- Newsmaker: Composite Implicated in Crash of American Flight 587 - The tragic crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in New York last month has drawn attention to the lightweight composite materials used for critical parts of airplanes. Weakness in the tail of the Airbus A300 may have been a factor in a crash that killed 265 people. Craig Schmitman, editor of AeroSpaceNews.com, elaborates on the complicated formula of FAA regulations, public safety, and profit margin.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Bypassing Congress in Domestic War against Terror - Last week, there were harsh words between Attorney General John Ashcroft and some Senate Democrats over who makes the rules during war. President Bush wants to fight the war on terrorism his own way. Does the Constitution give Congress a role? David Savage, who wrote about that today in the Los Angeles Times, has more on the wartime power struggle between the Commander-in-Chief and the Congress.
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