Revelations of the cause of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash have spurred serious concerns over safety and flight protocols, including ensuring pilots are properly trained and adding more monitoring in the cockpit. NewsHour aviation specialist Miles O’Brien joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the questions the airline industry may consider in the aftermath of the crash. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in response to an epidemic of new HIV cases caused by intravenous drug use in his state. Also, the first tornadoes of the season hit Arkansas and Oklahoma, killing at least one person in Tulsa. The storms flattened homes and businesses, toppled power lines and caused injuries. Continue reading
An explosion at a residential building in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood caused the building to collapse and started a fire a neighboring building Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
It turns out that Dean Smith, the late, legendary head coach for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team, had one last play drawn out for his former players.
With March Madness in full swing, it is likely that you or someone you know has filled out a bracket for this year’s NCAA Tournament. But those who’ve chosen to “make it interesting” should know that, outside of Las Vegas, betting on any almost any sporting event is illegal.
What I’d like to believe from my observations in the streets of Ferguson and New York City at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests is that, among young white people, there is a real awakening around issues of … Continue reading
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. Continue reading
The Supreme Court released two significant decisions on Wednesday. In one, the court revived a lawsuit by a UPS worker who sued her employer after she was put on unpaid leave when she could not perform normal duties because she was pregnant. In another, the justices split 5-4 over voter redistricting in Alabama. Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the cases. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments over federal pollution mandates. The EPA says its limits on toxic contaminants like mercury in power plant emissions are vital to human health, but energy producers are arguing the EPA didn’t take costs into consideration when the limits were created. Gwen Ifill gets debate from Vickie Patton of the Environmental Defense Fund and David Rivkin of BakerHostetler. Continue reading