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FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 8, being built for American Airlines, is partially obscured by the engine wash as it takes-off on a test flight in Renton, Wash. A government committee reviewing how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new passenger planes for flight has determined that the system is safe and effective but small changes need to be made. The committee was appointed by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in April after two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 Max. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

Jan. 16, 2020 7:04 PM EST

A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing. In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an update to older 737s and...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Newly released Boeing documents show that company employees knew about problems with flight simulators for the now-grounded 737 Max jetliner and talked about misleading regulators. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

Jan. 10, 2020 6:34 PM EST

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill lashed out at Boeing on Friday after the release of a batch of emails and text messages in which company employees questioned the safety of the now-grounded 737 Max, called the aircraft a “joke” and talked about how they concealed problems from regulators. In the messages,...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Boeing 737 Max jets sit parked in Renton, Wash. Newly released Boeing documents show that company employees knew about problems with flight simulators for the now-grounded 737 Max jetliner and talked about misleading regulators. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Chat logs, emails show cavalier attitude by Boeing employees

Jan. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Internal documents reveal that Boeing employees were aware of problems with the Max 737 jet ahead of two deadly crashes, and that the company emphasized speed over safety during the approval process with the Federal Aviation Administration. The documents were made public Thursday by Boeing...

In this Jan. 7, 2020, photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, talks during the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine government has ordered the mandatory evacuation of Filipino workers from Iraq and is sending a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to rapidly ferry its citizens to safety in case hostilities between the United States and Iran worsen, officials said Wednesday. (Alfred Frias/ Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP)

Philippines orders evacuation of Filipinos from Iraq, Iran

Jan. 8, 2020 6:03 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has ordered the mandatory evacuation of Filipino workers from Iraq and Iran and is sending a coast guard vessel to the Middle East to ferry its citizens to safety in case hostilities between the United States and Iran worsen, officials said Wednesday....

OSHA proposes $190K fine for North Dakota grain bin death

Jan. 5, 2020 12:15 PM EST

ARVILLA, N.D. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Columbia Grain International for exposing workers to grain-handling hazards after a worker was buried by corn and died in a North Dakota grain bin last summer. The agency is proposing $190,000 in penalties against the...

Maintenance worker dies at Italy's Sevel plant

Jan. 4, 2020 2:19 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Union leaders denounced Saturday safety conditions at an automotive plant operated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group following the death of a maintenance worker. The Fim Cisl union said the victim killed Friday was an employee of an external company, Sinergia, who was brought in to do...

FILE - In a Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Mikel Brady enters the courtroom in Manteo, N.C. for the second phase of his trial in Manteo, N.C. Brady, sentenced to death in the killings of four workers during an attempted escape from a North Carolina prison, has been transferred to a federal prison in Kentucky because of safety concerns. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports Mikel Brady was transferred to U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Inez, Kentucky. He was being held at Central Prison in Raleigh.  (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Inmate convicted in state prison attack moves to US prison

Dec. 31, 2019 1:57 PM EST

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The man sentenced to death in the killings of four workers during an attempted escape from a North Carolina prison has been transferred to a federal prison in Kentucky because of safety concerns. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports that Mikel Brady has been transferred...

FILE- In this June 9, 2019, file photo, officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms in Dallas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in December 2019 imposed a nearly $26,000 fine against Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. for failing to inspect properly the collapsed crane. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Agency fines company $26K for fatal Dallas crane collapse

Dec. 18, 2019 4:28 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A federal agency imposed a nearly $26,000 fine against the owner of a crane that crashed through an apartment building near downtown Dallas, killing one resident and displacing hundreds. The citation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn't explain the cause of the...

Agency fines company $26K for fatal Dallas crane collapse

Dec. 18, 2019 3:20 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A federal agency imposed a $26,000 fine against the owner of a crane that slashed through an apartment building near downtown Dallas, killing one resident and displacing hundreds. The citation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn't explain the cause of the...

Agency fines company $26K for fatal Dallas crane collapse

Dec. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A federal agency has imposed a $26,000 fine against the owner of a crane that slashed through an apartment building near downtown Dallas, killing one resident and displacing hundreds. The citation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn't explain the cause of the...