NTSB: Blown Southwest jet engine showed 'metal fatigue'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of "metal fatigue," according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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  • Written by By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL and DAVID KOENIG , Associated Press

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady and mother of a president whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

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  • Written by By MICHAEL GRACZYK , Associated Press

Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un, two officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press