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Passenger Dead After Southwest Airlines Emergency, Engine Failure: NTSB

A passenger on-board a Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas died Tuesday morning when a catastrophic engine failure apparently sent shrapnel into the aircraft, shattering a window and causing the plane to suddenly depressurize at more than 30,000 feet, officials say. A Southwest Airlines aircraft depressurized after a window was broken mid-flight due to an issue with the engine, April 17, …

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Passenger Dead After Southwest Airlines Emergency, Engine Failure: NTSB

A passenger on-board a Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas died Tuesday morning when a catastrophic engine failure apparently sent shrapnel into the aircraft, shattering a window and causing the plane to suddenly depressurize at more than 30,000 feet, officials say. A Southwest Airlines aircraft depressurized after a window was broken mid-flight due to an issue with the engine, April 17, …

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Dallas Police Helicopter Spots Vehicle Submerged in Trinity River

Dive teams in Dallas relaunched a search Tuesday morning for a vehicle spotted submerged in the Trinity River Monday afternoon. Dallas Police and Dallas Fire-Rescue aren’t sure where the car came from and confirmed that no one was found inside. The vehicle was spotted about 150 yards downstream from a boat ramp on Great Trinity Forest Way by crews aboard …

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Houston to buy Heights Transit Center, convert it to a park

Houston City Council this week will consider buying the Metropolitan Transit Agency’s Heights Transit Center for $1.4 million and converting it into park space. The 0.8819-acre tract is at 6000 N. Main St., an area the city’s 2015 parks master plan identified as lacking both park space and available land for purchase. Metro no longer uses the site, which sits …

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´The man with three faces´ has second transplant

PARIS: Jerome Hamon is getting used to his new soubriquet “the man with three faces”. He remains in a Paris hospital, three months after undergoing his second face transplant, but has quickly accepted his new “identity”. His new face remains smooth and motionless, with his skull, skin and features yet to be fully aligned, a gradual process reliant on immunosuppressant …

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NEPRA to take legal action against K-electric over unannounced power cuts

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday is mulling to take legal action against K-electric over traumatizing load shedding and unannounced power cuts in Karachi; the economic hub of Pakistan. On the other hand, SUI Northern Gas has also halted supply of gas till payment of pending bills. NEPRA stated that Bin Qasim Power Station-I was not run at …

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Exercise, not vitamins, urged to prevent falls in seniors

TAMPA: Falling is the leading cause of injury-related death among people over age 65, and seniors who want to avoid falls should exercise, not rely on supplements like vitamin D, US guidelines said Tuesday. The new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force update those last issued in 2012, when the independent medical advisory group was favorable to taking …

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Israel’s Together signs deal to grow cannabis in foreign country

JERUSALEM: Israel’s Together said on Tuesday it plans to grow up to 25 acres (10 hectares) of medical cannabis in a foreign country in a deal that could bring annual sales of $75-$300 million, depending on the size of each harvest. Together did not name the country or the local company with whom its subsidiary, Globus Pharma, signed the deal. …

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Toyota promotes talking vehicle technology

(AFP) – A big part of vehicles becoming truly driverless is them eventually having the capability to communicate with other vehicles in the vicinity and various elements of infrastructure. Toyota is therefore looking to start selling models in 2021 that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology, which could potentially prevent thousands of accidents each year. The Japanese …

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?

(Online) – People who sleep with their eyes open may wake up feeling their eyes are dry and grainy. Some may think this habit is odd, but it is quite common. A person who sleeps with their eyes open regularly could end up with severe eye problems, however. The medical term for sleeping with the eyes open is nocturnal lagophthalmos. …

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