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American Airlines to resume flying beleaguered Boeing 737 MAX jet in January
gk-6mt/iStock (NEW YORK) -- American Airlines announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday that it will start flying the troubled Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Jan. 16. The airline said it expects the two software upgrades to be approved before the end of the year and it is notifying Wall Street on when it intends to fly the MAX again. American Airlines is one of three U.S. carriers -- including United Airlines and Southwest -- ordered by federal regulators to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft following two crashes in October 2018 and March 2019, which killed...
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Starship Technologies robots to deliver food at University of Houston
University of Houston via KTRK (HOUSTON) -- Students at the University of Houston will have food delivered by rolling robots under a new program announced by the school's president.University President Renu Khator demonstrated the autonomous food delivery service during her annual fall address last week. The delivery robot rolled across the stage, delivering the president a bottle of water and a flower.The robot, made by Starship Technologies, is designed to travel on campus sidewalks at up to 5 mph using a system of sensors and cameras, according to Houston ABC station KTRK. It uses an obstacle detection system to find...
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Man hopes to battle LGBTQ bank discrimination with new credit union
nktwentythree/iStock (NEW YORK) -- A male-to-female transgender woman was locked out of her bank account in 2018 because a phone operator thought she sounded like a man. A same sex couple was qualified for a mortgage, but a lending institution decided to deny them because gay marriage had just been legalized and the bank wasn't sure how it was going to work out. These are just a few of the stories that Myles Meyers cited as inspiration to start the country's first LGBTQ credit union, which is slated to launch next year. Meyers' effort comes in response to what advocates...
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