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NTSB: Pilot error likely caused vintage bomber's fatal crash

NTSB: Pilot error likely caused vintage bomber's fatal crash

HARTFORD, Conn. — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday.
Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions

Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Muslims in many parts of the world marked the start of Ramadan on Tuesday, but a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries has once again put curbs on the holy month's signature feasts and lengthy prayers in mosques.
Aggressive takeoff caused Hawaii plane crash that killed 11

Aggressive takeoff caused Hawaii plane crash that killed 11

HONOLULU — A pilot's aggressive takeoff led to an aerodynamic stall, causing the 2019 crash of a skydiving plane in Hawaii that killed all 11 people on board, government safety investigators have determined. The U.S.
Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

A student opened fire on officers responding to a report of a possible gunman at a Tennessee high school Monday, and police shot back and killed him, authorities said.
France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

France suspends all Brazil flights due to virus variants

PARIS — France suspended all flights from Brazil on Tuesday amid mounting fears over the particularly contagious coronavirus variant that has been sweeping the South American country. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced the suspension to parliament.
South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs amid blood clot issue

South Africa halts J&J vaccine jabs amid blood clot issue

BERLIN — South Africa has suspended giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a “precautionary measure” following the FDA decision in the United States to pause using it while very rare blood clot cases are examined.
Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

NEW YORK — Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl have teamed up for a hard-rock pandemic anthem called “Eazy Sleazy.” “It’s a song that I wrote about coming out of lockdown, with some much needed optimism," Jagger said in a statement Tuesday.

Volkswagen reaches wage deal with German workers

FRANKFURT — Volkswagen and Germany’s largest industrial union have agreed on a 23-month wage deal that provides a 1,000 euro bonus recognizing employee efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and a 2.3% wage increase from January 2022.
UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

UK economy grows 0.4% amid confidence from vaccine rollout

LONDON — The U.K. economy grew 0.4% in February, rebounding from a sharp drop the previous month, as the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines boosted confidence in a recovery from the pandemic.
Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices increased a sharp 0.6% in March, the biggest uptick since 2012, while inflation over the past year jumped 2.6%.