Fatal Southwest Accident Puts Focus on Widely Used Engine

The engine failure that killed a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines Co. flight puts the spotlight on one of the industry’s most commonly used engines. CFM International—a joint venture between General Electric Co. and France’s Safran SA—makes engines that have become a mainstay of commercial aviation. The engines power most of Boeing Co. and Airbus SE’s single-aisle planes, the workhorses of the industry. On Tuesday, one of two CFM56-7B engines ruptured on a Boeing 737-700 operated by Southwest. The engine broke apart while the plane was at cruising altitude, flying from New York’s LaGuardia Airport to Dallas Love Field, with 149 passengers and crew aboard. Metal pieces struck the fuselage,… Read More

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‘The Sandlot’ Cast Reunites After 25 Years on NBC Today Show Special

Few baseball movies are more beloved than The Sandlot, and the main cast members reunited for a segment on NBC’s Today show to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz shared a photo of the cast. Mike Vitar, who played Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez was the only cast member absent from the reunion: In addition to reminiscing about the movie, the actors took to the diamond to turn back the clock. The Todayshow’s official Twitter account shared the full segment: TODAY .@GadiNBC reunited the cast of #TheSandlot 25 years after the beloved movie was released, and it was everything https://t.co/xxgtAjKgEw "The film was made with the same amount… Read More

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David Walter Tipton David Dale Tipton Services By Brentwood Funeral Home David Dale Tipton, 71, died August 17, 2011 at his home in Brentwood, California. He was born to Cordia and Carl Tipton in Paris, Texas on September 3, 1939. In 1943, he moved with his parents, older sister, Gloria (Jackie) and younger brother,… David T. Tipton Services By Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home – Louisville TIPTON, DAVID T., 70, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014. He was a library information specialist at Spalding University. Mr. Tipton was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Virginia Tipton. He is survived by his… David E. Tipton David was born… Read More

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Report: Pat McCaw’s MRI ‘Structurally Sound’ After Injury; Remains Hospitalized

The MRI on Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw “returned structurally sound, and hope is for McCaw to be discharged from hospital Sunday,” according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Charania added that a timetable for McCaw’s return to the court is undetermined. McCaw left Saturday’s game against the Sacramento Kings after Vince Carter appeared to unintentionally undercut McCaw as he attempted a layup before crashing to the floor on his back, per Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the… Read More

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LMU students balk at major changes

A decision by Lincoln Memorial University to discontinue its music major, along with four other majors, is now getting blowback from students who do not want to see it go away. Jessie Lear, a student at Lincoln Memorial University, posted a petition on the website Change.org to “consider the vote to shut down the music major at LMU.” “This a devastating blow to many, including myself,” Lear said in a Facebook post. “I am a pre-vet student, yes, but the music program has provided me with the unlimited support, stress relief, and encouragement through my challenging curriculum.” LMU made the announcement Wednesday that it would be discontinuing the music major,… Read More

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Northeast Braces for Next Storm as Thousands Still Without Power

As a powerful winter storm took aim at the Northeast, city and state agencies scrambled to minimize the damage from the second nor’easter in less than a week. New York’s Lower Hudson Valley was poised to bear the brunt of the latest snowstorm, even as thousands remained without power after a storm Friday knocked down trees and power lines and uprooted families across the region. By midday Tuesday, four days after many lost power, roughly 78,000 New York residents were still in the dark, along with more than 37,000 New Jersey homes and business. The National Weather Service predicted up to 15 inches of snow for the Lower Hudson Valley… Read More

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