What’s Making News this Week

By Chad Phillips 07.10.2013 blog

Here’s a quick update on some of the stories Channel One wants you to know about!

San Francisco Flight Trouble

Asiana Airlines flight 214 is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) after crashing on the runway at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Saturday morning. According to initial reports, the plane’s tail hit the edge of the seawall at SFO on approach to the runway. The flight, from Seoul to San Francisco, was transporting 307 people and of those, 2 were killed and 182 injured. The NTSB will look into the flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders in order to determine the cause of the crash. Asiana Airlines CEO Yoon Young-Doo arrived in San Francisco Tuesday, where he visited victims in the hospital to apologize for the crash.

Quebec Train Tragedy

Investigators continue to search the town of Lac-Megantic in Quebec, Canada after a cargo train derailed and crashed killing 13 people with as many as 50 still reported missing. The 73-car train was carrying around 1 million gallons of crude oil that caught fire when the train derailed. The fire raced through the town destroying more than 30 homes and sending residents fleeing. Investigators recovered two black boxes from the train and are working on determining the cause. Preliminary reports say that the air brakes on the train failed and are what caused the derailment.

Is this it for Edward Snowden?

Edward Snowden, the U.S. intelligence leaker, is said to have accepted an offer from Venezuela for asylum. Since the beginning of June, Snowden has been on the run from U.S. authorities who have filed criminal charges against him. Snowden was said to have been staying in a Moscow airport after fleeing Hong Kong. The question that still remains is how Snowden will get from Moscow to Caracas, Venezuela?

Despicable Me 2 not so Despicable

Despicable Me 2 is said to have scored $142 million at the box office since it opened over the July 4th holiday. The sequel, featuring Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig, took a total of $82.5 million over the weekend leaving Johnny Depp’s new movie, The Lone Ranger, in the dust. Have you been able to see it yet? Let us know what you think!

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