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Airline passengers suffer injuries on a very turbulent flight

On February 13, 2019, a Delta Airlines flight had to be diverted to Reno, Nevada, after severe turbulence caused injuries to five passengers. Three of the passengers were injured so badly that they required hospitalization. The plane, en route from Santa Ana, California to Seattle, flew through a strong winter storm, expected to last all week. The National Weather Service in Reno said the storm will "downright dangerous flying conditions with extreme turbulence". The Service went on the say "this is a particularly dangerous situation for aviation in the lee of the Sierra over the next few days." Considering the warnings made by the National Weather Service, one wonders why the airplane's pilots chose to fly directly through the storm, rather than altering their course.

Sex abuse scandals are draining Catholic Church finances

The Archdiocese of Chicago has incurred significant debts, due largely to the many sexual abuse claims filed against it. In an article published on February 11, 2019, the Chicago Sun Times says that in recent years, the archdiocese has borrowed more than $200 million to cover its obligations. To lessen this debt load, the Church intends to sell the parking lot located directly across the street from Holy Name Cathedral for a reported $100 million. A developer intends to erect two high-rise residential buildings on this prime piece of real estate. In addition, the Church is considering the sale of the "Cardinal's Mansion" on Chicago's Gold Coast.

3 types of food-related illnesses: Were you a victim?

No one should serve you tainted food that causes you to get sick. Furthermore, no one should manufacture or sell tainted food products that make you sick. Nevertheless, this happens all of the time. Whether it's a restaurant, a food seller or a food manufacturer that is to blame for the food product that made you sick, this party could be financially liable if your food-related sickness results in serious injuries.

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