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2 more airlines to charge for first bag - International Herald Tribune

June 13th, 2008, 3:28

By @ June 13th, 2008, 3:28 in General

For weeks, American Airlines stood alone in facing the ire of passengers over its decision to begin charging $15 to check the first bag. But it now has some company. United Airlines said Thursday it would put the charge into effect Friday, two days earlier than American. The $15 fee, for passengers more info

LOS ANGELES— Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo warmed up as usual before Game 4 of the NBA finals against the Los Angeles Lakers and said he was ready to go. Coach Doc Rivers said Thursday night the ankle injury will be a "non-factor." Rondo rolled his left ankle Tuesday night in Game 3, the more info

Parliament on Thursday rejected the nomination of one of President Rene Preval's advisers as the next prime minister of Haiti, which has now gone two months with its No. 2 political post empty. The Chamber of Deputies voted 57-26, with six abstentions, against Robert Manuel's nomination, arguing he more info

(CNN) -- The number of illnesses attributed to salmonella-tainted tomatoes jumped to 228, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The CDC has found 61 new cases throughout the U.S. of salmonella poisoning related to tainted tomatoes. The CDC found 61 new cases of Salmonella more info

Crude-oil futures left behind a day of steep losses to close higher Thursday. Light, sweet crude for July delivery settled up 36 cents, or 0.3%, at $136.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude dwelled in negative territory for most of the session, hurt by a stronger dollar, and at one more info

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