Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Senators grill Boeing CEO over crashes

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/30/19, 11:28 am

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s apologies for failures that led to two devastating plane crashes did not sway lawmakers or families of victims at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. People who lost loved ones in the crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes owned by Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines sat behind Muilenberg at the hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and held up photos of their dead relatives as he testified. The planes went down in October 2018 and March of this year, killing nearly 350 people.

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Court blocks Alabama unborn protections

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/29/19, 01:10 pm

An Alabama law that protected nearly all unborn babies will not take effect next month. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday temporarily blocked the law, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution.

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California governor declares fire emergency

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/28/19, 12:19 pm

Authorities have ordered nearly 200,000 people in Northern California to evacuate their homes due to wildfires. A huge fire in Sonoma County north of San Francisco has burned since Wednesday, covering 85 square miles, destroying 94 buildings, and threatening 80,000 other structures. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday.

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