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Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

Business Oct 18, 2019

Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

Alitalia received a boost to its hopes of rescue on Thursday with signs that Lufthansa could take a stake in the Italian carrier, while Rome agreed to a €350 million ($389 million) bridging loan to ease immediate cash worries. Loss-making Alitalia has been run by ...

Juul halts U.S. sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

Business Oct 18, 2019

Juul halts U.S. sales of many flavored nicotine liquids

E-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. said Thursday it will completely halt U.S. sales of all flavors except tobacco, mint and menthol, as the company faces heightened scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and state attorneys general over the appeal of its nicotine products to teenagers. Thursday's move, ...

GM workers staying on strike as members vote on new contract

Business Oct 18, 2019

GM workers staying on strike as members vote on new contract

The United Auto Workers will continue its strike against General Motors Co. until a tentative deal is ratified by its full membership, extending their walkout for at least another week. Voting on the proposed contract will begin Oct. 19 and ballots will be due by ...

Second Marine misidentified in iconic Iwo Jima picture

National / History Oct 18, 2019

Second Marine misidentified in iconic Iwo Jima picture

The U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday acknowledged an error in the identity of a second Marine pictured lifting the American flag over Iwo Jima in one of the most iconic photographs of World War II. The record was corrected after three private historians came forward ...

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

World Oct 18, 2019

Putin watches missile launch during nuclear arms drill

Russian President Vladimir Putin watched Thursday as the country's armed forces tested missiles that can carry thermo-nuclear warheads. The Grom-19 or Thunder-19 strategy games began Wednesday and involve 12,000 troops deployed on ships, planes and nuclear-missile-carrying submarines carrying out launches of long-range precision missiles, the ...

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98

Entertainment News Oct 18, 2019

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso dead at 98

Cuban ballet legend Alicia Alonso, who developed a new Latin-influenced style and taught well into her 90s despite being practically blind for most of her dancing career, died on Thursday. She was 98. Known for her strong character and strict discipline, and revered in Cuba ...

Matsumoto Yamaga hold league-leading Kashima Antlers to draw

Soccer / J. League Oct 18, 2019

Matsumoto Yamaga hold league-leading Kashima Antlers to draw

Matsumoto Yamaga earned a 1-1 home draw against the league-leading Kashima Antlers on Friday night. Using their strong defense to stymie one of the league's top-scoring sides, Yamaga scored first before the Antlers equalized on a penalty. Although the hosts remain 17th in the 18-team ...

France duo Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud fit to face Wales

Rugby Oct 18, 2019

France duo Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud fit to face Wales

Key French backs Antoine Dupont and Damian Penaud have been passed fit to play in their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales, a huge boost for coach Jacques Brunel that allowed him to name a full-strength side on Friday. Scrumhalf Dupont had a back problem ...

Wizards lock up All-Star Bradley Beal with $72 million extension

Basketball / NBA Oct 18, 2019

Wizards lock up All-Star Bradley Beal with $72 million extension

Bradley Beal committed to the Washington Wizards, ending a months-long negotiation while keeping options to hit free agency in the near future on the table for the coveted All-Star guard. "Bradley embodies the type of high-character, team-first player that we want to have representing our ...