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Southwest Airlines is calling for an inspection on all fan blades after an engine fell apart mid-flight. The pilot that landed the plane is being held a hero. Tammy Jo Shults, who showed nerves of steel brought the plane down quickly. Full story
Starbucks founder Howard Schultz is jumping in to help control damage after two men were arrested at their store in Philadelphia. The company is being accused of racial profiling. He said he was embarrassed and ashamed when he heard what happened. Full story
30 inches of rain fell in a 24 hour period as floods trigger a state of emergency on the Hawaiian Islands. Homeless pets are going to be flying to the states from Kauai. There will be roughly 20 pets on board & expected to arrive at Sea-Tac later today. They will head to the Bellevue Humane Society to be put up for adoption. Full story
The city of Houston is going to be celebrating the life of former first lady Barbara Bush today. The public is invited to a special service at City Hall. There will be speeches and a performance by the Houston Children’s Choir. Organizers are asking folks to wear pearls or the color blue in honor of the former first lady. Full story