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World Media Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max Was Struck by 'Foreign Object'
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Preliminary findings of an investigation into the crash are due to be released this morning by officials in Ethiopia. The doomed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max that crashed and killed 157 people last month reportedly had its angle-of-attack sensor damaged on takeoff from a foreign object or bird.

World Media 6 years of Trump’s tax returns requested from IRS by House chairman
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The IRS has a policy of auditing the tax returns of all sitting presidents and vice presidents, "yet little is known about the effectiveness of this program", Neal said in the statement. "I'm much in favor of any committee member, House or Senate, doing any oversight they want to of whether the laws are faithfully executed, because that's our job under constitutional oversight".

World Media Biden says he will be more
Author: 0 Biden says he will be more "respectful and mindful" of personal space

That won't change. But I will be more mindful and respectful of people's personal space, and that's a good thing. With speculation mounting that he'll enter the 2020 race for president, former Vice President Joe Biden posted a video to his Twitter and Instagram accounts on Wednesday addressing recent accusations of inappropriate behavior by several women.

World Media Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor
Author: 0 Chicago elects Lori Lightfoot as first female black mayor

Also commending Lightfoot was Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, who said her victory extends the treads of milestone victories after the 2018 election . The self-declared "out and proud black lesbian" will be sworn in on 20 May. "But as the highest-ranking LGBTQ person ever elected mayor of an American city - a title she takes from me - she is also now a key leader in the movement to build LGBTQ political power nationwide".

World Media Biden defends behavior with women, says he never believed he acted inappropriately
Author: 0 Biden defends behavior with women, says he never believed he acted inappropriately

In the New York Magazine article published Friday, Flores wrote that she and Biden were waiting to take the stage during a rally in Las Vegas before the 2014 election. Flores also argued in her response that is not the first time that Biden has interacted with woman inappropriately. "I will also remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women".

World Media Missing college student from N.J. found dead in SC
Author: 0 Missing college student from N.J. found dead in SC

Josephson was reported missing by her roommate on Friday at around 1:30 p.m., according to police. The 21-year-old University of SC senior hopped into a black Chevy Impala, thinking it was her ride, Columbia Police Chief W.H. "I sit here and cry while looking at the picture and write this", her father continued. Samantha's boyfriend, Greg Corbishley, said Sunday the final time he spoke to Samantha was via FaceTime on Thursday, when she told him, "I was her person, and she loved me and ...

World Media France and Ireland ‘in solidarity’ over Brexit
Author: 0 France and Ireland ‘in solidarity’ over Brexit

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that unless MPs vote for the Withdrawal Agreement within the next few days, the only remaining options for the United Kingdom are to quit the European Union without a deal or seek an extension to Article 50.

World Media MPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 bill
Author: 0 MPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 bill

Altogether, 280 votes were cast in support of the second referendum , but against 292 votes . The first motion, calling for the government to negotiate a permanent customs union with the EU, was defeated by 276 votes to 273. The British prime minister will hold five hours of crisis talks with her cabinet Tuesday, with the pro- and anti-Brexit factions in her top team set to clash over the best way forward.

World Media House Democrats Move to Subpoena Mueller Report
Author: 0 House Democrats Move to Subpoena Mueller Report

By offering us his version of events in lieu of the report, the attorney general, a recent political appointee, undermines the work and the integrity of his department. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced Monday that a markup would be scheduled for Wednesday and would subpoena the unredacted report as well as the underlying evidence used by the special counsel during the investigation.

World Media Kim Jong-nam murder: Vietnamese woman pleads guilty to lesser charge
Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam murder: Vietnamese woman pleads guilty to lesser charge

But prosecutors in Shah Alam in Malaysia on Monday offered Huong an alternative charge of causing hurt by unsafe weapons or means after receiving representations from the Vietnamese embassy and the woman's lawyers. Doan Thi Huong smiles as she is escorted by Malaysian police officers at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia , on April 1. "As for Malaysia, its diplomatic relations with Indonesia and Vietnam were far more important than serving justice for Kim Jong Nam ", Shin ...

World Media Era of Japan's new emperor to be named Reiwa, meaning pursuing harmony
Author: 0 Era of Japan's new emperor to be named Reiwa, meaning pursuing harmony

The second character means "peace" or "harmony". Emperor Akihito will step down at the end of April and his son Crown Prince Naruhito will assume the throne on May 1, when the new era will officially begin. The 247 previous era names, dating back to AD 645, have always been chosen from... Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the name draws from the 7th century poetry collection " Manyoshu ".

World Media Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals
Author: 0 Varadkar: EU must be open to new UK Brexit proposals

On Wednesday French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to say that the EU's consent to a Brexit delay should not be taken for granted. Varadkar said that while physical inspections would be necessary on imports like live animals, they could be done at ports in Northern Ireland rather than in the Irish Republic.

World Media USC offers ride share safety tips, extra counseling after Samantha Josephson’s death
Author: 0 USC offers ride share safety tips, extra counseling after Samantha Josephson’s death

The University of SC is offering extended counseling hours and ride share safety tips after the death of Samantha Josephson . "We believe that she mistakenly got into this particular car" instead of the Uber , Holbrook said. "The last words she said to me over FaceTime on Thursday were that I was her person and she loved me and that she could truly be herself around me". Holbrook said tests later confirmed that the blood in the vehicle was Josephson's.

World Media Georgia lawmakers pass heartbeat abortion ban, joining four other U.S
Author: 0 Georgia lawmakers pass heartbeat abortion ban, joining four other U.S

Seventy-eight representatives opposed the measure. Women dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale , a dystopian story about women who are considered property of the state and forced to conceive children, have been protesting at the Georgia Capitol since the House first passed the measureearlier this month.

World Media USA cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Author: 0 USA cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

While it did not say how much funding was at stake, about $500 million was allocated a year ago. The whole situation has thrown the State Department and USA embassies into a state of chaos, according to the Washington Post . This time, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other U.S. officials say border patrol officers have been overwhelmed by a sharp increase asylum seekers, many of them children and families who arrive in groups, fleeing violence and economic hardship in the ...

Author: 0 Woman attending University of SC was stabbed to death, coroner says

Surveillance video of Josephson outside a bar shows her standing by herself on a curb on the morning she disappeared. At 2:09 a.m., a black Chevrolet Impala pulled into the parking space beside her and, as pedestrians streamed by, Josephson climbed inside the vehicle.

World Media Joe Biden doesn't recall alleged kissing incident detailed in article
Author: 0 Joe Biden doesn't recall alleged kissing incident detailed in article

If it is suggested that I did so, I will listen respectfully. Biden has said he does not recall the 2014 incident. He makes the case for an unconditional basic income. Brennan later mentioned how Flores believed that Biden's behavior is "disqualifying" and asked Sanders whether he agreed with this sentiment. The tipping point for her, she said, was Biden's meeting in March with 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams.

World Media Cuomo and legislative leaders announce agreement on a new state budget
Author: 0 Cuomo and legislative leaders announce agreement on a new state budget

NY lawmakers have wrapped up approving a $175.5 billion state budget that includes a statewide ban on plastic bags and new tolls for driving into the busiest sections of Manhattan. Revenue will support improvements to New York City's aging subway system, though some of the money is expected to go to regional commuter rail systems.

World Media Second woman says ex-VP Biden touched her inappropriately
Author: 0 Second woman says ex-VP Biden touched her inappropriately

A second woman has come forward to accuse 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden of creepy almost-sexual harassment, while the former Vice President's damage control attempts have Twitter up in arms. Bernie Sanders have shown surprising strength, while newer White House hopefuls like California Sen. Others, however, lashed out at Biden, especially given the fact that Flores' allegations come as Biden is considering entering the 2020 United States presidential race, a ...

World Media Number of asylum seekers sent back over border to grow
Author: 0 Number of asylum seekers sent back over border to grow

He is also threatening to close the border with Mexico. Secretary Nielsen further directed CBP to immediately expand the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), a DHS initiative to return aliens to Mexico to wait during the pendency of their USA immigration proceedings.

World Media Facebook says it's putting new restrictions on live streaming
Author: 0 Facebook says it's putting new restrictions on live streaming

Facebook has promised to explore restrictions on live-streaming, two weeks after it was used during gun attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. "We designated both shootings as terror attacks , meaning that any praise, support and representation of the events violates our Community Standards and is not permitted on Facebook.", announced Sheryl Sandberg in a blog post on Instagram .

World Media Billionaire Russian airline owner killed in plane crash
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The Epic-Lt, a single-engine jet designed for private flights, had been traveling from Cannes in France , but crashed and burned in a field while landing at a small airport in Egelsbach, a town in southwestern Germany-around six miles south of Frankfurt.

World Media Ethiopian crash could be largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim
Author: 0 Ethiopian crash could be largest non-war aviation reinsurance claim

According to people briefed on the probe, investigators working on the Ethiopian Airlines crash concluded that the anti-stall system had activated on the flight and they are searching for a key piece of equipment that might explain why. "Not today, maybe this week", the source said, when asked about the report into a crash that killed 157 people and led to the worldwide grounding of US planemaker Boeing's top-selling 737 MAX jet.