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In-flight Explosion Creates Eressure For Engine Inspections

In-flight Explosion Creates Eressure For Engine Inspections

By CLAUDIA LAUER and DAVID KOENIG ,  Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The engine explosion aboard a Southwest Airlines jetliner puts new pressure on airlines and regulators to act faster to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered an accident that killed a passenger. The initial findings from investigators show that Tuesday’s…

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Former President George HW Bush Buoyed By Tributes To Wife

Former President George HW Bush Buoyed By Tributes To Wife

By MICHAEL GRACZYK ,  Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since his wife’s death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her. That fact, he said, is buoyed by stories about Barbara…

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Official Says UN Team Fired On At Syria Site

Official Says UN Team Fired On At Syria Site

BEIRUT (AP) —  A United Nations official says a U.N. team on a security mission to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria was fired upon and had to return to its base in Damascus. The official, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said the shooting occurred during a…

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Died At The Age Of 92

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has Died At The Age Of 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92. A family spokesman says she died Tuesday. The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president. The other was Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams. Mrs. Bush’s…

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1 Dead After Southwest Jet Blows An Engine

1 Dead After Southwest Jet Blows An Engine

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. One person died and seven others were injured. Travelers said fellow passengers dragged the unidentified woman back in…

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