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United flight delayed after scorpion reported aboard in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed after a scorpion was spotted aboard. United says Flight 1035 returned to the gate Thursday night after a scorpion “reportedly emerged from a customer’s clothing.” Paramedics examined the man and determined that he hadn’t been stung. It’s unclear whether a scorpion was found. United says it found a new aircraft for the flight and all passengers were given a meal voucher for the inconvenience. The flight eventually got underway 3½ hours late. Another man was stung by a scorpion on a United flight from Houston to Calgary,...

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United passenger’s removal sparks outrage in China

BY MATTHEW BROWN BEIJING (AP) — Images of a bloodied man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago drew widespread condemnation in China, where state media fueled the public’s anger with reports that noted the unidentified victim was an "Asian passenger." Video of the violent incident posted on China’s popular Twitter-like microblogging service Weibo had been viewed more than 210 million times by late Tuesday. Many responded with outrage over perceived bias against the passenger and some called for a boycott of the U.S.-based airline. "Rubbish!" writer Su Danqing posted on Weibo. "When they were treating...

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United dragging video is another PR nightmare for Chicago

BY CARYN ROUSSEAU AND DON BABWIN CHICAGO (AP) — Several minutes after a passenger recorded a video watched around the world that showed security officers dragging another passenger off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, a smaller snippet of video showed an even more troubling scene. There stood the passenger who had been dragged on his back to the front of the plane, appearing dazed as he spoke through bloody lips and blood that had spilled onto his chin. “I want to go home, I want to go home,” he said. The treatment of the...

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