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United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

Meanwhile, United is re-working parts of its overbooking policy that were at fault in the incident. According to Huffington Post , the incident happened during a United Airlines flight from Houston to Calgary. "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers", was the initial, widely mocked public statement from United chief executive Oscar Munoz . Read More »

Tesla becomes highest-valued United States automotive company

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the company will soon move beyond just electric sedans and SUVs to offer something bigger - much bigger. The CEO congratulated the Tesla Semi team for doing "an fantastic job". Shares of Tesla (TSLA - Free Report) saw a nice mid-afternoon pop on Thursday, eventually closing out the day more than 2.4% higher. Apart from the commercial vehicles that were announced, Musk disclosed another exciting fact about the Tesla Roadster. Read More »

Tokyo stocks drop in morning as Trump's remarks push yen higher

US stock indexes eked out tiny gains Monday as news of several corporate deals helped lift the market. China and South Korea agreed on Monday to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea if it carries out nuclear or long-range missile tests, a senior official in Seoul said, as a U.S. Read More »

Iran boosts natural gas production from underwater field


Rouhani was speaking at inauguration ceremonies for several new phases in the South Pars Gas field in the Persian Gulf, which is shared with neighboring Qatar. The Islamic Republic consumes some 550 million cubic meters per day domestically. Mr. Rouhani is in southern coasts in Bushehr to unveil large projects in oil and gas industries. Read More »

Japan PM: North Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles


A White House foreign policy adviser told reporters aboard Air Force Two that the type of missile that North Korea tried to fire on Sunday was medium-range, and that it exploded about 4 to 5 seconds after it was launched. He noted to the soldiers that his late father, Edward, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star on April 15, 1953 - 64 years to the day of the vice president's departure for South Korea. Read More »

Pink Diamond Shatters Auction Records


But the deal fell through after his backers could not fund the transaction, forcing Sotheby's to absorb the piece into its inventory. The 59.60 carat stone is the largest diamond to ever be sold at an auction . A 14.62-carat Oppenheimer Blue sold by Christie's in Geneva held the previous record as it sold at $57.5m last May. Sotheby's put it back on the market because of rising demand from wealthy Asian buyers. Read More »

Trump infrastructure plan remains on the drawing board


Trump said Democrats should be motivated to find negotiate on health care because "they own Obamacare". Now if it doesn't happen fast enough, I'll start [on] the taxes. President Donald Trump has abandoned his previous pledge to revamp the USA tax system and has reverted back to the planning stages. Mulvaney said there are both procedural and political reasons to do the health care repeal first, even though their effort failed once. Read More »

Tesla's Elon Musk says company's semi truck coming in September

In addition, the 45-year-old said Tesla's economy vehicle, the Model 3, will finally be launched in July. The final reveal of the production version of the Model 3 is scheduled for July. "Five of six current non-executive directors have professional or personal ties to Mr. Musk that could put at risk their ability to exercise independent judgement", the letter stated. Read More »

As Advertisers Flee, Bill O'Reilly Goes On Vacation


A Fox spokesperson claims the break had been planned long before the news broke about O'Reilly allegedly using his power to coerce women into sex, and threatening to punish those who didn't submit, and that he would be returning on April 24. Read More »

Zidane: Isco's Future Is At Madrid


Ronaldo and Lionel Messi often vie for the individual awards on offer - but that could be set to change. Robert Lewandowski returned to training on Sunday, providing Bayern Munich with a significant boost ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid. Read More »

New Zealand braces for Cyclone Cook


The MetService of New Zealand has issued warnings for heavy rain and strong winds for several areas of the North Island. It's due to make landfall on the North Island later - with winds of more than 144 kilometres an hour. Residents in the low-lying parts of the Coromandel and the Tauranga area had been told to leave immediately, with civil defence shelters set up for those who had evacuated. Read More »

Bartra tributes as shaken Dortmund bounce back

Dortmund police Chief Gregor Lange said police have not ruled out any possible motives for the attack, which led to the match being postponed until Wednesday night. Bayern next travels to Madrid, where it needs to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg. Leipzig won for a 19th time this season in a one-sided triumph with goals from Yussuf Poulsen, Timo Werner, Naby Keita and Diego Demme. Read More »

(MRO) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets


They now have a Dollars 2.5 price target on the stock. 09/26/2016 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Paradigm Asset Ltd Llc owns 42,656 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amp Cap Investors Limited holds 403,361 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Leavell Invest Inc invested in 0.04% or 18,650 shares. Read More »

Cavaliers escape with win over Pacers in playoff opener

Smith. The official play-by-play sheet called the shot a 14-footer, but it was closer to 21. Lue said nerves were not a problem the night before the opener. The Cavs also got 11 points from Channing Frye and eight points and 13 rebounds from Tristan Thompson. "It doesn't matter how you get a win in the playoffs". Read More »

U.S. jobless aid applications fell to 234000 last week


They added just 16,000 jobs in March, the fewest in 15 months, after payrolls had increased by 66,000 in February. The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies as were prices for U.S. Anticipation of continued labour market improvement has led central bank policy-makers to signal two more hikes are coming this year. Retail employment has contracted by 89,000 jobs since a recent high in October 2016. Read More »

Atlanta storm halts thousands of Delta Air flights

It canceled another 275 flights Saturday morning. "Wednesday's severe weather was unprecedented for Atlanta and the specific track and intensity of weather like this is often hard to forecast", Delta chief operating officer Gil West said in a written statement. Read More »

North Korea Launches Missile In Show Of Strength, Missile Immediately Blows Up


Sunday's launch was carried out around dawn from Sinpo, a site on North Korea's east coast where it has a shipyard. A crisis management center at the prime minister's office has reached the same conclusion as the United States that North Korea launched a ballistic missile from the eastern part of the country in the morning but it exploded immediately afterward. Read More »

Mourinho favourite Ibrahimovic has carried Man Utd


Mourinho said that anything less than victory at Sunderland would have ended his side's top four hopes and that winning the Europa League - now his number 1 target - is at least as achievable as securing a top four place. "You do not waste so much energy on things you do not really need". "The result was helped by the referee". Spurs' backline includes two of the best centre-backs in the Premier League in Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, while the two full-backs of Danny Rose and Kyle ... Read More »

North Korea shows off ICBM missiles, other weaponry at parade

The country conducted two nuclear tests a year ago. Pence said North Korea's "provocation" was another reminder of the risks that US and South Korean service members face every day "in the defense of the freedom of the people of South Korea and the defense of America in this part of the world". Read More »

Delta passengers at LAX frustrated over 4th day of cancellations


But West also acknowledged that the airline's recovery effort has not been "ideal" and apologized to customers. Days after grounding thousands of flights, Delta is still working to get back to normal. Wednesday thunderstorms across Georgia grounded many flights. Flight delays suck - but they're a fact of travel. So, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines decided to make it up to their passengers by ordering pizza. Read More »

United Airlines pilots "infuriated" by "grossly inappropriate" dragging of passenger

Bumping passengers is permitted by the US Department of Transportation as long as airlines provide some compensation - typically a voucher for future purchase - and a seat on a later flight. "A passenger is barred from taking a flight after he has boarded the aircraft either due to security reasons or because of customs evasion". Industry officials say that it is necessary because some passengers don't show up, and that overbooking keeps fares down by reducing the number of empty seats. Read More »

US Bombing in Afghanistan Kills 36 ISIS Men, Including Man from Kerala

He was using an Arabic term that refers to Islamic State, which has established a small stronghold in eastern Afghanistan and launched deadly attacks on the capital, Kabul. "We have the greatest military in the world, and they've done a great job as usual so we have given them total authorization". "The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group, we must deny them operational space, which we did". Read More »