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Mar 5, 2013

Analysis: FAA faces obstacles in approving Boeing Dreamliner fix

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Boeing said this week it can move “really fast” to get its 787 Dreamliner back into the skies once regulators approve a fix for burning batteries on board the plane.

Regulators may not move so quickly.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which grounded Boeing’s high-tech jet nearly seven weeks ago, faces unusually tough obstacles in approving it for flight – one of them brought on by the agency’s own boss.

Mar 2, 2013

Insight: Will Dreamliner drama affect industry self-inspection?

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE/PARIS (Reuters) – Eight years ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said it would no longer directly manage routine inspection of design and manufacturing. Instead, it would focus on overseeing a self-policing program executed by the manufacturers themselves through more than 3,000 of their employees assigned to review safety on behalf of the FAA.

Mar 2, 2013

Will Dreamliner drama affect industry self-inspection?

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE/PARIS, March 2 (Reuters) – Eight years
ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on
the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said it would no
longer directly manage routine inspection of design and
manufacturing. Instead, it would focus on overseeing a
self-policing program executed by the manufacturers themselves
through more than 3,000 of their employees assigned to review
safety on behalf of the FAA.

Jan 29, 2013

Exclusive – U.S. gay marriage foes suffer from fundraising shortfall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Foes of same-sex marriage are labouring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising shortfalls that could sap its strength in future battles.

ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – the third year in a row that expenses exceeded donations, federal tax records show.

Jan 29, 2013

Exclusive: Gay marriage foes suffer from fundraising shortfall

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Foes of same-sex marriage are laboring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising shortfalls that could sap its strength in future battles.

ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court, showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011 – the third year in a row that expenses exceeded donations, federal tax records show.

Jan 29, 2013

US gay marriage foes suffer from fundraising shortfall

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Foes of same-sex marriage
are laboring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before
the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising
shortfalls that could sap its strength in future battles.

ProtectMarriage.com, the advocacy group defending a
California gay marriage ban now under review by the high court,
showed a $2 million deficit in its legal fund at the end of 2011
- the third year in a row that expenses exceeded donations,
federal tax records show.

Jan 21, 2013

Dreamliner probe widens after excess battery voltage ruled out

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – U.S. safety investigators on
Sunday ruled out excess voltage as the cause of a battery fire
this month on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet operated by
Japan Airlines Co (JAL) and said they were expanding
the probe to look at the battery’s charger and the jet’s
auxiliary power unit.

Last week, governments across the world grounded the
Dreamliner while Boeing halted deliveries after a problem with a
lithium-ion battery on a second 787 plane, flown by All Nippon
Airways Co (ANA), forced the aircraft to make an
emergency landing in western Japan.

Jan 20, 2013

NTSB rules out excess battery voltage in 787 incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. safety inspectors on Sunday ruled out excess voltage as the cause of a battery fire last month on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet operated by Japan Airlines Co (JAL) and widened its efforts to include the battery’s charger and the jet’s auxiliary power unit.

Last week, governments across the world grounded the Dreamliner while Boeing halted deliveries after a problem with a lithium-ion battery on a second 787 plane, flown by All Nippon Airways Co (ANA), forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in western Japan.

Jan 20, 2013

What’s missing in U.S. gun control scramble? Bullets

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all.

Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington.

Jan 10, 2013

California 2013-14 budget is balanced: governor

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California’s budget deficit is gone after years of financial troubles, Governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday, proposing a plan that raises spending on education and healthcare, boosts expenditures by 5 percent but vows to maintain fiscal discipline.

“I am determined to avoid the fiscal mess that the last few governors had to deal with,” Brown told reporters as he introduced the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year beginning in July.

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