Boeing crashes: Passengers' families deemed crime victims
A federal judge ruled Friday that relatives of people killed in the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max planes are crime victims under federal law and should have been told about private negotiations over a settlement that spared Boeing from criminal prosecution. The judge said the next step is to decide what remedies the families should get for not being told of the talks with Boeing.news.yahoo.com
Boeing to resell some Max jets ordered by Chinese airlines
Boeing officials said Thursday they will find new buyers for some Boeing 737 Max jets that were built for Chinese airlines but can't be delivered because China's aviation regulator has not cleared the plane to fly after two deadly crashes. Boeing hopes the move will reduce its inventory of undelivered Max jets, which built up while the planes were grounded around the world. Arlington, Virginia-based Boeing had 290 undelivered 737s in inventory as of June 30, with about half of them earmarked for China, company officials said.news.yahoo.com
HBO Max removes nearly 200 episodes of ‘Sesame Street’
The change comes after HBO Max announced earlier this week it would remove 36 titles from its lineup to prepare for its merge into a single streaming platform with Discovery Plus. “Sesame Street is and has always been an important part of television culture and a crown jewel of our preschool offering,” an HBO Max representative wrote in a statement. “Sesame Street” first aired on PBS in 1969, introducing Big Bird, Kermit the frog and Cookie Monster to early Generation X’ers starting preschool and kindergarten. It began airing on HBO in 2016 and then HBO Max in 2020. HBO owning Sesame Street is already a slap in the face to Sesame fans.washingtonpost.com
New this week: 'Me Time,' DJ Khaled and Sylvester Stallone
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from DJ Khaled and his celebrity pals, an HBO documentary about the unending toll Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans' children and a film starring Sylvester Stallone as an aged superhero.
Actor and comedian Teddy Ray dies in Southern California
Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” has died, authorities confirmed on Saturday. The Riverside County Sheriff's Office and the county's coroner's office confirmed that the comedian, whose legal name was Theadore Brown, was found dead at a private residence on Friday morning in the desert community of Rancho Mirage, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sheriff's Sgt. Brandi Swan told the newspaper that the cause of death was not known.news.yahoo.com
What happened the night 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews disappeared?
It is every parent’s worst nightmare: A father comes home and realizes his 12-year-old daughter was nowhere to be found. Decades later, the still-grieving family hopes to bring the man suspected in Jonelle Matthews’ disappearance to justice.news.yahoo.com
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: "The Last Movie Stars"
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were that rarity: a happily-married Hollywood couple. But the story of their life together was partly myth, as explored in the new HBO Max docuseries, "The Last Movie Stars." Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with actor Ethan Hawke, the series' director, and with Paul and Joanne's daughter, Clea Newman, about how the couple's seemingly perfect life had its share of turbulence off-screen, and what made the couple's stardom and marriage unique.news.yahoo.com
David Hyde Pierce shines behind the chef star in 'Julia'
David Hyde Pierce returns to TV this spring playing a familiar part — an erudite man who adores fine food, wine and art. Pierce is playing Paul Child, husband and chief cheerleader of Julia Child, whose warbling, encouraging voice and able hands brought the intricacies of French cuisine to American home cooks through her TV series and books. “These are two people of great depth, of great complexity of character, who found each other, and I think we all are luckier for it,” said Pierce.news.yahoo.com
Max Muncy returns to Dodgers' lineup with spring appearance
Max Muncy won’t be playing much first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, but he’s just happy to be back on the diamond. “It was good to be back,” Muncy said Monday after his return to game action in the Cactus League. Muncy was injured in the Dodgers’ final regular-season game last year against Milwaukee in a collision near first base with the Brewers’ Jace Peterson.news.yahoo.com
Boeing ex-pilot's trial starts on fraud charges over 737 Max
A federal prosecutor said Friday that a former Boeing test pilot lied to regulators about changes to a critical flight-control system on the 737 Max to reduce the cost of pilot training and save the company tens of millions of dollars. Forkner went on trial in U.S. district court in Fort Worth on four charges of fraud. As the trial started with jury selection and opening statements, Forkner spoke only briefly, when the judge asked for his plea.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Sex and the City,' Juice Wrld and Will Smith
This week’s new entertainment releases include a double album from Alicia Keys and a posthumous one from Juice Wrld, Sandra Bullock playing an ex-con in the Netflix film “The Unforgivable” and Will Smith testing himself in a wildlife documentary series.
Asian shares mixed on China rebound, pandemic worries
Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as data showed a strong economic recovery in China but worries lingered about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO – Asian shares were mixed Wednesday as pointed to a strong economic recovery in China but worries lingered about the coronavirus pandemic. A survey released Wednesday shows China’s factory activity rebounded in March from a three-month slowdown as export orders rose. U.S. stock indexes fell as another swell higher for Treasury yields pressured big technology stocks. AdHealth care stocks also dragged shares lower, outweighing gains by banks, industrial stocks and companies that rely on consumer spending.
Southwest Airlines orders 100 Boeing 737 Max planes
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, a worker uses a flashlight to inspect an engine on a Boeing 737 Max 8 built for Southwest Airlines at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. On Monday, mach 29, 2021, Southwest said it's expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 737 MAX airplanes. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)NEW YORK – Southwest Airlines said Monday it is expanding its all-Boeing fleet with an order for 100 Max jets instead of buying planes from Europe's Airbus. Southwest ordered the 150-seat 737 Max 7 and expects the first 30 to show up next year. AdCombined with past orders, Chicago-based Boeing is in line to build more than 600 Max 7 and Max 8 jets for Southwest through 2031. American and United had already resumed Max flights, and Alaska Airlines began using the plane too.
Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win tense F1 season-opener
(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)SAKHIR – World champion Lewis Hamilton just managed to hold off Max Verstappen to win the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and clinch the 96th Formula One win of his career on Sunday. The race was effectively decided when Verstappen overtook Hamilton on Lap 53 of 56 but went too wide on a turn and off track limits. He was told by his team to give Hamilton the position back, as he risked a time penalty. Verstappen still had a few laps to catch Hamilton and he almost did, finishing just .74 seconds behind the Mercedes driver. Verstappen took a superb pole position on Saturday, the fourth of his career, and started immediately ahead of Hamilton under floodlights at the desert track.
New this Week: 'Tina,' 'Runaway Bunny' & 'City on a Hill'
This combination of photos shows key art for "The Runaway Bunny," premiering March 25 on HBO Max, left, "Tina," a documentary about Tina Turner premiering March 27 on HBO Max, center, and "City on a Hill," a new series premiering March 28 on Showtime. He has grasped, at least for a proud man like Anthony, how one’s ego keeps fighting a battle it doesn’t know is already lost.”Ad— In Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin's revealing documentary “Tina,” Tina Turner surveys her tumultuous and extraordinary life. The film, which debuts Saturday on HBO and HBO Max, includes intimate interviews with the 81-year-old “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll," along with previously unseen footage, audio tapes and personal photos. The piercing Romanian documentary “Collective” was nominated for both best documentary and best international film — something only one previous film ( "Honeyland," in 2020) — has ever managed to do. Ad— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album features gospel hymns important to the "American Idol" winner.
Families of Boeing crash victims renew push for FAA changes
FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson has personally vouched for the plane's safety. A military and airline pilot before heading FAA, Dickson flew a Max in September. Boeing says Max jets have made 9,000 flights for 14 airlines without incident since returning to service late last year. Joe Jacobsen told the family that FAA delegated the review of most aspects of the flight system to a small number of Boeing engineers. The company admitted that two former test pilots hid information about changes to MCAS from the FAA.
Boeing posts $8.4 billion loss on weaker demand for planes
Boeing said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, it lost $8.4 billion in the fourth quarter on weaker demand for planes during the pandemic. However, the biggest piece of the fourth-quarter loss reported Wednesday was a pretax charge of $6.5 billion tied to its newest plane, the bigger 777X. It all added up to a record full-year loss of $11.94 billion. Boeing lost $14.65 per share, much worse than the $1.64 per share loss that Wall Street expected, according to a FactSet survey. Besides the 777X write-down, Boeing took several other charges including $744 million for the Max settlement with the Justice Department.
Boeing deliveries drop despite 737 Max's return to flight
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. Boeing finished 2020 with 157 deliveries, including planes handed over to cargo airlines and military customers. Boeing delivered 39 planes in December, including 27 Maxes, of which 10 went to American Airlines and eight to United Airlines. However, Boeing delivered none of its larger 787 jets as it worked to fix manufacturing problems where sections are the fuselage come together. ___This story has been updated to correct that Boeing delivered 27 Max planes in December, not 28.
Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle charge over 737 Max
FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, A Boeing 737 MAX jet taxis after landing at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle. Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a criminal charge related to its troubled 737 Max jetliner. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. The first airlines began flying the 737 Max in mid-2017. Boeing said in a regulatory filing that it will take a $743.6 million charge against earnings because of the settlement.
3 killed in shooting that ended in car crash in Miramar
MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar police are investigating a shooting that ended in a car crash Monday night and left three men dead. The gunfire just after 9:30 p.m. caused the driver to veer off the road and crash in front of the seafood restaurant Captain Max. 3 killed in shooting that ended in car crash in MiramarPolice said one passenger jumped out of the car as the Mustang was being shot at and a second passenger crawled out of the car after the collision. “I’ve lived in the area for at least 20 years and I’ve never come that close to somebody being killed,” the woman said. Police shut down the southbound lanes of State Road 7 for hours during the investigation.
Boeing Max returns to US skies with first passenger flight
The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New Yorks LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane’s first commercial flight in U.S. skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American flight 718 carried 87 passengers on the 172-seat plane, and the return flight from LaGuardia Airport to Miami International Airport held 151 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman. Brazil's Gol airlines operated the first passenger flight with a revamped Max on Dec. 9. Some relatives of people who died in the second crash, a Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines, contend that the plane is still unsafe.
'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." “Wonder Woman 1984” grossed an additional $19.4 million in international markets where it began playing a week earlier. But WarnerMedia is counting on “Wonder Woman 1984” to matter more to HBO Max, which wobbled in its initial rollout. Warner Bros. nevertheless seized on the returns for “Wonder Woman 1984” as the best as could be expected, given the circumstances. Streaming numbers weren't provided for “Soul” or “Wonder Woman 1984.” WarnerMedia said nearly half of HBO Max’s subscribers watched “Wonder Woman 1984” on its first day on the streaming platform, though it didn't say how long constituted a watch.
El 737 Max de Boeing vuelve a volar después de dos años
Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. “Yo estaba un poco preocupada, pero mi esposo es piloto, así que le pregunté. Él me dijo que no había problema", dijo Lucelyn Jockyman, que le mandó un mensaje de texto a su madre antes del despegue. Los pasajeros pueden cambiar sus boletos si no quieren volar en un 737 Max, dijo un vocero de Gol a The Associated Press en un correo electrónico. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press.
Boeing 737 Max back in air 2 years after grounded by crashes
RIO DE JANEIRO – Commercial flights with Boeing 737 Max jetliners resumed Wednesday for the first time since they were grounded worldwide nearly two years ago following two deadly accidents. Customers will be able to exchange their tickets if they don’t want to fly on a 737 Max, a Gol spokesperson told The Associated Press in an email. Several passengers at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport were surprised to learn they had traveled on a 737 Max aircraft, though it was marked on their ticket. Gol, the country’s largest airline with 36 million passengers annually, owns seven 737 Max aircraft, according to Cirium. The Boeing plane was grounded globally in March 2019, shortly after a 737 Max crashed in Ethiopia.
Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air
An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is prepared for to fly from Dallas Fort Worth airport in Grapevine, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. American Airlines took its long-grounded Boeing 737 Max jets out of storage, updating key flight-control software, and flying the planes in preparation for the first flights with paying passengers later this month. “I'm really disgusted by the whole thing and the fact that American Airlines would pay for that. It's not responsible for them to put you on this flight.”Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it has flown more than 1,400 test flights on updated Max planes. Regulators in Europe and Brazil have cleared a path for their airlines to resume Max flights in a few weeks.
European regulator moves to clear Boeing 737 for flight
BERLIN – European regulators on Tuesday took a step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly again, publishing a proposed airworthiness directive that could see the aircraft cleared within weeks after being grounded for nearly two years over deadly crashes. The publication of the directive by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency opens a 28-day public consultation period after which the agency will review the input and then approve the aircraft for flight. That happened less than five months after another Max flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the Java Sea. The move by the EASA, which is based in Cologne, Germany, comes after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration already cleared the Boeing 737 Max earlier this month. The European directive requires the same changes as those mandated by the FAA, so there will be no software or technical differences between jets operated by American or European carriers.
'Wonder Woman 1984' to debut in theaters and on HBO Max
“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course. After the first month for free on HBO Max, “Wonder Woman 1984” will play in theaters for an additional few weeks before being made available for rental on demand. Warner Bros. also sent its next big film, “The Witches” straight to HBO Max, which parent company Warner Media launched earlier this year. “Wonder Woman 1984” is a major tentpole for Warner Bros. Is it possible for that to happen again this Christmas with Wonder Woman 1984 between theaters and HBO Max?” Killar wrote Wednesday.
Boeing Max cleared for takeoff, 2 years after deadly crashes
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. U.S. airlines will fly the Max once Boeing updates critical software and computers and pilots receive training in flight simulators. The FAA says the order was made in cooperation with air safety regulators worldwide. Anton Sahadi, who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia, and lost two brothers in the Lion Air crash, said it's too early for the Max to fly again.
Deeper job cuts at Boeing as pandemic throttles air travel
Boeing said Wednesday that it will cut 7,000 more jobs as it continues to bleed money during a pandemic that has smothered demand for new airline planes. Boeing Co. outlined the job cuts on the same day it reported a $449 million loss for the third quarter, a swing from the $1.17 billion it earned in the same period last year. Thursday marks the second anniversary of the crash of a Lion Air 737 Max off the coast of Indonesia. With customers in no mood to buy expensive new planes, Boeing expects to keep burning cash. The Max was Boeing’s best-selling plane, but now the company has 450 in storage that it can’t deliver.
American Airlines relaunches Boeing 737 Max flights from Miami to New York
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – American Airlines plans to debut a daily Boeing 737 Max passenger flight from Miami to New York City starting from Dec. 29. to Jan. 4. Aviation regulators in the U.S. have yet to allow American Airlines to fly the 24 Max jets. While American Airlines waits for the Federal Aviation Administration’s updates on the Boeing recertification process, customers will be able to purchase the MIA to La Guardia flights on the Boeing 737 Max starting on Saturday. FAA chief Steve Dickson walks around a Boeing 737 MAX, conducting a pre-flight check ahead of take-off from Boeing Field in Seattle on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. The decision followed the two crashes — the Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 —that left 346 people dead.
FAA chief tests changes to Boeing's grounded 737 Max
A Boeing 737 MAX jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, takes off on a test flight from Boeing Field, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Seattle. The MAX was grounded worldwide in early March 2019 after the second of two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people aboard almost-new aircraft. Dickson said he landed the plane twice and also did “some air work maneuvers.”The Max has been grounded since March 2019, after the second crash. Zipporah Kuria, a British citizen whose father died in the second Max crash, called Dickson's flight “a gimmick” to reassure the public. Dickson said the FAA is working closely with other global regulators and being transparent in its review of the plane.
Panel's report blasts Boeing, FAA for crashes, seeks reforms
But both the agency and Boeing have said certification of the Max complied with FAA regulations, the 246-page report said. He said the committee won't scrap the delegation program, and he hopes to reach agreement on reforms before year's end. Committee investigators said they found several instances in which Boeing concealed information about MCAS from the FAA and airlines. But there was no evidence that they reported this to the FAA, the report said. According to the report, Boeing wanted to keep details about MCAS from the FAA so it wouldn't require additional pilot training.
Regulators to examine pilot training for Boeing 737 Max jets
Aviation regulators and pilots from several countries will begin next week reviewing Boeing’s proposal for training pilots to fly the revamped 737 Max, a sign that the grounded plane is moving closer to returning to service. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the review will start Monday at London’s Gatwick Airport and last about nine days. The review will include aviation officials and pilots from the United States, Canada, Brazil and the European Union. A spokesman for Chicago-based Boeing said the company expects to win regulatory approval to resume shipping new Max jets in the fourth quarter. Earlier Friday, Europe’s flight safety authority said the first flight tests for the Max were completed.
Selena Gomez takes the heat in new cooking show
Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in Selena + Chef, debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service. There was no one off-camera perfectly prepping the ingredients and Gomez didn't glam up her clothing or makeup while chopping and stirring. Remote cameras set up in her kitchen captured Gomez's mishaps that include flames in the oven and squirting juices. Gomez learned to use a wet towel to adjust the shape and position on the plate of a classic French omelette.