Mar 21, 2019

Canada, Europe to conduct own reviews into Boeing 737 Max jets

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The European and Canadian authorities are conducting their own investigation into the grounded Boeing 737 Max jets, the Associated Press reported Wednesday night.

What they're saying: Canada said it would conduct their own investigations even if the Federal Aviation Administration certifies the planes safe to fly. European Aviation Safety Agency chief Patrick Ky told the AP they wouldn't allow the aircraft to fly "if we have not found acceptable answers to all our questions, whatever the FAA does."

The big picture: Authorities have said they had found clear similarities between this month's Ethiopian Airlines crash and October's Lion Air crash in Indonesia.

The latest: It emerged earlier this week that pilots of the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Indonesia were consulting a flight manual to work out why the plane kept plunging downward against their commands.

  • The FAA said Wednesday Boeing had developed a software fix for the jets and a flight crew training program it would review as "an agency priority."

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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