US will start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16s at air base in Arizona

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

US will start training Ukrainian pilots on F-16s at air base in Arizona WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will start training Ukrainian pilots to fly U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets, beginning at an Air National Guard base in October, the Pentagon said Thursday.The training is part of a U.S. and European effort to get the advanced fighter jets to Ukraine for its defense against invading Russian forces. American military officials stress it takes years of training to be able to field F-16 squadrons, limiting the impact the aircraft will have on Ukraine’s defense for the near future.“This is about the long-term support to Ukraine,” the Pentagon spokesman, Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, told reporters in Washington. “This is not about the counteroffensive that they’re conducting right now.”The training will take place at Morris Air National Guard base in Tucson, Arizona. The pilots will first undergo English instruction at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, to bring their fluency up to the level needed to operate the aircraft, starting next month, Ryder said.Ukrai...

Call, Abrams homer off Kahnle; Nationals beat reeling Yankees 6-5

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

Call, Abrams homer off Kahnle; Nationals beat reeling Yankees 6-5 NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Call hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Tommy Kahnle in the seventh inning, CJ Abrams followed with a solo shot and the Washington Nationals beat the Yankees 6-5 on Thursday to send New York to its 10th loss in 11 games.A day after his first career three-homer game, Aaron Judge homered on his first pitch from Patrick Corbin (9-11). Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer in the third as the Yankees built a 3-1 lead.Last-place New York (61-66) has not won consecutive games since Aug. 2-3 and is s 1-11-3 in its last 15 series, losing seven straight rubber games.Washington has won four straight series and nine of its last 12 games.Giancarlo Stanton had his first four-hit game since May 4, 2021. He homered in the eighth off Jordan Weems and hit an RBI single off Kyle Finnegan in the ninth before Harrison Bader, batting in the rain, hit a game-ending flyout to a stumbling Call on the center-field warning track.Kahnle (1-3) also gave up Jake Alu’s RBI single on a hard...

El Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. demanda a SpaceX por presuntas prácticas de contratación discriminatorias

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

El Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. demanda a SpaceX por presuntas prácticas de contratación discriminatorias (CNN) — El Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos (DOJ, por sus siglas en inglés) presentó una demanda contra SpaceX, la empresa de cohetes y naves espaciales dirigida por Elon Musk con amplios contratos gubernamentales, por presunta discriminación contra los refugiados en sus prácticas de contratación.La demanda afirma que “desde al menos septiembre de 2018 hasta mayo de 2022, SpaceX desalentó rutinariamente a los asilados y refugiados de aplicar y se negó a contratarlos o considerarlos, debido a su estado de ciudadanía, en violación de la Ley de Inmigración y Nacionalidad (INA, por sus siglas en inglés)”, según un comunicado de prensa del DOJ del 24 de agosto.Así será el lanzamiento de la misión Crew-7 de la NASA y SpaceX a la Estación Espacial Internacional este 25 de agostoSpaceX afirmó falsamente en sus ofertas de empleo que sólo los titulares de un permiso de residencia y los ciudadanos estadounidenses podían trabajar en la empresa debido a las leyes fede...

A woman abandoned her dog at a Pennsylvania airport before flying to a resort, officials say

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

A woman abandoned her dog at a Pennsylvania airport before flying to a resort, officials say PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally abandoning her dog at a Pennsylvania airport before she boarded a flight to a resort in Mexico earlier this month has been charged with animal cruelty and related charges, authorities announced Thursday.Allegheny County Police say Allison Lyn Gaiser, 44, tried to bring her brown-and-white male French bulldog with her on a flight departing from Pittsburgh International Airport on Aug. 4. But the dog was denied boarding by the airline because it did not meet the criteria for an emotional support animal and did not have a proper kennel as required.After leaving the ticket counter, Gaiser was seen on surveillance cameras pushing the dog in the stroller back toward a moving walkway enclosure, next to glass exit doors in the airport’s short-term parking lot. She was later seen heading to an area where a county police officer found the dog unattended in the stroller about 40 minutes later, authorities said. The dog — who was unharmed...

Intuit: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

Intuit: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Intuit Inc. (INTU) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $89 million.On a per-share basis, the Mountain View, California-based company said it had profit of 32 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.65 per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.38 per share.The maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and other accounting software posted revenue of $2.71 billion in the period, also beating Street forecasts. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.64 billion.For the year, the company reported profit of $2.38 billion, or $8.42 per share. Revenue was reported as $14.37 billion.For the current quarter ending in October, Intuit expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.94 to $2. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.86.The company expects full-yea...

I-70 closed at Floyd Hill for loose rock

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

I-70 closed at Floyd Hill for loose rock DENVER (KDVR) — Interstate 70 was closed at Floyd Hill Thursday afternoon because of loose rocks after blasting above the highway. No estimated time of reopening was given.The rock is above the highway between U.S. 6 and County Road 65, according to Colorado State Patrol, which posted about the closure at 3:12 p.m. Save this link: Live traffic map from FOX31 U.S. 40 is open. Delays of over 35 minutes were reported.Delays were already expected on this stretch of I-70 because of ongoing construction work for the Floyd Hill expansion project. This month, crews are rock scaling and blasting along the route. CDOT said Thursday that rock blasting is the reason for the loose rock that's caused the closure.Construction equipment on I-70 at mile point 246.60 at Homestead Road W. as seen on on Aug. 24, 2023. (Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)I-70 Floyd Hill construction underwayA rendering of the completed I-70 Floyd Hill expansion project’s Central Section looking south. Crews...

Denver Police investigate threat at Civic Center Plaza

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

Denver Police investigate threat at Civic Center Plaza DENVER (KDVR) -- On Thursday afternoon, the Denver Police Department was on the scene at Civic Center Plaza where the RTD station was evacuated and closed due to a security issue. The threat was made to 1560 Broadway, which is the building above Civic Center Station. Denver Police called the threat "unspecified." FOX31 Newsletters: Sign up to get breaking news sent to your inbox The bus station at the Civic Center Plaza was closed as well as the MallRide shuttle loop at the station.As of 1:40 p.m., the Civic Center bus routes resumed normal operations. There is no other information at this time.

11 have died from West Nile virus in Colorado

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

11 have died from West Nile virus in Colorado DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a Denver resident has died from West Nile virus, bringing the total to 11 deaths this year in Colorado.On Thursday, DDPHE said a 71-year-old Denver resident died after being hospitalized with the virus.“We are thinking of the family during this difficult time,” said Bob McDonald, DDPHE’s executive director and Denver’s Public Health administrator. “This mosquito season has been particularly bad in Colorado, and I urge everyone to take WNV seriously and take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites.” West Nile virus is more of a threat this year than previous years, experts say The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been tracking West Nile cases in the state since the beginning of mosquito season. So far in 2023, 103 people have been affected and 11 have died from the virus. Of those 103 cases, 60 people have been hospitalized. The first human death from t...

4 Denver schools end class early Thursday due to heat

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

4 Denver schools end class early Thursday due to heat DENVER (KDVR) — For the third day in a row, a handful of Denver schools will be released early due to the heat.On Thursday, four Denver Public Schools campuses will have an early dismissal. The Pinpoint Weather team said the high will be above average in the upper 90s, which could create a warm environment for schools without air conditioning. LGBTQ book ban rejected in Douglas County The following schools will be released early on Thursday:Asbury ElementaryBradley ElementaryCory ElementaryThomas Jefferson High SchoolThis is the first time this week that a high school has been included in the list. This will also be the second early dismissal day this week for Asbury, Bradley and Cory Elementary.Denver Public Schools had identified 55 campuses without air conditioning, and 24 have either gotten or are slated to get it through a voter-approved, $795 million bond measure for building and maintaining schools district-wide.According to the district, Asbury, Bradley and Cory Elem...

Responding officer testifies during 4th day of trial for ex-Hialeah PD officer accused of beating up homeless man

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 13:51:09 GMT

Responding officer testifies during 4th day of trial for ex-Hialeah PD officer accused of beating up homeless man The trial for a former Hialeah Police officer accused of kidnapping and beating a homeless man entered its fourth day.Former Hialeah Police Officer Rafael Otano is accused of kidnapping and beating Jose Ortega Gutierrez, along with former Officer Lorenzo Orfila, in December 2022.On Thursday, Hialeah Police Officer Jeffrey Abascal took the stand. Abascal testified that he was one of the responding officers during the initial incident when police received a call of an intoxicated man in a plaza.“Three of us: myself, Ofila and Otano,” he said.Assistant State Attorney Carolina Sanchez drew attention to surveillance video that showed three patrol cars leaving the plaza where Gutierrez was placed in handcuffs and into Orfila’s patrol car.Abascal testified that he was the last car following in the line but eventually stopped.“I felt something was wrong, to be honest,” he said.On another call later that night, Otano told Abascal what happened.“They both ...

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