In new government shutdown, flight attendants won’t let passengers’ lives be put at risk

Picture this: Airline pilots typically maintain what they call a “sterile cockpit” during takeoff and landing, when no communication is permitted between the cabin and flightdeck. This is to allow pilots to focus on the most difficult, and task-intensive, parts of the flight. But during the recent government shutdown — the longest in our nation’s history — some pilots briefed flight […]

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Sachin Bansal steps on Ola’s gas as investor

The deal brings the two start-up stalwarts – Bansal and Ola co-founder and chief executive officer Bhavish Aggarwal – together in the backdrop of growing foreign control in this space. Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal, who had to step down when Walmart acquired the Bengaluru-based e-commerce major last year, has invested Rs 150 crore (around $21 million) in ride-hailing company Ola, […]

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The curious case of Michael Flynn: Timeline of twists and turns in ex-official's prosecution

Does Michael Flynn have a case for entrapment? Former deputy assistant attorney general Harry Litman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz debate. Special Counsel Robert Mueller faces a Friday afternoon deadline to turn over documents related to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s first interview with federal prosecutors, marking the latest twist in his turbulent prosecution dating back to his fateful […]

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NTSB: Miami bridge that collapsed and killed 6 had design errors

WASHINGTON – A Miami pedestrian bridge that collapsed in March and killed six people had design errors, federal investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board will continue to investigate the collapse of the 174-foot-long section of the Florida International University bridge that was under construction. The board hasn’t ruled on what caused the collapse, and the results could take months. […]

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‘Disney House’ in Florida with 2 Mickey Mouse pools is under contract

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Sorry, Disney fanatics, the “Disney House” that was for sale in Florida is under contract. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home on an eight-acre lot was recently listed for $849,000 and some lucky Mouse House maniac jumped on the chance to live in the Disney-est house outside an actual Disney park. Here are four things to know about the magical mansion […]

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Midterms: Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria may prove pivotal in Florida elections

WASHINGTON – In the year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, political parties, candidates and voting rights groups have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to court residents who fled to the mainland, hoping to register them and get them to the polls. Though some displaced Puerto Ricans relocated to Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York, most settled in Florida, where get-out-the-vote […]

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While waiting for Hurricane Florence, Donald Trump mocks Jamie Dimon

President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump couldn’t resist firing back at Jamie Dimon on Thursday. Even though the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. CEO expressed regret for saying he could beat Trump in an election because “I’m smarter than he is,” the president took up the issue with Dimon on Twitter. “The problem with banker Jamie Dimon running […]

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