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How do you use Buy Now, Pay Later? It likely depends on your credit score

New research finds that people who use it the most tend to use it like a credit card, instead of a credit card. And that's regardless of income.
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Violent crime is dropping fast in the U.S. — even if Americans don’t believe it

In 2020, the United States experienced one of its most dangerous years in decades. But in 2023, crime in America looked very different.
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‘Whistling sound’ heard on previous Boeing Max 9 flight before door plug blowout, lawsuit alleges

Passengers on the flight before Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 allegedly heard and reported the sound “coming from the vicinity of the door plug.”
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Alaska governor says he’d like to send troops south to aid Texas, but cost is a hurdle

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said that sending 100 additional Alaska National Guard soldiers to Texas would cost about $1 million a month.
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Supreme Court considers whether Trump can be removed from a primary ballot

Justices are reviewing Colorado's disqualification of Donald Trump from its state primary ballot because he allegedly engaged in an insurrection.
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NTSB says key bolts were missing from the door plug that blew off a Boeing 737 Max 9

According to preliminary NTSB findings, four key bolts were "missing" when a door plug blew off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 in midair last month.
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Federal appeals court rules Trump doesn’t have broad immunity from prosecution

Tuesday's decision comes at a crucial time for both Donald Trump and the federal case against him. He has said he will appeal the ruling.
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In downtown Portland’s fentanyl crisis, Oregon leaders declare emergency

The emergency plan establishes a “command center,” where city, county and state staff will triage individual fentanyl users' resource needs.
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Boeing declines to give a financial outlook as it focuses on quality and safety

Boeing's CEO said the company is focused on improving production after a fuselage panel blew off an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 jet in midair.
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Amelia Earhart’s long-lost plane possibly spotted in the Pacific by exploration team

The discovery could solve the mystery of Earhart's disappearance with aviator Fred Noonan over the Pacific Ocean on a 1937 flight around the globe.
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Demand for minerals sparks fear of mining abuses on Indigenous peoples’ lands

Demand for lithium and other rare metals is soaring. But more than half of these mineral projects are on or near the lands of Indigenous peoples.
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Here’s how to tell if your next flight is on a Boeing 737 Max 9

The FAA has approved the Boeing 737 Max 9 to begin flying again, clearing the way for the planes to return to the skies as early as Friday.
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Boeing’s quality control draws criticism as a whistleblower alleges lapses at factory

New revelations from an alleged whistleblower suggest Boeing could be at fault in this month's door plug blowout on a Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9.

5 takeaways from Trump’s New Hampshire primary win

Donald Trump's 11-point victory over his last major GOP challenger, Nikki Haley, signals the start of his rematch against President Joe Biden.
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‘We don’t want to be first place’: Wyoming tries to address high gun suicide rates

In 2021 Wyoming led the nation in gun suicide rates, followed by Montana and Alaska. Survivors and health officials are working to change that.
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‘Cozy’ relationship between Boeing, feds draws scrutiny amid 737 Max 9 mess

Boeing's latest safety lapse renews concerns about its Beltway influence, and federal regulators' delegation of oversight authority to its employees.
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Kids of color get worse health care across the board in the U.S., research finds

Researchers reviewing dozens of studies looking at the quality of care children receive across pediatric specialties found widespread inequities.
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Amid scrutiny, Boeing promises more quality checks. But is it enough?

The aircraft maker is under renewed pressure to strengthen quality management. But critics say a fundamental cultural shift is needed.
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As Trump wins Iowa Republican caucuses, 5 takeaways

Donald Trump received more than half the vote in Monday's caucuses, as the GOP base remains committed to him despite his criminal indictments.
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A recent lawsuit alleges ‘excessive’ defects at Boeing parts supplier

The lawsuit against Spirit AeroSystems doesn't specifically mention door plug systems like the one that failed last week, but adds to growing scrutiny.
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TSA found record number of firearms at airport checkpoints in 2023. Most were loaded

Agency officials said the No. 1 reason passengers give for bringing guns to security checkpoints is that they forgot they were carrying them.
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Alaska Airlines cancels all flights on the Boeing 737 Max 9 through Saturday

The airline said that it would cancel 110 to 150 flights a day, while the Max 9 planes remain grounded after last week's in-flight blowout.
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Alaska’s open seasons on predators are approved behind closed doors

Culling predators is appealing because it is a tangible action — even when evidence suggests the true threat facing Alaska’s caribou is much more complex.
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Will the feds block a grocery megamerger? Kroger and Albertsons will soon find out

U.S. regulators are deciding whether to block Fred Meyer owner Kroger's $24.6 billion purchase of Carrs owner Albertsons.
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Before a door plug flew off an Alaska Airlines plane, an advisory light came on 3 times

Flight crew said Friday's Boeing 737 Max 9 flight was chaotic, "loud" and "very violent" after a paneled-over door flew off during a Portland departure.

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