Boeing 737 Max flies again, carrying paying passengers from New York to Miami

American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane’s first commercial flight in U.S. skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes.

American flight 718 carried 87 passengers on the 172-seat plane, and the return flight from LaGuardia Airport to Miami International Airport held 151 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman.

Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration approved changes that Boeing made to an automated flight-control system implicated in crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people in all. In both crashes, the system pushed the nose down repeatedly based on faulty sensor readings, and pilots were unable to regain control.

The FAA cleared the way for U.S. airlines to resume using the plane if certain changes are made and pilots are provided with additional training including time in a flight simulator.

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In Simone Biles’ path, a fearless young gymnast learns new 2020 routine By Reuters

© Reuters. The Wider Image: In Simone Biles’ path, a fearless young gymnast learns new 2020 routine


By Amy Tennery

(Reuters) – Ty-La Morris has always been special.

    She was “a little older than one” when she crawled to the edge of her bed and did the splits, according to her mother, Likisha McCormick (NYSE:), and was three years old when she mastered the cartwheel, able to flip around the length of a football field.

    “I used to tell my coworkers every day and they all kept saying, put her in gymnastics. I’m like, I can’t afford gymnastics. Gymnastics is very expensive,” said McCormick, who lives with Ty-La in New Windsor, more than an hour north of New York City.

Raw talent met opportunity two years ago when Ty-La, who is now 13, began classes at the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, which offers free and discounted classes for

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