FROM Andy Pasztor
Missing Jet Update Six days ago, Malaysia Airlines flight 370, flying with 239 passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared. The mystery surrounding what happened to the flight continues to deepen. Each day seems to bring a different theory.
Turbulent Week and Grounded Flights for American Airlines American Airlines is in bankruptcy , and a contract dispute with pilots has disrupted its operations. Now safety issues involving passenger seats in 48 of its more than 100 airplanes have led to flight cancelations. Andy Pasztor covers aviation and the airline industry for the Wall Street Journal .
Nonresponsive Air Traffic Controller May Have Been Asleep on the Job Reagan National Airport, just four miles from the White House, is supposedly under high security at all times. But around midnight yesterday two passenger jets requested permission to land and got no word from the tower. It turns out there was only one, lone controller and he reportedly was asleep. The Federal Aviation Administration usually makes public statements after controller mistakes, but today, it was Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood . Andy Pasztor covers aviation for the Wall Street Journal .
How Did the Pilots Miss Their Landing in Minneapolis? A Northwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Minneapolis-St. Paul overshot its destination by more than 100 miles. It landed safely, with 149 passengers aboard, but it's still not clear what happened. Out of contact with air controllers for 78 minutes, the pilots insist they were distracted by a heated conversation, but the FBI and others aren't so sure. Andy Pasztor reports for the Wall Street Journal .
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?