5 things to know for April 10: Severe weather, Abortion ruling, Presidential debates, Gaza, Forever chemicals

5 things to know for April 10: Severe weather, Abortion ruling, Presidential debates, Gaza, Forever chemicals - Business and Finance - News

Boeing under Federal Investigation Amid Allegations of Shortcuts in 787 Dreamliner Manufacturing; Severe Storm Threats, Historic Ruling on Abortion, and Other Top Stories

Federal authorities have initiated an investigation into Boeing following a whistleblower’s claim that the company took shortcuts during the manufacturing process of its 787 Dreamliner jets. This probe comes as Boeing faces increased scrutiny due to several mid-flight incidents and a deteriorating quality standard (Boeing Scandal: Federal Investigation Launched After Whistleblower Alleges Shortcuts in 787 Dreamliner Manufacturing).

Here’s a rundown of other essential stories to keep you informed and begin your day effectively.

Weather Alerts: Potent Storm Unleashes Heavy Rainfall, Fierce Winds, and Severe Weather Threats
– A powerful storm is affecting parts of the Southeast US, with over 30 million people under severe storm threats today.
– Flood watches are in effect for approximately 13 million individuals from Texas to Georgia due to heavy downpours.
– Baseball-sized hail and at least one tornado have been reported, with isolated rainfall totals potentially exceeding 6 inches, leading to potential flash floods.

Abortion Laws: Arizona Supreme Court Rules State Must Adhere to 1864 Law Banning Abortions, Except for Life-Saving Cases
– The Arizona Supreme Court mandated that the state abide by a 160-year-old law banning abortions except when necessary to save a pregnant person’s life.
– Arizona joins Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi, with the strictest abortion laws in the US.

Presidential Debates: Major US Television Networks Urge Presumptive Nominees to Commit to Participating in Televised Debates
– Five major US television networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News, and News Finder, urged the presumptive nominees of both parties to publicly commit to participating in televised general election debates.

Israel-Palestine Conflict: President Biden Rebukes Netanyahu’s Approach to Gaza War; US Criticism Mounts
– In an interview with Univision, President Biden criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the conflict in Gaza, describing it as a “mistake.”
– The US administration has dismissed Israel’s planned offensive date as bluster fueled by Netanyahu’s political standing at home.

Clean Water: Biden Administration Finalizes National Standard to Limit Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water
– The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the first national standard to limit dangerous “forever chemicals” found in nearly half of the drinking water in the US.
– Water utilities will now have to filter out five or more types of these synthetic chemicals, linked to various health issues and found in approximately 97% of the US population.

Eid al-Fitr: Celebrating the End of Ramadan with These Delicious Desserts
– Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the monthlong fast.
– Enjoy these delectable dessert recipes to add flavor to your festivities.

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Repurposing Your Eclipse Viewing Equipment
– For those who witnessed the total solar eclipse, learn what to do with your eclipse glasses instead of discarding them.

Historic Tattoos: Scientists Uncover the Ancient Technique Behind Ötzi the Iceman’s 5,300-Year-Old Tattoos
– The world’s oldest tattoos have been discovered on Ötzi the Iceman.
– Researchers now believe they understand the technique behind these ancient inscriptions.

Consumer Reports: Lunchables Should Be Removed from School Cafeterias Due to High Sodium Content
– Consumer Reports advocates for removing popular lunch kits, such as Lunchables, from school cafeterias because they contain up to half of a child’s daily recommended sodium limit.

Mavis Leno: Jay Leno Granted Conservatorship of Wife’s Estate as She Battles Dementia
– A judge granted Jay Leno’s request for a conservatorship of his wife Mavis Leno’s estate.
– This move is “necessary and appropriate” as she grapples with dementia.

Norfolk Southern: Rail Company Agrees to $600 Million Settlement for 2023 Derailment Lawsuits
– Norfolk Southern has agreed to pay a total of $600 million to settle all lawsuits from the 2023 derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
– This settlement covers damages related to health problems, property damage, and displacement caused by the hazardous chemicals spill.

Tara VanDerveer: Legendary Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach Retires after 45 Years, Becoming College Basketball’s Winningest Coach
– Tara VanDerveer announced her retirement as the winningest coach in college basketball history, with 1,216 career victories.