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Iran retrieves data, cockpit conversations from Ukraine Flight 752 black boxes

By | August 23, 2020

Iran has retrieved some data, including a portion of cockpit conversations, from the Ukrainian jetliner accidentally downed by Revolutionary Guard forces in January, killing all 176 people on board, an Iranian official said Sunday. That’s according to a report on the website of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, which described the official’s remarks as part of the final report… Read More »

Iran sends downed Ukrainian passenger jet’s black box to France for analysis

By | July 18, 2020

Iran has sent the black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for reading, an Iranian semi-official news agency said Saturday. Iran accidentally shot down the Boeing 737-800 in January, killing all 176 people aboard, including 55 Canadians. Iran initially denied responsibility for the incident, but later admitted its… Read More »

Iran sends downed Ukrainian plane’s black box to France

By | July 18, 2020

Iran has sent the black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for reading, an Iranian semi-official news agency said Saturday. Iran accidentally shot down the Boeing 737-800 in January, killing all 176 people aboard, including 55 Canadians. Iran initially denied responsibility for the incident, but later admitted its… Read More »

Iran blames missile strike that downed Ukrainian airliner on bad communication, poor alignment

By | July 12, 2020

Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people — including 55 Canadians. A report released late Saturday by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran. Authorities had initially denied responsibility, only changing… Read More »

Juneteenth is getting renewed attention this year. Here’s what’s behind it

By | June 19, 2020

It is a 155-year-old day of celebration that many non-Black people in the U.S. and around the world only started to hear of recently. But this year, Juneteenth has been brought to the forefront, due in large part to the recent killings of Black Americans, the ensuing anti-racism protests and a Trump campaign rally initially planned for the same date.  What… Read More »

Video of Buffalo police shoving 75-year-old man sparks outrage

By | June 5, 2020

Prosecutors were investigating Friday after a video captured police in Buffalo, N.Y., shoving an elderly protester who then fell and cracked his head on Thursday night, a confrontation that resulted in the suspension of two officers. Video from public radio station WBFO of the encounter, which happened near the conclusion of protests over the murder of George Floyd in… Read More »

Anger, grief and exhaustion: A city is left raw after George Floyd’s death

By | June 4, 2020

“Momma! Momma! Momma!”  The anguished cries rang out at the Minneapolis intersection where George Floyd died.  Those were among Floyd’s final words as he was dying, gasping for breath, with the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed into his neck.   But more than a week later, they were repeated by NFL Super Bowl champion Tyrone Carter.… Read More »

U.S. streets calmest in days as protests largely peaceful

By | June 2, 2020

Protests in the U.S. were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought violence and destruction along with pleas to stop police brutality and injustice against black people. There were scattered reports of looting in New York City overnight,… Read More »