The Morning Drive: Silver Line, Drunk Pilots, D.C. Traffic

August 6, 2019

Happy Tuesday, DMV! Start your day with The Morning Drive! Here are today's top headlines.

FCC Approves Ban On Robocalls 

The FCC approved a ban on robocalls and spam text messages. The organization will now be able to keep track of those behind the calls and texts. 

Silver Line In Loudoun Coming In 2020

Metro officials said the silver line that will bring passengers to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County will be ready to open next July if everything remains on schedule. 

United Airlines Pilots Arrested For Preparing To Fly Plane While Intoxicated 

Two United Airlines pilots scheduled to fly from Scotland to New Jersey were arrested after it was revealed they were too drunk to fly the plane. The trip was canceled. 

Ride-Hailing Services Making D.C. Traffic Worse 

Services like Uber and Lyft are making D.C. traffic worse, one report found. About 7 percent of miles driven around D.C. come in Ubers and Lyfts. 

McDonald's Paper Straws Aren't Able To Be Recycled 

The fast food chain rolled out paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but the straws aren't able to be recycled. 

Gang Leader Crafted Plan To Pose As Daughter To Escape Prison

An imprisoned gang leader in Brazil planned to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter, who was visiting. 

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