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Senators clash with FAA officials over Boeing Max oversight

Jul. 31, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials Wednesday, contending the agency was too deferential to Boeing in approving the 737 Max airliner. Senators cited newspaper reports of lax oversight as the jet and flight control software called MCAS were developed. The...

The Latest: Senators clash with FAA over Boeing oversight

Jul. 31, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing in the wake of two deadly 737 Max crashes (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials...

Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey's 'drift' from West

Jul. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey's decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. "It is very disheartening to see how they have...

Pentagon in its longest-ever stretch of leadership limbo

Jul. 12, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief even with the nation facing potential armed conflict with Iran....