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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Relatives of nine U.S. dual-national women and children killed in northern Mexico in November say U.S. authorities told them they have two suspects under detention in the United States. Bryan LeBaron said Thursday U.S. officials told the family that two suspects had been detained in the United States, but did not specify what role they had played in the Nov. 4 ambush attack. Earlier this week, prosecutors said more than 40 suspects have now been identified in connection with the killings of the extended Langford and LeBaron families who have lived in northern Mexico for decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has invited the U.S. accident-investigating agency to take part in the probe of this week’s crash of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran. The National Transportation Safety Board says it will “evaluate its level of participation in the investigation.” The extent of the NTSB’s role could be limited by U.S. sanctions on Iran. Under rules set by a United Nations aviation organization, the NTSB is entitled to participate in the investigation because the crash involved a Boeing 737-800 jet that was designed and built in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House has approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The war powers resolution is not binding on Trump and would not require his signature. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nonetheless insists it "has real teeth" because "it is a statement of the Congress of the United States." The House approved the measure, 224-194. Trump claims he has no obligation to give lawmakers advance warning, saying Democrats like Pelosi “want us to tell them so they can leak it to their friends in the corrupt media.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she'll "soon'' transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial. It's a sign of a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate Republicans as Pelosi warns against rushing to an acquittal without a fair trial. Pelosi faces mounting pressure from Republicans and some Democrats to quit delaying the trial. It's been three weeks since the House impeached Trump on charges of abuse and obstruction. Republicans say Democrats are embarrassed by their vote. But Pelosi says Democrats are ‘’proud'' of upholding the Constitution. Many on Capitol Hill expect the trial to begin next week.
UNDATED (AP) — Newly released Boeing documents show that company employees knew about problems with flight simulators for the now-grounded 737 Max jetliner and talked about misleading regulators. Boeing says the employee comments in emails and text messages released to Congress on Thursday are unacceptable and don't reflect the company. Boeing said the statements “raise questions about Boeing’s interactions with the FAA” in getting the simulators qualified. The 737 Max is still grounded after two crashes that killed 346 people. Boeing is still working to update software and other systems on the plane to convince regulators to let it fly again.