Delta flight to Mexican resort city of Cabo diverted after passenger dies on board
A passenger died suddenly aboard a Delta flight bound for the Mexican resort city of Cabo, forcing the plane to divert to Sacramento International Airport. Delta Flight 1837 had just taken off from an airport in Seattle on Thursday when a traveler became unresponsive, according to CBS Los Angeles. The aircraft was diverted just after 7 p.m. to Sacramento International Airport, where emergency personnel pronounced the person dead at the scene. The Sacramento County coroner’s also office responded to the airport to retrieve the passenger’s body. Officials said it appeared the person died of natu...
New York Daily News
The Week Ahead: Inflation worries yielding market nerves
During a cold winter with plenty of snow, a sunny day with temperatures in the upper 30s can feel like spring relief. It still is cold — especially for those of us in south Florida — but the relative warmth can change one’s mood. Much the same can be said of the bond market and inflation. Interest rates remain historically low, but the cost of borrowing is getting more expensive compared to just a few months ago over worries about future inflation. Look no further than the cost to borrow money to buy a home. The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage popped above 3% last week —...
Auto review: This Buick’s beguilingly good looks are hindered by performance that could be better
It may sound shallow, but great design always wins out. It is why Apple has become one of the world’s most highly valued companies, a lesson not lost on Dell and Microsoft. So, I wasn’t expecting to like the redesigned 2021 Buick Envision, if only for the fact that it is the only car currently sold in the U.S. made in China. But then it arrived, and my political animosity melted along with my heart. Unlike the ungainly 2020 model, the 2021 Envision is a handsome crossover utility vehicle in a way not readily apparent in photos. Its flowing flanks and smartly placed creases are tautly shaped. I...
Tribune News Service
Debut: Would you believe an electric Porsche station wagon?
The automotive world is changing freaky fast. SUVs have eclipsed sedans. Electric pickup trucks are a thing. Dashboards look like iPads. And Corvette has put the engine behind the driver. What's next? Would you believe an electric Porsche station wagon? The iconic sports car brand unveiled its 2021 Taycan Cross Turismo Thursday, a wagon version of its already radical new Taycan electric sports sedan introduced for the 2020 model year. The EV station wagon is the latest attempt by the Stuttgart-based automaker to leverage its sportscar cred in order to move in to higher volume segments like SUV...
The Detroit News
Armando Salguero: Difference between building and perpetually rebuilding. And which the Dolphins do.
Talent acquisition is typically an ever-changing exercise because different NFL offseasons present both different problems and opportunities. Except the Miami Dolphins too often make this exercise a run on the treadmill ... ...Covering the same ground offseason after offseason. Dolphins fans should be familiar with this. They’ve seen it. And chances are good they’ll continue to see it this offseason. Consider that last year the team was supposed to have solved its quarterback problem by drafting Tua Tagovailoa in the first round. We got our quarterback. We’re done. Except if the Houston Texans...
Spud Webb, Dominique Wilkins reflect on dunk contest 35 years later
ATLANTA — Hawks star Dominique Wilkins didn't expect the 1986 NBA slam-dunk contest to be much of a competition. His usual nemesis, Michael Jordan, was out with an injury. The other participants combined for one previous appearance. One player, a 5-foot-7 rookie named Spud Webb, was a teammate of Wilkins, who had never seen Webb even attempt a dunk. "That little son of gun was secretly in the gym working on some dunks," Wilkins said. "I said to him, 'You've been in the gym with somebody working on them dunks. I should knock the hell out of you right now.' We kinda laugh about it." Thirty-five ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mac Engel: Canelo Alvarez’s next fight, possibly at AT&T Stadium, would be a global experiment
FORT WORTH, Texas — As America cautiously, or not cautiously, tries to re-open, sports promoters eye a return to bigger arenas, bigger crowds, and bigger paydays. Specifically, everyone in sports wants AT&T Stadium back in play at more than 30% capacity. And super middleweight boxer Canelo Alvarez of Mexico has made fighting in Texas a priority. Alvarez is scheduled to fight Billy Joe Saunders on Saturday, May 8, three days after Cinco de Mayo. According to people familiar with the negotiations, Arlington is in the lead to host a fight that would unify the WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine World...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Report: Racial, ethnic disparities continue for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers
ATLANTA – When Keondra Williams went to her first support group meeting for Alzheimer's caregivers in Cobb County, she felt more alone than ever. All the caregivers in the meeting where older white women. Williams, who was in her early 40s at the time, was Black and a mother of one then-teen and two adult children. "I didn't feel that my story would be heard," said Williams, two years later. "I didn't feel like they could relate." When she voiced her concerns, she was told that there may be more African Americans in caregiver groups in places like Decatur. Williams' experience illustrates some...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Shorthanded Warriors lose to Suns in last game before All-Star break
Without Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre Jr., the Golden State Warriors lost 120-98 to the Phoenix Suns Thursday in Phoenix. Facing a Suns team that entered the night winners of 15 of their last 18 games and with the second-best record in the Western Conference, the Warriors decided to rest Curry and Green on the second night of a back-to-back following Wednesday’s loss in Portland. Oubre was sidelined with a sprained wrist for the second straight game. All considered, a win for the Warriors (19-18) was a long shot and the Suns (24-11) put them away early with a 34-23 lead after t...
The Mercury News
Heat reaches All-Star break at .500. Takeaways from a Jimmy Butler-led win over Pelicans
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 103-93 win over the New Orleans Pelicans (15-21) on Thursday night at Smoothie King Center in the final game before the All-Star break. The Heat, which resumes its schedule with a March 11 home game against the Orlando Magic, enters the break at 18-18 after a 7-14 start to the season: \-- Jimmy Butler returned from a two-game absence, and the Heat’s offense looked better because of it. But there were some bumps along the way. After the Butler-less Heat scored a season-low 80 points on 37.3 percent shooting in Tuesday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Miami’s off...