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Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...

The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots' training

Mar. 21, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and the U.S. aviation regulator to fly the 737 Max 8 jet that crashed this month, killing all 157 passengers. CEO Tewolde...

Column: PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points

Mar. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly skeptical about the world ranking. Against a field as strong as some majors, Tommy Fleetwood shared the lead after 18 and 36 holes, played in the final group and was still in the mix at...

The Latest: Ethiopian minister says black box in good shape

Mar. 18, 2019 1:38 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian plane crash: 7:35 p.m. (all times local): Ethiopia's transport minister says the black box from the plane crash one week ago is in good condition. Dagmawit Moges told reporters on Sunday evening that data so far shows there is a "clear similarity"...

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship

Mar. 17, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major. It required a major performance down the scary stretch at the TPC Sawgrass. McIlroy could not afford to make a...

Belay Tilahun, Joyciline Jepkosgei win NYC Half

Mar. 17, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belay Tilahun of Ethiopia and Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya won their New York City racing debuts in the NYC Half on Sunday. The 24-year-old Tilahun completed the 13.1-mile course through Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1:02:10, overtaking Eritrea's Daniel Mesfun, who led for the majority of the...

Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

Mar. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday. Playing in the 14th event of his first year on tour, the 22-year-old qualifying school graduate shot a 2-under 69 in the final round to finish ahead of a three-way...

'I am not planning to heal': A crash leaves suspended grief

Mar. 16, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

GITHUNGURI, Kenya (AP) — The Rev. George Kageche Mukua was coming home. The Catholic priest had last seen his Kenyan family a year ago, when he boarded a plane for Europe. His return ended in a thunderous impact in a rural field as Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 faltered shortly after takeoff from Addis...

Burundi children detained for scribbling on leader's image

Mar. 15, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A parent and a teacher say six schoolgirls in Burundi have been detained for scribbling on an image of the country's president in schoolbooks. The case echoes one in 2016, when several students were condemned to up to 20 years behind bars. They were freed after a public outcry. At the...

French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight

Mar. 14, 2019 10:12 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — France's president and others made passionate calls on Thursday to speed up the fight against climate change, telling a United Nations environmental summit that impatience is growing among those who will inherit the battle. "Our youth tell us, 'You are not moving fast enough.' They...