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United Airlines passenger 'stung by scorpion' on flight

An internal company memo obtained by the AP says gate agents can offer up to $2,000 in compensation and ground supervisors can offer up to $9,950. Delta's raise looks like a direct response to the recent United controversy. Members of the U.S. Congress have also expressed concern, as U.S. House Representative Judy Chu, a Chinese American , has written both to the United Airlines and to the U.S.

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Tesla will unveil electric lorry in September

He said he drove a Tesla for seven months and met with the company last week. TSLA shares climbed 2.41% to $304 per share. Those numbers even beat top-selling General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) models. The truck was previously described as a "new kind of pickup" by Musk . "Directors should be held to a higher standard of independence given the conflicts of interest that permeate this board".

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Apple granted DMV Permit for Self-driving Vehicles in California

As per California DMV, "The California Autonomous Vehicle Testing Regulations require every manufacturer authorized to test autonomous vehicles on public roads to submit an annual report summarizing the disengagements of the technology during testing".

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Here's one thing United will do differently after the infamous dragging incident

The crew announced four seats were needed to accommodate airline personnel. She said her husband shooed the scorpion off his tray and it landed in the aisle, catching the attention of a nearby passenger who cried, "Oh my god, that's a scorpion".

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'Fearless Girl' challenged: Wall St bull sculptor claims new statue infringes copyright

DE artist Kristen Visbal's statue of a girl with her hands on her hips was placed on the traffic island on March 7. The Italian-born sculptor installed his bronze in December 1989, as a celebration of the can-do spirit in America to counter the 1987 Wall Street market crash.

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Elon Musk says Tesla pickup and semi-trucks are coming

So, even though we don't know exactly when Tesla will reveal this semi truck, we know that any Telsa announcements scheduled for September will likely focus on it. The company is gearing up to build its widely anticipated Model 3 mid-market sedan. The news are pouring from Tesla's direction - we know the Model 3 final reveal is just around the corner - and now the boss has announced in his usual way - via Twitter - when the next models in the lineup will get presented.

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United Airlines Changes Policy After Doctor Dragged Off Flight

Chicago aviation representatives were grilled by city aldermen this week about the incident. He added, "He said being dragged down the aisle was more horrifying and harrowing than what he experienced leaving Vietnam". Some 670 million people flew previous year, and the numbers work out to less than 1 in every 10,000 passengers who get bumped from an overbooked flight.

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Braves host San Diego Padres in first game at SunTrust Park

First putout. First hit. This was the first real test before a packed house. Dickey (1-1), who left Toronto to sign an $8 million, one-year contract with the Braves , gave up two runs and seven hits in six-plus innings with six strikeouts.

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Wife threatened before classroom killings

Teachers hugged one another and wiped away tears as they returned to the school Tuesday to retrieve their belongings. An 8-year-old boy who was shot and killed along with his teacher in a San Bernardino special-education classroom had been born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, a school official said Tuesday.

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United modifies policy for booking crew on crowded flights

Delta customers can now be offered almost $10,000 for giving up their seats on overbooked flights. Video surfaced for the world to see of one of the officers grabbing the screaming Dao from his window seat, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms.

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Wells Fargo Appoints Head of New Financial Institutions Group

According to the report, the employees opened up to two million checking and credit card accounts without the consent of the customers. Wells Fargo & Co.'s board of directors has placed officially the bulk of the blame for its customer fraud account scandal on its former head of its community banking division and its retired top executive.

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North Korea missile launch 'fails'

The US Defence Department has confirmed that North Korea carried out a missile test , and said the launch failed "almost immediately". They pointed to a recent editorial in a state-run Chinese newspaper advocating tighter restrictions on selling oil to North Korea.

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Easter eggs rain down on kids at annual Easter Egg Helicopter Drop

Sharon Shepherd, deputy director of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, got to relive the excitement she remembers as a girl getting her picture taken with the Easter Bunny . "For her to try and fight against the other kids would not have been easier for her, so with the assisted there were fewer children over there". - The Purple Sage Park in Odessa at 2:00 p.m.

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F1 round-up: Hamilton beats Vettel to win Chinese GP

Vettel believed the timing of the safety auto, moments after the race had restarted following the virtual safety vehicle period during which he had made his early stop, was "unfortunate" for his hopes, and Hamilton agreed. "I think at the moment we're a bit in a lonely competition because in front of us they are too quick and behind us they are too slow". Vettel cleared Verstappen on the 28th lap when the Red Bull driver had a big lock-up braking for the Turn 14 hairpin, enabling the Ferrari ...

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United: Airline will not use police to remove passengers

In the next step on its stumbling apology tour, United has announced that every other passenger who was on that flight will be compensated for their fare. "I have committed to our customers and our employees that we are going to fix what's broken so this never happens again". United said it would pay passengers $400 and a one-night hotel stay to switch flights.

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Nintendo Switch: The Fastest Selling Console For Nintendo

BGR cited the same analysts, who predicted that Nintendo will be able to sell 25.7 million Switch consoles. The sales reveal Zelda has over a 100% attach rate to Switch sales but also shows Zelda sold more copies for the Switch than units of the Switch.

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Donald Trump, Our Kid President, Ordered Syria Strike During Dessert

Trump said he was open to the idea of reappointing Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve. President Trump then explained how he told President Xi about the strike on Syria . In fairness, Bartiromo was the one who first brought up dessert - asking Trump , "When did you tell him?". "Now, if it doesn't happen fast enough I'll start the taxes".

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This could be the end for Bill O'Reilly

The exodus followed a recent report in The New York Times that five women were paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about harassment allegations. Two highly placed Fox News sources say 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch would like O'Reilly to be permanently removed from the air, while his father, Rupert, and older brother, Lachlan, are more inclined to keep him.

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United Airlines adds insult to injury for beaten passenger

Dao was forcibly removed from a fully-booked United Express flight out of O'Hare International Airport on Sunday to make room for crew members. Delta Air Lines is moving to make it easier to find customers willing to give up their seats. A United Airlines spokesperson, Maddie King, stated that they will be "reaching out to the customer to apologize and discuss the matter", but Bell claims that he has not been contacted.

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Semi-Truck to be Unveiled in September

We've known that Tesla was working on a semi-truck, as Musk mentioned it in his second Master Plan , but the only real detail there was that the project was in "the early stages of development". Make of that what you will. Musk shared his message on Twitter amid the investors' criticism that the electric automaker's board isn't sufficiently business diverse.

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May hopes to tap Saudi 'immense potential' to boost United Kingdom economy

May insisted human rights would be a topic of discussion when she meets Saudi leaders. "Saudi's cooperation with us has helped to save lives in the United Kingdom". "He called on Britain to halt arms sales to Riyadh immediately and to push for a ceasefire in Yemen , where Saudi Arabia has for two years led a Gulf military campaign against Iran-backed Huthi rebels".

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'Charging Bull' sculptor is not a fan of 'Fearless Girl'

But Di Modica's lawyers questioned whether the city should have granted the permit and said the firm behind it was using public property for commercial advertising. Artist Kristen Visbal's 4ft-tall bronze statue of a girl with her hands on her hips was placed on a traffic island facing the bull on March 7. But Visbal has made no secret of her admiration for her statue's massive counterpart: "The bull is attractive", she told The New York Post in March.

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He survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Now he builds safety nets for others

While people could still jump into the net, such occurrences might be rare because the net would act as a deterrent, bridge officials have said. In 2016, 39 people jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and plunged to their deaths, according to spokeswoman Priya Clemens.

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Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case

Attorney Thomas Demetrio said Dr Dao would "probably" sue. The objective is to avoid having to find a seat for a crew member after all passengers have already boarded. United CEO Oscar Munoz has apologized and the airline expects to complete its review by the end of the month. As a precaution, crews also checked the airplane for a possible infestation.

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Cops fired after videos surface of them punching and kicking motorist

Gwinnett County Police Chief Butch Ayers spent Thursday firing two different officers after they punched and kicked a man they'd pulled over for a traffic violation on Wednesday. Bongiovanni said he verbally ordered Hollins to exit the vehicle several times and threatened to use his Taser but the man refused. The almost two-minute video, shot by a driver stopped a short distance behind the apparent traffic stop, appears to show one Gwinnett County officer pull a driver from his vehicle and ...

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How United Airlines added insult to injury in Dr David Dao case

Worse, they have little regard to customer service. U.S. competitor American Airlines has also changed its policy to reflect the current sentiment in the airline industry, vowing that no passenger who has boarded a flight may be removed, reports the AP.

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Trump's Mar-a-Lago kitchen slapped with 13 health violations

There are plenty of other programs Trump's vacation costs could support. A protest is scheduled in West Palm Beach Saturday, with organizers making a renewed push for Trump to release his tax returns. Moreover, the trips to the attractive Florida resort cost Palm Beach County taxpayers around $3.7 million. By Sunday at noon, Trump's time in Florida will be about 20.5 percent of his presidency.

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Larger Businesses Must Now Publish Gender Pay Gap Figures

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says, over 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed, it's unconscionable that some employers feel pay discrimination is okay. "[What ] a man earns [by] December 31, it takes the woman until April 4 to catch up to what they made". Back in 1996, women made, on average, 74-percent of what men made.

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The Barclays PLC Reaffirms "Equal weight" Rating for Antofagasta plc (ANTO)

Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a "buy" rating and set a GBX 3,700 ($45.95) price objective on shares of Johnson Matthey PLC in a research report on Friday, January 6th. Valley Natl Advisers holds 750 shares. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Limited Partnership holds 10.13 million shares. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ:CYTR).

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Janesville gun store fugitive Joseph Jakubowski captured

The Wisconsin man who sent a manifesto to the president earlier this month has been captured, the Beloit (Wis.) Police Department announced via Twitter on Friday. Friday after setting a perimeter around him overnight. Located under a tarp he was using for a tent, Jakubowski looked disheveled and it appeared that he hadn't slept in some time, Spoden said.

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U.S. threatens Russia, Iran with more sanctions for Syria's support

The United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base on Friday from which it said a deadly chemical weapons attack had been launched earlier in the week, escalating the U.S. "We have to make sure that we're pushing that process", she continued. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the USA priority in Syria is defeating Islamic State.

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North Korean test missile explodes on launch

U.S. Pacific Command said it tracked a missile launched at 5:21 p.m. After dispatching the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson and an accompanying battle group to the Korean peninsula Trump told the Fox Network: "We are sending an armada".

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For Saturn moon, possible 'restaurant' at bottom of the sea

Life requires three main ingredients: liquid water, source of energy and the right chemical ingredients. However, NASA scientists suspect these two ingredients to be present on Enceladus because the moon's rocky core is thought to be chemically similar to meteorites that contain phosphorous and sulfur.

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India, Australia to further cooperation in maritime security, education

Addressing the media jointly with Turnbull after the talks, Prime Minister Modi said that cooperation in the fields of education and research was "one of the most important aspects" of India-Australia ties. "I am delighted to welcome you on your first ever visit to India". Australian Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham on Tuesday said India is a significant opportunity for the educators of his country and Australia will contribute to education, which is a strategically ...

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Apple to begin testing on self-driving cars

The country's largest automaker by sales is testing more than 50 autonomous Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles on public roads in San Francisco, the Detroit metropolitan area and Scottsdale, Arizona. Late a year ago, Apple submitted a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in which it said that it was " investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation ".


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