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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg in New York earlier this month. The Boeing board has voted to take away his job as chairman so he can focus on fixing 737 Max jets which are all grounded after two fatal crashes.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:16

With all 737 Max jets grounded, the board voted to strip CEO Dennis Muilenburg of his dual role. Two of the planes crashed, killing 346 people, when an automated flight system malfunctioned.

Grounded Gol Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing facilities in Moses Lake, Wash., last month
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 19:35

Two of the planes crashed, killing hundreds. The review panel finds that Boeing withheld critical details about a flawed new automated system, and the regulators lacked expertise to find the problem.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan holds a news conference in June.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 19:24

McAleenan "wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," President Trump tweeted. He is the latest casualty at the massive agency responsible for protecting U.S. borders.

President Trump's accounting firm was ordered Friday by a federal appeals court in Washington to turn over some of his financial records to the House Oversight Committee.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:16

A federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the president's financial records must be turned over to the House Oversight Committee.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office at the White House October 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump announced a 'phase one' partial trade deal with China.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:07

As part of the deal, the next round of 30% tariffs will not be imposed. More agriculture trade between the two countries is expected.

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, where a hospital was shuttered because of the fighting.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:26

A front-line hospital was abandoned Friday as up to 100,000 people fled Turkey's ground and air offensive.

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain on Friday amid Turkey's military operation against Kurdish forces.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:25

A spokesman says all U.S. troops are accounted for with no injuries. U.S. officials say they oppose Turkey's military incursion into northern Syria.

A lighter moment on a serious day: the presentation of a Global Girls' Bill of Rights at the U.N. Left to right: Six of the young women who helped draft the document: Faith Nwando, 17; Djellza Pulatani, 17; Olivia Lombardo, 16; Angelica Morales, 21; Kanchan Amatya, 22; and Vishakha Agrawal, 20.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:06

The bill addresses education, sexual violence and other key issues. "Many girls in my country don't even know what their rights are," says Kanchan Amatya of Nepal.

The logo of Activision Blizzard, the parent company of Blizzard Entertainment.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:21

In the days after the company banned a Hong Kong player from competing, people across the world have denounced Blizzard and shown their support for pro-democracy protests.

A federal judge in New York issued an injunction Friday against a Trump administration rule that would make it harder for low-income immigrants to get a green card. Trump is seen here leaving the White House last week.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:14

Under the rule, officials would weigh whether a green card applicant will be self-sufficient. The rule had been set to go into effect on Oct. 15. It's now blocked by a preliminary injunction.

Cornershop was founded by a group of friends in 2015 and is based in Santiago, Chile. The grocery delivery company primarily serves Latin America.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:10

The grocery service delivers in Chile, Mexico, Peru and Canada, with plans to expand.

Already, Health Canada has posted safety and efficacy data online for four newly approved drugs; it plans to release <a href="https://clinical-information.canada.ca/content/clinical-information-release-in-progress">reports</a> for another 13 drugs and three medical devices approved or rejected since March.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:18

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration treats most data it gets on the development of new drugs and medical devices as confidential to companies. Critics say making the data public would help patients.

Water is dropped on a large brush fire in the early morning hours Friday in Sylmar, Calif. At least 25 structures have been destroyed.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:00

"This is a very dynamic fire," Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said Friday morning . Some 100,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders.

Marie Yovanovitch meets with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 6. The former ambassador to Ukraine has become a central figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:17

Marie Louise Yovanovitch was recalled after being targeted in a political campaign that's now a subject of a federal indictment. How did she make enemies in President Trump's world?

Canvassing for votes in Virginia Beach, Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal meets voter Mildred Manger. "It's just stupid that everybody has to have a gun," Manger says. "I mean, give me a break!"
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:00

A mass shooting there this spring that left 12 dead has put the issue into sharp focus. Democrats — bolstered by large cash infusions from gun control groups — hope to turn the state legislature blue.

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