• Reuters

    Alitalia successor ITA orders 28 aircraft from Airbus

    Italy's new ITA Airways has ordered 28 Airbus planes, the German-French conglomerate said in a statement on Wednesday, confirming a Memorandum of Understanding signed in September. ITA started flying in place of Alitalia in October, after the airline that was once a symbol of Italian style and glamour was finally grounded due to years of losses and failed rescue attempts.

  • Associated Press

    Outside Supreme Court, crowd amplifies abortion arguments

    Hundreds of abortion debate partisans crowded the plaza in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, intermingling and trading chants as justices heard the highly anticipated arguments inside. “Who’s choice?” “My choice,” was a frequent call-and-response on the abortion rights side, countered by "Hey hey, ho ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go.” Jo Luttazi, wearing gloves emblazoned with “Bans Off Our Bodies” on the palms, said everyone should have access to abortion as a form of health care.

  • The Canadian Press

    Portuguese club Tondela put into isolation because of virus

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Health authorities ordered all members of Portuguese soccer club Tondela to go into isolation on Wednesday in the latest setback related to a new surge in coronavirus cases in the country. The isolation order came after 13 members of Belenenses were found to be infected with the new omicron variant of the coronavirus. Belenenses had only nine players available to play against Benfica over the weekend in a match abandoned after halftime. Six players have tested positive fo