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What technologies are used to avoid major airline disasters?
What technologies are used to avoid major airline disasters?

Delta and Southwest airline accidents open the door to safety concerns. The 'CyberGuy' Kurt Knutsson reacts on 'Fox & Friends First.'

A Militant Linked to the 9/11 Attacks Has Been Captured by U.S.-Backed Forces in Syria
A Militant Linked to the 9/11 Attacks Has Been Captured by U.S.-Backed Forces in Syria

Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured by U.S.-backed forces

Kushner Companies Has Been Subpoenaed as Part of a Probe Into False Housing Paperwork
Kushner Companies Has Been Subpoenaed as Part of a Probe Into False Housing Paperwork

AP reported the company routinely filed false paperwork about its buildings with New York City

President Trump to Skip Barbara Bush's Funeral for Mar a Lago, 'Out of Respect for the Bush Family' Says White House
President Trump to Skip Barbara Bush's Funeral for Mar a Lago, 'Out of Respect for the Bush Family' Says White House

He's sending the First Lady instead

US police chief apologizes after Starbucks arrests uproar
US police chief apologizes after Starbucks arrests uproar

Philadelphia's police chief publicly apologized Thursday after the arrest of two black men in a Starbucks store triggered uproar in the United States, admitting he "failed miserably" with his initial response. After the coffee chain moved to repair the damage to its image in the wake of a series of protests at Starbucks outlets, the city's police commissioner Richard Ross told reporters his force also needed to do better.

How 'Hero' Southwest Pilot Pushed to 'Break into the Club' of Elite Navy Fighter Pilots
How 'Hero' Southwest Pilot Pushed to 'Break into the Club' of Elite Navy Fighter Pilots

Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first female fighter-pilots in the U.S. Navy

Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles for the First Time to Succeed Her as Leader of the Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles for the First Time to Succeed Her as Leader of the Commonwealth

Saying Charles would "carry on the important work" of leading the Commonwealth

Columbine Students Won't be Participating in the National 4/20 Walkout. They
Columbine Students Won't be Participating in the National 4/20 Walkout. They're Doing This Instead

The walkout is meant to pay tribute to the shooting at their school

Carrie Underwood Finally Opens Up About The Accident That Left Her With 50 Stitches
Carrie Underwood Finally Opens Up About The Accident That Left Her With 50 Stitches

Carrie Underwood is finally giving us details about the November accident that

The Deadly Southwest Engine Explosion Is a Dangerous Warning Sign for Thousands of Planes
The Deadly Southwest Engine Explosion Is a Dangerous Warning Sign for Thousands of Planes

This has happened once before

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions-study
Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions-study

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries' time, a scientific study said on Thursday. The spread of hominims - early humans and relatives such as Neanderthals - from Africa coincided with the extinction of mammals such as the mammoths, sabre-toothed tiger and glyptodon, an armadillo-like creature the size of a car. "There is a very clear pattern of size-biased extinction that follows the migration of hominims out of Africa," lead author Felisa Smith of the University of New Mexico told Reuters of the study...

NASA Finally Gets a New Leader

After an unprecedented wait, the nation's space agency has a Trump-picked, Senate-approved, permanent leader at last. Lawmakers voted 50-49 on Thursday to approve the nomination of Jim Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, for NASA administrator, following months of debate over his qualifications and growing uncertainty over leadership at the agency.

Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria
Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria

The Iraqi air force on Thursday carried out a "deadly raid" against positions of the Islamic State group in neighbouring Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said. Abadi ordered the strike against the jihadists "because of the danger they pose to Iraqi territory," a statement said. The US-led coalition fighting IS said the air strike targeted an area of eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province near Hajin, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the border with Iraq.

Mammals Have Been Shrinking for Thousands of Years and It's All Humans' Fault
Mammals Have Been Shrinking for Thousands of Years and It's All Humans' Fault

Humans can be challenging neighbors: We build cities, we turn forests into fields and we enjoy eating a host of other species. It finds a stark correlation between the arrival of humans or our lost relatives like Neanderthals on a new continent and the subsequent extinction of larger mammals that leaves behind smaller survivors. In short, mammals on average have been shrinking for more than 100,000 years, and it's all humans' fault.

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines
The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):

No bail for alleged East Coast leader of violent MS-13 gang
No bail for alleged East Coast leader of violent MS-13 gang

NEW YORK (AP) - The alleged East Coast crime boss of the notorious street gang MS-13 was ordered held without bail on Thursday at his first court appearance on Long Island, where prosecutors accuse him of having a hand in a wave of violence.

First look: Super smart LRASM missiles that can obliterate enemies
First look: Super smart LRASM missiles that can obliterate enemies

Stronger, faster and technologically smarter, here's a look at Long range anti surface missiles. These "super" missiles can be fired from the air or sea and is poised to deliver far more damage.

Origin of diamonds found in meteorite have been traced to a long-lost planet
Origin of diamonds found in meteorite have been traced to a long-lost planet

Mankind has managed to learn a lot about our Solar System and the planets that reside in it simply by gazing into the night sky, but finding evidence of planets that no longer exist is obviously a much more difficult challenge. A team of scientists now believes they've done just that thanks to the shattered remains of a rock that fell to Earth back in 2008. The Almahata Sitta meteorite broke up in Earth's atmosphere and drifted down to the sands of Sudan's Nubian Desert, and the precious gems found inside of its rocky chunks may reveal the existence of a planet that not longer exists. The strength of diamonds gives them the unique ability to act like a record of the past, and the diamonds...

Surf legend Laird Hamilton rescues people stuck in Hawaii floods
Surf legend Laird Hamilton rescues people stuck in Hawaii floods

A superstar surfer turned into a hero when he came to the rescue of several families who were stuck in Hawaii's flooding.

E. Coli Outbreak Blamed on Contaminated Lettuce Spreads to 16 States, CDC Says
E. Coli Outbreak Blamed on Contaminated Lettuce Spreads to 16 States, CDC Says

A total of 53 people have been affected

Shkreli
Shkreli's request to serve time at minimum security 'camp...

The "Squawk Box" crew talks about some of the morning's top news stories, including an update on earnings, and NASA's successful launch of a satellite with a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Review: Nintendo's Labo Kits for the Switch Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again
Review: Nintendo's Labo Kits for the Switch Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

And they're good for actual kids, too

Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites
Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites

A satellite company planning to launch a $1bn (£700m) network of satellites to provide "live and unfiltered" coverage of the Earth has been backed by former Microsoft chief executive Bill Gates and Japanese tech giant Softbank. The tech leaders are backing EarthNow, which plans to launch 500 satellites to cover Earth's atmosphere in video surveillance and provide live video feedback with only one second of delay. The Washington-based satellite company has the backing of aerospace giant Airbus as well as billionaire Gates and Softbank, the Japanese conglomerate that has invested billions in tech companies from Uber to chipmaker Arm. EarthNow founder Russel Hannigan said:...

Plastic straws, cotton buds, and drinks stirrers could be banned in the UK
Plastic straws, cotton buds, and drinks stirrers could be banned in the UK

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in an effort to cut down on single-use plastics waste.  SEE ALSO: These people are giving up plastic for Lent and it's all because of 'Blue Planet II' In an official statement, the government said it "is prepared to ban the sale of these items in England" but added that it will work with industry to "develop alternatives" and ensure there is "sufficient time to adapt." "Single-use plastic items such as straws, stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds have a significant impact on our environment, both on land and in our...

A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts
A Puppet Dinosaur Has Caused Three Members of the Air National Guard to Lose Their Posts

It's unclear why the oath of re-enlistment was undertaken with a dinosaur puppet

U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine Explosion
U.S. Airline Regulators Will Boost Inspections After Fatal Southwest Jet Engine Explosion

Pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration has mounted after an engine on a Southwest jet blew apart

Singapore Researchers Develop Ikea Furniture-Building Robots
Singapore Researchers Develop Ikea Furniture-Building Robots

A team of researchers from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University ( NTU ) have developed a pair of robotic arms capable of tackling one of the hardest tasks known to man. Assembling Ikea furniture. This video shows the two robotic arms get to grips with an Ikea Stefan chair as part of a study published on April 18 in the journal Science Robotics . The robots were able to autonomously construct the chair in 20 minutes using the pressure sensors, 3D cameras and the industrial gripper arms. "Dexterous manipulation is…[a] marker of human intelligence. Yet, demonstrations of autonomous manipulation have been so far restricted to elementary tasks," said the research team led by professor...

President Trump Says He'll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'
President Trump Says He'll Pull the Plug on the North Korea Summit if He Feels it Won't be 'Fruitful'

Donald Trump said he'll pull out of a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if he feels it's "not going to be fruitful"

Elon Musk Says Tesla Batteries Weren't Affected by Puerto Rico Blackout
Elon Musk Says Tesla Batteries Weren't Affected by Puerto Rico Blackout

He will send even more batteries to the island.

Excavator to Blame for Puerto Rico's Island-Wide Blackout Affecting Over 1.4 Million People
Excavator to Blame for Puerto Rico's Island-Wide Blackout Affecting Over 1.4 Million People

It was the second major outage in less than a week affecting over 1.4 million customers

The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists Warn
The Great Barrier Reef Has Been Forever Changed By Global Warming, Scientists Warn

A bleak new study describes the profound damage that climate change has

Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff Bezos
Amazon Has More Than 100 Million Prime Subscribers, Reveals Jeff Bezos

Amazon shipped five billion items with Prime worldwide in 2017

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope
SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harbouring life. The Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, lifted off on schedule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:51 p.m. EDT, following a two-day postponement forced by a technical glitch found on Monday in the rocket's guidance-control system. NASA's latest astrophysics satellite, meanwhile, soared on toward orbit, starting the clock on a two-year, $337 million quest to expand astronomers' known catalogue of so-called exoplanets, worlds circling...

California has worst US air pollution: report
California has worst US air pollution: report

California has the most polluted cities in the United States, a report issued on Wednesday said, as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to force the state to weaken its vehicle emissions standards. The study published by the American Lung Association -- which covers the period from 2014 to 2016, the year before Trump took office -- said Los Angeles remained the city with the worst ozone pollution, and ranked fourth in terms of year-round particle contamination.

DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffs
DARPA Launch Challenge offers $10M top prize for rapid-turnaround orbital liftoffs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Almost 15 years after a $10 million competition gave a boost to private-sector spaceflight, the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is kicking off another launch contest with a $10 million grand prize. The DARPA Launch Challenge - officially unveiled here today at the 34th Space Symposium - won't send people to the edge of space, as the Ansari X Prize did in 2004. But it will introduce some new twists for the launch industry. Contest rules call for teams to be given the full details about where and when they'll launch, what kind of payload they'll launch,… Read More

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope
SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch. The Transit Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, lifted off on schedule from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:51 p.m. EDT, starting the clock on a two-year quest to detect more worlds circling stars beyond our solar system that might harbor life. The first stage, which can be recycled for future flights, then landed safely on the ocean platform, according to SpaceX launch team announcers on NASA TV.

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley's 'I Don't Get Confused' Comment Demonstrated Her Gift for the Clapback

It was one of many whip-smart comebacks throughout her career

Everything You Need to Know About the April 20 National School Walkout
Everything You Need to Know About the April 20 National School Walkout

It's the second major school walkout planned in two months

100-Strong Cluster of Unknown Octopus Species and Eggs Baffles Scientists
100-Strong Cluster of Unknown Octopus Species and Eggs Baffles Scientists

"When I first saw the photos, I was like, 'No, they shouldn't be there!'"

The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria
The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria

Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with the fallout as it experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital can't believe this tiny firm's $300 million contract This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria. Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line. And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure.  The entire electrical system in Puerto Rico collapses AGAIN! Back to September 20th. @DavidBegnaud @leylasantiago...

'Cross the Bushes Off Your Worry List.' George H.W. Bush Honors Barbara Bush, 'The Enforcer'
'Cross the Bushes Off Your Worry List.' George H.W. Bush Honors Barbara Bush, 'The Enforcer'

'I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world'

The Great Barrier Reef may never recover from the devastating 2016 heat wave
The Great Barrier Reef may never recover from the devastating 2016 heat wave

Australia's Great Barrier Reef will never be the same following the devastating marine heat wave that hit it between 2015 and 2016, according to a new study published Wednesday.  The new research found that the northern third of the reef - which as a whole, is the largest living structure on the planet - experienced a "catastrophic die-off" of fast-growing coral species, like staghorn and tabular corals.  These reefs have now shifted to a new state, with a different balance of coral species than were present prior to the marine heat wave. Scientists have tied that marine heat wave itself, and the increasing prevalence and severity of them, to human-caused global warming....

President Trump Can
President Trump Can't Declare War, Only Congress Can. So Why Won't It?

While Trump launches bombs - and brags about a nuclear button - Congress dithers

Uber launches new safety features for customers and drivers
Uber launches new safety features for customers and drivers

Changes to the ridesharing app include 911 function and a share feature that allows friends to track your trip.

'Dog Yoga' Helps People and Their Pets Unwind Together
'Dog Yoga' Helps People and Their Pets Unwind Together

Yoga classes meant to be taken with your dog are becoming a practice available in cities around the world.

How plastic-eating bacteria actually work - a chemist explains
How plastic-eating bacteria actually work - a chemist explains

New research has found a way to speed up enzymes that break down the PET plastic in bottles.

How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage Brain
How Smoking Pot May Hurt the Teenage Brain

Young people who used marijuana tended to have lower scores on memory tests

'It Was a Lot of Chaos.' Retired Nurse Performed CPR on Woman Who Died After Southwest Flight

Peggy Phillips said she performed CPR on Jennifer Riordan until the plane landed

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code
Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

Thousands of people have already used the app, called Grasshopper

Prince Harry Knows Meghan Markle Is the Real Draw and This Is Proof
Prince Harry Knows Meghan Markle Is the Real Draw and This Is Proof

They're already pros at compromising

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