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Abducted Going to Gym, Billionaire Turns Up Near Tennis Court

October 20, 2018 |

Africa’s youngest billionaire is back home. Mohammed Dewji, who was seized Oct. 11 by masked gunmen while headed to the gym in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, has been released, the BBC reports. “I have returned home safely,” his company, MeTL Group, quoted the 43-year-old father of three…
Newser

Military-Communications Firms Harris, L3 Near Deal to Combine

October 13, 2018 |

Harris and L3 Technologies are nearing an agreement to merge, a deal that would unite two big providers of defense communications and electronics with a combined market value of about $ 33.5 billion.
WSJ.com: US Business

Zinke Signs Mining Ban Near Yellowstone

October 9, 2018 |

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the towering mountains north of Yellowstone National Park on Monday after two proposed gold mines raised concerns that an area drawing tourists from the around the globe could be spoiled. As Zinke signed the mineral ban at…
Newser

Kids Find Body Near Search for Missing Teacher

October 6, 2018 |

Kids playing in the woods Friday stumbled on a body near the home of a missing Maine schoolteacher, the Portland Press Herald reports. A search team was scouring the area around the house of Kristin Westra—who apparently vanished Monday , leaving behind her car and cellphone—when children made the…
Newser

CNN

US B-52s fly near contested islands amid China tensions

September 27, 2018 |

The US Air Force conducted two bomber flights this week into areas considered sensitive by the Chinese military, missions that have come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

The End is Near for the VW Beetle

September 14, 2018 |

Volkswagen is calling it quits for its iconic Beetle compact, ending an 80-year run for a car that introduced many Americans to the German brand in the 1960s.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

‘Ghost Ship’ Found Drifting Near Myanmar Identified

September 1, 2018 |

An empty “ghost ship” was found drifting near Myanmar’s Yangon region last week, and authorities have now solved the mystery. The rusty freighter was being towed to a ship-breaking factory in Bangladesh, but the tugboat crew got caught in bad weather and abandoned it after several cables securing it to…
Newser

Tropical storm forms in eastern Pacific, may near Hawaii

August 27, 2018 |

Weather experts say a tropical storm has developed in the eastern Pacific Ocean that may be heading west near Hawaii.
FOX News

United Airlines will charge an extra fee for economy seats near the front of the plane

August 25, 2018 |

Not every economy seat is created equal.

Starting later this year, United Airlines plans to charge an extra fee for economy seats that are near the front of the plane but otherwise look and feel like any other coach seat.

United Airlines President Scott Kirby discussed the new fee last week with…


L.A. Times – Business

Serial Killer Claims More Bodies Buried Near Interstate

August 23, 2018 |

One of South Carolina’s most notorious serial killers claims to have buried two more bodies near an interstate—but a full day of searching Wednesday failed to find any remains. Police using cadaver dogs searched an area near Interstate 26 in southern Spartanburg County without success after receiving information from…
Newser