for medical and recreational use. but as adriana diaz reports from columbus, there was more on the ballot than just the weed. >> reporter: voters here in ohio voted overwhelmingly against the constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana. the decision came after months of controversy and debate about the group backing the legislation. >> this is a bump in the road. >> reporter: supporters of issue 3, an initiative to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in ohio, are regrouping after voters strongly shut down the measure on tuesday. >> never have we seen a proposed amendment this detailed for a small handful of people.
>> reporter: state representative mike curtain and other local lawmakers opposed the bill, saying it would create a marijuana monopoly in the state, giving control over production to a small handful of wealthy people. the financial backers of a pro-legalization campaign called responsible ohio. the law would have allowed them to grow marijuana exclusively at ten privately owned locations. >> my issue's not legalization of marijuana. my issue is not using the state constitution to carve yourself a business exclusive. >> reporter: even some supporters of issue 3 were concerned about its economic model. >> i was really initially excited about the amendment for marijuana until i got to read it a little bit and realized i'm not a fan of the monopoly situation. >> reporter: responsible ohio is made up of 24 known investors, including former pop star nick lachey. the group outspent their
opponents 20-1. >> we have to assess what all of this means and see if there's a will on the part of folks to go forward. >> reporter: ohio governor and republican presidential candidate john kasich applauded the decision, saying in a statement, "at a time when too many families are being torn apart by drug abuse ohioans said no to easy access drugs." responsible ohio says the only reason they went the route of having a small group of investors push to get this on the ballot is because marijuana bills here at the state house have stalled for the last 19 years. they said they'll likely try again next year. federal investigators are trying to determine what caused a small plane to drop out of the sky over arkansas. it wasn't a tragedy because the plane was actually saved by an on-board parachute. the aircraft drifted slowly out of the sky and landed on a road in fayetteville. kris van cleave has more on the accident that could have been much worse. >> reporter: that parachute is right back here inside cirrus aircraft like the one bill simon was flying tuesday. he took off from 235i yetville,
arkansas heading for waco, texas when he had an engine problem. as he was losing altitude he made a split-second decision, and it saved lives. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: witnesses watched in amazement. >> we're going to try to find a place that's clear. >> reporter: a single-engine plane suspended by a parachute gliding to the ground. >> there's a plane coming down with a parachute. >> plane down, plane down. >> reporter: it landed on this stretch of road. the entire aircraft still visibly intact. >> looked up, there was a plane like freefalling for a second, then popped a parachute. >> reporter: seconds before touching down the plane struck a pickup truck carrying a female driver and two children. that driver and all three people on board the plane including the pilot, former walmart ceo bill simon, walked away with just minor injuries. >> they were losing engine and altitude, so they popped the emergency chute on the plane, which brought them down slowly. >> reporter: that emergency ballistic parachute is built into the plane's fuselage, a standard feature on this type of
aircraft since the 1990s. >> the idea of the cirrus aircraft and the kluftmeyer brothers who designed it is there should be another option, that the penalty for bad judgment, for bad luck shouldn't be death. >> reporter: james fallows is national correspondent for "the atlantic" and a pilot who also flies a cirrus. >> it certainly is a future for smaller planes. i think people on your boeings and airbuses probably are not going to be needing these and again shouldn't because those planes are so safe. but for thler e smalanes i think the evidence becomes clear. why would a plane not have this kind of safety system? >> reporter: in january a pilot landed this cirrus in the middle of the pacific ocean after it ran out of fuel en route to hawaii. and in 2009 mechanical problems forced the pilot of another cirrus to deploy his chute over a washington, d.c. suburb. both pilots survived. at least 50 cirrus parachutes have been deployed. more than 30,000 aircraft of
an italian author is defending his explosive allegations against the vatican. his new book accuses powerful church leaders of deception, greed, and financial mismanagement. he claims they're fighting against the reforms put in place by pope francis. elizabeth palmer in rome sat down with the man behind the charges. >> reporter: well, allegations of financial mismanagement at the vatican are not new, of course. but this book does provide detail on a whole variety of murky dealings, and it also sheds some light on how the current pope has reacted. revered by millions of catholics around the world, pope francis emerges in the book as a lonely crusader battling against powerful vested interests to clean up epic financial mismanagement and corruption in
the vatican. gianluigi nuzzi is the author of "merchants in the temple." was there one thing in particular that shocked you more than anything else you discovered? >> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: "the shock was ongoing," he said. "this pope is trying to make sweeping changes, and it's going to take a long time." that's because the mess is a big one. according to the book, it includes a real estate portfolio that's worth seven times as much as the vatican shows on its books. and donations from churches around the world intended for the poor, which actually went into a slush fund to pay vatican running costs. the revelations are based in part on secret recordings of meetings the pope held with senior cardinals, recordings which were then leaked. in a statement the vatican said such actions are a serious betrayal of trust granted by the
pope. but in fact, pope francis's quest for transparency and accountability may actually have been given a huge boost by all this publicity. and he we have heard from the pope indirectly on this through a tweet from his chief of staff. his words, simply "onward with determination and serenity." a new study shows a lot of younger americans are losing their religion. the pew research center found fewer than half of all millennials say religion is very important to them. only half say they believe in god with absolute certainty. that compares to 70% of baby boomers. all this is changing the way americans are getting married these days. adriana diaz reports. >> at altars like this one couples have been exchanging vows to have and to hold for centuries. but the amount of americans getting married by a priest in a catholic church is down more than 60 person since 1970. more and more americans are asking their friends to dot honors.
we met one couple who believe it or not sat down with us an hour before their wedding for an interview to tell us why. megan lanto and patrick bigelow included many of the traditional marital trappings on their big day. the white dress. groomsmen in matching ties. excited moms. >> the first one out of four. okay? >> reporter: and musical accompaniment as the bride walked down the aisle. ♪ this year's love had better last ♪ but when it came to choosing a person to oversee their i dos. >> my name is matt. >> reporter: megan and patrick who were both raised catholic, broke from tradition. they asked pat's college friend, matt ferrari, to officiate the ceremony, not a catholic priest. >> having a minister or priest up there who doesn't know us would have seemed fake. >> i believe i'm quite qualified to say this. you've clearly outkicked your coverage by marrying megan. >> i think megan was a little nervous at first knowing matt,
but he's done a great job. >> reporter: the majority of amateur officiants receive certification from websites like the universal life church, a non-denominational online ministry. in 2014 the church ordained 250,000 people and expects a 30% increase this year. the site says "ordination is fast, free and easy with no experience necessary." >> i for one happen to think experience is pretty necessary to stand with the wedding couple to make sure that they are getting off on the right foot. >> reporter: steven stark lowenstein studied for five years to become a rabbi. he says clergy are specially trained to support couples through pre and post-marital counseling. but in the digital age he says spouses can overlook that traditional support. >> the world is changing so rapidly that religion is kind of being relegated to a back seat. i don't believe it has to be that way. but so many of the millennials
don't even want to give us a chance. >> reporter: 35% of millennials, americans 19 to 34, identify as non-religious. that's compared to 17% of baby boomers and just 11% of those over 70. >> do you take patrick to be your lawful wedded husband? >> reporter: megan and pat are part of the 18% of americans raised within a faith who've given it up. >> i think part of my transition away from religion started when i became a little bit more political and i realized that i didn't really agree with the politics of, you know, my church and all of that, and i needed to make a decision for myself. >> i was raised catholic. my mom is probably rolling her eyes as she's watching this right now. but you know, i went my own way. we were a generation i think that kind of chooses our own path. >> today their lives, which began on separate paths, will be joined as one. >> what do you think it is that you can bring to this wedding that perhaps a religious figure can't? >> i think i can connect the dots between patrick and megan and how they've evolved in this relationship. >> you started this journey
years ago just two miles from here. >> reporter: which i think makes it more of a personal ceremony. >> by the power invested in me, i now pronounce you husband and wife. patrick, you may kiss your bride. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: a sacred bond fueled by friendship, not faith. [ cheers and applause ] now, the study did have some good news for believers. though less americans affiliate with religion, those who do do so with conviction. 2/3 of adults who identify with a religion say they pray every day. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in,
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there's a new warning about car seats. not the kind you put your children in. the kind you sit in yourself. researchers say in certain crashes some car seats can collapse and that can be dangerous or even deadly for the person sitting behind you. transportation correspondent kris van cleave has more. >> reporter: even if you bought a car with a five-star safety rating, if you're hit from behind your seat may not protect you or the children sitting behind you. every day on average three children are killed and 470 injured in accidents. 11% of those child victims are in rear seats, where the government recommends children sit. 16-month-old taylor warner loved the water. and was just learning how to
walk. >> she had about six weeks that she was toddling around, and then it was over. >> reporter: five years ago the warners' 2010 honda odyssey was rear-ended at 55 miles an hour. taylor was in her car seat behind her father. >> i thought maybe she had just fallen asleep, and then when i looked and i realized that there was blood coming out of her face, i knew that something else was wrong. >> reporter: that something was her father's seat back. it broke, collapsing on impact and struck taylor in the face, killing her. >> it was all because of some stupid car that we thought was the safest thing we could, you know, get for our family to protect them. >> reporter: but crash tests like this one show what can happen when a seat collapses. the driver is launched backwards and slams into the child's face. drivers can also be injured when their heads crash into objects in the back seat. 70-year-old geneva massey was paralyzed four years ago when the seat of her 2002 dodge caravan broke after the minivan was hit from behind. >> you just assume that they'll
not break. you don't even actually think about it. that they would break. >> reporter: nearly every american and japanese automaker has seen similar recent cases. how often does this happen? >> every day. >> reporter: auto crash expert alan cantor has been examining seat back failure since the 1980s. philadelphia to test the strength of seats and the standard that regulates them. >> why are we looking at a banquet chair? >> what we're trying to do is show how absolutely ridiculous the federal standard is. >> reporter: this is the only test required to pass the federal standard. putting a brace across the seat, attaching it to a winch, and pulling. >> so that passes. >> that passes the standard. >> reporter: with standards so low, cantor finds all vehicle seats and even that banquet chair meet or exceed the federal requirements. but failures like this can still happen. >> do car makers know this is an issue? >> yes. >> reporte they've actually known for decades.
in a 1996 deposition a general motors engineer admitted gm started tethering dummies to the seats during crash tests because the dummies were expensive and the chances of losing them were pretty high. improving the seats wouldn't be expensive. one engineer being deposed said strengthening them would cost on the order of a dollar or so. >> this is a belt-integrated seat. >> reporter: long-time accident investigator ken cikulsky has been trying to get the national highway traffic safety administration, or nhtsa, to require stronger seats since 1992 when he spoke to ed bradley on cbs "60 minutes." >> it's an inadequate standard. it's flawed as far as i'm concerned. >> has that changed? >> no, it hasn't. it's basically the same today as it was then. it's a worthless standard. it does nothing for the consumer. it does nothing for the industry. >> reporter: auto safety regulator's nhtsa's own researchers also warned of the issue in '92, citing examples of major or fatal injuries when seat backs collapse. the agency also had the results of crash tests required for
other safety standards which showed seat back collapses in 30-mile-an-hour rear impacts. despite that nhtsa does not require similar tests for seat strengths. >> if you can't talk to them about it who can you talk to? no one, i guess. >> reporter: nhtsa declined to speak to "60 minutes" saying only the agency was investigating ways to strengthen the standard. that was in 1992. >> we've known for years that -- >> reporter: in 2000 then nhtsa administrator sue bailey told cbs news the agency would be looking into the seat back issue within year. >> it's not appropriate that we are working off of 30-year-old standards. >> reporter: but 15 years later the standard remains the same as when it was written in the late 1960s. >> this is the lumbar pad. >> reporter: the agency stopped looking into the issue in 2004. current nhtsa administrator mark rosekind didn't have time to sit down with us. so we caught up with him. >> kris van cleave from cbs news.
seats have a tendency to fail in -- >> we're going to go. >> they have a tendency to fail in rear-end collisions. we've been trying to get a couple minutes with you, sir. ♪ happy birthday to you >> if they had changed the government safety standards to where, you know, the seat back wouldn't fail, then we would still have a 6-year-old running around. >> how do i as a consumer know if i've got a strong seat or a weak seat? >> there's no way of knowing as a consumer. >> you want to go get in? >> reporter: liz and andy warner don't take any chances now. they make sure their three surviving children are buckled into the middle seats or third row, far away from passengers whose seats could collapse. >> i'm sure everybody who buys a car would pay $50 more to make sure that this doesn't happen to them. i know i would. >> reporter: the warner and massey families settled their lawsuits against those carmakers. the automakers say their cars are safe, meet or exceed all federal safety standards and have improved over the years. for its part nhtsa says it didn't have the data to support changing the standard. since we began investigating we
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there is growing concern among veterinarians about a common sweetener that can kill your dog. xylitol is linked to a spike in accidental poisonings. it's completely harmless to humans and is found in all kinds of foods. chip reid reports. >> reporter: if it says sugar-free there's a good chance it contains xylitol. it's in everything from chewing gum to peanut butter and there's a family in wisconsin that wants to make sure other dog owners don't go through what they went through. >> go get it. >> reporter: this is gunner. >> come here. >> reporter: sam koretz and jordan pellet say he's helped heal their hearts after 2-year-old luna died in april after she got into some chewing gum made with a sugar substitute, xylitol. >> she was still just a puppy. she was only 2. and she was such a good dog. she loved absolutely everybody. she listened so well. and she was pretty much like our
first child. >> reporter: she started vomiting. they rushed her to the vet. but it was too late. >> that day we ended up going back down and having to put her down in our arms. >> reporr: in charlotte, north carolina last year labradoodle murphy joe ate half a pack of sugar-free gum. she survived but just barely after three blood transfusions and $5,000 in medical costs. the number of products containing xylitol are on the rise and so are the calls about dogs that have been poisoned. to the aspca's animal poison control center. from 82 in 2004 to more than 3700 last year. an increase of more than 4,000%. >> she's a camera hog. >> reporter: at this dog park in northern virginia hardly anyone had even heard of xylitol. including bruce betsel. >> pretty scary. we have two or three packs of gum around our house all the time.
now we know there's some danger there we'll keep them in drawers or out of their way. >> reporter: some animal welfare groups are calling for warning labels on products with xylitol. dr. ashley gallagher with the friendship hospital for animals in washington says the key is vigilance on the part of dog owners. >> you have to be careful because dogs are nosy little creatures and they're hungry all the time. i know my dogs are. and theyre always looking for a treat. so you have to really watch them. >> come here. >> reporter: sam and jordan go one step further. >> with a lot of things like candy and gum and peanut butter, chocolate, we check all of them and if they have xylitol in them we don't buy them. >> that's the overnight news for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city i'm don dahler.
captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, november 5th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." was the russian jetliner brought down by an act of terror? u.s. and british security officials believe the crash in egypt may have been caused by an onboard bomb. backlash against nbc. protesters demand the network drop donald trump as the host of this weekend's "saturday night live." the uber passenger caught on camera attacking his driver says he is sorry, but will the apology be accepted? good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news