November 25th, 2013
07:18 AM ET

Boeing Issues Warning About Engine Icing on Dreamliner Planes

Boeing has warned airlines to keep some 747-8 and 787 aircraft away from certain storms because of possible icing problems in engines, CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans reports.

The aircraft manufacturer sent a message to "customers who operate some GE-powered engines after instances of ice crystal icing that resulted in temporary diminished engine performance," spokesman Marc Birtel said in a statement.

Boeing said pilots should keep the planes at least 50 nautical miles from storms that may contain ice crystals until General Electric can make improvements to the "GEnx" engines.

Only a small number of the engines have had a problem with ice crystals, the statement said.

Boeing began delivering its 787 Dreamliners in 2011. The model is billed as a super-efficient, high-technology airliner of the future, and it flew without major problems for a year.

But a battery fire forced the diversion of an All Nippon Airways flight in January 2013. The entire fleet of 50 planes was grounded for four months while Boeing made repairs.

Later, a United Airlines Dreamliner made an emergency landing in Houston with brake problems and a fire broke out on an unoccupied Ethiopian Airlines Dreamliner in London. There also have been investigations into a faulty fuel pump indicator, an electric panel, a plane oven and emergency beacons.

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November 11th, 2013
10:24 AM ET

'We Were Wrong': CBS's Lara Logan Apologizes for Benghazi Report

CBS correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday and said the network was "wrong" for a "60 Minutes" report that raised questions about the Obama administration's response to last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

"In this case, we were wrong. We made a mistake," Logan said on "CBS This Morning." "That's disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me."

New Media Reporter for the "New York Times" Brian Stelter weighed in on Monday's "New Day." Stelter says the 'original sin' in journalism could be at play.

"If we start out believing we know what the story is and the story changes on us, reporters can sometimes be wary of changing their whole story. That's maybe the original sin in journalism sometimes.'

A primary source for the "60 Minutes" report on October 27 was a security contractor using the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," later identified as Dylan Davies. Davies told CBS he was able to reach the Benghazi compound on the night of September 11, 2012, scale a wall and even fight off a militant.

Also on Friday, the publisher of a book containing Davies' account said it was suspending the sale and publication of the book. Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is recommending that booksellers not sell "The Embassy House" and return the books, spokeswoman Jennifer Robinson told CNN.

The "60 Minutes" story broadcast October 27 cast doubt on whether the Obama administration sent all possible help to try to save Stevens and his three colleagues. The story was then cited by congressional Republicans who have demanded to know why a military rescue was not attempted.

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November 8th, 2013
10:51 AM ET

'We Were wrong': CBS's Lara Logan Apologizes For Benghazi Report

CBS correspondent Lara Logan apologized Friday and said the network was "wrong" for a "60 Minutes" report that raised questions about the Obama administration's response to last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The assault left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

"In this case, we were wrong. We made a mistake," she said on "CBS This Morning." "That's disappointing for any journalist. It's very disappointing for me."

A primary source for the "60 Minutes" report on October 27 was a security contractor using the pseudonym "Morgan Jones," later identified as Dylan Davies. Davies told CBS he was able to reach the Benghazi compound on the night of September 11, 2012, scale a wall and even fight off a militant.

That story cast doubt on whether the Obama administration sent all possible help to try to save Stevens and his three colleagues. The "60 Minutes" story was cited by congressional Republicans who have demanded to know why a military rescue was not attempted.

Joe Concha, Columnist for Mediaite praised Logan  on "New Day" Friday. Concha said:

"That was awesome. That is exactly what every news organization should do. 'We made a mistake, it was fog of war, we trusted a source, and we're sorry.' And this is why '60 Minutes' has been on the air for 45 years and it's a top 10 show – because they make mistakes, they own up to it."

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November 8th, 2013
06:41 AM ET

Obama 'Sorry' For Lost Plans

President Barack Obama's apology to Americans whose health insurance plans are being canceled because of the Affordable Care Act opens the door to the question of how the problem will be fixed - even as his administration tries to overcome the dysfunctional rollout of the website where people are supposed to be able to choose new coverage.

As the president's apology was being aired in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Tuesday, talk was in the air of new legislation in Congress and unspecified steps the president might take on his own, CNN's Athena Jones reports.

Meanwhile, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius' office promised "an important announcement related to the Affordable Care Act" during a visit to Atlanta on Friday.

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