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  • *Unannounced, Russia stages test flight of new passenger plane. MOSCOW, May 28- Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors. Russian officials have said the MS-21 is superior to...

  • SEATTLE— Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from big industrial facilities. Jay Inslee directed state regulators in 2015 to use existing authority to limit carbon emissions from...

  • Dawn Erin went nearly 20 years without health insurance before the Affordable Care Act, bouncing between free clinics for frequent and painful bladder infections. The liver-destroying disease hepatitis C made her ineligible for coverage until President Barack Obama's law barred insurers from denying people with a medical condition.

  • WASHINGTON— Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of...

  • LONDON, May 28- British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow. BA said it aimed to operate the majority of services from Heathrow and a near normal schedule from Gatwick, the capital's second...

  • MOSCOW, May 28- Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first foray into mainline commercial aircraft since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia, squeezed by Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, is trying to rejuvenate domestic industrial production to make the country less...

  • TORONTO, May 28- A union representing Canadian National Railway Co conductors said it plans to strike on Tuesday morning after the railroad announced new work rules in the midst of negotiations to replace a contract that expired last year. CN, Canada's largest railroad, said it would continue to negotiate with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, which...

  • LONDON— The Latest on the IT failure at British Airways:. British Airways says "many" of its IT systems are up and running, but travelers still face cancellations and delays after a global computer failure grounded hundreds of flights. BA chief executive Alex Cruz says the airline is running a "near-full operation" at London's Gatwick Airport and plans to run all...

  • LONDON, May 28- British Airways plans to fly all long haul services from Heathrow on Sunday, but due to overcrowding passengers will not be admitted to the airport terminal until 90 minutes before their flight, chief executive Alex Cruz said. In a video statement posted on Twitter, Cruz said due to the knock-on impact of disruptions on Saturday caused by a global...

  • *Qatar's Ezdan levels off after steep slide. DUBAI, May 28- Most Gulf stock markets fell in disappointment on Sunday after global oil producers agreed to extend cuts in output by nine months in an effort to prop up prices, while real estate developers boosted Egypt's index. Last Thursday's oil output deal may put a floor under oil prices at around $50 a barrel for...

  • BRITISH AIRWAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE CRUZ SAYS PASSENGERS WHO DECIDE NOT TO FLY WILL BE ABLE TO REBOOK FOR DATES UP TO THE END OF NOVEMBER.

  • BRITISH AIRWAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE CRUZ SAYS PASSENGERS ARE NOT BEING ADMITTED TO HEATHROW TERMINAL 5 UNTIL 90 MINUTES BEFORE THEIR FLIGHT IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART.

  • BRITISH AIRWAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE CRUZ SAYS PLAN TO FLY ALL LONG HAUL SERVICES FROM HEATHROW ON SUNDAY, BUT WILL BE SOME DELAYS, AND SOME SHORT HAUL FLIGHTS WILL BE CANCELLED.

  • DUBAI, May 28- Dubai contractor Drake& Scull International expects to have nearly 1 billion dirhams of cash flow available over the next four years to partly repay its debt, banking sources told Reuters. The loss-making builder sent non-disclosure agreements to its lenders in April, ahead of planned meetings to discuss the rescheduling of payments on existing...

  • MATOAKA, W.Va.— The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year. The major railroads here, Norfolk Southern and CSX, each formed from decades of mergers, have continued to post profits while shedding personnel, idling equipment and cutting overhead. "The fact of the matter still...

  • JERUSALEM, May 28- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed on Sunday Ayoob Kara, a minister in his Likud party, as communications minister, who will oversee Israel's telecom market as it undergoes significant reforms. Netanyahu kept the communications portfolio for himself after re-election in 2015, but shortly after gave up much of the job's...

  • MOSCOW, May 28- Russia on Sunday completed the first flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane, state-controlled United Aircraft Corporation said in a statement.

  • May 28- A tender to develop Iran's Azadegan oil field will be held before next Friday, National Iranian Oil Company Managing Director Ali Kardor told state-run Press TV on Sunday. The Azadegan field is located in southwest Iran near the border with Iraq. It has 37 billion barrels of oil, Petroleum Engineering and Development Company Managing Director Seyed...

  • LONDON, May 28- British Airways resumed some flights from Britain's two biggest airports on Sunday after a global computer system failure created chaos, but hundreds of passengers were still waiting for hours at London Heathrow. BA said it aimed to operate the majority of services from Heathrow and a near normal schedule from Gatwick, the capital's second...

  • KINSHASA, Congo— A French man and three Congolese men have been released after being kidnapped in March from a Canadian mining company in eastern Congo in March, Congo's government said Sunday. They were among five workers, including a Tanzanian who had been kidnapped from the Namoya gold mine operated by Canadian company Banro Mining Corp. in Salamabila.