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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Indigenous student speaks out against controversial grad party theme

Following a controversial “cowboys and Indians”-themed graduation party in Lethbridge, indigenous student Tieja Medicine Crane is speaking out against the “racist” celebration. “My culture isn’t a costume and it’s never going to be,” said Medicine Crane. “I don’t think people understand the extent of what they are doing. They don’t understand the spiritual meaning of war paint, headdresses, the feathers and the dancing.” The party took place over May long weekend for graduates of Chinook High School. Photos and videos were posted across social media platforms. Medicine Crane, who goes to a nearby high school, was appalled after seeing the posts online and decided to speak out. She was met… Read More

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Southern California beach closed again due to sharks

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — A section of Southern California coast has been closed again after at least four sharks were spotted close to shore. Officials in San Clemente say the water is off limits Sunday from one mile (1.6 km) north to one mile (1.6 km) south of the city beach’s pier. Closures were ordered in the same area a week ago after two dozen great whites were seen, including one about 10 feet (3 meters) long. Juvenile great whites, typically under 8 feet (2.4 meters), are common along Southern California, where they feed on small fish. As they get larger, white sharks start feeding on bigger marine mammals, a… Read More

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Alaska volcano erupts again; aviation alert raised to red

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska volcano that has been active for nearly six months has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted at 2:16 p.m. Sunday and sent a cloud of ash at least 35,000 feet (10,668 meters) high. The eruption lasted 55 minutes. Ash can harm and stop jet engines. Ash from southwest Alaska volcanos is a threat airliners operating between North America and Asia when a cloud rises above 20,000 feet (6,096 meters). After the eruption, the Aviation Color Code was raised to red, the highest level. The agency says a person on nearby Unalaska Island reports seeing a large… Read More

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