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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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  1. Politics: Americans feel Trump's sickness makes him harder to trustFlorida breaks record for in-person early voting — McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election — Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks.
  2. Health: The next wave is gaining steam.
  3. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — University of Michigan students ordered to shelter-in-place.
  4. World: Ireland moving back into lockdown — Argentina becomes 5th country to report 1 million infections.

Report: Goldman to settle DOJ probe into Malaysia's 1MDB for over $2B

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Goldman Sachs has agreed with the Department of Justice to pay over $2 billion for the bank's role in Malaysia's multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: The settlement, expected to be announced within days, would allow Goldman Sachs to avoid a criminal conviction in the U.S. over the bribery and money laundering scandal that saw three of its former bankers banned for life from the banking industry by the Federal Reserve Board.

Trump threatens to post "60 Minutes" interview early after reportedly walking out

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President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.