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Boeing Crashes Linked.
An analysis of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash last week showed striking similarities to a deadly October crash in Indonesia, officials said Sunday. The initial findings supported early suspicions, as both crashes involved new Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. The data reportedly showed the plane's stabilizers were out of balance, causing the nose of the plane to point sharply downward (see a pilot's explanation), a condition caused by faulty sensors on the tail of the aircraft. The flight's pilot also reported problems to air traffic control just one minute after takeoff, requesting a return to the airport. All 157 people aboard were killed in last week's crash, while all 189 died on the Lion Air flight in October - over 50 countries have grounded the planes until further notice. The US Department of Transportation launched a probe into the Federal Aviation Administration's approval of the plane.
The two recorders, popularly known as the plane's "black boxes", can withstand up to 3,400x the force of gravity and over 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit - here's how they work.
The 68-team field for the 2019 NCAA men's college tournament was revealed yesterday, with the ACC dominating the top seeds. Conference tournament champion Duke (29-5) was the field's top seed, with conference colleagues North Carolina (27-6) and Virginia (29-3) also snagging #1 seeds - WCC champs Gonzaga (30-3) landed in the other #1 seed. Surprise SEC conference tournament champs Auburn (26-9) vaulted to a #5 seed, while Big 10 champion Michigan State (28-6) grabbed a #2 seed. Indiana (17-15) and Alabama (18-15) were among the first four out of the field, while Belmont (26-5) was the last team in (let us help you make sense of the selections). It should be a top-heavy tournament, with Vegas favoring Duke and star Zion Williamson at 11/5 odds, followed by Gonzaga (5/1), North Carolina (6/1), and Virginia (8/1). The play-in games start on Tuesday (TruTV, 6:40pm ET), with the first round kicking off on Thursday (CBS, 12:15pm ET) when #10 Minnesota (21-13) takes on #7 Louisville (20-13).
Get your printable bracket here and make sure to catch the announcement of the women's field tonight at 7pm ET.
New Zealand Mourns.
The death toll from Friday's deadly shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand rose to 50 as officials pieced together a timeline of the attack. 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant reportedly spent over 30 minutes carrying out a shooting rampage in two separate mosques, eventually being captured after one worshiper frantically chased him away, throwing a credit card scanner at him and grabbing one of Tarrant's discarded guns. An avowed white supremacist, Tarrant live-streamed to Facebook via a helmet-mounted camera - the company pulled down over 1.5 million copies of the attack over the weekend. Officials vowed to examine the country's gun laws after learning the Tarrant purchased the weapons online from a local seller.
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Science & Technology.
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Politics & World Affairs.
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Historybook: President Grover Cleveland born (1837); Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov becomes first person to walk in space (1965); HBD Queen Latifah (1970); RIP rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry (2017).
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