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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Lion Air pilots scoured handbook in minutes before crash...

Today 08:05 GMT

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189 people on board, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

French air accident investigation agency BEA said on Tuesday the flight data recorder in the Ethiopian crash that killed 157 people showed “clear similarities” to the Lion Air disaster.

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Source: The Guradian

LAPD officers get rare official rebuke for killing man in mall

Today 08:05 GMT

The Los Angeles police commission ruled that officers violated policy when they fatally shot a 30-year-old man in the middle of a mall, a rare official rebuke of deadly force in a city with frequent killings by police.

“Justice would be Grechario Mack still being alive,” said Abdullah, adding: “This is a step toward accountability … As someone who lives close the mall, whose kids shop in the mall, I want those officers fired and prosecuted because they are a danger to me and my children and my community.”

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Source: CTV

After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

Today 08:59 GMT

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers.

My expectation is that these weapons will now be returned to your suppliers and never enter into the New Zealand market again," she said.

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Source: Fox News

Friend of Bambi Larson pleads with Trump to ‘keep us safe’ from sanctuary policies

Today 08:59 GMT

A friend of Bambi Larson, the California woman allegedly stabbed to death at the hands of an illegal immigrant, urged President Trump to "keep us safe" during a Tuesday night appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” “There’s no reason this beautiful incredible human being should have been butchered that way that she was -- in her own bed, in her own home,” Larson’s friend Diane Collman told host Laura Ingraham.

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Source: Fox News

Pentagon watchdog to investigate if Shanahan used office to promote Boeing

Today 08:58 GMT

The Defense Department Office of Inspector General said Wednesday that it had opened an investigation into whether acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan had used his position to improperly promote his former employer, Boeing.

The investigation comes after the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the watchdog's office last week, alleging that Shanahan appeared to make statements promoting Boeing and disparaging competitors, such as Lockheed Martin.

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Source: The Guradian

'The victim becomes the criminal': how prosecutors vilify those killed by police

Today 08:59 GMT

“The murderer becomes the victim, and the victim becomes the criminal,” said Melina Abdullah, a Black Lives Matter organizer who works with families of those killed by Los Angeles police.

One year after police killed Stephon Clark in his family’s backyard, law enforcement officials launched a different kind of assault on the 22-year-old. The Sacramento district attorney (DA) publicly released a series of Clark’s text messages with his fiancee, detailing conflicts in their relationship and his mental health struggles.

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Source: Fox News

Writer claims she's 'under investigation' after she 'misgendered' trans-rights activist's child

Today 08:59 GMT

A Roman Catholic columnist in Britain claims she is being investigated by an overzealous local police department for not using the appropriate pronouns in describing the daughter of a transgender rights activist on Twitter.

I have done nothing wrong, nothing illegal and will happily do jail time for my right to say that people cannot change sex.”

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Source: Fox News

Antonin Scalia's son says expanding Supreme Court is 'maybe an argument worth taking seriously'

Today 08:58 GMT

Christopher Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, told Fox News Wednesday that the idea of increasing the number of justices on the high court is "maybe an argument worth taking seriously," but added that some proposals by Democratic candidates were "just unconstitutional." Scalia took particular issue with an idea advanced by South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in which the Supreme Court would have 15 members, five of whom would "only be seated by unanimous agreement of the other 10," as Buttigieg told "Fox News Sunday."

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Source: Common Domain

U.K. Property Prices Rising at Slowest Rate in Almost Six Years

Today 08:58 GMT

U.K. property prices grew at their slowest level in nearly six years in January, according to government statistics released Wednesday.

Prices grew just 1.7% in the year to January, the lowest level of annual growth logged since June 2013, when house prices increased 1.5%, the report said. The rise brings the average home price nationwide to £228,147 (US$301,343), according to the index published by HM Land Registry, the U.K. government’s Office for National Statistics and other U.K. government statistics agencies.

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Source: Common Domain

Google and Nvidia display competing views of the future of streaming videogames

Today 08:59 GMT

At different ends of the Bay Area, the CEOs of two tech giants espoused different visions for a streaming future for videogames on Tuesday.

Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +1.17% GOOG, +1.23%  Google made the bigger splash by far in unveiling a videogame streaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Google talked in broad strokes about a service that allows players to access games from a variety of devices without having to buy a console, high-end gaming PC or other expensive hardware — gamers instead play within the Chrome browser.

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Source: DW

Dutch police arrest new suspect in Utrecht tram shooting

Today 08:05 GMT

Dutch police on Wednesday said they had arrested a new suspect in a shooting that killed three people and injured seven others on a tram in the city of Utrecht, as they investigated whether there was a terrorist motive behind the attack.

Officers from a specialized arrest team detained the 40-year-old man in Utrecht on Tuesday and released two other men that had been detained earlier, said police spokesman Joost Lanshage.

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Source: DW

Italy: Bus driver takes 51 kids hostage, sets vehicle on fire

Today 08:05 GMT

A school bus driver on Wednesday allegedly held 51 children and their chaperones hostage on a bus in the northern Italian city San Donato Milanese before setting it on fire.

A boy from the bus said that "[the bus driver] wanted revenge for his daughters" who died at sea while trying to reach Italy, according to a video posted by Agenzia Vista. Police spokesman Marco Palmieri said the after police arrested the man, "He shouted, 'Stop the deaths at sea, I'll carry out a massacre.'"

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Source: Global News

Pentagon watchdog to probe whether acting defense secretary used office to promote Boeing

Today 08:05 GMT

The Pentagon Inspector General said on Wednesday that it would investigate a complaint that acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, violated ethical rules by allegedly promoting Boeing while in office.

“The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General has decided to investigate complaints we recently received that Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan allegedly took actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors,” said Dwrena Allen, a spokeswoman for the Inspector General.

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Source: The Guradian

Mother behind YouTube channel accused of abusing her adopted children

Today 08:05 GMT

An Arizona mother behind a popular YouTube channel has been arrested on charges she abused the seven children who starred in her videos, locking them in a closet for days without food or water.

Its videos have more than 250m views, and feature the children going on escapades such as a “cookie capture mission” and a “super power baby battle”. Off screen, police allege Hackney brutally abused the children, using pepper spray to discipline them and locking them in a closet without food, water or access to a bathroom.

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Source: Global News

Jussie Smollett case: Chicago police union wants federal investigation into ‘attack’

Today 08:05 GMT

The Chicago police union’s president alleges that the county’s top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of Empire actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws.

READ MORE: Jussie Smollett case: Chicago police chief says there’s ‘a lot more evidence’. Smollett, who left the courthouse without speaking to reporters, is charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct.


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