White House Asserts ‘Vast’ Effort to Protect Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to wide-ranging criticism that it lacked a clear national strategy to protect U.S. elections, the White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump has directed a “vast, government-wide effort” to protect the cornerstone of American democracy. John Bolton, the national security adviser, also wrote in a letter to Senate Democrats that…

Aeromexico Crash: Stronger Planes Can Mean Fewer Fatalities

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An aviation expert says passengers in plane crashes like Tuesday’s Aeromexico accident — in which no one died — have better chances of survival due to more robust aircraft construction. Air safety investigator Adrian Young, from the Netherlands-based consultancy To70, said that crash survival rates “are higher than they have ever…