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737s every day. in dallas, barbara king had just flown on one. >> i want to get a different flight to fly back home on. >> reporter: federal regulators inside they lack information to ground the max planes and are waiting for a preliminary readout from ethiopian flight 302's black boxes. that plane crashed shortly after ca takeoff on sunday, in a situation eerilly similar to another that crashed off of the indonesian coast. >> if this is an issue, that
affects safety, is identified, the department and the faa will not hesitate to take immediate and appropriate action. >> i have to follow up on that. with countries, flight attendants, lawmakers, all saying the planes should be grounded, why is the u.s., at this point, so reluctant to do so? >> reporter: well, the faa said late today, they still have no evidence of a systemic issue with the 737 max. so, they don't have a basis to order the grounding of the aircraft. of course, they're still waiting for an update on what happened in this ethiopia crash. that could change. and the agency is feeling the mounting pressure from lawmakers and other politicians, who are pushing the agency to ground the planes. >> the question, also, what is the basis to keep them in t air? kris van cleave, thank you very much. eight of the dead were american, including two brothers and a u.s. service member on vacation. debra patta visited the crash
site near ethiopia's capital. it is a scene of devastation. >> reporter: unrestrained grief, as a mother of one of the flight attendants onboard, breaks down at the crash site. it couldn't be more miserable here. the smell of death is overpowering. and bits of mangled wreckage like this are everywhere. at the site, local investigators were joined by a team of american aviation experts, who are srchingor answers. passengers were from 35 countries, including 8 americans. >> we're proud -- >> reporter: in the u.s., another mother grieves. her son, antoine lewis, an american serviceman, was heading for kenya on vacation. >> i will say, that plane went down with him doing what he wanted to do most. as a mother, you just -- he did what he loved to do. >> reporter: brothers mel and bennett riffel, from redding, california, were on one last
adventure before mel's wife was due to have their baby in may. >> he was the most loving, most joyful, most positive person i ever had the pleasure of knowing. there's nothing that we won't miss about him. >> reporter: at the crash site, a man's dress shirt, a scribbled to-do list and a tiny purple fairy dress. the lives of the victims revealed in the trail of heartbreak formed by the personal belongings scattered amongst the twisted metal. debra patta, cbs news, ethiopia. a heated debate has broken out among democrats. one day after nancy pelosi ruled out pursuing impeachment of the president. nancy core decembcordes, has mo.
>> reporter: one day after she said this -- >> i don't belien . ey wanted me impeach president bush, for the iraq war. i didn't believe it in then. i don't believe it in now. it divides the country. >> if he's that bad and that unfit, we ought to do something about it now. >> reporter: some argue the president's hush money payments to porn star, stormy daniels, meets the definition of high crimes and misdemeanors. you want to keep the option of impeachment on the table? >> it's always there for any president and we're going to do our investigation. >> reporter: president trump has always brushed off the notion. >> it's hard to impeach somebody who does a great job. >> reporter: and republicans played up the split between pelosi and some of her members. >> she's not in control of her caucus. >> reporter: even her counterpart, said he wants to keep his options open. >> i think we have to see what the mueller report says, before make anything conclusion.
>> reporter: moderate democrats worry that too much talk of impeachment won't sit well in their swing districts. plus, they note, that without republican buy-in, and there isn't right now, any impeachment vote is doom to fail. >> thank you very much. up next, a multistate search is on for what could be thousands of guns stolen from the atf. ever notice how hard it is to clean impossible kitchen and bathroom messes with wipes and spray cleaners? try mr. clean magic eraser. just add water, squeeze, and erase. mr. clean magic eraser works great
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car and found a pistol. the gun was stolen from this facility. according to papers, he unlawfully stole firearm parts and sold firearm slides, which are used to make guns. investigators believe they were sold online. atf has begun a multistate search for weapons taken from the west virginia facility, where they were supposed to be destroyed. the agency has notified the justice department inspector general. and it has begun internal investigation. >> they need to remedy this right away. >> reporter: mark morgan, retired assistant director of the fbi, says investigators need to jump on this fast. >> that should be alarming, if it was a single weapon or a hundred weapons. that's an issue with the process. it has to be looked at and fixed. >> reporter: officials have told cbs news that among the thousands of stolen firearms and firearm parts were even gun parts, at one time, belonged atf agents.
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to help support digestive health. the parents of one of r. kelly's live-in girlfriends sat down with gayle king today. angelo and ellis says they haven't seen their daughter since she moved in with the singer three years ago, when she was 17. >> would you say she convinced you to allow her, to go on tour
with him? >> correct. during the summertime, this was april, she was flying out to different concerts because he was like, let her see the behind-the-scenes. this sort of thing. let her travel and see what it aloing bnd rth? >> she went a few times. and we met different people in the camp that -- a especially a lot of females that entrusted that, she's in good hands. you know -- >> it's about the music. >> everything is good. we entrusted our daughter with them because it's a bunch of them saying -- >> reporter: a lot of women on r. kelly's team assured you, she's okay. we're taking good care of her? >> right. >> kelly is charged with sexually abusing women. you can see gayle's interview on "cbs this morning." up next, boot camp is tough. he's been through worse. >> this portion is sponsored by b.p. at b.p., we see possibilities everywhere.
not everyone makes it through marine boot camp. but for one recruit, it was just the latest obstacle. david martin explains. >> he's right there. >> reporter: michael campfiori going through marine boot camp. the final test is called the crucible, 54 hours on very little food or sleep, ending with a nine-mile hike, carrying a 60-pound pack. >> the hike back was where it hit me. i did want to quit, to be honest. >> reporter: but he didn't. and his drill instructor presented him the emblem of the marine corps. what did you say to him?
>> this is the second hardest thing he's done in his life. >> i was diagnosed with leukemia, cancer, to be exact. >> reporter: diagnosed at the age of 11 and put through knifi years of chemochemotherapy. >> they gave me a 45% chance of survival. >> reporter: how bad was the chemotherapy? >> my bones were like swiss cheese. >> reporter: his parents, maria and robert, were powerless. >> that's all we could do was watch and be there for him. >> reporter: he's been cancer-free for nine years. you got your son back. >> i got my son back. >> reporter: and then, he tells you, he wants to go in the military. >> i wasn't happy with it. we fought so hard, the battle, and won. and now, he wanted to fight a new battle. >> reporter: did you think, in the back of your head, let him try because nobody's going to take him with that health history? >> he was determined. he really was. >> reporter: so, then, you get a phone call, i got accepted into
the marines. >> he was ecstatic. screaming on the phone. i did it. i did it. as soon as the phone call ended i cried because, i can't bear to lose him again. i can't. >> reporter: paris island is a . >> it started to get to me. i was doubting myself a little bit. >> reporter: he told his drill sergeant, about his battle against cancer. >> he told me, i was shocked. >> reporter: what exactly shocked you about it? >> just the mental and moral courage it takes to be a cancer survivor and decide he wants to serve in a branch such as the marine corps. ♪ the united states marines >> reporter: michael is now a private in the united states marine corps. 1 of 20,000 who make it through paris island every year. it's a special moment for every family. but for the campforeries, just
watch. that's the overnight news for this wednesday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm jeff glor. ♪ this is "the cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news, i'm nikki battiste. scandal is ripping through the uncovered what it called the biggest college admissions cheating scam ever. "operation varsity blues" found that dozens of well-heeled americans, including famous personalities, bribed big bucks to get their children into colleges. chep reid has the story. >> they flaunted their wealth, shari sha sparing no expense. >> reporter: fbi officials were
blunt. >> these parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege. >> reporter: court documents say the scheme was going for at least a decade, and involved 33 parents spending $25 million, to get their kids in elite schools, including georgetown, stanford and yale, through falsified test scores or athlete recruits. the mastermind is william singer, who pled guilty to conspiracy and racketeering and became a cooperating witness, turning in clients, including actress felicity huffman and lori loughlin of "fuller house." huffman supposedly paid money to boost her daughter's s.a.t. score. >> to have someone either take the exam for their child or to correct their child's answers afterward. all to achieve a sufficiently
high, preagreed score on those tests. >> reporter: the most elaborate part of the scheme, involved describing at least nine college coaches, including georgetown university's former tennis coach, to use recruitment slots for kids who had no intention of playing college sports. even foe koc photoshopped theirn on athletes. >> they pretended the applicants were recruited athletes, when they were not. as the coaches knew, the students' credentials had been fabricated. >> reporter: that's the fraud that officials say loughlin participated in. the actress supposedly paid to get her daughters into usc, to get them on the crew team. when singer e-mailed loughlin, her daughter got in, she responded, this is wonderful news. please continue to keep this hush-hush until march. loughlin says, yes, of course. loughlin's daughter, olivia jade, had to apologize after she
said this about college on one of her social media feeds. >> but i do want the experience of game day partying. i don't really care about school. >> reporter: do you think some of the parents could actually end up behind bars? >> i do think it is possible. >> reporter: cbs news legal analyst, ricki likki klieman. >> it is one thing to use your money to try to get your child into a better college, which is a crime. but it's quite another thing to be able to buy your way out of jail, with the same money. that's not going to happen here. >> reporter: the former tennis coach here at georgetown university, allegedly received $2.7 million for slots for 12 students. now, neither the schools nor the students have been charged in this case. but one big question, now, is whether those students will be allowed to remain in their schools. a growing number of airlines are grounding their fleets of boeing 737 max 8 passenger jets,
after the second deadly crash of that plane in just five months. countries around the world are also joining the ban, barring any max 8 from taking off, landing or passing through their air space. one country not joining the ban, the united states. kris van cleave reports from new york's la guardia airport. >> reporter: the federal aviation administration is increasingly standing alone, allowing the 737 max to stay in the skies at least for now. almost by the hour, the list of countries grounding the airliner grew, including all of the european union, as safety concerns mount. nearly 250 of the roughly 370 737 max planes in service around the world have been pulled from use. that's prompted calls for action from lawmakers. >> i'm advising members of my own family and friends, they ought to change planes, change flights, change airlines, whatever they need to do, to avoid flying on these 737 max 8s. >> it makes sense to ground aircraft that's been involved in
two very tragic accidents in only six months. >> reporter: president trump, who could address the faa to ground the planes, phoned boeing's ceo this afternoon. he assured the president the planes are safe. the president tweeted flying has become too complicated. complexity creates danger, he wrote. two unions representing flight attendants urged they be grounded. >> this is through abundance of caution for flight attendants and passengers. >> reporter: thens of thousands of customers fly the 737 max every day. 72 of the jets have used by u.s. airlines. in dallas, barbara king, had just flown on one. >> i want to get a different flight to fly back home on. >> reporter: federal regulators insist they lack the information to ground the max planes and are waiting on a preliminary readout from flight 302's black boxes. that plane crashed after takeoff, killing 157 onboard, a
situation similar to a plane that crashed off of the coast of indonesia kill iing 59. >> if safety is identified, the department and the faa will not r hesitate to take immediate and appropriate action. >> reporter: the faa said late today, they still have no evidence of a systemic issue with the 737 max. so, they don't have a basis to order the grounding of the aircraft. of course, they're still waiting for an update on what happened in this ethiopia crash. so, that could change. and the agency is feeling the mounting pressure from lawmakers and other politho ing th agencye planes. the fallout continues on capitol hill after house speaker nancy pelosi insisted that thrilled with those remarks. nancy cordes has the latest.
>> do i agree with her? yes, i do. >> reporter: democratic leaders fell in line with speaker pelosi today. >> impeachment is not good. >> reporter: one bay after she said this. >> i don't believe in it. they wanted me to impeach president bush for the iraq war. i didn't believe it in them, i don't believe it in now. >> reporter: not everyone got the memo. >> if he's that bad and that unfit, we ought to do something about him now. >> reporter: some argue that the hush money payment to porn star stormy daniels meets the definition of high crimes and misdoctor misdemeanors. >> you want to keep the option of impeachment on the table? >> it's always an option. >> reporter: president trump has brushed off the notion. >> it ee's hard to impeach some who has done a great job. >> reporter: and today, the republicans played up the split. >> she's not in control of her
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we called ourselves a family of three. the parallels to b. smith, her husband and girlfriend are uncanny. but it's an all-too familiar tale for couples dealing with alzheimer's, one where love can be complex and unconventional. >> what's your dad's name? >> my dad, barbara smith. barbara smith. >> reporter: b. smith, lifestyle guru, developed early onset alzheimer's six years ago. today, husband dan gasby is caring for his wife of 27 years. >> when b. and i realized what we're dealing with and she understood what the situation is, she said to me, i know what i have, i know where it's going to take me. tell the story. tell the truth. >> reporter: in january, he spoke that truth and let cameras into his a home he shares with his wife and his girlfriend, alex learno,
who has a bedroom in the house and helps with b.'s care. you could have chosen easier paths. >> that's true. >> reporter: why this one? >> i met dan when he was pretty much at his lowest. i remember going through a time in my life where i felt that way, where i was pretty much at my lowest. and i saw the pain in his eyes. i did. and i reached out and thought maybe this man just needs somebody to talk to. or, as humans, sometimes we just need a hug. >> it was natural. it was organic. it was not intentional. but we fell into each other. >> reporter: does she still know who you are? >> she will call me dad. she will call me her brother gary, or her brother ron. and she will say dan out of nowhe nowhere. and i said who?
she says, dan over there. there may be something in her mind that says that, but then it's gone. it's like trying to drink water from a come lallander. >> reporter: something i experienced with my wife, jan. after 25 years ago, she was in assisted living and no longer remembered my name. what's his name? >> mr. happy? >> reporter: that's when i met mary, who became jan's friend. >> it broke my heart that a man who could love this woman so much, couldn't remember -- she could not remember who he was. >> reporter: a year and a half after jan passed away, we got married. the hardest thing for me, is people who don't know but decide that they can judge, what i'm doing. >> please. i mean, we've got the 800-pound gorilla in the room. she's white and i'm black. >> so many people jump to
conclusions and judgment that don't even understand what alzheimer's is and what it does to a person, to the patient, the alzheimer's patient, as well as the caregivers. >> i so respect what you're saying and respect you guys and what you're going through because it's a definition of love. and nobody understands what a caregiver goes through. i write for a couple hours every day. it restarts the brain. >> reporter: greg o'brien has alzheimer's, a lifetime journalist. he has written a book that he calls embedded in alzheimer's. he and his wife raised three kids over their 42-year marriage. she has gone from wife to caregiver. >> you know what day it is? >> not sure. >> reporter: people think that caregivering is a daytime event. it's an all-night event.
how do you sleep and recherarge? >> i sleep in a nightmare and a daymare. everything i have to do is to mitigate her everyday irrationality because she doesn't have that ability, maintain her dignity and try to keep my sanity. >> this disease robs everything. it robs your brain slowly, like a sliver every day. my brain is like an iphone now. it's still sophisticated device. it has a short-term battery, it pocket dials and it gets lost very easily. >> i try to say to people who have been critical of our relationship, you are one diagnosis away from knowing what your life will be. >> in our situation, even though greg is still -- you're functioning, we were the house that had the super bowl parties and the patriots and -- we were the house that everybody came to. >> the party house.
>> i mean, we just did 30, 40 people in the summertime deck parties. he can't do that anymore. and so, our social life has really narrowed down to our very, very close friends. >> and people run away from you. >> yeah. it's not comfortable sometimes to be around him. >> reporter: what do you want for mary katherine in the future? >> i want her to be happy. i want her to marry a better person than me. and i want her to be at peace. i just don't want her to marry someone that's handsome. that's all. >> what you said, greg, is what my wife said to me, i want you to go on. because if you trulyesome d own and you said is the true, to me, expression of love. >> reporter: so, greg asked if we would, now that we know you, if we would watch out for you.
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plugs robbed them of their hearing. >> 3m admit nod liability. i spoke to servicemen in afghanistan and iraq, where they were near the firing of small arms, heavy artillery and rockets. they believed their hearing loss was par for the course. >> we were told these devices were going to save our hearing and we used them. >> the basic that you can rely on your equipment. >> reporter: they served in the u.s. military for 3 and 6 years respectively. he joined the army as part of family tradition. and henderson felt the duty to his country after 9/11. they both relied on these earplugs to protect them in training and combat. >> everybody was under that ther earplugs were doing their job. >> reporter: you thought they worked? >> everybody thought they worked.
>> reporter: and you're trusting the armed forces. >> you're trusting the contract assigned to provide that equipment. >> we've just been told this is the equipment you get. and it's the best out there. it's going to save your hearing. later on, it didn't protect our hearing that much at all. >> reporter: a joint lawsuit by the government and a competitor of 3m, alleged 3m was aware prior to selling the earplugs to the military, that testing procedures and fitting instructions were unlawfully mitigated. and they sold the plugs from 2003 to 2015, without disclosing the design defect. >> it wasn't an omission. it wasn't something missed. it was deliberately lying to gain money. >> reporter: last month, they filed civil complaints against 3m, saying the company did not adequately warn of the deflects or how to adequately warn how to wear the ear plugs. >> they had bigger ear canals.
it would get stuck in there. or guys would put them in and they would be able to hear everything. but you have so many other things to worry about, in particular, the safety and your physical well-being. >> reporter: so, you have to triage your worry bucket. at the top was staying alive. >> that was concern number one. >> reporter: and hearing was kind of like -- >> at the bottom of the list. >> reporter: they say they both suffer from partial hearing loss and a condition known as tinitis. >> the moment you stop hearing sounds, the moment the ringing gets the loudest. >> reporter: when it's quiet. >> what's peace sni don't ha? i don't have it. >> reporter: you're hearing some sound, 24/7? >> at all times. if i don't have noise around me, it is maddening. it is torture. >> reporter: according to the department of veteran affairs, tinnitus, is the most common
disability for veterans. >> our military personnel are expose d to extreme levels of noise. >> reporter: dr. thomas roland, explained that sound enters not only through the ear canal, but also through something known as bone conduction. >> when sound strikes the bone of our skull, the bone moves with the sound. even if you block the ear, sound above a certain level can get through the inner ear and be damaging. >> reporter: any earplug, even one perfectly designed, cannot prevent bone conduction of loud sounds through the skull to the inner ear. >> these have a dangerous design flaw. >> reporter: he represents over two dozen veterans who use these ear plug earplugs. >> the goal is to send a message to you cannot henited stateser a consequences be the health and well-being of our military
defenders. >> reporter: is there any defense saying no earplug would prevent the percussive wave? >> as a soldier, you're putting something in your ear that is going to stop the sound wave from hitting the inner ear and the sensitive parts of your ear. >> reporter: i know you know this well, but no settlement you receive is going to get your hearing back and get rid of the tinnitus. >> you can't put a price on that. you can't put a price on one of your senses, of tranquil peace and quiet. i used to enjoy music. i can't enjoy music like i used to. >> reporter: where does that leave you guys? >> still very angry. wanting to raise awareness to our fellow service members. get tested. go to the doctor. but then, also wanting 3m to own up to it. we can maybe start with an apolo apology. >> reporter: those earplugs have been discontinued and the
we end this half hour with a story of perseverance. demarco morgan gotells us how o boy went from being homeless on the street to being front and center in on the big stage. >> reporter: richard white knows how to make his deep-pitched brass instrument growl. but very few know the story about how the baltimore native made it to the big stage. >> some nights, unfortunately, i couldn't find my mom. i would go in abandon houses or sleep under trees. >> reporter: at the age of 3, white was homeless, living on the streets of inner city baltimore. his mother, an alcoholic, struggled to keep a roof over
their heads. this fountain was a lifeline. you would get water and also would bathe. >> yeah. this is where i washed up, man. >> reporter: it's still tough for you. >> it's very real. sorry. >> reporter: then, a miracle. >> i was found right down here. >> reporter: found alone in a door way during a snowstorm. he was later adopted by vivian and richard mcclean, who gave him more than just a home. they gave him a passion for music. he loved it so much, he went to the baltimore school of the arts, run by chris ford. >> he comes in. he had a broken hip at the time. he has crutches. >> i said, i'm here to audition. he said, oh, really? auditions were yesterday. and i said, but i'm here now. >> something came through that was compelling about him, that was well worth taking a chance. >> reporter: white, who couldn't read music at t
ev persevered. he has now performed for audiences all over the world. his life story has been made into a documentary film called "raw tuba," after his initials, richard a. white. he continues to teach at the university of new mexico. what was the moment you said, i am somebody? >> the thing i'm most proud about is every day, i get to go to work and give back and make a difference in a kid's life because -- that's what happened to me. >> reporter: it doesn't get more raw than that. ♪ demarco morgan, cbs news, baltimore. >> what an inspiring story. and that's "the overnight news" for this wednesday. 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 nikki battiste. ♪ captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, march 13th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." college admissions scandal. celebrities, wealthy parents, and coaches caught up in an alleged scheme to get kids into good colleges. who's accused so far. safety calls. the u.s. faces new pressure to ground boeing 737 max 8 jets following the deadly ethiopian airlines crash as countries around the world suspend the aircraft. and missing guns. the atf is searching for po