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In brief: Air Force OKs F-22 fighters to fly

Wed., Sept. 21, 2011

Anchorage, Alaska – The Air Force’s fleet of 170 F-22 stealth fighters will return to service today, Air Force officials said.

The fleet was put on stand-down in May over concerns about the system that delivered oxygen to pilots aboard the jets.

All planes will have their life support systems inspected before they are allowed to fly, and then will have additional daily inspections.

Eleventh death reported in Reno crash

Reno, Nev. – The death toll from Friday’s crash of a vintage World War II fighter plane at the Reno, Nev., air races has risen to 11, authorities said Tuesday.

Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a P-51 Mustang fighter plane to plow into the ground at the National Championship Air Races.

City approves tentative ban on fur

West Hollywood, Calif. – West Hollywood has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. After all, this is a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians.”

In its latest effort, the City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved an ordinance that would ban the sale of apparel made of fur, making it one of the first municipalities in the country to adopt such a law. The sale of leather would not be included in the ban.


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