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 .
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.