Iraqis Worry US-Iran Tensions are Eclipsing Their Protests

Baghdad, Iraq (AP) Mass protests by young Iraqis against their country’s ruling elite helped force the resignation of the country’s prime minister. But now that the focus has turned to the conflict between the United States and Iran, Iraqis pushing back against government corruption, poor services and rising Iranian influence in state affairs worry their…

The St. Louis prosecutor alleges that racists interests are trying to force her out.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has filed what she calls an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. In the lawsuit filed Monday, Gardner, the city’s elected prosecutor, accuses “entrenched interests” of intentionally impeding…

Video: Iran Police Shoot at Those Protesting Plane Shootdown

Tehran, Iran (AP) Online videos purport to show Iranian police and security forces firing both tear gas and live rounds to disperse demonstrators who are protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The videos obtained by The Associated Press on Monday show protesters gathered near Tehran’s Azadi, or…

Boeing Papers Show Employees Slid 737 Max Problems Past FAA

Renton, WA (AP) Newly released Boeing documents show company employees knew about problems with flight simulators for the now-grounded 737 Max jetliner and talked about misleading regulators. Boeing says the employee comments in emails and text messages released to Congress aren’t acceptable and don’t reflect the company. Boeing said the statements “raise questions about Boeing’s…