Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY

Chris Woodyard


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

National Mustang Day at New York Auto Show marks 55 years of Ford's icon

The Mustang car takes a bow at the New York Auto Show and around the country. April 17 is its big day. → Read More

'Operationally suitable': Federal Aviation Administration backs training on Boeing's 737 Max revisions

The Flight Standardization Board's preliminary report recommends training on the controversial anti-stalling system for all 737 Max pilots → Read More

Notre Dame cathedral, signifying 'Catholic tradition to its highest,' burns during Holy Week

Catholics should be commemorating Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection in its pews at Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. Instead, a massive inferno is threatening to destroy the culturally and religiously significant icon for good. → Read More

Notre Dame fire: Catholics shocked as blaze ravages iconic cathedral during Holy Week

Catholics should be commemorating Holy Week in the pews of the Notre Dame, but instead, a massive inferno is threatening to destroy the iconic church. → Read More

Boeing's 'single point failure': Why was there no backup system on 737 Max jet?

Boeing has gone to extremes to add backup systems on previous models. Why not on the 737 Max? → Read More

'Trump-Pence must go': Trump visits California, where he is wildly unpopular, to raise money

After a stop at the U.S.-Mexico border, Trump arrived in Los Angeles to attend a fundraiser in a state where his approval ratings have been dismal. → Read More

Michael Avenatti, facing decades in prison in California, says 'justice will be done'

The Stormy Daniels attorney now is a defendant himself in an unrelated case. He was indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges. → Read More

California's secret wildfire weapon: Goats, sheep chew through flammable grass, brush

Livestock might be one solution to California's wildfire problems. The animals can get into narrow canyons that mowers can't reach. → Read More

Georgia's restrictive 'fetal heartbeat' abortion bill goes to governor

The bill would outlaw an abortion as soon as heartbeat is detected in the womb, but is likely to face court challenges → Read More

Boeing to fix flight-control system on 737 Max aircraft, revise pilot training

Boeing proposed software changes to its embattled 737 Max aircraft on Wednesday and mandated pilot training. → Read More

AR-15 advertising speaks to ‘macho hyper-masculinity,' gun control advocates say. They want it to stop

When it comes to selling AR-15-style semiautomatic rifles, gunmakers have discovered that there's no better endorsement than the American soldier. → Read More

Reports: Boeing will add warning light to aid pilots after Ethiopian 737 Max crash

The warning light will become standard equipment. Previously, it was an option → Read More

West Virginia attorney general sues Catholic diocese, says pedophile priests knowingly hired

The suit also nams the former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston for knowingly hiring pedophile priests → Read More

Ethiopian Airlines crash raises questions about Boeing 737 Max certification process

The Justice Department is reportedly looking into the development of the grounded Boeing 737 Max blamed for two crashes. → Read More

L.A. police evacuate Westfield Century City mall after report of gunman, bomb threat

Shoppers fled after the report. Some sheltered in place. → Read More

More women are joining truck driving world, confronting sexism and long days

The American Trucking Association estimated a shortage of about 60,000 drivers at the start of the year, prompting trucking firms to seek out women. → Read More

Women are increasingly joining the deadly world of truck driving, confronting sexism and long days

The American Trucking Association estimated a shortage of about 60,000 drivers at the start of the year, prompting trucking firms to seek out women. → Read More

Drones in disasters: Eyes in the air play key role in Alabama tornado zone – and beyond

Police and fire agencies are using drones in recovery and relief, such as after the Alabama tornado. As technology improves, drone use is expanding. → Read More

Elon Musk's Boring Co. recommended to build Las Vegas tunnel project

The tunneling company would create a people mover system under the gambling capital's expansive convention center → Read More

Is the American Autobahn next? How states are pushing highway speeds past the limit

A California legislator proposing no speed limit on a highway is in keeping with higher limits in other states. In Texas, you can go 85 mph. → Read More