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- 2019-03-19 06:28:16Z
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - She wonders now if that moment was a prophecy, if her brother somehow knew it was the last time they'd see each other. Or maybe he was just teasing her, like he always did. But whatever the whole thing meant, Aya al-Umari likes to believe it was her brother's way of saying goodbye.
Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg, facing the biggest crisis of his tenure, said on Monday that the company understands "lives depend on the work we do" and was taking steps to "fully ensure" the safety of the 737 MAX jet in the wake of deadly crashes. Investigators into
The French civil aviation investigation bureau BEA has concluded there were "clear similarities" between this month's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX plane and a Lion Air plane crash last October.
A gunman who opened fire inside a New Zealand mosque on Friday live-streamed his attack in a 17-minute video.
Faced with a massive influx of visitors, Lake Elsinore is shutting down access to the incredible "super bloom" display of poppies in Walker Canyon.
The mother of a murdered California police officer whose killer is on death row slams Gov. Newsom for stealing 'justice' away from victims' families by suspending executions.
This is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for smartphone fans. Well, it would be more accurate to say that 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Android smartphone fans. Apple's upcoming new iPhone 11 handsets are pretty much expected to be another round of "S" upgrades at this point. According to reports from the most accurate Apple insider on the planet, Apple's is sticking to the same notch design it introduced back in 2017 for this year's new iPhone models. They'll sport new cameras and some other new features along with performance upgrades, but the look will supposedly be about the same. Meanwhile, Android phone makers have finally decided to stop...
The company's stock is tumbling amid investigations and concerns
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on one outraged mother reportedly suing Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman as well as others for $500 billion over the college admissions scheme, the PR challenges for universities due to the scandal and the allegations that the scheme helped over 750 students get into college.
Philippe Barbarin, the French Roman Catholic cardinal convicted this month of failing to report sexual abuse allegations, met Pope Francis on Monday after saying he planned to resign as archbishop of Lyon. Barbarin, 68, the highest-profile cleric to be caught up in the child sex abuse scandal inside the French Church, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence on March 7. Barbarin is appealing against the verdict.
LONDON (Reuters) - A Brexit-supporting British lawmaker said a "lot of people" in parliament still remained opposed to Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal, with hostility going beyond opposition to the so-called Irish backstop. "This is a very bad agreement," John Redwood told BBC radio. "Quite a number share my overall concerns that we don't need this kind of binding treaty. "It's a lot of people and it goes far wider than the ERG group who have been particularly keen to have the right kind of Brexit," he added. (Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Kate Holton)
New Zealand's gun laws are under intense scrutiny in the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, with the arms dealer who supplied guns to the killer saying he feels no responsibility for the tragedy. The slaughter by an avowed white supremacist of 50 Muslims last Friday stunned the usually peaceful, isolated country, casting a spotlight on the ease with which the accused killer, Australian Brenton Tarrant, legally purchased the semi-automatic weapons he used. "We can't ignore the galling fact he came to New Zealand to buy firearms he couldn't get in Australia," Police Association president Chris Cahill said.
Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. "Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer," Ardern said at news conference after her cabinet reached in principle decisions on gun reform laws in the wake of New Zealand's worst ever mass shooting. Gun City owner David Tipple said the alleged gunman legally bought four weapons and ammunition online from the store between December 2017 and March 2018, but it did not sell him the high-powered weapon used in the massacre.
Southwest Airlines held a celebration for their inaugural Hawaiian flight from Oakland, California to Honolulu. The airline will add daily flights between Oakland and Maui and will soon begin inter-island flights.
The man accused of at least 13 murders and numerous sexual assaults, was once arrested and released by Sacramento police.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local):
Erin go bragh! St Patrick's Day is here, with events in honour of the patron saint of Ireland taking place across the globe this weekend. Recognised annually since the 1700s, the people of Ireland celebrate their heritage and culture on St Patrick's Day, with the day growing as a commercial occasion rather than a religious event in recent years. While Ireland embraces its patron saint day by holding vibrant, green parades, wearing shamrocks and flying Irish flags more than usual, celebrations also take place in other countries around the world, including the UK, United States, Egypt and Australia. Here is everything you need to know about St Patrick's Day, from the patron saint himself to...
No green required either.
Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed killing 157 people, had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly, said a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording. A voice from the cockpit of the Boeing 737 MAX requested
"Congress passed a dangerous resolution that, if signed into law, would put countless Americans in danger," Trump said just before signing the veto in the Oval Office, where he was joined by family members of crime victims and law enforcement officials. The measure -- which cleared the Senate with support from a dozen Republicans -- dealt a political setback to the president by seeking to block his effort to free up additional federal funds for the wall.
The U.S. Special Counsel's Office on Friday asked a court to delay sentencing for U.S. President Donald Trump's deputy campaign chairman
One armed congregant pursued the gunmen who opened fire during Friday prayer at his mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, firing two shots at them as they sped away, the New Zealand Herald reported.The unnamed man went home to retrieve his gun when the shooting broke out before returning to the Linwood mosque to engage the shooter. He reportedly told the police he was acting in "self defense."At least 49 people were killed and 48 injured during shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The Linwood mosque shooting claimed seven lives while a second shooting, at the Al Noor mosque, resulted in 41 dead.Police also found improvised explosive devices...
By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will tell Prime Minister Theresa May next week how much longer Britain can stay in the bloc as British lawmakers struggle to agree on how and when, or even if, the country is leaving. EU leaders meet for a two-day summit starting on Thursday, with many in two minds about how long Britain should get beyond the March 29 Brexit day, which is enshrined in law. May, meanwhile, will ask the British parliament to back the deal she has negotiated with the EU for a third time, after it was twice roundly rejected. ...
A San Francisco parent is also suing the people involved for $500 billion for emotional distress. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
The 59-41 vote was a bipartisan repudiation of Trump's decision to circumvent Congress and take money already designated for other programs and redirect it to pay for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, which he promised to build during his 2016 campaign. In the first two years of his term, the Republican-led Congress mostly accommodated Trump, which spared him from having to use his veto pen. With Republicans showing increased willingness to defy him, Trump promised a change.
"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," a Sephora spokesperson wrote to Reuters in an email on Thursday. Olivia Giannulli, the 19-year-old daughter of "Full House"
Following the Verizon outage on Tuesday morning, the Gmail and YouTube issue on Tuesday night, and the "server configuration change" that took down Facebook and Instagram for hours on Wednesday, Apple has decided to join in on the fun with an outage of its own. According to the System Status dashboard on Apple's site, virtually every iCloud service is currently experiencing issues, including Contacts, Drive and Mail.By my count, there are twenty problematic services at the time of writing, with all of the issues having begun at 11:00 a.m. this morning. Apple hasn't provided any additional details beyond which services are struggling, mostly using a single phrase to explain every...
Stocks finally paused after a long upward run.
We have highlighted five dividend ETFs that are clearly outpacing the broad market indices by wide margins and have a Zacks ETF Rank 1 or 2, suggesting further outperformance in the months ahead.
Britain's opposition Labour Party will not support a proposal for a second Brexit referendum due to be voted on in parliament later on Thursday, the party's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said. Parliament will later vote on a government proposal for a three-month delay to the Article 50 Brexit negotiation period if a deal is approved by March 20, and a longer delay if it is not. Lawmakers have proposed changes to that including one, amendment H, which says a delay should be used to hold a second referendum.
"Virtually everything that could go wrong for Snapchat over the past couple years since going public has gone wrong," wrote analyst Rich Greenfield, who upgraded the stock to buy. Greenfield noted a surge in North America spending from advertisers based in the rest of the world, likely mostly
Their last Syrian bastion is levelled and burned, they are using rifles to battle warplanes and tanks, but the hardline jihadists holding out in Baghouz are still putting up a fight. The Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurdish-led outfit which has spearheaded the fight with backing from the US-led coalition against IS, say their assault is in its final hours. IS fighters are now cornered on a palm-lined bend of the Euphrates near Syria's border with Iraq, but they are still on the offensive.
U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen's testimony to Congress regarding any potential pardon for his crimes "could have been clearer," but he never personally asked the president for such a reprieve, Cohen's lawyer said. In a statement to lawmakers on Tuesday, Cohen's legal team sought to clarify his recent testimony amid questions over whether Cohen sought, or Trump offered, a pardon to the man who once declared he would take a bullet for the Republican president but later flipped to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Cohen, who is to report to prison in May for campaign finance crimes and previously lying to Congress, said at a public hearing before a...
Britain's finance minister and business chiefs on Wednesday urged the country to avoid a "no deal" Brexit after another crushing parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May over her EU-divorce deal with Brussels. The fast-moving Brexit saga largely overshadowed the government's budget update that slashed the 2019 economic growth forecast, with the UK economy also hit by China's slowdown and trade war tensions. Britain's economy is expected to expand by 1.2 percent this year, assuming there is an orderly EU exit, finance minister Phillip Hammond revealed in his budget update on Wednesday.
(Bloomberg) -- The pound held its losses after U.K. lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's revised Brexit deal.
Multiple countries have grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes after the most recent crash
'Coming Collapse of China' author Gordon Chang on China ordering airlines to ground the Boeing 737 Max, U.S. trade talks with China and mounting security concerns over Huawei.
CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The latest version of Boeing Co's best-selling 737 family - a global industry workhorse - has again been thrust into the spotlight after a fatal crash in Ethiopia, months after a deadly crash involving an identical brand-new jet in Indonesia. A Nairobi-bound Boeing
Tesla said the worldwide price hikes will apply to the more expensive variants of Model 3, Model S and Model X, and there will be no price increase to the $35,000 Model 3. The move comes after Tesla said last month it was shifting all sales online to help lower prices by about 6 percent on average,
SINGAPORE (AP) - A U.S. military commander suggested Thursday that a loose security grouping of his country, Japan, Australia and India, also known as the quad, may be shelved for now.
Attorney Gayle Trotter discusses how a conservative group filed a FEC compliant against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti for potentially violating a campaign finance law.
Shares in the company that owns Victoria Secret and Bath & Body Works are surging after a hedge fund began pushing for a sale or the lingerie company, or the creation of a separate, publicly traded company for the latter. Barington Capital Group laid out a number of recommendations Tuesday in a letter
WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars on Monday with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for up to $5.6 billion worth of its exports to the United States. India played down the impact
Former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr weighs in on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
The Latest on the 2020 presidential candidates campaigning throughout the country this weekend: (all times EST):
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday revoked the visas of 49 individuals aligned with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, according to the State Department, a move intended to pressure Maduro to step down. The State Department said it was imposing visa restrictions on "individuals responsible for undermining Venezuela's democracy" and that the policy would be applied "to numerous Maduro-aligned officials and their families." (Reporting by Lisa Lambert and David Alexander; Editing by Richard Chang)
To understand the value of the Hanoi Summit, remember what occurred between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.
Pakistan released a downed Indian pilot back to India on Friday (March 1) amid a tense standoff between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
With many of the debtors that ran into trouble in the past year coming from the industrial world, gauges of manufacturing strain are particularly important. Some analysts point to the PPI as a forward indicator of industrial profits, which in turn show the direction of manufacturers' and miners' financial
The U.S. is eyeing a summit between the two presidents as soon as mid-March, said one of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the preparations are confidential. The planning has been complicated by Xi's need to lead China's annual National People's Congress in early March, as well