Pilots of fatal Lion Air flight may have been befuddled by safety system designed to prevent fatal errors
Indonesian rescuers and investigators look trough the remains of debris from the crashed Lion Air flight JT610 on Nov. 4, 2018 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Risa Krisadhi/Pacific Press/Zuma Press/TNS)
France’s finance minister calls ‘Yellow Vest’ protests a ‘catastrophe’
For their "Acte 4" (4th Act), the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) demonstrated jointly with the Worldwide March for Climate in Toulouse, France on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. The major police action quickly went to the shooting of tear gas and flashballs, splitting the procession in three parts. Many fires were lit all along the route, before the dispersal of the demonstrators in the early evening. (Patrick Batard/Abaca Press/TNS)
How a welder with a useless invention — a meat cleaver cellphone cover — became an accidental viral video star
Display of Geng Shuai?s previous inventions. Geng Shuai was an ordinary welder in a boring job who dreamed of being an inventor. But when he tried to promote his creation, things did not turn out as he expected. Geng put together a video to promote his product on Chinese video sharing and streaming app Kuaishou, looking intensely into the camera holding the cleaver cell phone cover, giving a solemn pitch on its convenience. Unlike his first invention, an automatic pancake press, the cleaver cell-phone case went viral in two days. (Gaochao Zhang / For The Times/TNS)
Amari Cooper’s huge game leads Cowboys to OT win over Eagles and in control of NFC East
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) dives out of bounds to try to get a first down during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Ashley Landis/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
Need a getaway to celebrate (or escape) the holidays? Travel like a queen to Victoria
The Kwakiutl Bear Pole carved by Henry Hunt is one of several totem poles in prominent places around Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Crystal Paul/Seattle Times/TNS)
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