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Text of letter from United CEO defending employees

Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this. I do, however, believe there are lessons we can learn from this experience, and we are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Red Sox trying to stay the course amid injury, illness

The Chris Sale era in Boston is off to as good a start as anyone could have hoped; it's his teammates that have been the problem. It was his fourth double and sixth hit of this series. After two starts, the Detroit ace's ERA stands at 1.35. Then Castellanos committed his second error of the season at third base. On Saturday, during a matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, a couple of fans got enough courage (stupidity), on separate occasions, to rush the field at ...

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Garcia finally lands elusive Major

It was never easy until the end, when Rose sent his drive into the trees on the 18th hole in the playoff, punched out and failed to save par from 15 feet. However, there was disappointment for both Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, with the American pair only shooting rounds of 76 and 75 respectively to finish in 11th position.

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ 6GB variant could come to other markets as well

While the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones are expected to launch here in India on May 5th, we can expect some sort of information about the Galaxy Note 7R on that day. But with the company gearing up to release its first flagship phone since the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, it seems as though Samsung could certainly benefit from undistracted leadership at this contentious time.

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Congress votes to allow Internet providers to sell your browsing history

In a press release, Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) defended rolling back the protections, saying the FCC's privacy policy "has the potential to limit consumer choice, stifle innovation, and jeopardize data security by destabilizing the internet ecosystem".

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U.S. warned of retaliation after missile attack on Syria

A small but vocal group of lawmakers, including Mr. Paul, said Mr. Trump's missile strikes were illegal and insisted that any military action against a government that hasn't attacked the USA must get congressional approval first. In the days after the Khan Sheikhoun attack, Turkey provided the Syrian Civil Defense search and rescue outfit with 50 protective kits for responding to chemical attacks, and trained them in their use, Anadolu said.

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BHP Billiton shares jump on activist shareholder Elliott Management's calls for reform

BHP said it's been in talks with the hedge fund for many months, and the costs and risks associated with the proposals outweigh the benefits. On the topic of BHP's petroleum assets, which the company owns as part of its "four pillars" diversification strategy, Elliott believes the group should spin-off these assets and list them in NY to help the division realise its full growth potential.

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China-US relations | Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize

The North calls the drills preparations for war against it. SEOUL - North Korea plans to hold its key parliamentary meeting this week amid attention over whether its leader Kim Jong-un will deliver a message targeting the United States , experts said Monday.

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FinnCap Reaffirms "Corporate" Rating for Redcentric PLC (RCN)

The firm now has a GBX 460 ($5.78) price target on the stock. Booker Group PLC has 1,769,599,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 199.6 giving Booker Group PLC a market capitalisation of 3.53B GBp. The correct version of this piece can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/03/30/finncap-reaffirms-corporate-rating-for-redcentric-plc-rcn.html.

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ARU give Force, Rebels 'adequate time' to plead for Super Rugby future

Rugby WA has issued a writ against the ARU on behalf of the Force, while the Rebels are also considering their legal options as the axe hovers over both clubs ahead of next year's return to a 15-team Super Rugby format. While the Kiwi outfits continue to dominate the competition, Tew said viewer numbers in Australia and South Africa had "plummeted" this season. The ARU also released its accounts on Monday, which showed that bailing out the Force previous year had cost A$4.8 million ($3.60 ...

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Trump aides differ over Assad's future after Syria attack

In the aftermath of the attack, which Syria said killed at least seven people, Russian Federation announced it would suspend its cooperation in the information-sharing campaign. Advisers said he was outraged by heartbreaking images of young children who were among the dozens killed in the chemical attack. Ties between Russian Federation and some members of Trump's campaign team have been the subject of much scrutiny in recent weeks.

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G7 ministers look to persuade Russian Federation to abandon Syria's Assad

Calling the strike a "game changer", British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said support for the Syrian president "was toxifying the reputation of Russia" and suggested sanctions could be imposed on Moscow if it refused to change course. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose government is another backer of Assad's, also called for an independent inquiry under United Nations auspices when he spoke Monday to Alfano, Italy's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Delta Still Dealing with Delays, Cancellations Following Storms

Delta officials said in a statement , "While we can't control the weather, we understand the resulting recovery has not been ideal and we apologize for that". Thunderstorms Wednesday triggered the cancellation spree. Travelers stranded in Atlanta's airport. Goldklang's flight finally left Savannah for NY, 61 minutes late.

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Wells Fargo board place bulk of account scandal blame on former executives

Ultimately, despite her plans to retire voluntarily, Wells Fargo decided in September that it would fire Tolstedt for cause, employing a harsh distinction rarely used in an industry that often lets even shamed executives walk away on their own terms.

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Yellen Says Fed's Focus Has Shifted to Holding Growth Gains

Louis Fed President James Bullard, regarded as a dove, to reporters in Australia on Monday.Bullard said the central bank could begin winding down its massive balance sheet sometime later this year in a shift that would make it less necessary to raise the official funds rate.Financial markets were also watching out for developments in the Syrian civil war following last week's US missile strike on an air base in Syria, which had given the perceived safe-haven Japanese currency a boost.

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Hundreds stranded as Delta cancellations reach 4th day

Delta Air Lines canceled 400 flights across the country as of midday Friday because of a Wednesday thunder storm, the Associated Press reported. Wednesday's storm was "unprecedented" and hard to forecast, said the airline's chief operating officer, Gil West.

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Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts set to be awarded

The prize for explanatory reporting went to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, McClatchy and the Miami Herald , which amassed a group of more than 400 journalists to examine the leaked "Panama Papers" and expose the way that politicians, criminals and rich people stashed money in offshore accounts.

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United Ensures That Other Airlines Will Never Overbook Again

After the man was removed, Kelley said he somehow returned to the plane with blood on his face. The airline's CEO has since said it is conducting a review of the situation. Other social media users questioned whether the man would have been removed as forcefully had he not been Asian. Fellow passenger Jayse D. Anspach, who goes by @JayseDavid on Twitter, wrote: "No one volunteered (to leave), so @United decided to choose for us".

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More Details Revealed About Comcast's Planned Streaming Service

There are many unknowns about what the company has planned; Bloomberg's report says Comcast is "still deciding numerous particulars" like whether the service will offer live streams of NBCUniversal channels or instead be strictly on-demand.

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Fed Chair Yellen says economy close to achieving Fed goals

With plans to gradually raise US interest rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen expressed her desire to normalize and move toward a more neutral monetary policy moving forward during a discussion on Monday, April 10, at the University of MI.

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US Sends Carrier Strike Group to Korean Peninsula

As a US Navy strike group headed toward the Korean Peninsula, Tillerson said China agrees that action is necessary to address North Korea's nuclear arsenal, following last week's meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Delta passengers at LAX frustrated over 4th day of cancellations

A Delta spokesman told ABC News Affiliate WSB-TV Saturday night that most of its canceled flights around the country were in Atlanta. "We are grateful for your patience and want you to know that we, as always, learn from these experiences".

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The 2004 report that Wells Fargo chose to ignore

Labor Department. "A trusted colleague and dear friend, Carrie Tolstedt has been one of our most valuable Wells Fargo leaders, a standard-bearer of our culture, a champion for our customers, and a role model for responsible, principled and inclusive leadership", said John Stumpf, Wells Fargo's chairman and chief executive officer.

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USA, Mexico and Canada team up for 2026 World Cup bid

It will also no doubt make the case that a joint bid allows for more resources to host the expanded tournament. So much so that the U.S. Justice Department launched an investigation that helped bring down the most powerful people in soccer's governing body, including its longtime president Sepp Blatter .

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Passenger dragged off overbooked United flight

As for United , it's contract of carriage states that on oversold flights, "no one may be denied boarding against his/her will until UA or other carrier personnel first ask for volunteers who will give up their reservations willingly in exchange for compensation as determined by UA".

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US, Mexico, Canada launch bid for World Cup 2026

The U.S. -Mexico-Canada bid is the early favorite to secure the 2026 tournament in part because of a new Federation Internationale de Football Association rule that prevents European and Asian bids because Russia is hosting the 2018 World Cup and Qatar is the 2022 tournament's site.

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Getting up to speed on the Wells Fargo sales scandal

Feuer's office previous year settled a lawsuit it brought against the bank after some of its employees created more than two million unauthorized accounts as a way to meet aggressive sales goals set by management. Yet Tolstedt "resisted and rejected the near-unanimous view of senior regional bank leaders that the sales goals were unreasonable and led to negative outcomes and improper behavior", the board members said.

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Discussing Lewis Hamilton's Chinese GP win, Mercedes-Ferrari rivalry and more

Lewis Hamilton drove his way to win his first race of the season and is now locked together with Vettel who finished second in driver standings . Mercedes driver Hamilton completed a grand slam of pole position, race victory - the 54th of his F1 career - and fastest lap with a time of 1m 35.378s.

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Pentagon investigating possible Russian involvement in Syrian chemical attack

It prompted the U.S. to for the first time directly intervene against the Assad government which it has blamed for the attack. The US notified allies , including New Zealand, shortly before the attack. "So we can understand the USA taking action to prevent that kind of chemical attack happening again". Matthew Rycroft, the UK's ambassador to the United Nations, said Russian Federation has given Assad "everything he could have dreamed of" in its continued support.

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Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

The oath was administered by Justice Anthony Kennedy , for whom Gorsuch worked as a clerk as a young lawyer. The newest member of the Supreme Court celebrated his swearing-in with a public ceremony in the White House Rose Garden Monday morning.

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Foxconn could bid up to $27 bln for Toshiba's chip business-Bbg

Yukihito Uchida, a Toshiba spokesman, declined to comment. Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga has said that flash memory chips are "extremely important" for Japan's growth strategy. Toshiba , a televisions-to-construction conglomerate, is looking to sell off non-core assets. The firms already work closely together with WDC operating a chip plant with Toshiba in Japan.

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US officials say Russian inaction enabled Syria chemical attack

The reaction that followed, including Russia's withdrawal from the USA agreement on flight regulation and coordination in Syria, is a pointer to how the situation could develop. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war.

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What Equal Pay Day means for Dayton

Congressman Bobby Scott of Newport News tweeted praise for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of CT for her efforts to close the pay gap. She added that a woman working full time , year-round will lose more than $10,000 a year to the wage gap.

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F1 2017: Lewis Hamilton wins Chinese Grand Prix

SHANGHAI (AP) — Red Bull's Max Verstappen was down on power due to an engine problem during qualifying at the Chinese Grand Prix and finished next to last — an uncharacteristically poor result for one of F1's most promising young drivers.

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Baltimore Among Top Cities For Dog Attacks On Postal Workers

That's 200 more attacks than in 2015. It's likely that the number has risen because of the prevalence of 24-hour online shopping, with packages being delivered seven days a week rather than just Monday to Friday. More information on dog bits generally is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website . If a carrier feels threatened by a dog, the owner may be asked to pick up mail at a post office.


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