3 Things To Know for your Monday
1 Ethiopian Airlines Flight Crashes, More Than 150 On Board
More than 150 people are dead – including eight Americans – after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed en route to Nairobi yesterday. The plane, a Boeing 737, went down around 8:45am local time with 149 passengers and eight crewmembers. The crash took place around 40 miles outside of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. According to local media reports, the plane was carrying passengers from 33 countries. Interestingly, the aircraft was the same type of plane that crashed off the coast of Indonesia last October, which left 189 passengers and crew dead. Meanwhile, the United States is sending a team to help with the investigation into the crash. National Transportation Safety Board is reportedly sending four people to assist in the aftermath – but they haven’t said when the crew will head to the site of the crash.
2 Venezuela Remains Dark, Maduro Blames United States
Venezuelans will wake up to a fifth day without power today, and as remains in the dark four a fifth day as far as disputed President Nicolas Maduro is concerned – it’s all our fault. As in, the United States is responsible for the blackout. "The national electrical system has been subject to multiple cyberattacks," Maduro writes on Twitter. "However, we are making huge efforts to restore stable and definitive supply in the coming hours." That was yesterday – at last check, they’re still out of luck. The power went out across much of the country Thursday, shutting down businesses, hospitals and public transportation. The 35-year-old opposition leader Juan Guaido [[GWY-do]] is telling supporters that he's embarking on a nationwide listening tour, and then he will lead a march to the capital.
3 Court: Trump Administration Responsible For Thousands More Separated Children
A federal judge is ruling that all migrant families who were separated during a government border crackdown can be included in a class-action lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw did not, however, order the Justice Department to track down the families. "The hallmark of a civilized society is measured by how it treats its people and those within its borders," Sabraw wrote. "That Defendants may have to change course and undertake additional effort to address these issues does not render modification of the class definition unfair; it only serves to underscore the unquestionable importance of the effort and why it is necessary (and worthwhile)." There are potentially thousands of families who were separated starting in July of 2017. The class action lawsuit forced the government to end is zero tolerance policy of separating children from their parents and led to orders from the court to begin reunifying families