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737 Max pilot sues Boeing for career damage, ‘severe emotional and mental stress’

An anonymous pilot is suing Boeing, alleging the company “demonstrated reckless indifference and conscious disregard for the flying public” in its development of the 737 Max. The suit also accuses the Federal Aviation Administration of joining Boeing “in an unprecedented cover-up of the known design flaws of the Max, which predictably resulted in the crashes…MORE

Michael Flynn appears in court with new lawyers, continues to cooperate with feds

Michael Flynn is still cooperating with the Justice Department, and it will delay his sentencing for another several months. President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser’s “cooperation is fully ongoing,” his attorney Sidney Powell said in court Monday, putting to rest at least some speculation about Flynn’s relationship with a Justice Department that those around…MORE

Oklahoma judge approves $85 million settlement with opioid drugmaker Teva

A judge approved a revised $85 million settlement between Teva Pharmaceuticals and the state of Oklahoma on Monday, money that will be used to try to end to the state’s opioid painkiller epidemic. The settlement, initially reached in late May, had been held up over where the money should be sent. Teva, one of the…MORE

San Francisco could become the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco is on course to become the first US city to effectively ban the sale of e-cigarettes once its board of supervisors votes on Tuesday. The board is expected to pass an ordinance that says “no person shall sell or distribute an electronic cigarette to a person in San Francisco” unless that product has…MORE

Pompeo does not raise issue of Khashoggi’s murder in meeting with Saudi King

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not discuss the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud during their meeting on Monday in Jeddah, a senior State Department official said. Asked by the traveling press whether the issue of Khashoggi had come up during talks, the official said, “It did…MORE

Parents of Indian girl who died in desert say they were desperate for asylum

The parents of a 6-year-old Indian girl who died this month in the Arizona desert say they made the journey because they were desperate. “We wanted a safer and better life for our daughter and we made the extremely difficult decision to seek asylum here in the United States,” Gurupreet Kaur’s parents said in a…MORE

Student debt and tuition: Warren v. Sanders v. everyone else

Higher education has become a focus of the ideas primary waged on the left flank of the Democratic presidential primary. There are important distinctions between plans put forward by Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, but they share twin goals of making public higher education largely free and forgiving most or…MORE

Congress racing a deadline to send billions in aid down to the border

Time is ticking and there is still no guarantee that the House of Representatives and Senate can resolve their differences to pass by the end of the week a package sending an additional $4.6 billion in aid to the growing crisis at the US southern border. As for overhauling the country’s asylum laws, as President…MORE

Halsey opens up about her mental health

Halsey is opening up about living with bipolar disorder. “I’ve been committed twice since [I became] Halsey, and no one’s known about it. But I’m not ashamed of talking about it now,” the singer told Rolling Stone about in-patient mental health treatment she’s received. “It’s been my choice. I’ve said to [my manager], ‘Hey, I’m…MORE