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Aviation Cop Gives His Version of United Incident.

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat. The Chicago...

- Newser - US

Officer says 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger.

Video recorded by other passengers showed David Dao, a 69-year-old doctor, being dragged down the aisle with blood on his face after refusing to give up his seat on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky on April 9. Dao suffered a concussion, a broken nose and lost two front teeth and is likely to sue the airline, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Obama Looks to Next Generation of Community Organizers.

In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former President Barack Obama participated in a discussion in his adopted hometown on the campus of the University of Chicago where he once served on the faculty. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh explains, while the location of his visit has historic meaning, ...

- Voice of America - US

Obama is back in active politics: "the four issues which hinder good government".

United States former president Barack Obama has returned to active politics with a speech on Monday at the University of Chicago. Obama didn't offer any criticism of his successor, Donald Trump, instead, he offered a list of four things he said are wrong with US politics today.

- MercoPress - FK

Obama treads carefully in first public speech since leaving W.H.

Former President Obama returned to the public spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House. He spoke to about 500 people Monday at a forum for students in Chicago. Mr. Obama avoided talking about President Trump and instead focused on empowering young leaders to become more involved in politics. Dean Reynolds ...

- CBS NEWS - US

Police report says passenger fought with officers before he was pulled from United flight.

The Chicago aviation officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight filed reports saying the traveler was “aggressive” when responding to requests to give up his seat and flailed his arms while fighting with officers. The reports, released Monday in response to Freedom...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Chance the Rapper kicked off his tour by covering Kanye West's 'Waves'.

Chance the Rapper kicked off his first arena tour Monday night, and when you do things that big, you gotta bring out the hits. While the Chicago native has bangers of his own, Chance has an impressive resumé working with some famous faces. He's worked on a few standout tracks,namely a few Kanye West's The Life of Pablo ...

- Mashable! - US

Despite tech gains and companies like Argo Tea, don't count on going cashless.

Some years ago, there was a Chicago neighborhood store that featured this sign over its only register: "Credit makes enemies. Let's be friends." The owner of this Avondale storefront was making a not-very-subtle point: Cold hard cash rules. In recent times, however, many enterprises have warmed...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Caterpillar tops Street 1Q forecasts.

PEORIA, Ill. " Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $192 million.On a per-share basis, the Peoria, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 32 cents. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

I already miss the Chicago Cubs' curse.

- The Week - US

Obama avoids Trump in 1st public remarks since leaving office.

President Obama hosts a panel at the University of Chicago.

- ABC News - US

Lawyer for United Airlines passenger signals law suit against airline

THE lawyer for the passenger dragged off an United flight signaled on Monday that his client intends to file a lawsuit. Thomas Demetrio, a prominent Chicago lawyer representing 69-year-old David Dao, told NBC's "Today" program that its was too late for the United Airlines' CEO to apologize face-to-face to his client. The ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Obama may speak at Wall Street conference for $400,000

Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at a Wall Street conference later in the year, according to a report Monday by Fox Business Network. As Obama made his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January — at an event in the University of Chicago — the network cited p...

- The Raw Story - US

Dolphin sex is complex , and might be just for fun

Scientists at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia are looking to answer some tough questions—namely, what is dolphin sex like? Postdoctoral fellow Dana Orbach presented 3D scans of the reproductive systems of marine mammals at Sunday's Experimental Biology Meeting in Chicago, showing just how comple...

- The Raw Story - US

Police say 'minimal but necessary force' used on United passenger

Video taken by other passengers showed David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, being dragged up the aisle with blood on his face after the airline decided it needed his seat for a crew member on a flight from Chicago to Kentucky on April 9. Dao suffered concussion, a broken nose and lost two front teeth and is ...

- Yahoo! News - US

In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life

Chicago IL Apr 25, 2017 Scientists are attempting to identify the amino acids--building blocks that make proteins and support all life on Earth--that might feasibly form the basis of extraterrestrial life. The researchers have analyzed how an assortment of 15 amino acids, some found here on Earth in living organisms and ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

The Wall Street Journal: Passenger dragged from United flight 'struck his face against armrest,' police report says

Chicago police, Aviation Department reports say officers, one of whom had recently returned from suspension, used minimal but necessary force' to remove David Dao — something the Kentucky doctor's lawyer disputes.

- Marketwatch - US

First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation

Using an atomic quantum simulator, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum Hall system.Topological Insulators are arguably the most promising class of materials discovered in ...

- ENN - US

'So, what's been going on while I've been gone': Obama's veiled Trump reference in public return

Former President Barack Obama tells a Chicago audience what he hopes to do post-presidency, but manages to avoid mentioning the name Donald Trump despite a veiled reference to his successor's tumultuous first few months.

- ABC News - AU

Obama dishes out leadership advice at 1st event since leaving office

Mr. Obama spoke about his formative experiences as a community organizer and as a young politician running for office in Illinois.

- The Hindu - IN

Frontier Airlines launches Chicago-to-San Antonio service with $35 promo rate

If you've ever wanted to see the Alamo on the cheap, your plane has come in. Frontier Airlines is launching nonstop service from Chicago to San Antonio with a one-day promotional rate starting at $35 each way. The "buck" fares are available to passengers who book their flights by 10:59 p.m. Monday...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Chicago's Trump Tower has a 'glut' of condos for sale

Chicago's Trump Tower has an unusually large number of condominiums for sale and for rent, and real estate agents predict that a glut of available units in the building may pressure owners to drop their prices. Already renters in Trump Tower say they have been able to get sizable discounts. Bearing...

- Chicago Tribune - US

Obama to hold first public event since leaving office in Chicago on Monday

Former President Barack Obama returns to the public stage Monday morning at the University of Chicago, a homecoming that is expected to serve as a warmup for more visibility in the coming weeks. The 55-year-old Obama has kept a low profile in the three months following his departure from the White...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Watch live: Former President Barack Obama at the University of Chicago

- Los Angeles Times - US

Obama lifts lid on post-presidency career with civic engagement forum at U. of C.

President Barack Obama lifted the veil on his retirement Monday at a University of Chicago forum, engaging students with a message calling on them to use empathy and listen to those with whom they disagree. "I have to say that there's a reason why I'm always optimistic when things look like they're...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Obama lifts lid on post-presidency career with civic engagement forum and has a message for young people

President Obama lifted the veil on his retirement Monday at a University of Chicago forum, engaging students with a message calling on them to use empathy and listen to those with whom they disagree. I have to say that there's a reason why I'm always optimistic when things look like they're sometimes...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Lawyer who represents man dragged from flight now represents mom in airline stroller incident

Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio now represents a second unhappy airline passenger. Demetrio announced Monday that he represents a mother shown in an online video crying…

- ABA Journal - US

Obama gives leadership advice at first event since leaving office

The former U.S. President spoke at a forum for students at the University of Chicago—where he didn't mention Trump The post Obama gives leadership advice at first event since leaving office appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

In first public appearance since leaving office, Obama talks up civic engagement, is mum on Trump

Former U.S. President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor. At a forum Monday for students at the University of Chicago, adjacent to where his presidential ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Heyward, Russell power Cubs past Pirates

Jason Heyward is getting tired of talking about his rebuilt swing. Considering what the Chicago Cubs center fielder is doing at the plate these days, the conversation will soon flip from his new-look swing to the results. Heyward hit his third home run in four days, a sizzling line drive to right-center off Pittsburgh's ...

- The Japan Times - JP

CBS, NBC Celebrate Obama's First Public Appearance Since Inauguration

Former President Barack Obama made his first public appearance at the University of Chicago on Monday, where the liberal media championed his return. “Meantime tonight, we're hearing from former President Obama speaking out in his first public event since leaving office, jumping back into the spotlight and a lot of ...

- NewsBusters - US

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Chicago, United States, Apr 25 - Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to “prepare the next generation of leadership.” After three months off, Obama , looking rested and sporting a coat with no tie , broke his silence

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Police report says passenger fought with officers before he was pulled from United flight

The Chicago aviation officers who forcibly removed a passenger from a United Airlines flight filed reports saying the traveler was aggressive' when responding to requests to give up his seat and flailed his arms while fighting with officers. The reports, released Monday in response to Freedom...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Obama Re-Enters Public Eye At Community Engagement Panel In Chicago

Former President Obama re-entered the public arena on Monday after largely being out of sight since leaving office. He participated in a conversation on community organizing and civic engagement with young people in Chicago.

- NPR - US

Obama returns to spotlight with speech

Former President Barack Obama will deliver the first public remarks of his post-presidency here in his adopted hometown of Chicago on Monday, three months after handing off the baton to President Donald Trump.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Obama Breaks Silence to Talk About Civic Engagement With Chicago Students

Former President Barack Obama broke his public silence since President Donald Trump's inauguration, saying his top post-White House priority is encouraging a new generation of political leaders.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and...

- Deseret News - US

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first major post-presidential appearance

CHICAGO - Barack Obama, making his first major appearance since leaving the White House, made no mention on Monday of his successor, Donald Trump, but urged young people to get more involved in their communities at a time of stark political divides.

- Reuters - US

Supreme Court Lets Stand 7th Circuit Victory for Rights of Rideshare Customers and Drivers

By declining to take up the case Illinois Transportation Trade Association v. Chicago, the Supreme Court allows customers of Uber, Lyft, and similar e-hailing services to breathe easier.

- Reason.com - US

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest, according to the aviation officer who pulled the man out of his seat.

- WRAL.com - US

Obama Steps Back Into Public Life, Trying to Avoid One Word: Trump

Speaking at a University of Chicago event, former President Barack Obama said helping prepare the next generation of political leadership would be a major goal.

- New York Times - US

Ethics Expert Cries Foul At State Department's Promotion Of Mar-a-Lago

In 1951, Langston Hughes wrote the now-canonical poem 'Harlem .' It became the inspiration for Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin In The Sun, which depicted a black family’s experience in mid-twentieth century Chicago. Now almost 60 years later, the U.S. State Department’s website, ShareAmerica, is ...

- Fast Company - US

Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'

A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.

- BBC - UK

Obama makes first public public appearance since leaving office, makes no mention of Trump

Chicago: A visibly relaxed and casual Barack Obama made his first public appearance after bidding farewell as the 44th US President, and addressed a group of university students saying that he plans to focus on encouraging young people to engage in local politics in Chicago - the city from whence he launched his political ...

- Sify - IN

Obama touts grassroots leadership in first post-presidency public remarks

At the University of Chicago on Monday, former President Barack Obama offered his first public remarks since leaving office in January. Obama recalled his past as a community organizer in Chicago, and said his "next job" will be to help "prepare the next generation of leadership to take up the baton." Obama was at the ...

- The Week - US

Obama makes no mention of Trump in first public appearance since leaving office

Barack Obama urged students to get more involved in their communities as he moderated an event at the University of Chicago

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

CHICAGO — The physician who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in Chicago this month was verbally and physically abusive, and flailing...

- Townhall.com - US

Obama in first speech since leaving office pushes civic engagement, vows to foster new leaders

Former President Barack Obama used his first public appearance since leaving office to dole out advice to young people on leadership, managing social media and even marriage. What he didn't do was mention his successor. At a forum Monday for students at the University of Chicago, adjacent to where his presidential library ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Same lawyer represents passengers in two viral airline videos

The woman seen sobbing in a viral video after an American Airlines flight attendant took away her stroller now has a lawyer — the same attorney representing a man dragged off a United Express flight earlier this month. The Chicago lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, says the flight attendant was “out of control” and ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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