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Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet.
NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighbouring stars that could support life.
Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

Trump calls sketch released by Daniels 'a total con job'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that a porn actress is pulling "a total con job" by promoting an artist's sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump years ago.
Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

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Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

HOUSTON — In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her.
Illusionist Copperfield takes stand in tourist injury case

Illusionist Copperfield takes stand in tourist injury case

LAS VEGAS — David Copperfield testified Wednesday that he didn't know until he was sued that a British tourist claimed to have been seriously injured while taking part in an illusion during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip in 2013.
Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

Trump, Abe fail to agree on US tariff exemption for Japan

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday they had failed to reach a deal that would exempt Japan from new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, as Abe had wanted.

Judge: Kansas secretary of state in contempt in voting case

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated a court order that required his office to inform certain people that they were eligible to cast a ballot while a lawsuit challenging a state law requiring proof of U.S.
Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder

Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder

NEW YORK — A once-trusted nanny who butchered two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn't believe her claims she was too insane at the time of the crime to be held responsible.
Ex-Playboy model settles lawsuit over alleged Trump affair

Ex-Playboy model settles lawsuit over alleged Trump affair

LOS ANGELES — A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump settled her lawsuit Wednesday with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly.