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Off-Duty Pilot In US Helps Land Plane After Captain Falls Ill Mid-Flight

An off-duty pilot who was a passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight stepped in to help land a plane after one of the on-duty pilots had a medical emergency mid-flight.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Praises "China's Innovation" On Beijing Visit

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Saturday used his first public remarks on his visit to China to praise the country for its rapid innovation and its long ties with the U.S. iPhone maker,

Mother of female soldier who died at Texas base to travel from Mexico

Private Ana Basaldua Ruiz, 20, was found dead at Fort Hood having complained to her family about sexual harassmentThe mother of a soldier who was found dead at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base earlier this week will receive a humanitarian visa to come to the US from Mexico and will visit the post to demand answers surrounding her daughter’s death.Last Monday, Private Ana Basaldua Ruiz, 20, was found dead at the central Texas army post. Ruiz was a combat engineer and had served with the 1st cavalry division for the past 15 months, according to Fort Hood officials. Continue reading...

Officers in ‘Cop City’ raid shot pepperball gun into activist’s tent first

Manuel Paez Terán’s family say incident reports reveal that Georgia officials ‘planned and led the operation’ that resulted in the activist’s deathA police officer fired rounds from a pepperball gun into Manuel Paez Terán’s closed tent before an exchange of gunfire that resulted in the death of the environmental activist and injury of an officer, according to police incident reports obtained by the Guardian.Armed police in tactical gear killed the 26-year-old Terán on the morning of 18 January as they swept through an Atlanta forest to clear activists who were camping there to prevent construction on a $90m police and fire department training facility known as “Cop City”. Continue reading...

Sydney trains hit by widespread delays and cancellations on election night

Transport for NSW urges passengers to make other travel arrangements with disruptions on several lines due to urgent signal repairsNSW election 2023 live news and updates: polls, voting and results updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastSydney’s train network has again been hit by service disruptions with trains not running on a number of lines due to urgent signal repairs.The widespread delays and cancellations have prompted Transport for NSW to warn passengers to seek other arrangements, particularly for anyone travelling to the Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles NRL game at Olympic Park. Continue reading...