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Tragic New Details On Southwest Airlines Passenger Jennifer Riordan Cause Of Death

USA aviation authorities are to order inspections of jet engines after a mid-air explosion that punctured an airliner's window, killing a passenger. The directive will require an ultrasonic inspection of fan blades when they reach a fixed number of cycles.

Students need written permission to join national walkout against gun violence

To keep national attention on stopping school violence, students across the country are planning to leave class. Discuss your family's expectations for their actions and behavior on April 20. "I'll probably never forget that". But Columbine was not an anomaly. "The Astroturf nature of the anti-gun walkout, with lots of money coming in from politically well-connected, national organizations and celebrities along with the media and school support definitely helped with their turnout", she ...

African Superstar On PFA Player Of The Year Shortlist

Recall that Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante won the 2016/2017 Player of the Year award, with Tottenham's Dele Alli was voted Young Player of the Year . Steve Nicol explains why Mohamed Salah deserves player-of-the-year accolades over Kevin De Bruyne , despite Manchester City running away with the Premier League.

Raid on Trump's Lawyer Sought Records on 'Access Hollywood' Tape

Cohen's counsel to conduct a review of the documents in the first instance and produce to the government all responsive, non-privileged items". Trump's threats to fire Mueller or the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation, Rod Rosenstein, grew louder this week when the FBI raided Cohen's home, hotel room and office on Monday.

VW board to decide on new HR chief at Friday meeting

Volkswagen replaced Mueller after he failed to refocus the group's portfolio of auto brands, a key pillar of "Strategy 2025" to transform the company into a leader in cleaner cars after the diesel emissions scandal of 2015. The automaker's share price has since recovered, but some lawsuits are still pending. Volkswagen on Tuesday said Mr Mueller had expressed his general willingness to participate in a management overhaul, and it was still to be determined whether efforts to develop a ...

Uber tries to extend reach, DC users can now rent bikes

That service will be offered beginning later this month - but only in San Francisco for now, Uber said. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the incident.

Germany on verge of knocking out Spain from Davis Cup

Nadal's coach Carlos Moya recently revealed Nadal is still not 100% fit, going into the match against Germany, but admits a couple of wins will give him the confidence needed ahead of his return to the ATP Tour. "It's positive, winning in straight sets". Lucas Pouille's five-set win over Andreas Seppi in Genoa was followed by Fabio Fognini coming from behind to beat Jeremy Chardy in four.

Gender pay gap in Thurrock organisations revealed

If a company has a large gender pay gap, it's generally a reflection of the fact there are still more men in senior and/or well-paying roles. Commenting on bonus pay gaps, Sam said, "In many cases bonus pay gaps - some which are more than double the gender pay gap - simply can not be justified".

Are we in a trade war yet?

The broad-based S&P 500 gained 30.25 points (1.16 per cent) to 2,644.69, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 100.83 points (1.45 per cent) to 7,042.11. Zarit said he still hopes Washington and Beijing will not follow through on their threats. "This is about holding to the laws and the customs of free trade and holding violators to account", he said.

Reports of active shooter at YouTube HQ

He said he saw blood on the floors and stairs. Four other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, and at least one is in critical condition. YouTube staff stand outside the building with their hands up after evacuating their office amid reports of an active shooter. YouTube parent company Google tweeted: "YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available".

Donald Trump slams Amazon for paying 'no taxes'

To comply with federal law, the Postal Service in 2017 had to generate at least $1.6 billion in income from its "competitive nonpostal services", which includes Amazon package deliveries . Sellers on the marketplace determine whether they collect taxes on sales or not. "And as a result, companies like Amazon can buy and sell good without having to pay basic retail taxes that your stores and your convenience stores and all the folks around, when you walk out of the studio over there and grab ...

Action will be taken against armed rallies: Mamata Banerjee

On her inability to meet Congress leader Sonia Gandhi , the Trinamool chief said they will meet once the Chairperson on Congress Parliamentary party recovers from her ill health. However, it was not clear whether she will also meet Congress president Rahul Gandhi . "We celebrate all kinds of festivals and rituals starting from Durga Puja to Ramadan and Christmas but always maintain peace and harmony", she claimed.

U.S. stocks end volatile day lower as Fed lifts rates

The Fed has said it expects to raise interest rates a total of three times this year, and one of the key debates on Wall Street is whether it will wind up increasing rates three times or four. Currently, US inflation is running at 2.2% (for the year to February) which is slightly above the Fed's target of 2%. Normally, a hike in interest rate in the United States does not augur well for the emerging markets and commodities.

Video Of Uber's Self-Driving Car Killing Pedestrian Released

Wednesday I wrote about a fatal crash in Tempe , Arizona involving an autonomous Uber vehicle. This image made from video Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an exterior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe , Ariz.

Bumped passenger scores $10K flight voucher after Twitter tirade

It was a happy ending for Preiss, who cracked wise about other recent publicized tales of United Airlines travel gone awry. The United agent subsequently told Preiss she could offer her up to a $10,000 voucher. United confirmed in an email on Friday that "yes, we issued" Preiss "this voucher per our policy". She was later told that she was bumped because there was a broken seat on the plane.

High-flying Buffalo ousts third-seeded Florida State

Just when the spectators at Bridgestone Arena had processed (or not) No. 7 seed Nevada's deeply implausible comeback from a 22-point deficit with 11 minutes left on No. Gonzaga led by 11 at the half but trailed 67-62 with 6:02 to play before a 16-2 run gave them a nine point lead with 1:52 to go. They led 56-44 with 10:42 left, and a free throw by Trevon Bluiett gave them a 66-57 edge.

Weak trade continues; Sensex below 33k-mark on CAD, Fed hike worries

Vedanta was down around 7 per cent in early morning trading. The Sensex shrugged of its early losses, with IT and telecom stocks leading the recovery, and touched high of 33,102.74. D B Realty (down 4.93%), Sobha (down 2.99%), Parsvnath Developers (down 2.5%), Anant Raj (down 2.47%), Oberoi Realty (down 2.08%), Prestige Estates Projects (down 1.94%), Phoenix Mills (down 1.64%), Sunteck Realty (down 1.16%), Peninsula Land (down 0.87%), Mahindra Lifespace Developers (down ...

Amazon shares fall; tech giant considering Toys 'R' Us locations?

That combination is looked at by some as an issue, as it means less young people are part of the economy and theoretically hinders stores like Toys "R" Us. If a purchase goes through, online competition will have officially ended Toys R Us. There are now more than 700 hundred stores across the country and earlier this year 180 of them began the liquidation process.

India issues note verbale after High Commission officials 'aggressively followed' in Pakistan

Islamabad's decision came in the backdrop of India issuing another note verbale - a form of written diplomatic protest - to Pakistan on the alleged harassment of Indian High Commission officials on Saturday. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry claimed that the staff and their families have been facing "harassment, intimidation and outright violence" from Indian state agencies in recent weeks.

Red State Dems Can't Love Trump, So They Love His Tariffs Instead

China now runs a $375 billion trade surplus with the US and Trump asked President Xi Xinping's economic advisers how to reduce this disparity during Xinping's recent visit. "Prices will go down, which is good for the [infrastructure program] 'Build, Build, Build, '" Philippine Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez told reporters on March 9.

United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

On United Flight 1284 from Houston to NY on Monday, a woman who was flying with children and a small dog was pressured by a flight attendant to put her dog in overhead storage during the 3-1/2 hour flight. The US Transportation Department "is looking into the circumstances" of the dog's death, an agency spokeswoman said Wednesday. When she found out, the passenger said the attendant "seemed frazzled and shocked".

When will the sales of Toys 'R' Us locations begin?

Toys R Us is seeking bankruptcy court approval to shut down its hundreds of remaining stores in the USA and Puerto Rico following dismal sales during the crucial holiday shopping season. And Sharper Image, which also shut its stores, now sells gadgets online and opened a NY pop-up shop during the holidays past year. Perhaps. This father of two young boys can tell you from firsthand experience that it's still a lot of fun to shop - and take the kids - to smaller neighborhood toy stores.even ...

Air Canada computer issues causing congestion at some airports

It is not yet clear what caused the outage. "Today's computer issues have had a wide impact on our customers and we apologize for any inconvenience", Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada , said in the statement . Flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada┬┤s extensive domestic schedule, provides for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at Canadian ...

Mikaela Shiffrin secures 2nd straight World Cup skiing title

Colorado's Mikaela Shiffrin won the overall World Cup title Friday - for the second year in a row . Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell won her 41st race aged 21 in 1975 before missing the following season to care for her father. "My biggest challenge this year has not been the Olympics or the (World Cup) overall or any of that, but getting motivated for these last races", she said.

Clinton officer killed, two others wounded

When police arrived at the home, Sgt. Lowe said a man fired at the responding officers from inside the residence. Police said the shooter was found dead inside the home where the 911 call originated, WDAF reported . "It's hard to put into words what you go through when you have an officer killed in the line of duty, and then to have it happen to a department after a short period of time, that's hard to wrap your head around", Lowe said Tuesday.

Lyft doubles down on helping patients get rides to the doctor

Ultimately, the goal with Uber Health is to hopefully reduce the number of no-show appointments - something that's exacerbated by people who can't get a ride to the doctor, the firm says. The dashboard allows healthcare professionals to order rides for patients going to and from the care they need. "Health IT should always put the patient first and this partnership is representative of Allscripts commitment to connecting communities and helping providers deliver services their patients ...

United Airlines holds off on lottery bonus

United Airlines on Monday suspended plans to award quarterly bonuses through a new lottery system after backlash from employees over the weekend. Hundreds of United employees signed a Change.org petition calling for the reinstatement of bonuses - and the airline was skewered for trying to peddle the lottery as a step up in worker compensation when, in reality, it was a cost-saving measure.

Federal government expects oil prices to fall

Brent crude LCOc1 rose 30 cents to $64.13 a barrel by 12:10 p.m. EST (1710 GMT). Oil prices may find some support as the U.S.is considering oil-related sanctions on OPEC member Venezuela to pressure its socialist President Nicolas Maduro, a US official said on Wednesday.

In the United States launched a carrier rocket with a weather satellite

The GOES weather satellite (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) will be positioned to provide data to the West Coast of the US after it's carried into orbit by one of the United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rockets. Volz also hailed GOES-16's imagery as "really visceral" at an earlier news conference. "They will have detailed, tactical information about a fire and where it's likely to go based on winds and intensity".

New Fed Chief Sees Interest Rates Continuing To Rise As Economy Strengthens

The Dow was down by 380 points Wednesday in volatile trading, with markets falling sharply towards the close of trading. It had only four such days previous year. Powell told Congress that there was no evidence that the USA economy is now overheating. Referring to the wild swings in the stock market that occurred earlier this month, Powell said the Fed does "not see these developments as weighing heavily on the outlook for economic activity, the labor market and inflation".