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o >> pelley: a u.s. rescue helicopter with eight on board vanishes, just as dozens more are killed in another earthquake in nepal. also tonight, in god we trust? or do we? a new study finds americans losing faith in religion. how do midsized s.u.v. do in crashes? the test results are in. and two sisters on a nationwide search for people willing to take a test to save a life. >> they could be the cure for all these patients. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: it's hard to imagine the catastrophe in nepal could get worse, but it just did. the country was hit today by the second major earthquake in just over two weeks. this time, a magnitude 7.3.
the government reports at least 48 dead, more than 1100 injured. 8,000 died in the quake last month. adding to the tragedy today a u.s. military helicopter delivering relief supplies disappeared with six u.s. marines and two nepales soldiers. seth doane covered the april expwaik has the newest now to this unfolding disaster. seth. >> reporter: good evening. the helicopter had dropped off tarpaulins and rice at one village and taken off fair second village when it went missing. there was no distress signal, but the pentagon confirms radio conversations with the crew suggests some sort of fuel problem. today's quake triggered this landslide, captured on video by canadian red cross. this time, the earthquake's epicenter was in a rural mountainous region, about 50 miles from the capital
kathmandu, where tremors sent people into the streets. eyewitnesses say some screamed, "earthquake, another earthquake," a mix of fear and disbelief. >> i was afraid that what happened to my house so i just ran here. i was very scared. >> reporter: some buildings that had survived the april 25 quake were flattened. when we were in nepal last month, we visited the hard-hit sindhupalchowk district, the epicenter of today's quake, and the same region where the u.s. helicopter went missing. u.s. troops had been delivering relief supplies to some of the hardest hit villages all week. a u.s. embassy official told us the los angeles county fire and fairfax county search-and-rescue teams delayed their depart tower help with the latest tragedy.
with daylight here in asia, the search will continue this morning. last night there was a 90-minute search that was unsuccessful, scott, but the hope is without seeing smoke without seeing some sort of crash site, the helicopter simply could have made an emergency landing. >> pelley: hoping so. seth doane from our beijing bureau tonight. seth, thank you. turns out, there's a seismic shift going on here in the united states in a country founded largely by christians seeking freedom of religion, the percentage of christians is falling. and more people are exercising freedom from religion. a pew report out today says that in the past seven years, the number of americans who don't belong to an organized religion has grown by nearly 20 million. here's dean reynolds. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: as anyone who wanders into church these days can attest organized christianity is declining in america. while nearly eight out of 10 americans called themselves christians in 2007, the number
is now just over seven out of 10, a drop of five million adults. 85% of american drawlts were raised christian, but today nearly a quarter of them no longer identify that way. >> i can do well without it, i feel like. >> reporter: 27-year-old account executive mike crothers was once a regular worshiper but when he left home, he left the church and became one of 56 million, mostly young unaffiliated agnostic or atheist americans. it's a group whose median age is 36. by comparison to 52 for mainline protestant adults and 49 for catholics. >> now that i've grown up, i don't live with my parents i am busy day to day. i don't choose to go to church or anything like that at all. >> reporter: are your friends similarly disinclined to go to church giwould say so, yeah. >> reporter: catherine crino oversees catholic education for st. alphonsus church in chicago. >> it's not a death nel.
it's a signal for opportunity in a sense. we have to be omniscient and we can't expect people to walk in without us doing anything. >> reporter: according to pewr every convert to christianity, there are four christians who have left the faith. and the survey said the decline has taken place in every part of the country scott including the bible belt. >> pelley: dean reynolds in chicago tonight, dean, thank you. in the economy verizon announced it is buying aol. the price tag-- nearly $4.5 billion. aol gives verizon an opening into the online video marketplace. new figures out today show that the job market is shrinking. the number of job open, fell nearly 3% in march. layoffs were up 34% in the midwest, where oil workers are being hit by the slide in oil prices. we noticed that nearly three
million people quit their jobs in march and that is seen as a good sign because most of them are quitting to take a better job. unemployment among african americans is slightly under 10%. that's nearly double the national rate. and with recent riots in baltimore, president obama today made some of the most candid remarks of his presidency on the subject of african american youth. major garrett was following his comments today at georgetown university in washington. >> i will have a conversation with young black men about taking responsibility as fatherrers they probably will not have with the women of barnard, and i make no apologies for that. and the reason is, is because i am a black man who grew up without a father, and i know of the cost that i paid for that, and i also know that i had the capacity to break that cycle and as a consequence i think my
daughters are better off. >> reporter: the president said he has a unique opportunity and ability to mentor children from broken homes who wonder how he made it. >> i'm sitting there talking to these kids, and i've got a boy who says,un" what? how did you get over being mad at your dad because i've got a father who beat my mom and now has left and has left the state and i've never seen him because he's trying to avoid $83,000 in child support payments. and i want to love my dad but i don't know how to do that." i'm not going to have a conversation with him about macroeconomics. ( laughter ) i'm going to have a conversation with him-- ( applause ) about-- about how i tried tond what it is that my father had gone through so they might be able to forgive him. >> reporter: the president's deep leap personal assessment of race and poverty comes just days after the first lady used a
commencement address to reflect on the lingering pain of racial stereotypes. scott, it's hard not to conclude the obamas are now feeling freer to confront their own history on these issues as the president's time in office begins to wind down. >> pelley: major garrett at the white house. major, thank you. the president was painting the picture of exact let's kind of neighborhood where freddie gray suffered a broken neck while in police custody. six baltimore officers are charged in his death and chip reid has been digging deeper into the baltimore p.d. p.d.. >> reporter: prosecutors say while freddie gray was being transported by police, he repeatedly asked for medical help, but the officers ignored his pleas. it salahudeen abdul-aziz had a similar experience. he said in 2009, he was severely beaten by police just a few blocks from where freddie gray was arrested. >> one cop held my leg down, the other one with his knee in my chest. >> reporter: how many times did they hit you? >> i couldn't count-- after five
i lost count. >> reporter: despite several facial fractures and an injured left eye police took him to central book, but officials there turned him away and sent him directly to a hospital. he's not alone. records obtained by cbs news show that from june 2012 to april of this year, about 700 detainees had what would seem to be visible injuries including fractures, head wound and severe swelling and were taken thopt by police only after they were turned away by central booking. how the injuries happened is not specified. abdul-aziz filed a police brutality lawsuit and a jury awarded him $170,000. a "balt sun" investigation last year fount from 2011 to 2014 the city paid about $5.7 million in more than 100 police abuse lawsuits. police commissioner anthony batts was hired in 2012 in large part to help stop the abuse. >> although i can tell you that officer-involved shootings are down excessive force lawsuits dramatically down, public trust
is still something we have to garner. >> reporter: commissioner batts told us it will take a long time to turn around 30 years of baltimore police department history, and as an example of just how serious he is, he said in just his short time here, nearly 50 police department employees have been fired for misconduct. chip reid, cbs news, baltimore. >> pelley: the district attorney in madison, wisconsin said today that a white cop will not face charges for killing a biracial teenager who was not armed officer matt kenny responded to a call of a man running through traffic assaulting people. the d.a. said the suspect, tony robinson attacked keny and therefore, the shooting was justified. today, tom brady and the new england patriots are refusing to be sacked by the nfl for releasing air from footballs in the a.f.c. championship. they'll fight. brady's four-game suspension and the team's million-dollar fine.
don dahler is on the story. >> reporter: tom brady's boss, patriots owner robert kraft originally said he'd accept the league's discipline until the discipline was announced. in a statement, "far exceeded any reasonable expectation. it was based completely on circumstantial rather than hard or conclusionive evidence." brady's agent, don yee called it "ridiculous." "this outcome was predetermined. there was no fairness in the wells investigation whatsoever." attorney ted wells led the investigation. he fired back in a conference call today with reporters. >> it is wrong to criticize my independence just because you disagree with my findings. the discussion that in some way the people at the league office wanted to put some type of, you know hit on the most popular iconic player in the league is really a ridiculous allegation. >> i know we thought that, on. >> reporter: at boston's wbz sports radio, there was only one topic of discussion. >> i think we're shocked by the
severity of the fine. >> reporter: the show's cohost, scott zolak, used to play quarterback for new england. you played pro ball. is this unusual to adjust the balls like that? >> no, i was there for nine years, 10 years. >> reporter: is this the nfl trying to appear like they're crack down on bad behavior? >> no i think this is roger goodell trying to appear he's crack down. we're not going to be lax anymore. we're not going to be soft on teams anymore. this is a new era and i'm going to be the sheriff of this new era. >> reporter: brady was singled out in the report for refusing investigatorsac cess to pertinent texts and e-mails. scott, he has until thursday at 5:00 p.m. to file an appeal. >> pelley: don dahler at gillette stadium for us tonight don, thank you. four years into a punishishing drought, californians are being threatened with fines for wasting water so tonight some of them are wondering why it's okay for companies to make big profits from bottled water that is, in many cases, taken right from california's taps.
ben tracy has been looking into this tonight. ben. >> reporter: scott walmart is the latest company feeling the heat, selling bottled water during the drought, and that's because some people who go to walmart realize when you look at the back of this, it says this water comes from the municipal supply of modesto california, or sacramento, california xthose places are hit hard by the punishishing drought. walmart says that its great value bottled water does, in fact, company from city water supply. a supplier buys it from sacramento and sells it to walmart and other companies. in fact, auk 15 acrystal geyser, arrowhead and dasauna also sell water from water supplies in drought-stricken california. according to the $department of water resources bottled water companies use 2.6 billion of the water supply every year air drop in the bucket compared to city residents who use 2.4 trillion andage and agriculture, which
used 8.6 trillion. now, the companies say they're monitoring the water situation and will adjust if necessary but there this is also a matter of perception at this point. starbucks took the step of moving their water operation out of california into pennsylvania, at least temporarily. >> pelley: every drop counts in a drought. ben tracy reporting for us. ben, thank you. how do midsized s.u.v.s do in front-end crashes? we have the test results. and some unlikely friends when the cbs evening news continues. i'm brian vickers, nascar® driver. i'm kevin nealon comedian. and i'm arnold palmer, professional golfer. know what we have in common? we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. me, when i had a blood clot
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this amount of the car. >> reporter: david zuby is the chief research officer for the insurance institute for highway safety. >> about 25% of the people who are killed or seriously injured in a front crash are in a small overlap configuration crash. >> reporter: in the latest test o.u.v.s, two cars the nissan murano and jeep wrangler, rated good, but four of the seven test cars rated marginal or poor. the dodge journey tested poor because of multiple injuries to the test dummy. >> cage around where he is sitting collapses. >> reporter: and the parts here are head towards the driver? >> this stuff just gets pushed right back to where his feet are are. >> reporter: the experts also noticed in a lot of these crash tests, the test dummy sitting here would be thrown so far to the left they would miss the
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>> pelley: two women are out to save lives and they need your help. here's michelle miller. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: sisters sam and alex kimura are having a blast on a yearlong cross-country road trip upon. but this is so sightseeing tour. it's a medical mission. five years ago sam was a healthy high school athlete. now she's copes with the rare blood disorder severe aplastic anemia. a bone marrow transplant is the only cure. >> you want to have your whole life stretched out ahead of you and know that you have limitless possibilities, but it's hard knowing that i might not have that. >> reporter: big sister alex
hoped to be the hero but was not a match. sam's name lingered for years on the national bone marrow registry so the sisters took action. >> oh, my gosh. sam and alex traded in their cars, bought a tricked-out van and plotted a route through all 50 states. the plan was to find a donor for sam. but along the way they realized something-- >> there are thousands of patients every year that are in the same position. there are millions and millions of people in this country that just aren't signed up yet. they could be the cure for all these patients. >> do you want to sign up? >> reporter: so now they're swabbing d.n.a. from 50,000 cheeks and getting those people registered with the nonprofit delete blood cancer. they've hosted donor jams at student unions, rock concerts, brew pub even just curbside. >> you could be a match for same. >> reporter: no match yet for sam but they have discovered 33 d.n.a. matches that have led to four possible life-saving
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sponsored by sodexo. first tonight at 7:00 something you will only see on wusa9, officers served two new search warrants in the disappearance of the lyon sisters. the girls have not been seen in 40 years. thank you for joining us. i'm lesli foster. >> i'm derek mcginty. this new activity shows how investigators are still putting the heat on those suspected in this cold case. >> reporter: the duplex behind me, the focus on the basement, this house rented decade ago to a relative of men named persons of interest in the chilling 40- year-old mystery disappearance of two girls, the lyon sisters. we don't know what, if anything, was found here, but there's no