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March 14, 2019

New delay in retrieving initial data from Ethiopia 737 crash ‘black boxes’

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A read-out of initial data on the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash won't happen until at least Friday, the French aviation safety bureau said Thursday, despite assurances from the head of the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday morning that answers could come later in the day. Though the damaged "black boxes" -- devices that house the flight data and cockpit voice recorders -- arrived in France Wednesday night, they didn't arrive at the Fre..
March 14, 2019

Data from Ethiopia 737 crash ‘black boxes’ expected soon

Jemal Countess/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- An analysis by French investigators of data from the damaged "black boxes" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 will yield initial results sometime Thursday, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration said. The data could address questions about whether there is a dangerous software problem with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, now grounded by more than 40 countries and all major airlines around the world. The FAA reversed itself Wednesday..
March 14, 2019

Paul Whelan’s lawyer says he is a victim of a set up

Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Paul Whelan, the former U.S. Marine arrested in Moscow on espionage charges, says he is the victim of a setup by Russia’s security services, the American's lawyer said on Thursday. Whelan was detained in Moscow in late December by Russia’s domestic intelligence agency and accused of unspecified “spying activity.” On Thursday, Whelan appeared again in a Moscow court, which rejected his appeal to be released on bail. Russia has not provide..
March 14, 2019

Controversial bus ads declaring Michael Jackson’s innocence pulled down in London

MarioGuti/iStock(LONDON) -- The London transit authorities have agreed to pull down a series of controversial advertisements protesting Michael Jackson’s innocence against allegations made in the new HBO documentary Leaving Neverland from their buses, after a sexual abuse survivors’ charity complained that the ads contributed to a “toxic” environment for commuters. In the controversial film, two former acquaintances of Jackson, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, graphically detailed alleged child..