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In the midst of his reelection campaign, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials plan to unveil the latest steps taken toward building an $826 million new terminal at New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport.
After announcing the ambitious plan in April, airport officials hired a design team that included star Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli to re-imagine the sleepy airfield. Those design renderings are expected to be disclosed today.
Landrieu has promised the project, which could include a new hotel and fly-away ramps connecting traffic from Baton Rouge directly to the terminal, would be complete in time for the city's 300th anniversary in May 2018.
The league is asking for proposals from interested networks for a new Thursday night package of games. Currently, the NFL Network carries 13 Thursday games. One of the scenarios being considered is to take eight games away from the NFL Network to create the new package.
The NFL has made no secret about its interest in pursuing this. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times last October, NFL executive Steve Bornstein said, “We constantly think about how to reformulate our packages to maximize them,” in response to a question about adding another network to the league's mix.
Kate Middleton and Prince William are reportedly on the hunt for a new nanny to help take care of five-month-old Prince George as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepare for their month long trip to Australia and New Zealand this spring.
The royal couple are due to fly to Australia in April for an official tour of the region, with their son Prince George widely expected to join his parents for his first overseas trip.
The preparations are said to have hit a stumbling block though as the the Mail Online report that the couple's current nanny, Jessie Webb, who also looked after William when he was a child, has reached the end of her contract.
Israel has announced plans to build 1,400 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The move was expected after the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners last month, but was delayed until after a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
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The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, transfers fuel rods from crippled unit four reactor building to a different pool at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Nuclear scientists in Japan are planning a controlled reactor meltdown in the hope of learning how to prevent disasters like the one at the Fukushima power plant in 2011, according to local media reports.
Using a scaled down version of a nuclear reactor, Tomoyuki Sugiyama, a senior scientist at the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, told MSN Sankei that scientists "want to help improve the accuracy of the Fukushima accident analysis" using the data from their experiment.