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The Triumph operates four- and five-day cruises from New Orleans . A woman died after falling off a balcony on board the Carnival Elation on Friday. "They were taking pictures [and everything]", the text message read. The U.S. Coast Guard, Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, FBI, and Bahamian law enforcement are now assisting in the investigation.
  • Airbus might have to 'shut down' A380 superjumbo production

    Airbus might have to 'shut down' A380 superjumbo production

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    But overall Airbus managed to beat its industry rival Boeing a year ago in terms of the number of planes it delivered to buyers - a record total of 763. "But I'm hopeful that we work out a deal with Emirates", he added. Monday's announcement came as Airbus said it sold 1,109 planes year, outstripping the 912 commercial planes sold by rival Boeing thanks to a raft of end-of-year deals, a growing global economy and travel demand.
  • GM Reveals Autonomous Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals

    GM Reveals Autonomous Car With No Steering Wheel Or Pedals

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    This is for the fourth generation of the automaker's self-driving Cruise AV vehicle. GM says that, come the deployment of the Cruise AV, it'll be offered on a ride-sharing basis. The U.S. auto giant plans to test the vehicles and have them on the road for use in ride-sharing apps by 2019, according to a press release . The Cruise AV will also be able to open its own doors for passengers who can't, and will have accommodations built in for visually- or hearing-impaired customers, ...
  • Flooding at JFK airport worsens travel delays

    Flooding at JFK airport worsens travel delays

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    For global travelers, the chaos at JFK was intense: long-haul flights arrived in the airport only to sit on taxiways for hours due to a lack of available gates. "My son and others had to pay for a taxi back to the hotel where they were told that if they wished, they could have a refund for their flight and could try to get on another flight".
  • Texas sports reporter missing after sending unusual text

    Texas sports reporter missing after sending unusual text

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    Roland had last been seen Sunday evening walking alone in a store at the shopping mall. No word on what happened during the hours she was missing. Her website features videos of her work covering Aggies football and other teams. A message left on her phone was not immediately returned. Courtney Roland texted a friend early Sunday saying she was being followed by a man in a blue truck.
  • United Kingdom lawmakers considering a tax on coffee cups

    United Kingdom lawmakers considering a tax on coffee cups

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    Around 2.5 billion plastic-lined paper cups are used in Britain each year, but less than one in 400 are recycled, MPs on the environmental audit committee warned in a new report. "We recognise there is growing concern about the number of single-use paper cups being used and that our customers are interested in ways we can help them reduce, reuse and recycle", said a Starbucks spokeswoman.
  • Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years Jail in fodder scam

    Lalu sentenced to 3.5 years Jail in fodder scam

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    On 23 December, a special CBI court in Ranchi had convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in the second of six fodder scam cases. Lalu has been convicted in the Deoghar Treasury case. He was sent to Birsa Munda Jail in Ranchi . The quantum of punishment was pronounced on Saturday after being postponed twice this week.
  • The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) Makes An Interesting Case Right Now

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    About 435,368 shares traded or 23.54% up from the average. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has risen 15.27% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. analysts anticipate that Charles Schwab Corp will post 1.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $44,357 was made by Kallsen Terri R on Wednesday, October 4.
  • Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders

    Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won't Block World Leaders

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    In a blog post Friday, Twitter said it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements were "controversial" because of a need to promote discussions about public policy . " Resistance SF captioned the photo: "@jack breaks the rules of his own company, Twitter, to amplify a madman and endanger the world. Despite the countless times he's violated Twitter's terms of service, Donald Trump remains on the social media site with no repercussions for his actions.
  • Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

    Nevadans still forced to head to the state border for lottery tickets

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    Under the new rules, tickets are $2 and jackpots reset at $40 million. The Powerball odds are about 1 in 292 million. "Everything is by chance these days so, you gotta be in it to win it", says Lynn. "Probably not a victor but between now and then I'm spending millions and millions of dollars", said Gino Smith, bought lottery ticket. Ohio Lottery officials report brisk sales at the state's Mega Millions and Powerball retailers.
  • Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

    Supply discipline and demand to prop up oil prices in 2018

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    Crude oil were lower on Friday as expectations OPEC and other producers will extend their production cut agreement were offset by forecasts USA output will continue to grow with prices holding near 28-month highs. Based on total expected quotas, China's imports-which at around 8.5 million bpd are already the world's biggest-are expected to hit another record in 2018 as new refining capacity is brought on stream and Beijing allows more independent refiners to import crude.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook now takes private planes only

    Apple CEO Tim Cook now takes private planes only

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    Cook's pay totaled $9.33 million in incentive pay for the year ending on September 30th. However, Cook isn't the only corporate executive that's required to use a corporate jet for personal travel. In 2016, documents that were reportedly filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed his previous take at $8,747,719. Apple said the reason for implementing the new policy for Cook is due to "interests of security and efficiency based on our global profile" and Cook's ...
  • SoftBank buys large stake in Uber

    SoftBank buys large stake in Uber

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    As part of the deal, expected to close early next year, Uber will offer potential drivers in the United States access to Fair to lease a vehicle, the Journal reported. We are appreciative of the support from Uber's shareholders in the successful tender offer and look forward to closing the overall investment in January.
  • Shoppers score post-Christmas bargains

    Shoppers score post-Christmas bargains

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    Shopping centers are crowded before the holidays but the day after is another ball game. "Everybody's coming in with their gift cards they got yesterday or the day before, and yoy know they're burning a hole in their pocket so they're running up here trying to get the stuff they want".
  • Thomas Fire Now Largest Fire in California State History

    Thomas Fire Now Largest Fire in California State History

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    The firefighters at the Thomas fire base camp had a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Christmas Eve morning, with the Ventura County Fire Department sharing a group picture. A couple of apartment buildings also burned down. Milder winds and cooler temperatures have helped firefighters the past couple of days. This year is the worst on record for wildfire devastation in California.
  • White Christmas for parts of NY area

    White Christmas for parts of NY area

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    Snow is on its way for a white Christmas. A coating to an inch of snow is expected in New York City and parts of western Long Island. Slow down and use caution while driving. The National Weather Service urges drivers to be prepared for reduced visibility at times. A winter weather advisory is in effect to 7 p.m. Monday for Steuben County.
  • UN SC toughens sanctions against North Korea

    UN SC toughens sanctions against North Korea

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country has emerged to pose a real nuclear threat to the United States, according to the North's official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday. Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping last month to cut off oil to North Korea, a move that would cripple its desperately struggling economy. The resolution that was adopted will restrict new deliveries of petrol products by up to 90 per cent, to 500,000 barrels a year, and crude oil at 4 million ...
  • Belfast jobs fears grow as U.S. hits Bombardier with 300pc import duty

    Belfast jobs fears grow as U.S. hits Bombardier with 300pc import duty

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    The decision follows the DoC's preliminary recommendation of duties on Bombardier's C Series jets earlier this fall. The US government made a decision to affix high anti-subsidy tariffs on the Bombardier's CSeries jets, after Boeing Co complained that the Canadian company had received unfair subsidy from their government which, it argued, allowed Bombardier to sell their new aeroplane below cost.
  • Comcast Announces $1000 Special Holiday Bonus To More Than 100K Employees

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    Boeing was first out of the gate, followed by AT&T , which said it would give more than 200,000 unionized employees a special bonus of $1,000 once the tax bill is signed. Scandal-plagued Wells Fargo said it would boost its minimum wage to $15 an hour, an 11-percent increase, beginning in March. Boeing said $300 million of investments would move forward, split equally between corporate giving, workforce training and facilities for the aircraft maker's employees.
  • Last Day For Posting Cards And Parcels

    Last Day For Posting Cards And Parcels

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    Get yourself to the post office. "That's the way it usually is, and it looks like it will be that way again this year", said Smith. "They better hurry", Halfman says of people who have yet to mail their packages and/or cards. "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere". Final deliveries will be made across the country on Saturday, with post office's closing at 1.30pm.
  • RI hangs on to second US House seat in population estimates

    RI hangs on to second US House seat in population estimates

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    The state's population now stands at almost 28.3 million residents -an increase of more than 3 million residents since 2010. Idaho came in at No. 1, with a 2.2 percent increase to 1.7 million from July 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017. Pennsylvania was the fifth-most populous state in the 1990 census, but was passed by IL in the 2000 census. States in the west and south saw the greatest population growth.
  • MLS expected to announce Nashville expansion team

    MLS expected to announce Nashville expansion team

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    Multiple sources confirmed MLS will announce it's expanding to Nashville , with the team probably beginning play in 2020. The city was one of four finalists to present before the MLS Expansion Committee on December 6. Also slated to appear is billionaire John Ingram, the lead investor of an expansion group backed by the Wilf brothers, who own the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
  • Bitcoin CME Futures Hit $20000, Cardano Soars Into The Top Six

    Bitcoin CME Futures Hit $20000, Cardano Soars Into The Top Six

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    TD Ameritrade announced late Friday afternoon it would allow certain clients to begin trading the Cboe bitcoin futures , but not the CME futures, on Monday. So in notional terms, 5125 Bitcoins traded at the CME today, compared to 3751 at the CBOE. "We were waiting for the launch of the CME futures because the price is more robust and the exchange trades much larger volumes", Jose Miguel Nascimento, head trader at cryptocurrency fund Solidus Capital, said in a telephone interview from ...
  • Ryanair offers to meet with union before Wednesday's planned strike action

    Ryanair offers to meet with union before Wednesday's planned strike action

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    Ryanair pilots have called off a planned strike action due to take place on Wednesday. As of Sunday morning, there has been no response from the unions. The Dublin-based airline announced on Friday that it would recognise the unions "as long as they establish committees of Ryanair pilots... as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines".
  • What's the Deal: Free holiday shipping deadlines

    What's the Deal: Free holiday shipping deadlines

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    Before all that happens, this Friday, customers will receive free shipping as part of on national Free Shipping Day when selecting "Standard Shipping" at checkout. on Christmas Eve. Are there limitations on product orders? Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus always offer free shipping and that's still the case as the crunch continues.
  • Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

    Turns out 'recommended' Premium gas doesn't do much

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    Past AAA research showed no benefit to using premium gasoline in a vehicle created to operate on regular fuel. "The modest fuel economy improvements found in AAA tests do not offset the higher cost of premium gasoline". These vehicles could sustain damage from prolonged use of Regular gasoline. Since drivers of these vehicles are unlikely to see any benefit from using premium gasoline during typical city or highway driving, a combination of laboratory and on-road tests were performed to ...
  • Baby formula importers claim products safe

    Baby formula importers claim products safe

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    The affected products are marketed under brands like Milumel, Celia and Picot. French health officials said 26 infants have gotten sick since December 1. Experiments found mice that consumed allergy-triggering foods like eggs and peanuts passed on protective antibodies to their offspring through nursing.