U.S. will not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after Ethiopia crash

The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing Co 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:35:55

Canada sees no reason to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8, ready to act if need be

Canada has no plans to ground Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft but is ready to "act immediately" to suspend flights if new information emerges indicating there is a problem, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Tuesday.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:35:55

U.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead

Just when it looks like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may restart his ballistic missile testing program, U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed trimming the missile defense budget, as one set of deterrents is delayed by two years.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:35:53

U.S. lawmakers at T-Mobile, Sprint hearing spar over stay at Trump hotel

U.S. lawmakers questioning the chief executives of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp over their planned merger sparred with each other on Tuesday over T-Mobile's executives staying at President Donald Trump's hotel where they spent $195,000 while in Washington.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:29:48

New Zealand suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights

New Zealand's aviation regulator on Wednesday suspended Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country, following fatal crashes involving the U.S. planemaker's model in Indonesia and Ethiopia.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:28:38

Britain, EU should define future ties after Brexit deal rejection: Germany

Britain is moving closer to crashing out of the European Union without a deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday, adding that both sides should now focus on defining their future relationship after Brexit.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:27:53

U.S. college admissions scandal sweeps up Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, CEOs

Federal authorities arrested dozens of people on Tuesday in what they described as a $25 million scam to help actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, some CEOs and other wealthy Americans commit fraud to get their children into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:26:55

Factbox: Coaches implicated in U.S. college admissions fraud scheme

Nine current or former college coaches, as well as an associate athletic director, were charged by federal prosecutors in Boston on Tuesday in the biggest admissions fraud scheme uncovered in the United States.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:25:37

Bermuda prohibits Boeing 737 MAX from its airspace

Bermuda has prohibited Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft from its airspace until further notice following Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, the British overseas territory's aviation authority said on Tuesday.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:22:48

U.S. Senate to hold crash hearing as lawmakers urge grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee plans to hold a hearing on the fatal crashes of two Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jets since October as a growing number of lawmakers called on U.S. regulators to ground the airplane.


Posted 2019/03/12 23:08:21

Bayer Roundup cancer trial goes to jury after closing arguments

A trial in which a California man alleged his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused his cancer went to a federal U.S. jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday.


Posted 2019/03/12 22:50:50

U.S. FAA will not order immediate grounding of Boeing 737 MAX

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it will not ground the Boeing 737 MAX that has been involved in two fatal crashes since October despite a growing number of countries ordering the planes to stop flying.


Posted 2019/03/12 22:35:56

Wells Fargo CEO avoids major stumble at heated congressional hearing

Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday pressed Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan for proof the bank has put a string of consumer abuse scandals behind it at a tense congressional hearing that saw Sloan firmly on the defensive.


Posted 2019/03/12 22:19:18

S&P, Nasdaq rise on tame inflation data; Dow felled by Boeing

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose on Tuesday after tame inflation data underscored the Federal Reserve's dovish stance on interest rate hikes, but the Dow ended lower as Boeing's shares sank for a second day after one of its planes crashed in Ethiopia.


Posted 2019/03/12 22:19:04

Venezuela, blaming U.S. for six-day blackout, orders diplomats to leave

Venezuela ordered American diplomats on Tuesday to leave within 72 hours after President Nicolas Maduro accused U.S. counterpart Donald Trump of cyber "sabotage" that plunged the South American country into its worst blackout on record.


Posted 2019/03/12 22:11:10

Hundreds surrender as Islamic State nears defeat in last enclave

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over.


Posted 2019/03/12 22:07:42

China lawmakers urge easing of family planning curbs as birth rates plunge

Delegates to China's parliament are urging the overhaul or even scrapping of controversial family planning rules and say radical steps are needed to "liberate fertility" and reverse a decline in births and a rapidly shrinking workforce.


Posted 2019/03/12 07:39:41

Pound soars, Asian shares rally after Brexit deal changes

The pound jumped and Asian shares rallied on Tuesday after the European Commission agreed to changes in a Brexit deal ahead of a vote in the British parliament on a divorce agreement.


Posted 2019/03/12 07:09:08

New York attorney general is investigating Trump projects: NY Times

The New York attorney general's office is looking into ties between Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank and several Trump Organization projects, the New York Times reported late Monday.


Posted 2019/03/12 06:56:36

U.S. to mandate design changes on Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crashes

The United States will mandate that Boeing Co implement design changes by April that have been in the works for months for the 737 MAX 8 fleet after a fatal crash in October but said the plane was airworthy and did not need to be grounded after a second crash on Sunday.


Posted 2019/03/12 06:24:00