Southwest Airlines Co reported a 7.2% rise in third-quarter profit on Thursday, as strong travel demand and higher fares offset the hit from flight cancellations due to the grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX jets. Utopia, Abandoned. The Italian town Ivrea was once a model for workers rights and progressive design. Now, its both a cautionary tale and evidence of a grand experiment in making labor humane. Qantas tests longest non-stop flight from New York to Sydney. No commercial airline has ever flown non-stop from New York to Australia, but that's about to change. On Friday a brand new Qantas Boeing 787-9 will take off from the Big Apple and fly direct to Sydney. Coco Gauff, 15, becomes the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years. After losing in the qualifying rounds, Coco Gauff got a second chance and won her first title Sunday in Linz, Austria. The 15-year-old is the youngest titlist since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004. Chocolate Spiders, Oh My! No trick. These confections from Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate are definitely Halloween treats. After Breakthrough Season, Whats Next for Coco Gauff? The Australian Open and then a 16th birthday await Gauff, who has already captivated audiences at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Girls Gone Wild founder robbed and almost kidnapped by armed men at friend's mansion in Mexico. Joe Francis was at a neighbor's home in Punta Mita with about 20 friends when at least four men with guns broke in and threatened to take hostages on October 16, insiders say. Mexico's Popocatpetl volcano erupted 14 times in one night. Popocatpetl, one of Mexico's most active volcanoes, erupted 14 times in a single night earlier this week. English teenagerJosh Hill becomes youngest ever winner of Official World Golf Ranking event. 'If you had told me during the summer that I will be winning a MENA Tour title against professionals and become the youngest ever winner of an OWGR event, I would have laughed at the notion,' he said. Sales of a $16 drugstore body lotion jumped up by 10,000 per cent overnight. Sales of a budget body lotion have risen by 10,000 per cent overnight as word spreads about the 'miracle' product made for those with rough and bumpy skin. St. Louis Blues Claim the Stanley Cup, Ending a 52-Year Wait. St. Louis sat in last place in the N.H.L. standings on Jan. 3 and then beat the Boston Bruins in the Cup finals, soaring to the first championship in the franchises history. A Debut Fantasy Novel Summons the Power of African Myths. In Kwame Mbalias Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, a young boxer learns that the most important fight is the battle to control the story. Carlos Ghosn Wants to See Prosecutors Files. Nissan Says No. Defense attorneys say prosecutors wont share records that might help their client, citing the automakers fears that company secrets could be revealed.
Several states wary of $48 billion opioid settlement proposal. Several U.S. states that have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic are pushing back on a proposed $48 billion settlement framework that would resolve thousands of lawsuits against five drug companies accused of fueling the addiction crisis. Facebook's Zuckerberg grilled in U.S. Congress on digital currency, privacy, elections. Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg conceded on Wednesday that the company's planned digital currency Libra was a "risky project," but sought to reassure skeptical U.S. lawmakers that it could lower the cost of electronic payments and open up the global financial system to more people.
Hisham Matar Spent A Month in Siena Staring at Art. The new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author is part travelogue and part art criticism, a reflection on the power of art to affect us deeply. The top 10 sporting moments in Aussie history. From smashing England 5-0 in the Ashes to the Socceroos going down fighting in the 2006 World Cup, there is no doubt we're a great sporting nation. Editor's Choice Pictures. Our top photos from the last 24 hours. A Debut Fantasy Novel Summons the Power of African Myths. In Kwame Mbalias Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, a young boxer learns that the most important fight is the battle to control the story. Google claims "quantum supremacy". Google says its has achieved a breakthrough in computer research, calculating in seconds what would take a supercomputer thousands of years. Fred Katayama reports. Researchers find NINE vegetables can successfully grow in Mars soil. Scientists found nine vegetables that can successfully grow on Mars including quinoa, radishes and tomatoes. Some of the seeds from the crops can be used to grow a new generation of crops.