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Air India closer to getting Boeing jets

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina is closer to delivery now that the Indian government has accepted compensation for planes that are three years late.

Indian officials have signed off on a deal that allows Air India to pick up its South Carolina-made jet.

The state-owned airline ordered 27 of the composite jets in 2005. Three of them sit ready for pickup at the North Charleston plant. One was built there.

Boeing senior vice president Dinesh Keskar said several details still must be worked out, but India’s decision to accept the undisclosed proposal was key.

Boeing has said the plastic composite jets will provide major fuel savings and passenger comforts.

Man awaiting trial charged in sex case

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — An Orangeburg man charged with homicide in an infant’s 2009 death has been arrested again on allegations that he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl.

Anwar Young, 34, is still awaiting trial on charges of shaking his 2-month-old to death. A judge in that case set bond at $35,000 and ordered him to have no contact with children.

Young was taken into custody Thursday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Authorities declined to say whether Young knew the alleged sexual assault victim.

A judge denied bond Friday.


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