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Nate Paul, Developer at Center of Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Impeachment, Arrested by Feds

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www.thedailybeast.com – – 2023-06-09 03:04:33

SUMMARY: Nate Paul, the real estate developer involved in Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment scandal, has been arrested on a federal warrant. Although it is not clear if the arrest is related to Paxton’s case, several misconduct allegations against Paxton involve Paul. Paxton is accused of protecting Paul from foreclosure, targeting a charity that sued Paul for fraud, and convincing Paul to hire his mistress. Both Paul and Paxton have denied any wrongdoing.

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FAA investigating how titanium parts with falsified records wound up in Boeing and Airbus planes

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-06-14 12:53:02

SUMMARY: Federal regulators are investigating how parts made with titanium sold with falsified quality documentation ended up in Boeing and Airbus passenger jets. Boeing and Airbus maintain that the planes are safe to fly, with Boeing removing affected parts from undelivered planes. The FAA is probing the scope and impact of the issue, uncovered by Spirit AeroSystems, which reported the falsified documents. The implicated titanium alloy parts were found to be of correct material, raising questions about the falsification. Both Boeing and Airbus performed extensive tests to ensure continued airworthiness. The New York Times first reported this FAA investigation.

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Southwest plane falls into ‘Dutch roll’ during flight, prompting FAA investigation

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www.kxan.com – Nick Robertson – 2024-06-14 11:47:17

SUMMARY: The FAA is investigating a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max that experienced a “Dutch roll” on a Phoenix to Oakland flight on May 25. A Dutch roll is a dangerous oscillating motion, but pilots managed to land the plane safely. Preliminary FAA reports found damage to a backup power unit for the rudder. This incident adds to the scrutiny of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft, following a door malfunction on an Alaska Airlines flight in January and concerns about Boeing's safety culture. FAA Administrator Michael Whittaker emphasized shifting Boeing's focus from production to safety and quality after a six-week audit revealed compliance issues.

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What is a bump stock? How bump stocks change the way semi-automatic weapons and guns are fired

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-14 11:05:51

SUMMARY: Bump stocks, firearm modifications banned by the federal government until the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the regulation, have stirred controversy due to their ability to change the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons. Replacing the back of a rifle, bump stocks enable rapid fire by using the motion and energy from the kickback. They can fire 400-800 rounds per minute, close to prohibited fully automatic weapons. Calls for a ban surged after their use in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. A federal ban in 2018 was challenged by Michael Cargill, and the Supreme Court ruled the policy exceeded federal authority.

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