US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how …

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Terrorists attack in London, Murray triumphs at Wimbledon, pope apologizes for “grave crimes” of “a sacrilegious cult” … on this date in history. Today is Tuesday, July 7, the 188th day of 2015 with 177 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Nepune and Uranus. Evening …

Quote of the Day

“We’ve reached our limit. This is not a society of beggars.” !ATHANASIS CHRYSSOCHOIDIS, a Greek pensioner, after a bailout deal seen as promising more austerity was rejected in a referendum. Source: Quotation of the Day – The New York Times

Celebrity Birthdays for July 7, 2015

 Bandleader Doc Severinsen is 88. Drummer Ringo Starr is 75. Bassist Jim Rodford (Argent) is 74. Singer-guitarist Warren Entner of the Grass Roots is 72. Actor Joe Spano is 69. Singer David Hodo of The Village People is 68. Country singer Linda Williams is 68. Actress Shelley Duvall is 66. …

Why is China’s female prison population growing? – BBC News

Celia Hatton explores the tough life of Chinese women behind bars, an increasingly common fate. Her long grey hair hanging down her back, Ding Yuxin wept in a Chinese courtroom last December. Following a one-day trial, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for bribing government officials. When the …

Malacca buccaneers | The Economist

Step aside, Somalia: South-East Asia is the new piracy capital of the world EIGHT men armed with pistols and machetes boarded the Orkim Harmony, a tanker, in the early evening of June 11th. Carrying 6,000 tonnes of petrol—worth more than $5m at market prices—the ship was nearing the end of …