FAA Orders Emergency Engine Inspections After Deadly Southwest Accident

Three days after a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines flight involving a faulty engine, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued an emergency order for airlines to conduct emergency inspections of some engines of the same type as the one that exploded on the Southwest plane. The FAA said airlines have 20 days to carry out ultrasonic inspections of ...
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Everyday Guy’ Describes How He Brought Down American Terrorist Cell

WICHITA, Kan. ― Three anti-Muslim domestic terrorists who plotted to blow up a Garden City apartment complex where many Somali Muslim immigrants lived were convicted on Wednesday on federal charges that could send them to prison for life. Five weeks into the trial, jurors deliberated for less than a full day before finding Kansas militiamen Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen and ...
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Violence That Killed 7 Inmates In A S.C. Prison Could Have Been Prevented

WASHINGTON ― The violence that left seven inmates dead and a score more injured in a South Carolina prison this week was inevitable, Henry McMaster, the state’s Republican governor, suggested Monday. “It’s not a surprise when we have violent events take place inside the prison, any prison in the country,” he said. In fact, a night of unchecked prison violence that ...
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LA Times Union Preparing Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Illegal Pay Disparities’

Colleagues, In the wake of our pay equity study, many of you have expressed concerns that you are a victim of pay discrimination under the California Fair Pay Act. Many of you have asked for both individual guidance on how to proceed as well as a plan of action from the Los Angeles Times Guild to rapidly address these illegal ...
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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and missile tests.

North Korea will suspend its nuclear and missile tests, North Korean state media reported Saturday morning local time.  The Korean Central News Agency said that the country was halting nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches as of that day, according to The Associated Press. It also plans to close down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern region.  ...
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Congress Still Hasn’t Dealt With Its Sexual Harassment Problem

WASHINGTON ― Two months ago, it looked like Congress was ready to crack down on its embarrassing problems with sexual harassment. That’s when the House passed a bill to overhaul the Congressional Accountability Act, a decades-old law that set up the process for handling workplace complaints about harassment and discrimination on Capitol Hill. Support for the bill was a no-brainer ...
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Paper Boi Faces His Ghost In The Latest Episode Of ‘Atlanta’

We meet Al as he is jarred awake from a depression nap by an apparition of his mother. She is chastising him for being “lazy” and straightening up his things when she blurs into the background of his living room, her gentle gospel humming melding smoothly into the jagged sound of his phone vibrating. Earn has called to check in ...
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CDC Warns People To Steer Clear Of Romaine As E. Coli Outbreak Spreads

People should avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy vegetable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.  No deaths have been reported so far, but at least 53 people have been infected across 16 states, according to the CDC. Thirty-one of those have been hospitalized; five people have developed hemolytic uremic ...
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Mike Pompeo’s Anti-Gay Views Should Disqualify Him

In 2011, the U.S. secretary of state made history when she declared at a United Nations assembly in Geneva that “gay rights are human rights”: Like being a woman, like being a racial, religious, tribal or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights ...
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Play-Doh Was Originally Meant For Something Very Different

Play-Doh is undoubtedly an enduring classic in the children’s toy world. So it may come as a surprise that it was not originally intended to be a toy.  In fact, it was a housekeeping product of sorts ― a wallpaper cleaner.  In the late 1920s, a young man named Cleo McVicker was tasked with shutting down and selling off the ...
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