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AAF: Arizona Hotshots hand Orlando Apollos first loss of season

By Melissa Potes EBC Florida Bureau ORLANDO, Florida (Eagle News) — In an entertaining matchup between non-conference opponents the Orlando Apollos and the Arizona Hotshots, the Hotshots sealed a 22-17 win and broke out of their slump after an advantageous …

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Boeing ‘finalizing’ anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

CHICAGO, United States (AFP) — Boeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company’s CEO said on Sunday. “Boeing is finalizing its development of …

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Raptors defeat Lakers 111-98

TORONTO, Ontario (Eagle News) — The King’s reign seems to be over as he and the visiting L.A. Lakers are on the brink of elimination from the playoffs. If LeBron James misses the playoffs this season, it will mark the …

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China delays UN bid to blacklist JeM leader as terrorist

by Carole LANDRY UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind a suicide attack in Kashmir to …

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Trump sees ‘very good chance’ of trade deal with China

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he sees a “very good chance” of reaching a trade deal with China but is in “no rush” to reach an agreement. “I think there’s a very good chance …

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Facebook faces criminal probe of data deals: report

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — US prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into Facebook’s practice of sharing users’ data with companies without letting the social network’s members know, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. A grand jury in …

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US ups pressure on Europe over 5G infrastructure from China’s Huawei

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US upped pressure on Europe Wednesday to avoid turning to Huawei for 5G telecom infrastructure, with a top commander saying NATO forces would cease communicating with their German colleagues if Berlin teams up with …

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Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

by Chris Lefkow WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Similarities between the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes have focused attention on an anti-stalling system used in the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) is …

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19 migrants kidnapped from bus in Mexico: president

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Nineteen passengers who were kidnapped from a bus last week in northern Mexico were migrants, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday, as investigators worked through the murky details of the case. The men were …

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Pressure builds on US to ground Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopia crash

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States stood increasingly isolated Tuesday over its refusal to ground Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, after a second deadly crash in less than five months prompted governments worldwide to ban the aircraft. Despite the …

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Several charged in US over Chinese student visa scheme

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Several California residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a scheme to help Chinese nationals obtain student visas by hiring people to take English proficiency exams for the foreign students. Federal authorities allege that …

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Sacramento Republic FC kick off 2019 USL with a tie against Real Monarchs SLC

By Macy Membrere and Jason Tajima EBC Sacramento Bureau SACRAMENTO, California (Eagle News) — The 2019 United Soccer League (USL) regular season officially kicked off for the Sacramento Republic FC and Real Monarchs SLC. Team captain Cameron Iwasa of Sac Republic …

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