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Source: CBS News

American Airlines cancels PSA flights, stranding thousands

16-Jun-2018

PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American Airlines, canceled 275 flights Thursday and around 400 flights Friday around the nation due to the technical issue.

The technical difficulties were being felt in Ohio, where more than a dozen outbound flights were canceled, along with at least five arriving flights. The director of aviation for Dayton International Airport told local news station WHIOTV that American Airlines would not fully recover from the cancellations until Sunday.

Source: Common Domain

The Death of the TV Remote—and What’s Coming Next

16-Jun-2018

Developed in the 1950s with model names like the “Lazy Bones,” they were crafted to keep us planted in the overstuffed couches that eventually devoured them.

With this invasion of AI assistants comes incredible command over technology: Don’t set a timer or check the weather; ask.

Source: Common Domain

Picasso and Monet Highlight Christie’s Upcoming London Auction

16-Jun-2018

Rarely seen masterpieces by Picasso and Monet will lead the Christie’s London auction next week, following record-setting sales of both artists’ works as part of the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller auctioned in New York last month.

Other highlights at Christie’s London auction include pieces by Kazimir Malevich, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall, with a total of 45 lots and an estimated presale value of £96 million (US$127 million).

Source: The Guradian

Colombia's polarised election raises fears for fragile peace

16-Jun-2018

President Juan Manuel Santos is due to stand down in 2018 and some election campaigning has stoked concerns over the peace deal.

Botero’s mother was still pregnant with him when his father was kidnapped and murdered by the Farc – and like many Colombians, he was disgusted by the peace agreement. The deal, which won the outgoing president Juan Manuel Santos a Nobel peace prize, formally ended a war that left 220,000 dead and 7 million displaced.

Source: Washington Post

This classic coffee cake is what good mornings are made of

Saturday 20:02 GMT

Calories: 220; Total Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 4 g; Cholesterol: 40 mg; Sodium: 70 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 40 g; Dietary Fiber: 0 g; Sugars: 26 g; Protein: 3 g.

This recipe from Alex Levin, the Washington-based executive pastry chef of the Schlow Restaurant Group, hits all the notes you want in a coffee cake: Fluffy, soft, cinnamony and good-looking. It all comes together in a single bowl (okay, the cinnamon sugar filling and topping needs to sit somewhere other than the main mixing bowl, but you can combine it there first and then remove if you’re a one-bowl stickler).

Source: Fox News

My dad's stunning response when I told him off

Saturday 20:02 GMT

If you want to make it easier for them to do that, have enough honor to be like my dad, say you’re sorry and make things right.

Although dad lived in another state, he got much better at keeping in touch, thanks to the proliferation of cell phones. By that time, I had decided I hated him; but when he finally showed up again, I was lost in another one of his bear hugs in no time.

Source: Global News

‘Jerry Springer’ production halted after 27 years on the air

16-Jun-2018

The Jerry Springer Show, the daytime talk show that featured “Jerry beads,” raucous guest altercations and paternity tests, among many other things, has ceased production for the first time in 27 years.

No matter Springer‘s fate, it will always hold its place in TV history as one of the most outrageous, smutty shows to ever air.

Source: Fox News

Award-winning musician sues ex girlfriend after she sabotaged prestigious scholarship

16-Jun-2018

An award-winning Canadian clarinetist sued his former girlfriend after discovering she posed as him and rejected a competitive scholarship he had applied for in the U.S.. Eric Abramovitz was studying at McGill University in Montreal when he decided to apply for an extremely competitive scholarship at Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the Montreal Gazette reported.

The musician sued Lee for $300,000 in general damages and On Wednesday, a judge in the Ontario Superior Court awarded the musician $260,000 in damages caused by Lee’s “reprehensible betrayal of trust and despicable interference in [his] career.” Lee, who has not commented, did not respond to the lawsuit and “lost by default.”

Source: Washington Post

New research shows marathoners have less arthritis than non-runners

Sunday 19:07 GMT

A new study comes to the somewhat counterintuitive conclusion that marathon runners have less arthritis than non-runners.

The most recent study, published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, actually found that veteran American marathoners had only half as much arthritis as non-runners. According to alarming new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis now represents a $300 billion annual burden.

Source: New York Times

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 10, Episode 12: An Elephant Noise

16-Jun-2018

Actually, in many ways, this week’s episode of an American reality television show about competing drag queens played very much like an episode of a British reality television show about competing bakers that I quite enjoy.

(This week, American reality has served us a rather dark episode, so I will take a rather light episode of an American reality show, thanks.) The atmosphere was collegial, the conflicts were largely internal, and in the end, each contestant served a bespoke pile of sweetness to a panel of generally generous judges.

Source: BBC

EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham dies

16-Jun-2018

Grantham shot to fame when he was cast as the landlord of the Queen Vic, the east London public house around which the action in EastEnders revolves.

Grantham stayed busy after leaving EastEnders, appearing in pantomimes and stage plays, as well as writing a fantasy novel for children. He was reported to have been living in Bulgaria before his death, having gone there to appear in a TV series called The English Neighbour.

Source: Common Domain

Kellogg Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal on Salmonella Concerns

16-Jun-2018

Kellogg Co. K 1.26% has launched a recall of Honey Smacks cereal after federal health regulators linked the product to salmonella-related illnesses reported in several states.

The Kellogg recall comes after salmonella concerns prompted one of the nation’s largest egg producers—Rose Acre Farms—to recall nearly 207 million eggs in April. An inspection report from the FDA found a North Carolina farm the company owned had unsanitary conditions and issues with rodents that allowed pathogens to survive and spread.

Source: New York Times

William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62

16-Jun-2018

William Reese, whose encyclopedic knowledge of historic American books and manuscripts made him a towering figure among rare-book sellers, died on June 4 at his childhood home in Havre de Grace, Md.

William Sherman Reese was born on July 29, 1955, in Havre de Grace to William Blain Reese and Katherine (Jackson) Reese.

Source: CBS News

Kilauea volcano eruption: Seismic activity increases, earthquakes strike 5 days in a row

16-Jun-2018

A 5.3 earthquake struck Hawaii's Kilauea summit Friday afternoon, the latest in a series of increased seismic activity overnight Thursday into Friday.

Activity climbed to 40 events per hour  with up to five earthquakes per hour that were greater than magnitude-3, CBS Honolulu affiliate KMGB reports. A 5.3 earthquake struck Hawaii's Kilauea summit Friday afternoon, the latest in a series of increased seismic activity overnight Thursday into Friday.

Source: Fox News

Chris Hardwick says 'at no time' did he sexually assault ex-girlfriend

Sunday 03:22 GMT

Hours and hours after Chloe Dykstra implied that Chris Hardwick sexually assaulted her while they were involved, the "Talking Dead"host has strongly denied the claims of his former girlfriend.

The company has removed all reference to Mr. Hardwick even as the original Founder of Nerdist pending further investigation.

Source: Global News

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Advocates work to reunite migrant kids with parents amid U.S. separation crisis

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Family Separation, Federal Workers Often Agonized Over Enforcement

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: NBC News

U.S. prepares for North Korea's return of American war remains

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: CBS News

Trump threatens 20% tariff on cars imported from Europe

Today 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Families torn apart: the anatomy of Trump's immigration U-turn

Today 15:29 GMT
Source: Global News

ANALYSIS: Canada already seeing effects of Trump’s immigration clampdown

Today 15:28 GMT
Source: New York Times

Trump, Defending Immigration Policy, Laments Deaths Caused by People Who ‘Shouldn’t Be Here’

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Merrill Considers Lifting Ban on Commission-Based Retirement Accounts

16-Jun-2018
Source: New York Times

Happy Flag Day. But Are You Flying It Wrong?

16-Jun-2018
Source: Common Domain

Smart Homes Aren’t Automatic Money Makers as Investments

16-Jun-2018
Source: CTV

Tories threaten House all-nighter over true cost of Liberal carbon price

16-Jun-2018
Source: Common Domain

Coral Gables Waterfront Estate Asks Record $55 Million

16-Jun-2018
Source: Global News

Home sales hit 5-year low in May, prices down 6.4 per cent since a year ago

16-Jun-2018
Source: Common Domain

The secret to getting airfare deals is all in the timing

16-Jun-2018

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