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December 25, 2018 9:28 PM Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever

(Reuters) - Americans who included Mega Million tickets on their holiday shopping lists have a shot at winning more than $300 million in Tuesday’s drawing, the largest Christmas Day jackpot in the history of the multi-state lottery. The grand prize has grown to $321 million after a nine-week spell without a winner. Combined with a $294 million Powerball 91

December 25, 2018 1:56 PM High-speed trains are finally coming to the US

Lilit Marcus, CNN • Published 25th December 2018 One train company has high hopes of bringing high-speed rail travel to America. Brightline Trains, which bills itself as "America's first new major private intercity passenger railroad in over a century," has just gotten a major vote of confidence from Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The Virgin Group has taken 106

December 16, 2018 6:23 PM New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

Ukrainian new head of Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epiphanius speaks during a closed-door synod of three Ukrainian Orthodox churches to approve the charter for a unified church and to elect leadership in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified 86

December 13, 2018 4:32 PM Virgin Galactic Says Its Tourism Spaceship Officials Flew into Space

(MOJAVE, Calif.) — Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of space. Virgin Space Ship Unity was released from a carrier aircraft over California’s Mojave Desert early Thursday and ignited its rocket engine. The spacecraft with two test pilots at the controls quickly hurtled 94

November 23, 2018 2:28 PM Mediaset eyes radio business' expansion in Spain

MILAN (Reuters) - The radio unit of Italy’s biggest commercial broadcaster Mediaset is looking to enter the Spanish market and does not rule out potential acquisitions, Mediaset Radio CEO Paolo Salvaderi said on Friday. “We plan to expand in Spain with one of our radio stations ... we are in talks with some potential partner,” Salvaderi told Reuters 135

November 20, 2018 6:31 PM Who brings olive oil to Portugal? Police foil cocaine smuggler's ploy

LISBON (Reuters) - Who would bring a suitcase full of olive oil to Portugal, one of the world’s biggest producers of the stuff? Police at Lisbon airport were already suspicious of one passenger before they discovered 24 bottles of extra virgin olive oil marked as Argentinian-made in his luggage. “We had information that the man could be a trafficker 94

November 12, 2018 2:30 AM Hyperloop train might be coming to India

Lilit Marcus, CNN • Published 12th November 2018 Virgin Hyperloop One is a Los Angeles company originally based on an idea by Tesla founder Elon Musk. The company has just hired Jay Walder as their new CEO, and his plans for the business -- which has Virgin founder Richard Branson as its chairman -- are ambitious. Its first project will be a hyperloop 76

November 11, 2018 6:29 PM Lion Air plane crashes into pole week after fatal flight

Chiangmai, Thailand - February 26, 2014: HS-LTH Boeing 737-900ER of Thai lionair airline , landing to Chiangmai airport from Bangkok Don Muang Airport, thailand. (iStock) Just a week after a Lion Air 737 plane crashed claiming the lives of 189 people, another one of its planes has been involved in an accident during takeoff. Lion Air flight JT633 reportedly 99

November 8, 2018 8:41 PM Virgin Atlantic could face pilots' strike over benefits

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Virgin Atlantic could face industrial action from some of its pilots after a union representing over half of them said it is preparing to ballot members over strike action. The airline, whose main business is UK-to-U.S. flights and which is owned by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and U.S. airline Delta, has refused to negotiate 92

November 8, 2018 6:13 PM Chicago diner serving 'Elf'-inspired Spaghetti Sundae dish

A Chicago eatery is hoping you'll start the holiday season with this Spaghetti Sunday inspired by the movie "Elf." (Virgin Hotel Chicago) If you’re looking to stick to the four main food groups this holiday season — i.e., candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup — this wacky dish is for you. Miss Ricky’s Diner at the Virgin Hotel Chicago is serving up a special 96