United CEO Issues Second Apology for Passenger Dragging
Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines released a statement on Tuesday further apologizing for the incident in which David Dao, a 69-year-old man from Kentucky was dragged off a airliner because of overbooking. Cellphone video of the incident spread across the Internet, spurring outrage so bad, United stock plummeted. “I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard,” Munoz said in a statement. “No one should ever be mistreated this way.” He said the company will review what happened and release the results of its investigation April 30.
FBI Offers Reward for Information in Chicago Judge Killing
As police continue to search for clues in the shooting death of Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles, the FBI is offering $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in the early Monday morning slaying. Myles, 66 was shot to death in front of his home on Chicago’s South Side. A 52-year-old woman was also shot in the incident, she was reported to be hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. Police are unsure if Myles was the target of the assailant, and speculate that he may have been the victim of a robbery.
LeBron James to Open New Public School in Akron
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has announced that his foundation will partner with Akron Public Schools to launch an I PROMISE school. The schools were launched in 2011 to increase educational achievement in the town for economically disadvantaged student. The newest school will target elementary school children and will begin with first grade. “We’ve learned over the years what works and what motivates them, and now we can bring all of that together in one place along with the right resources and experts,” James said in a statement, according to Cleveland.com. “If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families.”
South Africa Likely to See Mass Anti-Zuma Protests
Despite working his way around calls for his resignation, South African president Jacob Zuma is still dealing with demands from African National Congress leaders and others to step down after the firing of his finance minister, prompting two major credit ratings agencies to downgrade the country’s ratings to junk. Opposition groups and civil rights organizations are planning a National Day of Action in Pretoria on Wednesday. The protest will follow others this month in Johannesburg and other cities demanding Zuma’s resignation. “South Africa is facing a political crisis that is playing itself out in the economy, affecting the working class and the poor in the most unbelievable way,” said Zwelinzima Vavi, the former general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions to reporters on Tuesday.