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Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes

Jul. 17, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

Two men who lost family members in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max airliner in Ethiopia called on Congress to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures that let company employees perform safety inspections on planes as they are being built. Paul Njoroge, who lost three children, his wife and mother-in-law...

The Latest: Man who lost daughter questions FAA inspections

Jul. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. House subcommittee hearing on aircraft safety and the Boeing 737 Max (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A man whose daughter was killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max crashed in March called on legislators to end the Federal Aviation Administration's use of...

6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

Sudanese say US pressure was key to reaching transition deal

Jul. 8, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said. The...

Some Kenyan families reject Boeing's compensation for crash

Jul. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifteen Kenyan families of people killed in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March on Friday rejected a proposal by Boeing to compensate them, saying they will pursue their claims in court. "So far our clients have rejected negotiations outside court," Lawyer Irungu Kangata said. He said...

Sudan protesters at a crossroads after deadly crackdown

Jul. 3, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The mass marches held in Sudan this week breathed new life into the uprising that toppled long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the protesters and the ruling military council remain at an impasse amid fears the country could slide into further chaos. Tens of thousands of people marched...

Internet restored in Ethiopia 10 days after assassinations

Jul. 2, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia has begun restoring internet access Tuesday, 10 days after it was cut following the assassinations of six top government officials. On June 22, attackers shot and killed the Amhara governor and two other officials. On the same night in Addis Ababa, the country's army...

Ethiopia's leader warns plotters following coup attempt

Jul. 1, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister has issued a strong warning to anyone who would plot to topple his government, following a coup attempt in the country's northwestern Amhara region. Addressing lawmakers on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the attack in Amhara as an attempted...

At least 7 dead as Sudanese stage protests against army rule

Jun. 30, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A government official said at least seven people had been killed and...

Sudan's army warns protest leaders of violence at rallies

Jun. 29, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council warned protest leaders Saturday that they would be held responsible for any destruction or damage by "vandals" and people "with an agenda" ahead of planned mass rallies demanding civilian rule more than two months after the military ousted autocratic...