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New York Giants reportedly trim coaching search to three candidates

New York Giants reportedly trim coaching search to three candidates

Sports
The New York Giants narrowed their coaching search to Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia and Pat Shurmur, according to a report by the New York Post on Thursday. According to the newspaper, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks did get past the first round of interviews. The report also said former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville and Steve Spagnuolo, who finished the season as the team's interim coach are not being considered for the position. All three remaining candidates are currently preparing for playoff games and are linked to other openings. Shurmur, who is the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator, is considered a candidate for the Arizona Cardinals opening. McDaniels, who is the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, also may be a candid...
Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

Malaysia OKs new search by private company for missing plane

Technology
Malaysia's government said Saturday that it has approved a new attempt by a private company to find the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, nearly four years after its disappearance sparked one of aviation's biggest mysteries. The Houston, Texas-based company Ocean Infinity dispatched a search vessel this past week to look in the southern Indian Ocean for debris from the plane, which disappeared March 8, 2014, on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members. The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the nearly three-year official search last January. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's final report on the search conceded that authorities were no closer to knowing the reasons for the Boeing 777's disappearance, or its exact loca...
Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

Argentina reports new clue in search for missing submarine

World
Ships and planes hunting for a missing Argentine submarine with 44 crew members will return to a previously search area after officials said Wednesday that a noise made a week ago in the South Atlantic could provide a clue to the vessel's location. The Argentina navy spokesman, Capt. Enrique Balbi, said the "hydro-acoustic anomaly" was determined by the United States and specialist agencies to have been produced Nov. 15, just hours after the final contact with the ARA San Juan and could have come from the sub. The sound originated about 30 miles north of the submarine's last registered position, he said. "It's a noise. We don't want to speculate" about what caused it, Balbi said. He said Argentine navy ships as well as a U.S. P-8 Poseidon aircraft and a Brazilian air force plane would ret...
'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for soldier never stopped after Niger ambush

'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for soldier never stopped after Niger ambush

World
U.S. Africa Command has launched a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding an ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and wounded two others. The investigation comes as the Pentagon said Thursday that the fourth soldier, Sgt. La David Johnson, was "separated" from his fellow soldiers but never left behind. "We don't leave anyone behind.... He was separated," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said of Johnson, whose body wasn't recovered until more than 24 hours after the Oct. 4 firefight. Joint Staff Director Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told reporters during a Pentagon briefing that U.S., French and Nigerien forces never left the battlespace until Johnson's body was found by local Nigerien soldiers. Until today, U.S. Africa Command had been conducting an infor...
Search on for personal flying machine

Search on for personal flying machine

Technology
The search is on for a mass market personal flying machine, with a $ 2m (£1.4m) competition to "make the dream of personal flight [a] reality".Sponsored by Boeing and run by start-up GoFly, the competition will encourage teams from around the world to come up with designs.Entries must be capable of carrying a person 20 miles without refuelling or recharging, with a vertical or near vertical take-off and landing.A "fly-off" will take place in 2019.GoFly founder Gwen Lighter told the BBC: "I was one of those kids who was always making crazy contraptions and throwing themselves out of trees."I, like millions of people around the globe, always dreamed of flying, and I began to realise that we were seeing a moment of convergence of technologies and were at a point in history when these personal