In our news wrap Friday, two white men in Georgia made their initial court appearance in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested Thursday night and face murder and assault charges in a case that sparked national outcry. Also, the CEO of Boeing says the company now expects to resume production of its 737 Max jets this month. The planes have been grounded for months.
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In the day's other news: Two white men in Georgia made their initial court appearance in the killing of a black man, Ahmaud Arbery, a case that has sparked national outrage.
Gregory and Travis McMichael face murder and assault charges. They say they thought Arbery was a burglary suspect. They were arrested last night, after a video emerged of them shooting Arbery in February and after the state Bureau of Investigation got involved.
We base our decisions on two things. One are facts and the other is the law.
Whatever the facts are, we apply the law to it. If the law says what the facts are is a felony murder, then we take the warrants for it. I'm very comfortable in telling you that there's more than sufficient probable cause in this case for felony murder.
In Brunswick today, a crowd of hundreds gathered outside the county courthouse on what would have been Arbery's 26th birthday.
The CEO of Boeing says that the company now expects to resume production of its 737 MAX jets this month. David Calhoun said today that he is confident of meeting that schedule. The 737 MAX was grounded in March of last year, after two overseas crashes that killed 346 people.
And the Eastern U.S. is getting an unwelcome visitor for Mother's Day weekend. A late-season polar vortex dipping down from the Arctic is bringing unseasonable cold. Snow began falling today across parts of New England. The system could also bring record low temperatures as far south as the Gulf of Mexico.