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American Airlines Emergency Landing at LaGuardia: Report of Suspicious Behavior Sparks Panic on Board Flight

American Airlines Emergency Landing at LaGuardia: Report of Suspicious Behavior Sparks Panic on Board Flight

An American Airlines regional flight made an emergency landing on Saturday at LaGuardia Airport in New York City due to a passenger’s suspicious behavior and it was apparently all caused by a “misunderstanding.”
American Airlines Flight 4817, operated by Republic Airways, left Indianapolis International Airport at 1:01 p.m. local time and was en route for an on-time landing when passengers on board the aircraft reported “suspicious behavior” by another passenger, the …

Coronavirus News Briefing for Oct. 10: Brazil’s Death Toll Crosses the 600,000 Mark p

Coronavirus News Briefing for Oct. 10: Brazil’s Death Toll Crosses the 600,000 Mark p

Brazil crossed a rather grim milestone of 600,000 deaths from the coronavirus late Friday, a figure second only to the death toll in the United States.  The country reported 600,4i3 as of that time.
The South American country has the third highest number of cases in the world, with 21.6 million, although the country’s successful vaccination campaign appears to be slowing down both infection rate and the death rate there, this …

Apple Store Security Guard Stabbed Over Mask Dispute

Apple Store Security Guard Stabbed Over Mask Dispute

A dispute over wearing a face mask resulted in the stabbing of an Apple store security guard late Friday.
The security guard, a 37-year-old male whose identity was not disclosed was stabbed multiple times shortly after 6 p.m. local time  after telling an individual who was entering the company’s store on West 14th Street  in Chelsea that masks were required.  The victim was stabbed in the back, forehead, and left arm …

Coronavirus News Update – Oct. 9: Surge Brings North Dakota Hospitals to Tipping Point

Coronavirus News Update – Oct. 9: Surge Brings North Dakota Hospitals to Tipping Point

The Delta variant-driven surge of the coronavirus pandemic is receding in many parts of the United States but it is surging in North Dakota, pushing hospitals to their limits. The state’s governor, Doug Burgun along with  local officials is asking residents to avoid risky activities that could land them in the emergency room.  Doctors and health-care administrators are asking the public to drive defensively, skip dangerous activities that could result …

New York Hilton Midtown Reopens After 18-Month Closure

New York Hilton Midtown Reopens After 18-Month Closure

The New York Hilton Midtown on Sixth Avenue, which, with 1,878 rooms, is Hilton’s largest property in the continental United States, reopened its doors to guests on Monday after being shuttered for over 18 months.
The hotel closed on March 20, 2020 in the early days of the pandemic, one of many properties large and small to be forced to do so amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel.
The hotel’s general manager, Diarmuid …

Coronavirus News Update – Oct. 2: Vaccinations Approach 200 Million Mark in U.S., California Mandates Jabs for Pupils Over 12

Coronavirus News Update – Oct. 2: Vaccinations Approach 200 Million Mark in U.S., California Mandates Jabs for Pupils Over 12

Saturday will be marked by the 200 millionth person receiving a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.  The number at the start of the day was hovering at the 199.95 mark.
As of Saturday morning, the world has recorded 235.2 million Covid-19 cases and over 4.8 million deaths, according to Worldometer, a service that tracks such information. In addition, 211.9 million people worldwide have recovered from the virus.
The average daily number of new …

JetBlue to Relocate LaGuardia Operations to Terminal B

JetBlue to Relocate LaGuardia Operations to Terminal B

JetBlue Airways announced plans to move operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport to the new Central Terminal, also known as Terminal B.
The move will be effective October 31.  All flights except for its Boston shuttle will make the move, which was announced in an e-mail to members of the airline’s TrueBlue frequent-flyer program.
The airline’s Northeast Alliance partner, American Airlines, operates from the new Western Concourse in the Central Terminal.  The …