Author: Alice Shea

President Trump Names New FAA Head Amidst Boeing 737 Investigation

President Trump has named a new head of the Federal Aviation Administration. It comes in the wake of two deadly plane crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. The president tapped Steve Dickson, former Delta Airlines executive, to take the role. He’s taking over as the FAA helps investigate two deadly crashes involving Boeing 737 max jets. The Department of Transportation is…

Texas Chemical Plant Fire Done Burning After Nearly Four Days

A chemical plant fire near Houston, Texas is finally out, after nearly four days of burning. The fire started Sunday at the intercontinental terminal company facility in deer park. Investigators say two fuel tanks caught fire. The flames then spread to six other tanks. Investigators now believe a leak in one of those tanks caused the issue. Several agencies, including…

United Nations Sends Relief After Deadly Cyclone in Mozambique

The United Nations is sending $20 million to Africa to help with the Humanitarian Response to a deadly cyclone that hit Mozambique. More than 200 people are confirmed dead, and that number is only expected to rise. The UN’s humanitarian chief says the $20 million is not enough to respond to the expected increase in needs. So he urged donors…

New Study Shows Music May Affect the Aging of Cheese

A unique study out of Switzerland suggests that music can affect the taste of cheese. Researchers at Bern University of the arts exposed five 22-pound wheels of cheese to different genres of music, played on a loop for six and a half months, 24-hours a day. The genres included rock, hip-hop, classical and jazz. Other cheeses were exposed to just…

Midwest Assessing Damage After Widespread Flooding

Mandatory evacuations and states of emergency are still in place across parts of the Midwest Wednesday Morning, as communities continue to struggle with record-setting flooding. So far, the historic floodwaters are being blamed for at least four deaths. The rising water is a result of a pre-spring snow melt, along with last week’s bomb cyclone, which dumped several inches of…

New Information to be Released on Michael Cohen FBI Raid

We could be learning more about what led to an FBI raid on President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. On Tuesday, a partly-redacted version of the documents related to the raid will be released. It comes after a federal judge granted a request from several media organizations to release the documents. FBI officials raided Cohen’s office and home in April…

Fire at Texas Chemical Facility Could Burn for Days

A fire at a chemical facility in Texas is still burning Tuesday morning, more than 24 hours after it started. The fire at the Intercontinental Terminal Company facility in Deer Park, Texas has been burning since Sunday. Investigators believe it started when two fuel tanks caught fire. The flames then spread to six other tanks. Fire officials say the flames…

Flooding Continues to Plague Midwest

Catastrophic floods continue to plague the Midwest. They’ve already claimed at least three lives, and washed away countless homes and businesses. But this natural disaster is still far from over. Flood watches and warnings have been posted from North Dakota to Louisiana, as many areas cope with record-setting flooding. It’s a result of last-week’s bomb cyclone. Those storms dumped several…

Dutch Police Arrest Gunman Following Deadly Shooting

A shooting killed at least three people and hurt nine others Monday morning on a tram. It happened in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The suspected gunman was arrested Monday afternoon. The country reduced its threat level to a 4 out of 5 after the arrest. Police identified him as a 37-year-old man of Turkish origin named Gokmen Tanis.

United States Leaving up to a Thousand Troops in Syria

The US military could be keeping up to 1,000 troops in Syria, despite President Trump’s order for a “rapid” withdrawal from the nation. A Wall Street Journal report claims the military is developing plans to keep some troops in the war-torn country. The report says the US plans to continue working with Kurdish fighters in Syria, who face threats from…