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FAA recommends door plug inspections on other Boeing model after midair Alaska blowout – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – – 2024-01-21 19:40:15

SUMMARY: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has recommended visual inspections of Boeing 737-900ER planes due to similarities with the model involved in a midair emergency on an Alaska Airlines flight. The inspections should focus on “mid-exit door plugs,” referring to the same panel that detached from the Alaska Airlines flight. The Boeing 737-900ER is used by several airlines and is older than the 737 Max 9 involved in the Alaska flight but uses the same design. The agency noted that there is no evidence of any problems or defects, but operators should ensure the door plugs are properly secured for added safety. Alaska and United Airlines found some aircraft with door plugs that contained bolts not tightened to specified levels.

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TEA releases 2024 STAAR results for grades 3-8

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-06-15 21:01:48

SUMMARY: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the Spring 2024 STAAR assessment results for grades 3-8, showing a decline in mathematics and science performance. Math proficiency hasn't returned to pre-pandemic levels, and reading-language arts showed varied results: Grades 3, 5, and 8 decreased by 2%, while grades 4 and 6 saw increases of three and four percentage points. Social studies results remained steady, mirroring 2023. The high school STAAR test showed mostly “steady performance” since its 2023 redesign. Parents can view their child's results on the TEA family portal at TexasAssessment.gov.

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Crews rescue 28 people trapped upside down high up on Portland, Oregon amusement park ride

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-15 20:35:22

SUMMARY: Emergency crews in Portland, Oregon, rescued 28 people on Friday who were stuck upside down for about half an hour on the AtmosFEAR ride at Oaks Amusement Park. Portland Fire and Rescue collaborated with engineers to manually lower the ride while preparing for a high-angle ropes rescue if necessary. No injuries were reported. One rider with a pre-existing condition was hospitalized as a precaution. Park staff immediately called 911, and responders arrived within 25 minutes. The ride, operational since 2021 without prior incidents, will remain closed pending an investigation. Oaks Park expressed gratitude to responders and cooperative guests.

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State Supreme Court Justices Declined to Take Up a Divorce Case From Denton County Involving In-Vitro Fertilization

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-06-15 19:06:38

SUMMARY: In Denton, TX, the Antoun divorce case raised the question of whether frozen embryos should be treated as children under Texas law. Gabriel and Caroline Antoun had signed a contract granting Gabriel ownership of the embryos during their in-vitro fertilization process. Caroline argued that, given Texas’s stance that life begins at conception, the embryos should be subject to child custody rather than property laws. However, the judge ruled that frozen embryos are considered property, not people, in Texas. If the state supreme court had heard Caroline’s appeal, it could have significantly impacted access to in-vitro fertilization in the state.

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