Unbiased headline news for Wednesday April 10, 2024 – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a Boeing engineer’s allegations that assembly defects in the company’s Seven-Eighty-Seven Dreamliner raise safety concerns.

Sam Salehpour, a quality engineer at Boeing, said “he observed shortcuts taken by Boeing” during the assembly of the plane, “resulting in drilling debris left in interfaces and deformation of composite material.” He also claims to have observed issues with the seven-seven-seven assembly process.

The State Department has greenlighted an emergency 138-million-dollars in foreign military sales for Ukraine to provide critical repairs and spare parts for Kyiv’s Hawk missile systems.

The announcement follows a similar, small-sized round of $300 million in munitions support the Pentagon announced last month after it was able to convert contract savings to be able to offset the cost of providing the aid. Both the State and Defense Departments have been looking for ways to continue to get Ukraine support.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Israel has not apprised the U.S. of any specific date for the start of a major offensive into the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

Blinken spoke a day after Israeli Prime Minister NetinYahoo vowed that a date has been set to invade Rafah. The United States, Israel’s closest ally, says a ground operation into Rafah would be a mistake and has demanded to see a credible plan to protect civilians.

Germany firmly rejected accusations brought against it in the World Court that it has aided Israel in perpetrating genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

German Foreign Office Legal Director-General Tania von Uslar-Gleichen was the first to speak in Berlin’s defense during the second and final day of hearings in The Hague concerning charges brought against the European nation of violating international humanitarian law amid Israel’s war against Iran-backed Hamas in Gaza.

The sexual assault lawsuit against New York Mayor Eric Adams is “entirely fictitious” and should be dismissed, his defense attorney Alex Spiro wrote in a new court filing.

Spiro is assisting the city’s Law Department in defending the mayor, who, as an NYPD captain at the time of the alleged conduct, is eligible for free legal representation from the city.

The driver of a semitrailer-truck rammed a police vehicle in southwestern Michigan, crashed it into a home, tried to flee and was fatally shot by an officer, officials said.

St. Joseph Township officers responded to a request Monday evening to check on the welfare of the 42-year-old driver from Tennessee, who then drove his truck into a police vehicle, state police said in a social media post.

An Oklahoma judge ordered a Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as “ChiefsAholic” who admitted to a series of bank robberies to pay $10.8 million to a teller who was assaulted with a gun.

A judge in Tulsa handed down the order last week against Xaviar Michael Bubudar, 29, who was known for attending Chiefs games dressed as a wolf. Former bank teller Payton Garcia alleged Bubudar used a gun to assault her during a robbery of a Bixby Oklahoma credit union in December 2022.

Two bills moving through the Hawaii legislature could phase out short-term rentals that are not occupied by their owner, as the state tries to tackle rising housing costs and homelessness.

State House Bill 1838 and Senate Bill 2919 have prompted a fierce debate about the future of vacation rentals like Airbnb and Vrbo homes. Residents have long complained about the impact of tourism and luxury home and resort development on housing accessibility, as well as the lack of affordable housing and rentals for residents.