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Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed years after explosion

Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed years after explosion

The reconstructed wreckage of Trans World Airlines Flight 800, which exploded minutes after taking off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on July 17, 1996, will be decommissioned and destroyed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. All 230 people on board the Paris-bound flight were killed. The Boeing 747 was destroyed, and…MORE

This Texas restaurant is offering free meals to those in need. Again

A restaurant owner in Texas is offering free meals to people in need, no questions asked. It is the second time the restaurant has made this offering during the pandemic. Vira Chudasma, owner of Italian restaurant La Riv in Temple, Texas, said that when people started hoarding groceries at the start of the pandemic, she…MORE

No hate crime charge against suspect in New York stabbing of Asian man

No hate crime charge against suspect in New York stabbing of Asian man

A man accused of stabbing an Asian man Thursday outside the federal courthouse in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City was arraigned Saturday on charges including attempted murder. Salman Muflihi, 23, was arraigned on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, court records show. Although…MORE

Three victims identified in Georgia airplane crash

Three victims identified in Georgia airplane crash

Three people were killed Friday when their single-engine plane crashed into a ravine shortly after takeoff in Gainesville, Georgia, officials said. The plane, a single-engine Cessna-182, crashed about two miles northeast of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville shortly after takeoff, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Emma Duncan in a statement to CNN. Hall County…MORE

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says he’s been called ‘coronavirus’ on the court

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin says he’s been called ‘coronavirus’ on the court

As the number of violent attacks against Asian Americans escalates, former NBA star Jeremy Lin said he has experienced racism while playing basketball. “Being a 9 year NBA veteran doesn’t protect me from being called ‘coronavirus’ on the court,” the former New York Knicks star wrote on Facebook. Lin, who currently plays for the Santa…MORE

NYC education chancellor steps down, to be replaced by first Black female chancellor

NYC education chancellor steps down, to be replaced by first Black female chancellor

Richard Carranza, chancellor of New York City’s public schools system, will step down in March, he announced at a news conference Friday. Carranza will be succeeded by Meisha Ross Porter, a former teacher and school principal in the Bronx. Porter will be the first African American woman to serve as education chancellor in the city’s history.…MORE