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DUBAI (Reuters) - A dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways over paint and surface flaws on A350 jets stretches beyond the Gulf, with at least five other airlines raising concerns since the high-tech model entered service, according to documents seen by Reuters and several people with direct knowledge of the matter. Qatar's national carrier has grounded 20 of its 53 A350s, saying it is acting on orders from its local regulator, until reasons for what witnesses describe as the blistered and pock-marked appearance of some of its A350s can be confirmed. Airbus says there is no risk to the A350's safety - a point echoed by the other airlines, which have not grounded any jets and describe the issue as "cosmetic."
Insider requested all flight-history data associated with four planes owned by Jeffrey Epstein. The new FAA records include hundreds of previously unknown flights made by Epstein's jets. A searchable database now contains 2,618 flights made by Epstein's private jets from 1995 to July 6, 2019.
More than two months after Wisconsin mother of four Ashley Miller Carlson vanished, her family will finally be able to bring her home -- but not in the way they had hoped. On Saturday, the 33-year-old's remains were discovered in a wooded area off Grace Lake Road in Hinckley, Minnesota, a couple of miles from where her car had been found partly submerged in Graces Lake back in September, according to Applied Professional Services, a Duluth-based investigation firm hired by the family. “This is a sad day our family hoped would not come, and there are still many questions that need answers, but the important thing is we now have Ashley,” Krista Struck, Ashley's mother, said in a statement released on Saturday.
An Alabama inmate whose lethal injection was halted because medical staff couldn't find a suitable vein for the execution has died of natural causes almost four years later, his lawyer said Monday. Doyle Lee Hamm, who was convicted in the slaying of a motel clerk in 1987, died of natural causes on death row, said his longtime attorney, Bernard Harcourt. Alabama officials postponed Hamm's execution in February 2018 because workers couldn't find a suitable vein to connect the intravenous line used to send lethal chemicals into his body.
A Cascade County District judge on Monday sentenced a man who killed another man with a hatchet during a 2018 street fight in Great Falls to 75 years in prison. In September, a jury convicted James Michael Parker, 35, of assault with a weapon, witness tampering and the deliberate homicide of 45-year-old Lloyd Geaudry. On the homicide charge, Judge Elizabeth Best gave Parker 55 years in prison and ordered him to pay $14,000 in restitution.
A 16-year-old baseball phenom has transferred from an elite New Rochelle, New York, prep school to attend his local public school in his junior year. The transfer comes after someone on the school's staff allegedly spewed a racist statement toward him. Local reports say Tony Humphrey was a star on the Iona Preparatory School's baseball team.
Polish scientists said the bear was observed using “much the same method” to kill reindeer twice, leading them to hypothesize it could be becoming “specialized” at hunting the species. With reindeer outpacing polar bears on land, forcing the reindeer into water could be giving giving the predator an advantage. Climate crisis forcing polar bears to adapt their diet As sea ice melting worsens across the Arctic due to global heating, researchers have observed polar bears are spending more time on land around Svalbard.
In an interview on CBS, Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to Sen. Ted Cruz's call for his prosecution. Fauci's suggestion that Cruz be prosecuted over the Capital riot comes as an ethics probe stalls. Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to Sen. Ted Cruz's calls for him to be prosecuted by invoking the storming of the US Capitol on January 6.
When young nuns at a convent in Eastern Europe told their Mother Superior that a priest had tried to molest them, she retorted that it was probably their fault for "provoking him". When African nuns in Minnesota asked why it was always they who had to shovel snow they were told it was because they were young and strong, even though white sisters of the same age lived there too. As the Roman Catholic Church pays more attention to the closed world of convents, where women spend much of their time in prayer and household work, more episodes of psychological, emotional and physical abuse are coming to light.
A Hawaii-based photographer was astonished Friday to spot a 15-foot great white shark swimming toward him off Kona on the Big Island. Deron Verbeck told FTW Outdoors that he was freediving and first spotted the shark about 100 feet below the surface. But she turned and came up into about 30 feet when I got all the shots and video,” he said.
Mexico's notorious drug cartels appear to have resumed some of its bloodiest tactics, after nine half-naked and tortured bodies recently were found hanging from a bridge on a federal highway in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. Mexican authorities said a tenth body was found on the ground, apparently falling before officers arrived. Mexican state authorities condemned the "atrocious act" and deployed forces in the area to find the perpetrators.
A 21-year-old embattled Kansas lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving — his second arrest in less than a month — and is facing fresh calls for his resignation or removal from office. A Kansas trooper arrested Aaron Coleman around 1 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 70 near Lawrence, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. Coleman was taken to the Douglas County Jail, where he bonded out hours later.
More than 20 years ago, Mike Moffitt started getting a lot of calls from a Florida phone number. Finally, "I said, 'Hey, what's your name?'" Moffitt told The Providence Journal last week. The woman's name was Gladys, and as time went on, she became a steady fixture in Moffitt's life.
The real estate market has never been hotter, but one type of home that's still receiving the cold shoulder from buyers are ultra-contemporary mansions. A couple months ago, a Sunset Strip house sold for $14 million — exactly $5 million less than the sellers had paid in 2014. Built on speculation by a developer, this house first sold in 2018 for $17.5 million to “Peter” Xu Tenghe, the younger son of Chinese billionaire Xu Jiayin, founder of Evergrande — Mainland China's second-largest real estate development firm.
An actor charged with storming the U.S. Capitol as a member of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group nearly talked his way into remaining in jail after a judge heard on Monday that the Florida man was challenging the court's authority over him. A prosecutor said he wasn't planning to seek pretrial detention for James Beeks of Orlando, Florida, until learning in court that the actor didn't accept the court's jurisdiction over him. Beeks, who has performed in a traveling production of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” and as a Michael Jackson impersonator, initially rejected being represented by an attorney and made comments that the judge called “gobbledygook.”
Small bursts of snow flurries moved through parts of New York on Monday, November 29, the National Weather Service said, as the remainder of a cold front moved east. This footage was captured by Chris Quintano, who said he filmed it near Grand Central Station in New York City on Monday. Credit: Chris Quintano via Storyful
Trump stopped receiving presidential intel briefings after the Capitol riot, a new book says. Trump told one of his briefers he would see her after the holidays, but "none were scheduled after the attack on the Capitol," the book says. In his final weeks as president, Donald Trump stopped receiving the presidential briefing by intelligence officers.
When a suburban Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright in April, her reaction on body-camera video seemed to instantly establish the key facts of the case: “I grabbed the wrong (expletive) gun,” Kim Potter said. The shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, by the white officer sparked intense protests in Brooklyn Center just as nearby Minneapolis was already on edge as that city's fired officer Derek Chauvin was on trial in George Floyd's death. The concrete barriers, chain-link fencing and National Guard soldiers that surrounded the courthouse for that trial are gone, but enhanced security will be in place for Potter's trial — with fewer entry points and the closure of a parking garage.
Several left-leaning student organizations at Arizona State University are demanding that their administration "withdraw" Kyle Rittenhouse from the university. The Arizona State University Students for Socialism, Students for Justice in Palestine, Multicultural Solidarity Coalition, and MECHA de ASU are all calling on the Arizona State University administration to take action against Rittenhouse by withdrawing him from the university and releasing a statement against him. The four groups are calling him "Murderer Kyle Rittenhouse."
Powerful winter weather blew through areas near Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, November 28. The National Weather Service reported hazardous white out conditions, and later said additional snow showers could be possible on Sunday evening. This video taken by Matt Malone, who said he filmed it in Novi, shows snowy conditions in the area.
Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of the concert, which was taking place on the U.N.'s international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people, will.i.am said that personal and business ties keep him performing and investing in the country. I'm a musician and a tech enthusiast and people like our music,” he said, flanked by two of the group's other members, Taboo and Apl.de.ap. Do I turn my back on people that live here because of politics?
Rescue teams in Bartholomew County on Sunday found the body of toddler Emma Sweet after a three-day search of the White River. The Bartholomew County Water Rescue and Recovery Team found the 2-year-old 2.5 miles downstream from where her father, Jeremy Sweet, was found alive by duck hunters last Friday. He was in a pickup truck submerged in the White River and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be treated for hypothermia.
SCHIVONE: In your book, you describe Brendan Lenihan as an "open-hearted Border Patrol agent" who told you “one of the most powerful stories of empathy I've ever heard”—referring to an incident Lenihan had while on patrol in Southern Arizona. Guide readers through what happened. MILLER: So, Brendan Lenihan was patrolling around the town of Arivaca and he got a call from dispatch that somebody or something had tripped a motion sensor.
Transcripts released Monday shed new light on CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's behind-the-scenes role advising his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in the face of sexual harassment allegations that forced him from office. Chris Cuomo told investigators he spoke regularly with his brother, exchanged text messages with his top advisers and was looped in on emails in February in March as they formulated a response to allegations from multiple women. He also offered to help try and find out through his “sources” whether more women were going to come forward, including possibly learning their identities.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”