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FAA chief tells lawmakers aircraft certification system 'is not broken,' despite Boeing 737 Max crashes

(WASHINGTON) -- Administrator Stephen Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing back against the notion that the 737 Max crashes reveal that something is broken with the aircraft certification process.Dickson's comments came during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on Wednesday, focused on whether there was…... Read More

Teacher on leave after assignment asking students to 'set your price for a slave'

(OAKVILLE, Mo.) -- A Missouri teacher was placed on paid administrative leave after asking students to put a price on slaves for a school social studies assignment, a spokesperson for the school said.The assignment was handed out to fifth grade students at Blades Elementary School in Oakville in an effort…... Read More

Pigeons wearing cowboy hats are roaming Las Vegas, and nobody knows why

(LAS VEGAS) -- Pigeons wearing cowboy hats have been spotted roaming Las Vegas and the viral videos of the well-dressed birds have the internet talking -- and at least one local charity trying to save them.A video of two pigeons in the tiny hats first surfaced last Thursday when a…... Read More

Parents sue Royal Caribbean for negligence after 1-year-old daughter falls to her death

(MIAMI) -- The parents of a 1-year-old girl who fell to her death from the window of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship over the summer is now suing the company for negligence.Indiana residents Alan Wiegand and Kimberly Schultz-Wiegand filed the civil lawsuit Wednesday morning, accusing Royal Caribbean of playing "a…... Read More

Harvey Weinstein posts $2M bond under New York state's new bail reform statute

(NEW YORK) -- A New York judge raised Harvey Weinstein’s bail package on Wednesday from $1 million to $5 million following claims that he violated his ankle bracelet monitoring requirements dozens of times.Defense attorneys said after court that they would choose the option of posting a $2 million insurance bond…... Read More

Charges dropped against Philadelphia teen accused of fatally shooting twin brother

(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office dropped charges against a high school football player who had been accused of murdering his twin brother.Fayaadh Gillard, 18, was cleared of murder charges in connection with the death of his twin, Suhail Gillard, who was fatally shot in the chest as their…... Read More

Slick morning commute in the Northeast, cold blast for Eastern US

(NEW YORK) -- An Arctic cold front moved through the South Tuesday, dropping temperatures down near 40 degrees. A record high of 81 degrees was reported in Mobile, Alabama, Tuesday -- and on Wednesday morning, temperatures there are in the 40s.As the cold front moved through, rain changed to snow…... Read More

$3 million found hidden inside barrels of pork shoulder, police say

(CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C.) -- Authorities in North Carolina seized around $3 million dollars worth of drug money this weekend, all of which was stashed inside barrels holding raw pork shoulders, officials said.The discovery was made in Cleveland County after officers with the sheriff's department pulled over a tractor trailer, according…... Read More

Fatal shootings at US military bases highlight unexpected and growing threat -- insiders with access badges

(NEW YORK) -- Shooting rampages at military installations in Florida and Hawaii that left five people dead in three days have put a spotlight on a growing U.S. security threat -- insiders with access passes to government facilities, according to experts.The carnage at Naval Air Station Pensacola and at the…... Read More

Five of the biggest environmental, climate change stories over the last decade

(NEW YORK) -- Dire warnings on climate change from scientists warning about more severe consequences and less time to stop them.Microplastics littering the ocean, the growing great Pacific garbage “patch” and dead marine animals found with plastic and other trash in their guts.Concerns about drinking water tainted with lead and…... Read More

Officer, three people dead after massive gun battle breaks out in NJ

(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- A New Jersey police officer and three people were killed after an hours-long gun battle prompted by what officials believe was a "target" attack.The slain officer was shot at the Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, allegedly by two suspects, who then fled to a Jewish…... Read More

DOD suspends flight training for all Saudi students in wake of Pensacola shooting

(WASHINGTON) -- Probe continues into deadly shootings at Pensacola naval baseInvestigators are retracing the steps of the Saudi Air Force lieutenant who opened fire at the base, killing sailors Cameron Walters, Mohammed Haitham and Joshua Kaleb Watson.Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered a formal review of the vetting process for…... Read More

Saudi pilot used gun loophole to buy murder weapon used in shooting at Pensacola air base

(PENSACOLA, Fla.) -- FBI looking into whether Pensacola naval base suspect watched mass-shooting videos Agents are combing through Mohammed Alshamrani’s electronic devices amid reports that he watched mass-shooting videos with friends before a deadly attack that left three dead.The Saudi military pilot who killed three people in a rampage at…... Read More

Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn sex assault conviction

(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- Bill Cosby faces sentencing for sexual assault conviction Andrea Constand took the witness stand in a Pennsylvania court Monday asking for justice and today a judge will decide whether the comedian, 81, will spend life behind bars.Bill Cosby lost his appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction…... Read More