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New York City declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinations

New York City declares public health emergency, orders mandatory measles vaccinationsMayor Bill de Blasio says the city has "the power to do this."



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Ethiopian Airlines: Pilots followed Boeing emergency procedures but could not stop plane going down, report says

Ethiopian Airlines: Pilots followed Boeing emergency procedures but could not stop plane going down, report saysPilots of an airliner that crashed last month in Ethiopia initially followed Boeing's emergency steps for dealing with a sudden downturn of the nose of their plane but could not regain control, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max turned off a flight-control system but still couldn't get the plane to climb. They turned the system back on and tried other actions before the plane crashed, the paper said, citing people familiar with preliminary findings of the crash investigation. The findings were confirmed by Ethiopia Airlines on Thursday. In a statement, Boeing urged against speculating before the preliminary report and flight data from the plane are released. The Journal says the pilots' actions are still being evaluated by investigators but could raise questions about assertions made by Boeing and US regulators in the aftermath of another Max crash in October that pilots could regain control simply by following steps to turn off a specific anti-stall system. Flight ET302's final moments in the air Investigators are examining the crashes that killed all 346 aboard the 737 Max 8 jets operated by Indonesia's Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines, including the role of a flight-control system called MCAS, which under some circumstances could automatically turn the plane's nose down to prevent an aerodynamic stall. The Journal reported that data downloaded from the plane's black boxes indicates that the Ethiopian Airlines pilots followed recommendations to flip two switches that disconnected the system, but the plane kept sinking. They turned a manual wheel that adjusts the plane's tail, and used electric switches in an effort to climb, but that reactivated MCAS, which continued to push the plane's nose lower. Ethiopian investigators are expected to release their preliminary findings in the next few days. Boeing is the focus of investigations by the Justice Department, the Transportation Department's inspector general, and congressional committees. Investigations are also looking at the role of the Federal Aviation Administration, which certified the Max in 2017 and declined to ground it after the first deadly crash in October.  Sign up for your essential, twice-daily briefing from The Telegraph with our free Front Page newsletter.



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American Airlines flight makes emergency landing following bird strike after takeoff

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing following bird strike after takeoffA bird strike on an American Airlines flight from Boston's Logan Airport to New York's LaGuardia forced the plane to return to the airport Sunday.



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Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing during US transfer: FAA

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing during US transfer: FAAA Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Southwest Airlines made an emergency landing Tuesday after experiencing an engine problem as it was being ferried from Florida to California, the US Federal Aviation Agency said. “The FAA is investigating,” added the agency, which grounded the Boeing 737 MAX on March 13 following two deadly accidents involving Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air but continues to allow the planes to be ferried from airport to airport. It was the latest setback for Boeing’s flagship narrow-body plane following October’s Lion Air crash and the Ethiopian Airlines accident earlier this month, which together killed 346 people.



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Trump's Border Emergency Survives as Veto Override Falls Short

Trump's Border Emergency Survives as Veto Override Falls ShortThe 248-181 vote Tuesday was short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn Trump’s first veto, as most Republicans voted against the resolution despite the public unpopularity of the emergency declaration. The vote kills Democrats’ legislative effort to rein in Trump’s plan to fund a wall on the border with Mexico, and it demonstrates the president’s enduring influence over GOP lawmakers. “Today, congressional Democrats attempted to block the president’s National Emergency Declaration – they failed,” the White House said in a statement on Tuesday evening.



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Empty Boeing 737 makes emergency landing after experiencing engine trouble

Empty Boeing 737 makes emergency landing after experiencing engine troubleBoeing's 737 Max line of aircraft is grounded indefinitely as the company and safety officials attempt to figure out why two of the popular new planes have crashed within a year of each other. But with the planes not ferrying passengers anytime soon, airlines have to store them somewhere, which means they have to be flown elsewhere in the meantime.One such transport flight is now making headlines after the pilot was forced to return to his departing airport after the plane experienced some kind of engine trouble. The emergency landing was pulled off, and the plane and its pair of pilots made it back unscathed.As CNN reports, Southwest flight 8701 was the plane in question, and it was being transported from Orlando International Airport to a storage facility in California while officials figure out when the 737 fleet can fly again. There were no passengers aboard the flight beyond its two pilots.The official reason for the emergency landing was "a performance issue with one of the engines," and the pilots noticed the plane acting strange shortly after taking off. This might be significant, since issues were reported by the pilots of the two crashed 737 MAX flights shortly after their respective takeoffs as well.The FAA is said to be investigating this latest hiccup, though at this point it's unclear whether the engine troubles of this latest flight are linked to the issues that are seemingly plaguing Boeing's popular aircraft.Earlier this week, Boeing reportedly began distributing new flight control software for the 737 MAX jets that tweaked a stabilization setting which potentially contributed to the two fatal crashes which occurred in October 2018 and March 2019. Authorities are still investigating both crashes in an attempt to learn more about the causes and determine if they are linked. At this point, it looks as though the jets will be grounded for a while.



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Pentagon approves $1bn for Trump’s border wall as Congress set to vote on emergency declaration

Pentagon approves $  1bn for Trump’s border wall as Congress set to vote on emergency declarationThe Pentagon has authorised army engineers to begin construction of additional fencing on the US-Mexico border, diverting an initial $ 1bn after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to bypass Congress on the matter. The army would begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, according to a statement by acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan. Mr Trump declared the emergency on 15 February after Congress refused his request for $ 5.7bn (£4.4bn).



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Boeing 737 Max 8 makes emergency landing in Florida, Southwest Airlines says

Boeing 737 Max 8 makes emergency landing in Florida, Southwest Airlines saysA Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 has made an emergency landing in Florida after suffering what officials described as an “engine-related problem”. The plane, the same model of which has been grounded around the world following two crashes that appeared to indicate problems with a new anti-stall system, was not carrying passengers when it was forced to make the emergency landing at Orlando International Airport. Rather, two pilots were flying the plane to Victorville, California, where it was to have been stored.



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U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergency

U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergencyDemocrats who control the House did not attract enough Republican support, falling some three dozen votes short of the two-thirds majority vote needed to overturn Trump’s veto. Just 14 Republicans joined 234 Democrats in voting to override, one more Republican than had bucked Trump in a previous House vote on the border wall emergency. With the 248-181 tally, Trump is now likely to continue scouring federal accounts for money he wants redirected to building a border wall, which he says is needed to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking.



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Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid floodingKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states.



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