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President Trump announces that US will join the rest of the world in grounding all Boeing 737 Max aircraft following Ethiopian Airlines crash, and any of the planes currently in air will go to their destination and then be grounded - @NBCNews

Paul Manafort has just been indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on residential mortgage fraud and conspiracy charges, according to court documents provided to @NBCNews by DA's office.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Wednesday to 43 additional months in prison.

Canadian transport minister says issuing safety notice halting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from arriving, departing or overflying Canadian airspace effective immediately “as the result of new data that we received this morning” related to Ethiopian Airlines crash.

Governor of Sao Paulo says two young men, wearing hoods and carrying several weapons, opened fired at the school in southern Brazil, killing 8 people before taking their own lives. - @AP

Many deaths also reported in Brazil grade school shooting. young people were seen entering the building and firing weapons early Wednesday, Globo TV reported.

@Reuters Multiple children are being carried through crowds to ambulances after being pulled from rubble of school building collapse in Nigerian commercial capital of Lagos - (corrects: commercial capital, not capital)

@Reuters Multiple children are being carried through crowds to ambulances after being pulled from rubble of school building collapse in Nigerian capital of Lagos.

Many people, including schoolchildren, feared trapped in Nigerian building collapse, emergency agency spokesperson says - @Reuters

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse, sentenced to 6 years in prison.

FAA says no basis to ground Boeing 737 Max model: "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft."

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among at least 40 people charged in college entrance exam cheating investigation, court documents show. - @NBCInvestigates

LIVE: British lawmakers to vote on whether they will support the Brexit deal that PM May spent nearly 2 years negotiating with the EU.

British lawmakers again reject PM May's Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will not run for a 5th term, and announces the postponement of a presidential election which was due to take place in April, according to Reuters.

Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning jailed after refusing to answer questions from a federal grand jury in Virginia.

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A generalistic fast (low TTL) Mastodon instance for USA and Canada.

A no-nonsense, Nazi-free social media. Serving Philadelphia-New York-Toronto-Montrèal areas with fast response and low latency.

Home of the Mastodon Newsbot Service

The following newsbots are running on this instance:

  • NPR / National Public Radio (United States)
  • WHYY / WHYY Philadelphia (an NPR radio station)
  • BreakingNews / NBC Breaking News (posts to public)
  • BBCRadio4 / Intelligent, insightful programming from BBC Radio 4
  • 6ABC / WPVI Television in Philadelphia
  • KIRO7 / KIRO Television in Seattle, Washington
  • TheHill / US Political news from The Hill (all posts behind CW)
  • Reason / Reason Magazine - Politics from a pragmatist libertarian point of view

Tech Newsbots

Some other newsbots

  • RT - Russia Today, the Russian state news broadcaster (English)
  • Le Monde - The World, popular French newspaper (French)