FAA to look at Boeing’s fixes for 737 Max jets next week

FAA to look at Boeing’s fixes for 737 Max jets next week

Boeing on Saturday confirmed the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months. The company is tweaking the system designed to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the plane's nose is pointed too high. After the update,…

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital. The Grapevine section of the interstate was closed as emergency crews responded to the accidents Saturday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol's traffic incident website said the accidents occurred amid thick fog. Los Angeles…
Guggenheim Museum will no longer accept gifts from Sackler family, makers of opioid OxyContin

Guggenheim Museum will no longer accept gifts from Sackler family, makers of opioid OxyContin

Despite having their name on the museum's education center, the Guggenheim said it will no longer be accepting gifts from the Sackler family, according to a statement given to ABC News on Saturday. The Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, the makers of the powerful and addictive painkiller OxyContin. The rejection of the wealthy pharmaceutical name isn't…
University of Georgia fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon suspended over racist video

University of Georgia fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon suspended over racist video

A fraternity at the University of Georgia has been suspended after video allegedly showing members whipping someone and referring to them picking cotton surfaced on social media. Georgia's chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was suspended by the national chapter and the video was condemned by the university. The frat also announced it had expelled four…
Numbers drawn in $638.8 million Powerball jackpot

Numbers drawn in $638.8 million Powerball jackpot

The Powerball jackpot continues inching toward $1 billion as no one took home the jackpot Saturday night. The drawing on Wednesday will be worth an estimated $750 million. The latest numbers drawn for the jackpot were 24-25-52-60-66 with a Powerball of 5. The winner would have officially taken home $638.8 million, the biggest jackpot of…
Subway restaurant customer sues franchisee after video captures alleged assault

Subway restaurant customer sues franchisee after video captures alleged assault

A North Carolina woman has filed a $25,000 lawsuit against a Subway sandwich shop franchisee after he allegedly slapped her during a dispute over a sandwich. Elizabeth Hinson, who goes by the name Tina Richardson, went to a Subway owned by Kenneth Lancaster in Concord, North Carolina, on March 8 to get a Sesame-Ginger Glazed…

Florida city dismantles, relocates Confederate statue

A statue of a Confederate soldier is being removed from a Florida park. The statue had stood at the center of Lakeland's Munn Park for 109 years. City officials began dismantling the monument Friday. City commissioners voted in December 2017 to start the process to move the statue after receiving complaints from residents. In November,…
Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until further notice. The verdict late Friday in the deadly shooting…
White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for killing Antwon…
Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police say

Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police...

A man was arrested Friday for throwing a glass of water in the face of controversial Rep. Steve King at a local restaurant, police said. Blake Gibbins, 26, allegedly approached King while he was eating lunch at Mineral City Mill and Grill restaurant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He asked King if he was the congressman…

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