British Airways says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

By Jill Lawless, The Associated Press LONDON — British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travelers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was running a “near-full operation” at London’s Gatwick Airport and planned to operate all scheduled long-haul services from Heathrow. But he said there would still be delays, as well as some canceled short-haul flights. The airline said it will run a full schedule at Gatwick on Monday and intends to run its full long-haul flight schedule… Read More

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British Airways Passengers On Day 3 Of Cancellations, Delays After Global Outage

LONDON — British Airways said many of its IT systems were back up and running Sunday, but some travellers will likely face cancellations and delays for a third straight day after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz said Sunday the airline was running a “near-full operation” at London’s Gatwick Airport and planned to operate all scheduled long-haul services from Heathrow. But he said there would still be delays, as well as some cancelled short-haul flights. The airline said it will run a full schedule at Gatwick on Monday and intends to run its full long-haul flight schedule and a “high proportion” of its… Read More

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San Jose: Bacon festival back with new name, same bacon

SAN JOSE — For the lovers of processed pig meat, fans of what was once a morning side complementing an eggy or pancaked main order, there’s no wrong time or place for a bit of bacon. Or a lot of it. Sushi topped with bacon. Bacon on the cob. Bacon ice cream tacos and the “Elvis Goes To Heaven” — a cupcake with banana, chocolate, peanut butter and bacon. “It is unusual,” said Brian Vail, a purveyor of cupcakes who brings out the big bacon guns for the Baconland festival since its inception four years ago. “But for the bacon people, they can’t get enough and the more unusual the… Read More

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As housing prices stay high, people invest in home improvements

With Bay Area home prices continuing to surge, so is spending on home-improvement projects, lifting the fortunes of a retail industry that has been roiled by widespread closures and disappointing sales across apparel companies and department stores. A recent report from the U.S. Commerce Department shows that sales in the category of building materials and garden equipment supplies for the first four months of 2017 are up 5.9 percent from 2016, while clothing retailer sales are down 1.1 percent and department store sales down 5.2 percent for the same time period. Stocks in Home Depot, Lowe’s and paint company Sherwin Williams are also up this year so far. Experts attribute… Read More

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More than pot brownies: Edibles are gobbling up California’s marijuana market

Adding cannabis to everything from iced coffee to breath mints, local startups are jockeying for a bite of California’s growing marijuana edibles market as the state gears up to allow recreational pot sales. The industry that barely existed 10 years ago — apart from a few bakers making pot brownies in their home kitchens — now shows no sign of slowing down. “There’s a brand boom going on right now, particularly in preparation for adult use legalization here,” said Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, a research and investment services firm focusing on marijuana businesses. “Not all of them are going to do well, but there’s just so many… Read More

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Why S.J. Councilman Raul Peralez told his friends no

San Jose Councilman Raul Peralez has returned to the clean-cut look he had when he was elected in 2014. Gone is the beard. Gone is the mustache. The hair is trimmed, the tattoos hidden. All understandable. The downtown councilman is getting married this weekend. None of that helped him much last Tuesday night, when he had the unenviable task of explaining to a cadre of union construction workers why he was voting for a big downtown project they did not like. The plan by KT Urban to develop the old Greyhound bus depot site at 70 S. Almaden Ave. boasts the kind of numbers that politicians crave: two high-rise towers,… Read More

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