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U.S. FAA says reviewing contingency plans, security polices after fire

By Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aviation safety agency’s top official said on Monday he ordered a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the U.S. Midwest. Speaking at an industry conference, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency will not hesitate to make changes in security policies if needed. The outage affected more than 3,000 flights. …

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Fortis to explore sale, spin-out of hotels and other real estate assets

TORONTO (Reuters) – Fortis Inc said on Friday it has retained advisors to explore a sale, or spin-out of its hotel and commercial real estate business now operated and controlled by its wholly owned subsidiary Fortis Properties Corp. The St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador-based utility firm said Fortis Properties operates some 23 hotels in eight Canadian provinces, including properties for brands such as the Sheraton, Delta, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Ramada and Best Western. It also controls some 2.8 million square feet of commercial and retail real estate, primarily in Atlantic Canada. … …read more

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U.S. FAA’s Huerta says reviewing contingency plans, security polices

By Alwyn Scott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. aviation safety agency’s top official said on Monday he has asked for a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies, following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the Midwestern U.S. Speaking at an industry conference, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency won’t hesitate to make changes in security policies if needed. The outage Friday affected more than 3,000 flights. …

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George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot in Venice

By Isla Binnie VENICE (Reuters) – The world’s most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single on Saturday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice. The Italian city of gondolas and palazzi looked like Hollywood on the Adriatic as A-list guests cruised between luxury hotels for the extravaganza, billed as the party of the year even as details were kept largely secret. Clooney’s representative, Stan Rosenfield, broke a long silence about the actor’s personal life on Saturday, issuing a statement confirming the marriage. …

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