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"Today, we are announcing that we are conducting a comprehensive review of the design and production of the Boeing 787," says Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood.
At the heart of the review is the airplaine's electrical system. Earlier this week, a Dreamliner caught fire while parked at Boston's Logan Airport, but while the government is investigating, regulators maintain it is still safe to fly.
"Nothing we have seen would indicate that this airplane is not safe," says FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "We identify a safety problem, we will take appropriate action."
While the plane is still in the air, this is just the latest setback for Boeing and the Dreamliner. During production and development, the company faced several delays before the jet even got on the runway. Still, the jet is seen as the future of the aviation industry. It is one of the most advanced passenger jets ever produced, using technology ranging from carbon fiber and lithium ion batteries to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. Log on to FoxBusiness.com for more.
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Victim's advocate now helps rehabilitate offenders
May 18, 2013 18:11 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Davidson County woman who says she used to hate offenders is now working to rehabilitate them.
Verna Wyatt has been a victim's advocate for more than two decades. She told The Tennessean that over time her focus began to shift toward preventing crime. She says she felt if victims could share their stories with offenders, it might help deter future criminal behavior.
Over time, she says her heart changed as she saw empathy, even tears, in the eyes of some offenders as they listened to how crimes impacted victims.
Now, Wyatt says she is spearheading more victim impact classes and organizing a statewide coalition of crime victims and survivors who can speak at correctional facilities about the impact that different crimes have had on their lives.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.