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Boeing Offered Crucial Warning Light as Optional Add-On for 737 Max

After the Sunday, March 10, Ethiopian crash that killed 157, the manufacturer grounded all the MAX 737 fleet word wide. The crash was the worst airline disaster in Indonesia in more than two decades. Boeing also broke the news of the glitch to Max operators such as Southwest Airlines in the aftermath of the initial crash. When the discrepancy between the requirements and the software was... [Full Article...]

Markets plunge as Trump threatens new China tariffs

Markets plunge as Trump threatens new China tariffs Trump has threatened to increase those tariffs before but has pushed back plans to raise them twice. Not only will big volumes of Chinese seafood and other products at 10% go to 25% Friday, but some $325bn of Chinese goods not now subject to tariffs - presumably including cod , pollock and salmon fillets , which were all removed from the US Trade Representative's list a year ago - will go to 2... [Full Article...]

Her stepfather claims kidnappers knocked him out and abducted her.

Her stepfather claims kidnappers knocked him out and abducted her. Vence told police when he finally regained his consciousness, he was on the side of Highway 6 with his son in the Sugar Land area on Saturday night. Vence, 26, told investigators that the attack occurred around 9pm when he heard a "popping noise" that prompted him to pull over and check his tire. [Full Article...]

Two people dead after massive explosion rocks IL silicon factory

Two people dead after massive explosion rocks IL silicon factory Friday at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Chicago . Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi says the search for the bodies that was halted Saturday, May 4 was set to begin again on Sunday morning, May 5. [Full Article...]

13 dead after Russian jet makes emergency landing

13 dead after Russian jet makes emergency landing TASS news agency, citing a source, said at least one person was killed. PStanley Zhang/PA Wire The wreckage of a passenger plane is seen after an emergency landing at the Sheremetyevo Airport outside Moscow, Russia May 5, 2019. A screengrab of a social media video shows a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. It was reported that the fire could be c... [Full Article...]

Trump threatens to increase tariffs on China

Trump threatens to increase tariffs on China It follows signals from Washington that a US-China trade deal was imminent. Trump, however, warned that although talks were continuing, they were progressing too slowly as Beijing tries to renegotiate. Mr. Trump repeated a threat to raise the rate on existing tariffs and tax almost all of China's exports to the United States. Several sticking points have emerged in recent talks, the most r... [Full Article...]

Robert Mueller may testify about Russian Federation investigation on May 15: House Democrat

Robert Mueller may testify about Russian Federation investigation on May 15: House Democrat Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that the committee debated a possible date for Mueller's testimony. Cicilline called the agreement "tentative", he said, because "the representative for the Special Counsel has" signed off on the scheduled hearing but that "until the day comes, we never have an absolute guarantee". [Full Article...]

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home

Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home Both women later said they believed they were taking part in a prank for a television show. In March, Malaysia's attorney general chose to drop charges against her co-defendant, Siti Aisyah of Indonesia. Later, after arriving in Hanoi , Huong said she was not sure what she wanted to do next, "but I think I want to become an actor". With Huong's narrow escape, no one faces murder charges for... [Full Article...]

Pushing off impeachment, Democrats find unity attacking Barr

Pushing off impeachment, Democrats find unity attacking Barr Director James B. Comey, whom Trump fired after he refused to publicly say that Trump was not under investigation. Need to Impeach, a group pushing impeachment of President Trump, is planning to have Virginia-based supporters file complaints against Barr with the Virginia State Bar, for which the attorney general is a member. [Full Article...]

Conservative James Woods Locked Out of Twitter, Other Figures Banned by Facebook

Conservative James Woods Locked Out of Twitter, Other Figures Banned by Facebook On Thursday, Jones and InfoWars will be barred from Instagram as well. Trump hasn't been the only celebrity to take issue with Facebook's bans . That's what the president's Twitter feed looked like on Friday night and Saturday morning. "When will the Radical Left Wing Media apologize to me for knowingly getting the Russia Collusion Delusion story so wrong?" "The majority of the newl... [Full Article...]

Barr Stand Off Escalates Tensions Between Trump and Congress

Barr Stand Off Escalates Tensions Between Trump and Congress The exchange came shortly after House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler threatened to hold Mr Barr in contempt of Congress if he did not provide a full, unredacted copy of Mr Mueller's findings. Schiff published a scathing op-ed in USA Today Friday directly accusing Barr of "misleading the country" after he declined to indict President Trump of obstructing justice. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Fani hits India's east coast after huge evacuation operation

Cyclone Fani hits India's east coast after huge evacuation operation No loss of life or any injury has been reported so far from West Bengal. The WMO and the India Meteorological Department were both following the storm and offering updates online for those who had internet access. By the time the storm reaches Bangladesh , the IMD, says it's expected to be simply a cyclone , with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour . "Be alert, take care and stay safe for the ne... [Full Article...]

Israel strikes Gaza after scores of rockets fired from strip

Israel strikes Gaza after scores of rockets fired from strip In a joint statement, the Palestinian factions in the enclave said: "We have launched 150 rockets at the Israeli neighbourhoods and military sites near the Gaza Strip in response to the continuous Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip". Israel is also due to host the 2019 Eurovision song contest finals in less than two weeks in Tel Aviv. Israeli police said a house in the coastal city of Ashkelon wa... [Full Article...]

JeM chief Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC

JeM chief Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC It added that India s attempts to politicize the proceedings in FATF against Pakistan call into question its credentials for co-chairing and being a member of the Asia Pacific Joint Group that reviews the progress made by Pakistan to implement the FATF Action Plan. [Full Article...]

Democrats' suit against Trump over foreign payment can proceed - judge

Democrats' suit against Trump over foreign payment can proceed - judge He repeatedly claimed, wrongly, that Mueller's report "proved" that the Trump team did not collude with Russian nationals. Despite the fact that the 90-minute meeting ended on a positive note , some Democrats saw the meeting as "out of step", the New York Times reports. [Full Article...]

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying In a telephone interview with the Fox Business Network on Wednesday night, Trump praised Barr for his appearance before the committee: "He did a fantastic job today, I'm told, I got to see some of it, he did a fantastic job". "It is something else entirely to allow his advisers to appear before Congress ." the letter said. Incredibly, that's an interpretation-some might say spin-that's even ... [Full Article...]

White House Lawyer: Mueller report written like law school paper, very political

White House Lawyer: Mueller report written like law school paper, very political In a letter Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd told the committee that lawmakers lack "any legitimate legislative objective for seeking the complete investigative files". Mr Barr has said he and Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department's number two official, then determined there was not enough evidence to charge Mr Trump with obstruction. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Fani: Flights affected, airlines issue travel advisory

Cyclone Fani: Flights affected, airlines issue travel advisory Odisha government has asked tourists in Puri to leave the temple town as they requested for additional teams and helicopters to assist them in evacuating people who will be affected. Odisha had to evacuate some 300,000 people last October when its coastal districts were battered by Cyclone Titli, with winds up to 150 kph and heavy rains. [Full Article...]

Facebooks bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others; labels them as 'dangerous'

Facebooks bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others; labels them as 'dangerous' The company is also blocking religious leader Louis Farrakhan , who is known for sharing anti-Semitic views; Paul Nehlen, a white nationalist who ran for Congress in 2018; and conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson . Facebook last month banned various far-right British groups including the English Defense League from its network for promoting hate and violence. [Full Article...]

Julian Assange refuses extradition to U.S.

Julian Assange refuses extradition to U.S. The 47-year-old Australian was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for separate charges on jumping bail in 2012 and holing up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London . Mr Assange's supporters broke court rules to shout "we are right behind you" as the Wikileaks founder awaited sentencing. If Stockholm makes a formal extradition request, Britain must decide whether to consider it before ... [Full Article...]


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