Sanctions on Russia force Boeing order revision, while ongoing 787 halt reduces jet deliveries
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In the monthly update of its jet orders and delivery data released Tuesday, Boeing removed orders for 141 jets from the official backlog — most of which were planes formerly destined to be flown in Russia, where ultimate delivery is now in doubt because of international sanctions.

The data otherwise showed a steady flow of new airplane orders in March, including 35 net new orders for the 737 MAX.

Deliveries of that Renton-built plane also saw an uptick in March with customers taking 34 of them.

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died
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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at 67. A post on his verified Twitter feed says he died following a long illness.

Gottfried died from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II, a disorder that affects the heart, according to a statement by his publicist and longtime friend Glenn Schwartz to the Associated Press.

There was always a glint in his eye when Gottfried was just about to tell an edgy joke,

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Psaki decries Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ‘publicity stunt’ plan to bus immigrants to DC
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The White House on Thursday slammed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his announced plan to bus illegal immigrants caught while entering the United States to Washington, DC, calling it a “publicity stunt.”​​

Press secretary Jen Psaki was asked during her daily briefing about what preparations the administration has made to find migrants places to stay after Abbott ​announced the initiative in response to the planned removal of the Title 42 public health authority next month.

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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 44 of the invasion
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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 44 of the invasion

The Kremlin admits suffering ‘significant losses’, Russia is kicked off the UN human rights council and Zelenskiy calls for ‘bolder’ sanctions

The Kremlin has admitted suffering “significant losses” of troops since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, in a rare admission of how badly the war has gone. The Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said he hoped the besieged city of Mariupol would be “liberated from nationalistic battalions” sooner rather than later.

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TyTy Washington Jr. leaves Kentucky for NBA Draft
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The freshman guard averaged 12.5 points, 3.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in 29 starts.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard TyTy Washington Jr. will enter the NBA Draft and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility, ending his lone season as the Wildcats’ second-leading scorer.

The 6-foot-3 freshman is the second Wildcats player to enter the Draft pool in what has become a spring ritual for the program. Junior forward Keion Brooks Jr.

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Enjoy the ‘Dream’-y new teaser for ‘Doctor Strange 2’
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The Morbius meme — you know, the one where film writers talk about it making billions of dollars and being the greatest movie of all time — is a bit played out at the moment, but we’re hoping Jared Leto has one final performance as the blood-sucking man-bat hybrid left in him, because what’s a Multiverse of Madness without Sony’s new Marvel legend? We’ve been analyzing every frame of this new trailer for Doctor Strange 2 like it’s a dossier about the JFK assassination,

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Jersey Mike’s donates 100% of daily earnings to Special Olympics
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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Jersey Mike’s, including the location in Harrison County, celebrated its annual day of giving by donating 100 percent of its daily profits to the Special Olympics on Wednesday. Jersey Mike’s in Clarksburg held its second annual Day of Giving and joined all Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants across the country by giving all of Wednesday’s earnings to the Special Olympics. According to the Jersey Mike’s website, the company expected to raise over $10 million dollars on the day of giving across all of its stores.
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What is aphasia? Bruce Willis is ‘stepping away’ from acting after diagnosis
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The actor’s family said he was recently “diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.”

Bruce Willis’ decision to end his acting career of more than four decades after a recent aphasia diagnosis has put a spotlight on the somewhat rare disorder.

Aphasia describes a neurological condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate verbally or through writing. It affects an estimated 2 million people in the United States, and nearly 180,000 acquire it each year,

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‘The Flash’ actor Ezra Miller arrested on Hawaii Island after incident at karaoke bar
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii County police say they’ve arrested and charged “The Flash” actor Ezra Miller with disorderly conduct and harassment.

According to police, the arrest stemmed from an incident at a karaoke bar on Silva Street on Sunday. The 29-year-old was allegedly yelling obscenities and became agitated when people began singing karaoke.

At one point, police say Miller grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman who was mid-song.

Police said Miller later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts.

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UConn women’s basketball team regroups after Dorka Juhász injured: ‘Get this win for her’
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BRIDGEPORT — Minutes after the UConn women’s basketball team completed an exhausting double-overtime victory over NC State in the regional final, the players circled Dorka Juhász as they celebrated at midcourt.

Juhász, her injured left arm in a sling, shared tears and smiles with her teammates. They hugged her, they placed a “Final Four” hat on her head, they made her the center of their post-game party.

Earlier in the night,

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