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national lead

July 8th, 2013
05:14 PM ET

At least two passengers paralyzed from Asiana 214 crash

San Francisco (CNN) - Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was flying far slower than recommended as it approached San Francisco International Airport just before its crash landing on Saturday, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.

The Boeing 777 was traveling at approximately 106 knots (122 mph) upon impact and at about 118 knots (136 mph) 16 seconds before impact at an altitude of about 200 feet; the recommended speed upon approach is 137 knots (157 mph), Deborah Hersman told reporters.

The onboard systems warned the crew the plane was about to stall moments before the crash, according to the NTSB.


world lead

July 4th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

Egypt's security forces move against Muslim Brotherhood

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) - A day after deposing the nation's first democratically elected president, Egypt's security forces on Thursday moved to arrest leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood who had supported his rule and to silence their communications outlets.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad told CNN the ousted president, Mohamed Morsy, was initially under house arrest at the presidential Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo and later moved to the Ministry of Defense; the military has not commented on Morsy's whereabouts.

Morsy has refused an offer by the armed forces to leave Egypt for Qatar, Turkey or Yemen, the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported Thursday. The report said that he wouldn't step down voluntarily and that his speech Wednesday - before his ouster - represented a "flagrant challenge to its authority" and a "declaration of confrontation with it."


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