BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and thousands of passengers at its German hubs braced for more delays and cancellations — even as the airline and the union for striking flight attendants said late Tuesday they were open to mediation.
President Barack Obama will likely sign a revised version of the National Defense Authorization Act into law because he believes it contains important provisions, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday. "What the president does believe though is that there are a number of provisions in the NDAA that are important to running and protecting the country. "That certainly does not reflect a change in our position, or the intensity of our position, about the need to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay," Earnest said.
A new skyline rising across Manhattan poses a challenge for the owners of the city's aging office buildings as they face expensive overhauls in order to compete against a wave of amenity-rich towers nearing completion. Manhattan has the oldest office infrastructure in the world, and record levels of available space by 2017 will test the moxie of landlords who are losing top tenants to the new buildings mostly going up in Lower Manhattan and on the West Side. Firms such as Time Warner Inc, News Corp, L'Oreal and Conde Nast, among others, already have moved or agreed to relocate either downtown at the developing new World Trade Center complex, or the West Side's new Hudson Yards district.