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FAA to examine mental health rules for pilots, air traffic controllers

EllenMoran/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it will examine its rules on pilot mental health. The move comes after years of calls from industry and government leaders, and the high-profile case of an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who allegedly tried to crash a commercial flight in October, and who claimed he suffered from mental health …

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Mom of trans athlete at center of Florida sports controversy speaks out

DBenitostock/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A transgender athlete’s spot on a girls’ high school volleyball team that resulted in Florida school employees being reassigned and led to student walkouts is now at the center of an investigation to determine whether the school violated a 2021 state law that governs sports and gender. Jessica Norton, the mom of the transgender athlete …

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Atmospheric river threatening West Coast with floods, heavy rain

ABC News (NEW YORK) — An atmospheric river will continue to impact the West Coast over the next 24 hours. A record amount of moisture is hitting the Pacific Northwest as the powerful system continues to bring heavy rainfall to the region. Up to a half foot of rain has already fallen in parts of Washington, with several cities reporting …

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At least 63 dead following deadly flooding, landslides in Tanzania

Feldhaar Christian/EyeEm/Getty Images (LONDON) — At least 63 people have died and 116 have been injured after torrential rains triggered deadly flash floods and landslides in northern Tanzania, Tanzania’s prime minister has announced. “We have received the blessing of heavy rain in the Katesh area, Hanang district, Manyara region which unfortunately has also brought a flood disaster,” said Tanzania’s President …

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Trump fraud trial live blog: Defense focusing on value of Mar-a-Lago

ftwitty/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Former President Donald Trump is on trial in New York in a $250 million civil lawsuit that could alter the personal fortune and real estate empire that helped propel Trump to the White House. Trump, his sons Eric Trump and and Donald Trump Jr., and other top Trump Organization executives are accused by New York …

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Plastic recycling directory ends, citing lack of ‘real commitment from industry’

ABC News (NEW YORK) — After 20 years of operation, a national online recycling directory for plastic bags and plastic films has been taken offline, six months after an ABC News investigation. The Film Drop-Off Directory, once found at, previously directed the public to more than 18,000 store drop-off locations around the country, where they could bring used plastic …

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