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Boeing executive says 'sorry' to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia

Jun. 17, 2019 3:50 AM EDT
PARIS (AP) — Boeing executive says 'sorry' to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

Boeing, Airbus face off at Paris Air Show amid slowdown

Jun. 17, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The world's aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max. The global economic slowdown and trade tensions between the U.S. and other powers are also weighing on the event that opened Monday at...

Turkey: 9 missing, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

Jun. 17, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's coast guard says it has rescued 31 migrants after their boat sank off the Turkish coast and is searching for an estimated nine others who are unaccounted-for. The coast guard said the boat went down in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Bodrum early on Monday. The region is...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

Jun. 17, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest, swapping places with its mate. "Nest exchange! Did you see it?" Van Zoeren calls to...

Trial set for Navy SEAL in Islamic State prisoner's killing

Jun. 17, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin Monday following months of turmoil in one of the Navy's most prominent war crimes cases. The court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, which begins with jury...

NY Sen. Schumer: fix Lake Ontario infrastructure

Jun. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

FAIR HAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario. Schumer plans to tour the area Monday morning to survey damage from the winter. A pier and a barrier...

1 of 2 blamed in deadly California warehouse fire to testify

Jun. 16, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — One of two men blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago will get a chance to testify in court. Max Harris is scheduled to take the witness stand Monday in Oakland. He faces involuntary manslaughter charges along with Derick Almena,...

2 Buffalo police officers struck and injured by ATV

Jun. 16, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two Buffalo police officers have been hospitalized after being struck by a man driving erratically on an ATV. Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo tells WIVB-TV the officers were on bike patrol for the Juneteenth Festival around 5:30 p.m. Sunday when they tried to stop an ATV...

CEO: Boeing made mistake in handling warning-system problem

Jun. 16, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief executive of Boeing said the company made a "mistake" in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in its 737 Max jets before two crashes killed 346 people, and he promised transparency as the aircraft maker works to get the grounded plane back in flight. Speaking before the...

Duo arrested in fatal Modesto police chase, taco truck crash

Jun. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been arrested on suspicion of homicide after they allegedly led Modesto police on a stolen car chase amid gunfire that ended when they crashed into a taco truck's seating area and killed two pedestrians. Modesto police say Rodney Quiros and Antonio Gazo were jailed...