Russia takes heavy hand to internet to block messaging app


MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are freezing up vast swathes of the country's online world in what critics call a heavy-handed — and so far unsuccessful — attempt to block a popular messaging app, Telegram.


  • Written by By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and FRANCESCA EBEL , Associated Press

FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane and led to the death of a woman who was blown partway out a window.

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  • Written by By DAVID KOENIG and CLAUDIA LAUER , Associated Press

Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three Kansas militia members were convicted Wednesday of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees, an attack thwarted by another member of the group who tipped off federal authorities about escalating threats of violence.


  • Written by By ROXANA HEGEMAN , Associated Press