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

White House quarrel over Russia sanctions erupts in public

 

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An internal White House quarrel over the timing of new Russia sanctions played out in public when the new economic adviser suggested U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley was suffering from "momentary confusion" and Haley retorted: "With all due respect, I don't get confused."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS