The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday March 12)

March 13, 2019

A look at the top stories today.

Ethiopian Airlines plane crash: Live updates

What we’re covering here What we’re covering here Black box found: The digital flight data recorder for Flight ET302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya has been located, Ethiopian Airlines said Monday morning. Planes grounded: Multiple airlines have suspended use of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft after Sunday’s crash.

Which airlines are still flying Boeing 737 MAX 8s?

Airlines in multiple countries have suspended the use of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 aircraft amid concerns over its safety, after an Ethiopian Airlines flight of the same model crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Man who missed Ethiopian Airlines flight shares emotional post

Antonis Mavropoulos said he missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed just after taking off from Addis Ababa by mere minutes, in a Facebook post that has now been shared thousands of times.

Theresa May’s position as Prime Minister at stake in Tuesday vote

If lawmakers don’t take their final chance to vote for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday, then — in the words of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker — the United Kingdom might never leave the European Union.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says power recovery will come ‘little by little’

In a televised address Monday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the recovery from power outages will be “little by little,” adding the outage was an “electronic coup” carried out by “criminal minds.”

US to withdraw remaining US diplomatic personnel from Venezuela, Pompeo says

The US State Department will withdraw all remaining US personnel from Venezuela amid an ongoing diplomatic crisis in the country.

Algerian president will not run for a fifth term

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has announced that he will not seek a fifth term in office and that the April 18 elections are postponed, after weeks of protests surrounding his candidacy.

Boy, 10, asks Qantas CEO for advice on how to start an airline

Hong Kong (CNN) – An Australian schoolboy with dreams of setting up his own airline has penned a letter to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce asking for advice. In the letter, which Qantas shared on Twitter this week, 10-year-old Alex Jacquot writes he is already the CEO of an airline called “Oceania Express” and urges Joyce to “please take me seriously.”

Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not for impeachment’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not currently support impeaching President Donald Trump despite thinking that he’s unfit for the country’s highest office, according to a Washington Post magazine interview published Monday.

UFC star Conor McGregor arrested after police say he smashed a fan’s phone

Police say McGregor smashed a fan’s phone in Miami Beach, Florida.

Aide to leading Rwandan opposition politician found dead

The personal assistant to leading Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire has been found dead in the country’s northwest region, a party spokesman told CNN.

Boeing 737 Max 8 is airworthy, US says

The US Federal Aviation Administration has told airlines it believes Boeing’s 737 Max 8 model to be airworthy, after two fatal crashes inside six months. An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed six minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

Singapore bars Boeing 737 Max planes

Singapore’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS) has temporarily suspended all Boeing 737 Max models from flying into and out of the country. The decision comes after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Max 8 crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. It was the second fatal accident involving that model in less than five months.

Ethiopian Airlines: Who are the victims?

Passengers from more than 30 countries were on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi that crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people. Among the victims were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians and seven Britons, according to a passenger list from the doomed flight published by Ethiopian officials.

Elon Musk slams SEC ‘overreach,’ says he cut his Tesla-related tweets ‘nearly in half’

The SEC wanted a judge to hold him in contempt. Elon Musk quietly accepted their judgement and … just kidding. In a court filing, on the day of the deadline for his response, the Tesla CEO accused the SEC of “unprecedented overreach,” warned that his First Amendment rights were at risk of being violated, and patted himself on the back for “dramatically” reducing “his volume of tweets.”

One viral tweet saved the day for this struggling donut shop

Maybe social media isn’t so bad after all. Business had been slow for Billy’s Donuts in Missouri City, Texas, which opened only last week, according to NBC News. So the owner’s son, Billy, posted a tweet on Saturday evening with pictures of his dad Satharith at the counter of his empty store.

Instagram founder admits he blatantly stole Stories from Snapchat

Snapchat loyalists just got some vindication about the shady tactics Instagram used to compete with the original ephemeral photo sharing app. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger spoke on a keynote panel at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival on Monday.

New footage shows devastating 1953 nuclear bomb test

This newly restored footage of a nuclear test is shocking. The Upshot-Knothole Grable nuclear test occurred on May 25, 1953 in Nevada. It was the only ground-fired nuclear artillery shell ever tested.

Toyota says selling full-electric vehicles is less eco-friendly

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Crappy in-display fingerprint readers are ruining new phones

In-display fingerprint readers – biometric sensors embedded within the screens of many new phones – are garbage. They must be purged from all future devices unless they get significantly better soon. There, I said it, and boy does it feel great to get that off my chest. Because it’s true.

The US threatens Germany with decreased intelligence sharing if it allows Huawei to build its 5G network

The US is trying to recruit Germany in its campaign against Huawei. In a letter sent by the United States ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell, the United States has warned Germany that it will reduce intelligence sharing if Germany allows Huawei to build its 5G infrastructure, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal .

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