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In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: March 17

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    To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates.

    Flights Grounded

    The FAA ordered all Boeing 737 Max 8 & 9 aircraft grounded, joining the rest of the world, which had already banned the planes from flying. The FAA said it made the decision as it learned more about the crash in Ethiopia involving one of the planes. The crash was similar to that of a 737 Max 8 in Indonesia in October. The order caused some delays and rescheduling for passengers flying Southwest, American, and United, all of which use the 737 Max 8 & 9 their fleets. See more on the grounding of the Boeing planes here.

    Trump Orders Boeing 737 Max Aircraft GroundedTrump Orders Boeing 737 Max Aircraft Grounded

    President Trump announced Wednesday all Boeing 737 Max aircraft would be grounded "effective immediately" in the wake of a crash in Ethiopia where 157 people were killed. A software issue may cause the plane to dive suddenly if the aircraft appears to stall out. Many pilots have stated that they were unaware of the potential issue.

    (Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019)

    Mosque Massacre

    A gunman shot and killed 49 worshippers inside two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder and several others were detained. Police did not say what the others' connections were to the crime. The death toll rose to 50 on Saturday, according to New Zealand Police. Read more about what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days."

    Dozens Killed in 'Unprecedented' New Zealand Mosque ShootingsDozens Killed in 'Unprecedented' New Zealand Mosque Shootings

    Shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, left dozens of people dead on Friday. Police say three men and a woman are in custody. Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said, "There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence."

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    President Trump Fan Passes

    The West Haven man with cystic fibrosis who received a call from President Trump died on Tuesday night. Jay Barrett, 44, was a big fan of the president and had hoped to meet him before he died. After a social media campaign started by Barrett's sister, President Trump called Barrett on March 5. For more on Barrett's call with the president, click here.

    Don't Get Scammed

    The Better Business Bureau has released its annual report on the riskiest scams nationwide. Employment scams were deemed the riskiest because of the type of information that can be compromised. See what other scams made the list here.

    BBB Details Riskiest Scams NationwideBBB Details Riskiest Scams Nationwide

    The Better Business Bureau is providing information on the riskiest scams across the country.

    (Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019)

    Reunited With Her Rings

    A Massachusetts woman who lost her wedding rings at a rest stop on I-95 in Branford last month has her rings again, thanks to a Connecticut state trooper. The woman lost the rings when she got out of her car at the rest stop to use the bathroom. After a state trooper saw the couple's story, he searched through surveillance video from the rest stop and found the moment someone picked up the rings from the pavement. See how the trooper then located the rings and was able to return them to the couple here.

    'I Feel So Lucky': Lost Wedding Rings Returned to Couple'I Feel So Lucky': Lost Wedding Rings Returned to Couple

    A Massachusetts woman is feeling thankful after a stranger helped her recover her missing wedding rings.

    (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)