When the sun sets: Jordan has until the sun sets today to hand over convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi if it wants ISIS to spare the life of Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kassasbeh. That’s the new deadline the Islamist group apparently has set. Jordan has said it’s willing to do the swap. But what’s unknown is if such an exchange will spare the life of another hostage, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Sunset is at 5:30 p.m. Iraq time, or 9:30 a.m. ET.
Still no answers: When AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed, the co-pilot was flying the plane, the pilot was monitoring the flight, and things may have gone wrong in a span of just three minutes and 20 seconds. That’s the assessment of Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee. It’s common for the co-pilot to be in control of the aircraft. The big question remains: Did the plane stall while trying to make a steep ascent? Today, we learned that the stall warnings sounded, but that doesn’t always mean the aircraft stalled.
Getting out of hand: An attempt to mend the relationship between citizens and police in St. Louis broke into a shouting and shoving match last night — between citizens and police. Council members considering a bill to establish a civilian oversight board over police work were holding a public meeting when Jeff Roorda, the business manager of the city’s police union, and a woman appeared to get into a confrontation. “We saw once again tonight how fractured our city remains. We have a lot of work to do,” one councilman
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