Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

A number of deliveries are ready for Chinese customers who “cannot come to Seattle to take delivery.”

Iowa caucus winner: Nobody knows

A problem with an app kept the state Democratic Party from reporting results.

  • Feb 4, 2020

Senate nixes witnesses, Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday

The Democrats had badly wanted testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton.

  • Feb 1, 2020

China locks down 36 million people after new virus kills 25

Worldwide, the number of cases is up to 850, including one in Snohomish County.

  • Jan 24, 2020

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

Seattle Rep. Jayapal backs Bernie Sanders for president

The rising star in the Democrats’ liberal wing chose him over Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

  • Jan 21, 2020

An Olympic first: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village

Tokyo Olympic athletes beware — particularly larger ones. The bed frames in the Athletes Village at this year’s… Continue reading

Boeing papers show employees slid 737 Max problems past FAA

In one exchange, an employee told a colleague they wouldn’t let their family ride on a 737 Max.

Iran denies downing plane, invites Boeing to investigation

Iranian officials asked the U.S. and Canada to share their evidence of a missile hitting the jetliner.

Iranians shot down airliner, Western leaders declare

The crash happened just hours after Iran launched a missile attack against bases housing U.S. troops.

Iran says engine fire brought down Boeing 737, killing 176

The flight was en route to Ukraine when a fire apparently struck one of its engines.

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits after US kills general

Iran insisted in a state TV broadcast it remained open to negotiations with European partners.

  • Jan 5, 2020

2 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at church near Fort Worth, Texas

Authorities have not released any details about what led to the shooting.

  • Dec 29, 2019

Boeing documents sent to Congress called ‘very disturbing’

The records appear to show efforts to ensure production plans “were not diverted by regulators.”

Thousands mark Christmas in West Bank town of Bethlehem

The Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, hosted people from around the world.

  • Dec 24, 2019

FAA concerned over pressure by Boeing for quick return of Max

The grounding of the 737 jet after the two crashes is costing the planemaker and airlines billions.

Qantas chooses Airbus over Boeing for ultra-long-range plane

Boeing’s disadvantage was the fading chance of its 777-8X being available in time.

After first crash, FAA analysis predicted 15 more Max crashes

Yet the regulator did not ground the plane until a second deadly crash five months later.

A change in a 787 safety system prompts regulatory whiplash

Boeing removed some lightning protections, which the FAA resisted, then approved — then questioned again.

FAA to create new safety branch after Boeing 737 Max crashes

The regulator has been criticized for delegating oversight of Boeing planes to the company itself.