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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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Officer placed on leave after dragging United Airlines passenger off plane

Videos of the scene have prompted calls to boycott United Airlines. A video shot by another passenger shows the man being pulled across a seat and armrest and physically dragged from the plane. She said he was allowed back onto the plane after being removed. "It looked like he was knocked out, because he went limp and quiet and they dragged him out of the plane like a rag doll", Anspach wrote .

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Tesla Exceeds Q1 Expectations Ships 25000 Vehicles

The company said it expects ship as many as 50,000 Model S and Model X's in the first six months of 2017, and current figures show that it's on track to meet the goal. These 25,000 vehicles delibered in Q1 include 13,450 Model S sedans and 11,550 Model X SUVs. Since its lowest point in December 2, the stocks of Tesla have increased by 55 percent .

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Lewis Hamilton at par with Vettel after China win

But it was the triple champion's first this season and returned Mercedes to the top of the podium after Vettel won last month's season-opening race for a resurgent Ferrari. Marchionne added that the safety vehicle, which was brought out after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed on the start-finish straight, probably cost Vettel victory.

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BHP urged by Elliott to spin off United States oil unit in overhaul

BHP has competing capital allocation alternatives - including its world-beating mining assets such as those within its iron ore division, and highly value-accretive post-unification off-market BHP share buybacks at a 14% discount to market price.

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Wells claws back $75 million from top execs in sales scandal

The board investigation found that additional "mass terminations" and individual firings for gaming Wells Fargo's sales goals "continued sporadically over the next 10 years". Wells Fargo & Company is a bank holding company. Of the four-Elizabeth Duke, Donald James, Hernandez, and Stephen Sanger (who is now the Wells chairman)-only Duke joined the board after the scandal (in 2015).

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U.S. sends strike group to Korea

In appearances on the Sunday news shows, Tillerson said advances in North Korea's ballistic missile program concerned the US the most. " The US missile attack against Syria is a clear and unforgivable act of aggression against a sovereign state and we strongly condemn this ", KCNA quoted an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry as saying.

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'Unprecedented' storms force 3000 Delta cancellations

More cancellations are possible, Delta said. Between Friday and Saturday, almost 1,200 flights were canceled in total. Tornado-like conditions plagued the airline's hub in Atlanta , where almost 60% of delta's fleet passes through each day.

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Video shows United passenger forcibly removed from flight

When there were no volunteers, United's system randomly selected four passengers to be bumped from the flight. A passenger on the flight who witnessed the incident has told reporters the airline first offered $400 and a hotel stay. "Look at what you did to him" and "Busted his lip". If United had simply provided a proper economic incentive (i.e., increased compensation for the hassle of missing a flight), they could have saved the company millions in lawsuits and bad press.

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Wells Fargo board's report is too kind to itself

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we do not undertake to update them to reflect changes or events that occur after that date. Wells Fargo said the review, which looked into media reports and other documents, remains ongoing. But alleged corporate labor abuse - another favorite Ellison topic - constituted a big portion of the congressman's questions for the bank.

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Brokerages Set BHP Billiton Limited (BHP) PT at $40.35

Demerging and listing the USA business separately on the New York Stock Exchange would unlock the value of the assets and allow the business to be properly capitalized, Elliott said . BHP Chairman Jacques Nasser in November 2015 defended the company's structure as two listed firms, warning the costs of changing the setup would likely be high.

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Syrian Town That Suffered Alleged Chemical Attack Hit With New Air Strikes

It's also to get out the Iranian influence, which we think is causing so much friction and worse issues in the area. Elsewhere on Sunday, the United States ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd: "In no way do we look at peace happening in that area with Iranian influence".

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Wells Fargo takes back $75m from ex-executives after fake accounts scandal

Wells Fargo took back another $75 million in pay from two former executives who played key roles in the bank's fake accounts scandal, the bank's board announced Monday. Stumpf also received his share of criticism. He hasn't had other pay clawed back, in part because he wasn't closely involved in overseeing the retail unit until recently.

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United States goal is not to change North Korean regime: Tillerson

As a candidate and private citizen, Trump cast Syria's civil war as a quagmire from which the United States should steer clear. A Chinese envoy to Seoul was to discuss North Korea's increasingly defiant weapons programme as a US Navy strike group heads to the region amid concerns Pyongyang may be readying a fresh nuclear test.

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Executions in China said to outpace world despite decline

Amnesty said that China remained the world's top executioner but said that secrecy around the death penalty made it hard to confirm the figures. "Many MENA states justify their use of the death penalty by claiming that they are acting to counter grave security threats, despite there being no evidence that the death penalty deters violent crime", said James Lynch, head of the death penalty team at Amnesty International.

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Australian PM's first visit to India

They had decided in September 2014, when Turnbull's predecessor Tony Abbott visited India, to conclude the talks by 2015. In his statement, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said, not only cricket but commitment to democracy and rule of law connects the two nations.


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