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When an Engine Ripped Off a DC-10 at O’Hare It Killed 273 People, and Changed Air Travel Forever Transportation
When an Engine Ripped Off a DC-10 at O’Hare It Killed 273 People, and Changed Air Travel Forever

CHICAGO — As 258 passengers filed on to American Airlines Flight 191 at O’Hare International Airport the Friday before Memorial Day in 1979, nothing suggested that they would never reach Los Angeles. They would have listened to the flight attendant... Read More

Billions at Stake as Trump’s Diversion of Border Resources Puts the Squeeze on Business Trade
Billions at Stake as Trump’s Diversion of Border Resources Puts the Squeeze on Business

PHARR, Texas — Luis A. Bazan looks at his port of entry nestled up against the Mexican city of Reynosa and sees a maze of 18-wheelers mostly stuck, waiting and waiting before creeping along the highway that links north and... Read More

Trump’s Still-Murky Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Already Meeting Stiff Opposition Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Still-Murky Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Already Meeting Stiff Opposition

WASHINGTON — After numerous false starts, the Trump administration is finally preparing to unveil its long-promised Mideast peace plan in coming weeks, and initial indications suggest it is aimed at pleasing Israel while offering financial incentives to the Palestinians but... Read More

Illinois Voters to Decide Whether to OK Graduated Income Tax Plan Taxes
Illinois Voters to Decide Whether to OK Graduated Income Tax Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In a historic vote, the Illinois House on Monday agreed to ask voters to change the 1970 state constitution by authorizing a graduated-rate tax based on the size of income and repealing the currently mandated flat-rate income... Read More

Texas Secretary of State Resigns After Error-Filled Voting Probe Voting
Texas Secretary of State Resigns After Error-Filled Voting Probe

AUSTIN, Texas — Shortly before the Texas Senate’s closing gavel ended his term as secretary of state, David Whitley delivered his letter of resignation, “effective immediately,” to Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday afternoon. Whitley needed Senate confirmation by the end... Read More

Populist Attack on EU Falls Short Despite Gains in France, Italy Elections
Populist Attack on EU Falls Short Despite Gains in France, Italy

BRUSSELS — Mainstream European Union parties held their ground against the assault from populists in elections for the bloc’s Parliament as the highest turnout in two decades looked set to reward pro-EU Liberals and Greens. As polls closed, the parties... Read More

Political Leaders Seek NSA Briefings After Report That Agency’s Tool Was Used in Baltimore Ransomware Attack Cybersecurity
Political Leaders Seek NSA Briefings After Report That Agency’s Tool Was Used in Baltimore Ransomware Attack

BALTIMORE — Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger are seeking briefings from the National Security Agency after a report that a spying tool developed by the agency and then leaked online was used to spread the ransomware... Read More

Should ‘Dreamers’ With DUIs Get the Same Break as a Member of Congress? Immigration
Should ‘Dreamers’ With DUIs Get the Same Break as a Member of Congress?

WASHINGTON — Democrats say immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, commonly called “Dreamers,” and were caught driving drunk long ago should be shown the same consideration as members of Congress with a similar record. The House will consider... Read More

Xi Seeks Global Tech Cooperation After US Blocks Huawei Technology
Xi Seeks Global Tech Cooperation After US Blocks Huawei

HONG KONG — Countries should cooperate in developing the internet, big data and artificial intelligence, China President Xi Jinping said in a letter to the China International Big Data Industry Expo that started Sunday in the southwestern city of Guiyang,... Read More

Trump, in Japan, Sides With Kim Jong Un in War of Insults With Joe Biden Foreign Affairs
Trump, in Japan, Sides With Kim Jong Un in War of Insults With Joe Biden

TOKYO — President Donald Trump spent his first morning in Japan on Sunday stoking new controversies, as he sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a war of words with former Vice President Joe Biden and appeared to... Read More

New Plan Would Fight Invasive Asian Carp With Air Bubbles, Electric Shocks, Noise Environment
New Plan Would Fight Invasive Asian Carp With Air Bubbles, Electric Shocks, Noise

WASHINGTON — The head of the Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a $778 million plan to stop the spread of Asian carp toward the Great Lakes with air bubbles, electric shocks and noise, sending it to Congress... Read More

Neighbors Suing Over Pig Fumes Spur ‘Right-to-Farm’ Push Agriculture
Neighbors Suing Over Pig Fumes Spur ‘Right-to-Farm’ Push

WASHINGTON — Agriculture interests this year have successfully lobbied for a host of new state laws to protect farms from litigation over foul smells, loud noises and declining water quality. The push comes after years of nuisance lawsuits the agriculture... Read More

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