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Suicidal employee sets fire to Chicago air traffic centre

US airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control centre that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. The incident f

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Fire grounds 1,750 flights at Chicago airports

A fire apparently set by an employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of more than 1,700 flights at the city's two major airports, snarling air traffic across the US, officials said. Flights

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Aviation experts to meet at Chicago commercial event

More than 3,000 aviation industry experts will meet in Chicago, US to discuss the future of the world’s air service industry at a top commercial aviation event. The 20th World Route Development Forum will take place from Sep

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Emirates says Hello Chicago

Dubai-based Emirates airline announced today that it will launch a daily service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from August 5. The service will be operated by a Boeing 777-200LR powered by GE90 engines.

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Passengers eye legal action over Asiana crash

Asiana Airlines and Boeing are facing potential legal action by passengers who were on board a flight that crashed in San Francisco on July 6, killing three and injuring more than 180, according to US court filings. The Asiana Air

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US task force calls for routine HIV testing

An influential US panel is calling for HIV screening for all Americans aged 15 to 65, regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk, a change that may help lift some of the stigma associated with HIV testing. The ne

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Drug pipeline for superbugs 'on life support'

Only seven new drugs are in development for the treatment of infections caused by an especially nasty class of superbugs that include E coli and CRE, the so-called "nightmare bacteria" that the US Centers for Disease Control and Preven

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QA inaugural flight lands in Chicago

Qatar Airways' (QA) inaugural flight to the city of Chicago touched down at O'Hare International Airport today marking the airline's fourth gateway in the United States. With the launch of thrice-weekly passenger servi

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Experimental sleep drug may have fewer side effects

A study in rats and monkeys suggests an experimental Merck & Co sleep drug may help induce sleep without causing the memory loss and attention problems sometimes seen in the commonly used drugs Ambien and Lunesta, company researchers said on

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AIBTM 2013 aims to enhance attendee experience

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organisers of The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) has announced it is planning a considerably higher level of networking platforms to enhance the attendee experience.

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