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People walk inside Baghouz, the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in Syria, Sunday, March 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
March 17, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed forces fighting to recapture the last Islamic State group outpost in Syria admitted on Sunday they were facing "difficulties" defeating the extremists, saying they were being slowed by mines, tunnels and concerns over harming women and children among the militants...
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This aerial image made from video shows recovery work continuing at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, south-east of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia Friday, March 15, 2019. Analysis of the flight recorders has begun in France, the airline said Friday, while in Ethiopia officials started taking DNA samples from victims' family members to assist in identifying remains. (AP Photo/Yidnek Kirubel)
March 16, 2019 - 10:50 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Grieving family members of victims of the Ethiopian air disaster are being given sacks of earth to bury in place of the remains of their loved ones. Officials have begun delivering bags of earth to family members of the 157 victims of the crash instead of the remains of...
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FILE - This Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo shows the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building, in Washington. For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled. But critics say the system, dubbed the "Designee Program," is too cozy as company employees do work for an agency charged with keeping the skies safe while being paid by an industry that the FAA is regulating. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 15, 2019 - 3:24 pm
For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled. But critics say the system, dubbed the "designee program," is too cozy as company employees do...
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A worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Seattle. The fatal crash Sunday of a 737 MAX 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second fatal flight for a Boeing 737 Max 8 in less than six months, and more than 40 countries, including the U.S., have now grounded the planes or refused to let them into their airspace. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 14, 2019 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In an era of unprecedented airline safety, Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, killing 346 people and delivering a massive blow to the company's reputation. More than 40 countries either grounded the planes or refused to...
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A crane works to remove a pedestrian bridge after a part of it collapsed in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 14, 2019. A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30, police said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
March 14, 2019 - 1:11 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge connecting a train station with a road collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 30, police said. Police officer Praveen Satpal said 36 injured people were hospitalized, some in serious condition. Some motorists who...
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Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the group chairman and CEO of Dubai-backed port operator DP World, left, speaks with DP World's Chief Financial Officer Yuvraj Narayan, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, March 14, 2019. Global port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 10 percent in 2018, overcoming worldwide tensions over trade amid a trade war between China and the U.S. and fears about Britain leaving the European Union. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 14, 2019 - 8:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Global port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 10 percent to $1.29 billion last year despite worldwide trade tensions, buoying a firm that may try again to enter the U.S. market after a failed attempt a decade ago became a political maelstrom. DP...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Abu Dhabi-based long-haul carrier Etihad Airways said Thursday, March 14, 2019 it lost $1.28 billion in 2018, the third consecutive year of losses of over a billion dollars. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
March 14, 2019 - 6:18 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways said Thursday it lost $1.28 billion in 2018, the third-straight year the government-owned long-haul carrier has lost over a billion dollars. Since 2016, Etihad has lost a total of $4.75 billion as its strategy of aggressively buying...
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A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald Trump says the U.S. is issuing an emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft in the wake of a crash of an Ethiopian Airliner. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 13, 2019 - 8:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As country after country grounded Boeing's 737 Max jets after a deadly crash Sunday in Ethiopia, U.S. air safety regulators remained resolute in their refusal to do so — until Wednesday. That's when the Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order keeping the planes...
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Investigators from Israel examine wreckage at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Ethiopian Airlines had issued no new updates on the crash as of late afternoon Tuesday as families around the world waited for answers, while a global team of investigators began picking through the rural crash site. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
March 13, 2019 - 4:13 pm
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The Federal Aviation Administration says new evidence from the Ethiopian Airlines crash site coupled with its own data gathering led it to order the grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes. The...
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In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday joined a rapidly growing number of countries grounding the new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster or turning it back from their airspace, while investigators in Ethiopia looked for parallels with a similar crash just five months ago. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 13, 2019 - 12:26 pm
In the days since an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off for Nairobi and killed all 157 people aboard, there have been many questions but not a lot of answers. That absence of information — fear of the unknown — has led dozens of countries to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, the plane...
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