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Pilot program ... Would you believe $1.3 billion? ... Plot twist in drug lord recapture

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 10, 2016 at 8:40 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is falling short in making sure airline pilots keep up their flying skills. That's according to a report from the Transportation Department's internal watchdog obtained by The Associated Press. It says the FAA isn't making sure pilots get full training on monitoring automated control systems in cockpits or that pilots get a chance to use their manual flying skills.

UNDATED (AP) — Lottery officials say no ticket matched all six Powerball numbers following last night's drawing for a record jackpot of nearly $950 million. That's boosted the expected payout for the next drawing this coming Wednesday to a whopping $1.3 billion. The winning numbers were 16-19-32-34-57 and the Powerball number 13.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The recapture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has taken a surprise twist worthy of Hollywood. A Mexican official says security forces located Guzman thanks to a secret interview he'd given U.S. actor Sean Penn while on the lam. Penn's interview with Guzman appeared late Saturday on the website of Rolling Stone magazine.

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina is about to make history as the first royal family member to face criminal charges since the Spanish monarchy was restored in 1975. The sister of King Felipe is accused of tax fraud. The trial of the 50-year-old princess, her husband and 16 other defendants will begin tomorrow and is expected to last six months.

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first legislature in more than three years held its inaugural session today. It was supposed to be a mostly procedural gathering. But heated arguments between lawmakers broke out when an outspoken member strayed from the text of an oath to avoid endorsing the 2011 uprising against then-President Hosni Mubarak.

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