The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet’s damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls.
Fifty-seven-year-old Communist Party official Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez replaced Raul Castro as the president of Cuba on Thursday, pledging to preserve the island’s communist system while gradually reforming the economy and making the government more responsive to the people.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday he reached an agreement with the federal government that California’s National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers.
The White House started turning up the heat and pointing fingers Wednesday in a bid to bolster CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as secretary of state next week — a sign that Pompeo’s ascent may be in trouble.
Former President George W. Bush said his mother was joyful and still teasing him the day before she died.
The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month.
A bird strike forced a Southwest Airlines jet to make an emergency landing in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Southwest Airlines jetliner that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia had passed through Las Vegas and Reno multiple times in the two days leading up to an engine explosion, according to records maintained by flightaware.com.
An island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the U.S. territory struggles to repair an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria.
A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the “poop train” is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states’ waste.