Mechanical trouble aboard U.S. airliner sends four to hospital

(Reuters) – Mechanical trouble forced an American Airlines jetliner to return to the gate at Boston’s Logan Airport on Monday and four people were taken to hospitals to be evaluated, an airline spokesman said.

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Californians embrace new pot law with ribbon cuttings and long lines

Some Californians raised “blunts,” cut ribbons and endured long, early morning lines outside marijuana dispensaries to show their love for the state’s recreational pot law, which went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/californians-embrace-new-pot-law-ribbon-cuttings-long-lines-n833876

Charges against suspect in ‘swatting’ hoax that led to death could be complicated

Los Angeles police have arrested Tyler Barriss on a fugitive warrant in California arising from a Thursday evening incident in Kansas, where a suspected “swatting” hoax and a phony 911 call ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man, Andrew Finch.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/analysis-charges-against-suspect-swatting-hoax-led-death-could-be-n833881

Gretchen Carlson elected as Miss America chair after sexist email scandal

Gretchen Carlson was elected to lead the Miss America pageant after its CEO and previous chairman resigned amid a sexist email scandal, the organization said Monday. In a statement, the Miss America Organization said that Carlson, who won the pageant in 1989, would take over the role immediately.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/gretchen-carlson-elected-miss-america-chair-amid-sexist-email-scandal-n833871

Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says

WASHINGTON — Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets last year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel.

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Joan Renee Cook vanished after going on a late-night walk in Salem, Virginia

Mike and Joan Renee Cook had a tumultuous marriage. The couple lived in Salem, Virginia with their young daughter, Ashlyn. But in 2007, Mike moved to Des Moines, Iowa to find a job, with plans for Joan and Ashlyn to join him once he was settled.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/missing-in-america/joan-renee-cook-vanished-after-going-late-night-walk-salem-n833541