Man who attacked police with hockey stick during Capitol riot gets over 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former military officer who assaulted police officers with a hockey stick and a sharp metal pole during the U.S. Capitol riot has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Michigan resident Michael Joseph Foy threw the pole at police and struck officers with the hockey stick as a mob of rioters attacked police on Jan. 6, 2021. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan sentenced Foy on Wednesday to three years and four months behind bars. Chutkan oversees former President Donald Trump’s election interference case.

Boeing given 90 days by FAA to come up with a plan to improve safety

(AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for building new planes. The agency said Wednesday that the directive follows meetings with top Boeing officials, including the company’s CEO at FAA headquarters in Washington. The company has been beset by quality problems in manufacturing of its popular 737 Max jetliner. The FAA said Wednesday that the new 90-day deadline comes after FAA Administrator Mike Whitaker met with Boeing CEO David Calhoun and other top company officials.

Wendy’s says it has no plans to raise prices during the busiest times

(AP) — Wendy’s says that it has no plans to increase prices during the busiest times at its restaurants. The burger chain clarified its stance on how it will approach pricing after various media reports said that the company was looking to test having the prices of its menu items fluctuate throughout the day based on demand. Wendy’s said that its digital menu boards “could allow us to change the menu offerings at different times of day and offer discounts and value offers to our customers more easily, particularly in the slower times of day.”

Wildfire grows into one of largest in Texas history

CANADIAN, Texas (AP) — A cluster of wildfires is scorching the Texas Panhandle, including a blaze that grew into one of the largest in state history. The flames blackened the landscape across a vast stretch of small towns and cattle ranches. Authorities warned that the damage to communities on the high plains could be extensive. The largest fire expanded to nearly 800 square miles It jumped into parts of neighboring Oklahoma and was completely uncontained as dawn broke. No deaths or injuries had been reported as of Wednesday morning.

Older US adults should get another COVID-19 shot, advisers say

NEW YORK (AP) — An influential government advisory panel says older U.S. adults who got a COVID-19 shot in the fall should get a booster dose now. The advisers say people 65 and older should get another dose of the updated vaccine that became available in September — if at least four months has passed. The panel’s decision came after a lengthy discussion about whether to say older people “may” get the shots or if they “should” do so. That reflects a debate among experts about how necessary a booster is and whether yet another shot recommendation will add to growing vaccine fatigue.


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