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PHOENIX — A Minnesota man has been arrested, accused of spraying something on passengers while on a flight to Phoenix and jumping from the grounded plane.

Phoenix police say the 25-year-old man was acting strangely while on the flight from Minnesota to Phoenix. He allegedly touched people in the face and sprayed something from a spray bottle on them while on the flight to Sky Harbor International Airport.

The incident happened Friday around 6:15 a.m.

The man was brought to the front of the plane to be escorted off after it landed at terminal 4, but he was able to open an emergency exit and jump from the plane. The man fell about 10 feet to the ground, and suffered minor injuries.

Workers were able to subdue the man until police arrived to take him into custody.

It’s unclear what was in the bottle that the man sprayed onto passengers.

Police say none of the passengers desired prosecution against the man, but trespassing charges are pending. His identity has not been released.

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Avengers: Endgame presales in China have skyrocketed to record heights within the first few hours. According to Maoyan Box Office System, Endgame sold over 1 million tickets in the first six hours after they went on sale Friday local time. This is a record for all movies in the Middle Kingdom; not even a Chinese New Year title has crossed the 1M admission level in the same amount of time.

What’s more, Endgame topped the first 24 hours of Avengers: Infinity War within just the first hour of presales. In its first three hours, the latest Disney/Marvel superhero epic overtook the first seven days of presales on Infinity War.

Infinity War holds the all-time presales record of $65M, including $8.9M from its midnights, though it is the record holder even without those. Last year, IW tickets went on sale 21 days and seven hours prior to release, whereas Endgame will have 11 days and 12 hours of presales.

Some of the figures above do not include Wanda cinemas, whose system put Endgame tickets on sale six hours after other platforms.

As of 9 p.m. Friday Beijing time, Endgame had sold RMB 88M ($13.12M) worth of tickets. It crossed RMB 100M in 10 hours.

Estimates on the ground in China expect Endgame to do at least $75M in presales — some see $100M, we’re hearing — which would set a record. However, numbers this wild this early are unprecedented.

Endgame opens April 24 in China, two days ahead of domestic, giving it a five-day launch weekend — though Sunday, April 28, is a working day ahead of an extended holiday the following week.

Infinity War opened to $199.3M in China (unadjusted), two weeks after the domestic bow and a large swath of the rest of international. As we’ve previously reported, with China going day-and-date on Endgame, the global launch is eyeing well above $800M.

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More than 30,000 grocery store employees in the northeastern US are refusing to return to work for the second day in a row.

Cashiers and deli workers at Stop & Shop supermarkets walked off the job Thursday afternoon at 240 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, saying the supermarket chain is trying to slash their pay by hiking health insurance premiums and lowering pension benefits for new employees.

The workers have been negotiating new jobs contracts with the company since January, according to their labor unions, which are part of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union International. Workers want their paychecks to get larger, not smaller, they say, especially now that Stop & Shop’s profits are growing faster than before.

“They’re a billion-dollar company because of us,” one associate, who was picketing with coworkers outside a Stop & Shop in Middletown, Connecticut, said Friday in a video posted on Facebook by the local union. “We’re out here striking and protesting to show what’s fair and what’s right.”

The company offered across-the-board pay raises, but union reps say the jump in health care premiums and deductibles for employees would end up costing them more than they would get from any pay bump. Stop & Shop executives disagree, saying their latest proposal won’t increase deductibles, and that all workers will end up with larger paychecks.

Stop & Shop is the only major supermarket chain in the northeastern US with a largely unionized workforce. It’s owned by the Belgian-based company Ahold Delhaize, which also runs the Giant and Food Lion supermarket brands.

The company said in a statement that it’s disappointed that workers chose to carry out a stoppage to “disrupt service at our stores.” They argue that their offer, which includes bonuses and some pay raises, is reasonable, and that the union’s proposal would increase labor costs for the chain.

“This would make our company less competitive in the mostly non-union New England food retail marketplace,” the company wrote Thursday in an updated summary of contract negotiations.

The company said it’s prepared to keep stores open, but some have closed because they don’t have enough workers. In a show of support for striking employees, many customers have refused to cross the picket lines.

Within 24 hours, the Stop & Shop stoppage has become the largest private sector strike in at least three years, showing that last year’s labor unrest was not an isolated phenomenon.

Teachers launched a national labor movement

A record number of US workers went on strike or stopped working in 2018 because of labor disputes with employers, according to data released in February by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. A total of 485,000 employees were involved in major work stoppages last year — the highest number since 1986, when flight attendants, garbage collectors, and steelworkers walked off the job.

The increasing number of workers involved in labor strikes suggests that average Americans are not experiencing the “economic miracle” that President Donald Trump has described. They see the economy expanding and profits growing, but this doesn’t extend to their paychecks.

Frustrated teachers in West Virginia launched the first major strike of the year in January 2018. About 35,000 educators and staff walked off the job to protest an inadequate 1 percent pay raise. The stoppage ended up shutting down every public school in the state for a week until state lawmakers agreed to give them a 5 percent raise and to temporarily freeze health insurance premiums.

Teachers in six other states soon followed, and by the end of the year, Marriott workers were picketing in four states.

Working-class Americans haven’t been this fed up with their employers since the 1980s, as this chart shows:


US Department of Labor

To be clear, not all 485,000 workers involved in the 2018 stoppages were on strike. That number includes people who couldn’t work because employers temporarily shut down operations during the walkouts. It also includes lockouts, in which an employer refuses to let workers do their jobs when they are involved in a contract dispute.

But nearly all of the 20 major work stoppages in 2018 involved massive labor strikes, which ended up boosting wages for thousands of workers.

The trend isn’t slowing down

The Stop & Shop strike is the latest sign that widespread worker angst isn’t subsiding. The supermarket stoppage is nearly as big as the strike that shut down all of West Virginia’s schools last year (25,000 teachers participated in that strike, compared to 31,000 grocery store workers now).

Earlier this year, in January, Los Angeles public school teachers ended a strike that shut down the nation’s second-largest school district for more than a week.

As part of their deal with city officials, teachers agreed to a 6 percent raise and slightly fewer students in each classroom, according to Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, a labor union that represents about 34,000 public school teachers, nurses, librarians, and support staff in the city.

And more than 2,000 teachers in Denver went on strike in February for the first time in 25 years. Educators want the school district to overhaul the compensation system, which relies heavily on bonuses that fluctuate wildly from year to year.

It’s unclear when Stop & Shop employees will return to work, but they don’t seem too worried. State lawmakers, members of Congress, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, have all pledged their support for the striking workers.

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Fox channels have mentioned the US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for 42 consecutive days, a study has found.

The 29-year-old liberal star received at least 3,181 mentions in six weeks from Fox News or its sister Fox Business, according to research by Media Matters for America, a not-for-profit media watchdog.

The finding will reinforce perceptions that Fox, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is obsessed by Ocasio-Cortez, portraying her as a radical socialist who threatens the American way of life.

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She tweeted in response on Friday: “Fox News brought me up 3,000+ times in *6 weeks.* That’s how hard they’re fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it. Too bad for them, cause we don’t flinch. #ForThePeople.”

Ocasio-Cortez, who has promoted ambitious leftist policies such as a Green New Deal , has supplanted Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi as the favoured target of many conservatives.

Courtney Hagle, a researcher at Media Matters for America, said: “Ocasio-Cortez is brought up constantly, even if the topic has nothing to do with her, as with the recent terror attacks in New Zealand. Hosts and guests smear and misrepresent Ocasio-Cortez’s agenda, caricaturing it while painting it as radical, dangerous, far-left socialism.”

Hagle added: “Fox figures go on extended, aggressively angry rants about her. They’ve repeatedly attacked her intelligence, used her age to discredit her, and dismissed her as a ‘little girl’.”

After only three months in Congress, Ocasio-Cortez has attracted outsized coverage in general, including a Time magazine cover and a huge social media presence. She has nearly 4 million followers on Twitter.

Media Matters searched Grabien transcripts for “AOC” and “Ocasio” between 25 February and 7 April.

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Forrest Gregg, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who will go down as one of the best offensive linemen in NFL history, died Friday at the age of 85. 

The announcement of Gregg’s death came from Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker. 

“The game lost a giant today. Forrest Gregg exemplified greatness during a legendary career that earned him a bronzed bust in Canton,” Baker said. “He was the type of player who led by example and, in doing so, raised the level of play of all those around him. Forrest symbolized many great traits and virtues that can be learned from this game to inspire people from all walks of life.”

Gregg was a key player for the Packers during his 14 seasons with the team, which included all nine years that Vince Lombardi was the coach in Green Bay. Gregg was so good as his job that Lombardi once called him the “best player I ever coached.”

After being selected by the Packers in the second round of the 1956 draft, Gregg would go on to win five NFL championships with the team (1961, 1962, 1965-67). Gregg also played long enough to win two Super Bowls with the Packers. The offensive lineman also played a vital role in the Ice Bowl, which the Packers won 21-17 over the Cowboys in December 1967 to advance to Super Bowl II. 

Gregg was known as an iron man who had the ability to play through any injury. From 1958 until 1970, Gregg started in 187 consecutive games for Green Bay, which stood as a franchise record for more than three decades. Gregg spent most of his career playing right tackle, but also offered to play guard whenever Lombardi needed a fill-in. 

Packers president Mark Murphy tried to put into words just how much Gregg meant to the franchise.  

“He was a legendary player for the team, one of the greatest in our history,” Murphy said in a statement. “The ultimate team player, he raised the level of play of those around him. He also had a great connection with the organization over the years. We enjoyed welcoming him back to Lambeau Field and seeing fans appreciate him around the state.”

New Packers coach Matt LaFleur hasn’t been in Green Bay long, but he’s very familiar with Gregg. In a tweet, LaFleur said he has had a picture of Gregg hanging in his home office for a decade. 

During his time in Green Bay, Gregg played in nine Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro seven times. After spending the first 14 years of his career with the Packers, Gregg latched on with the Cowboys for one season and earned another Super Bowl ring after Dallas beat the Dolphins in Super Bowl VI. 

The offensive lineman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Gregg almost earned another Super Bowl ring in 1981 as the coach of the upstart Cincinnati Bengals. Although Gregg struggled during his first coaching job with the Browns (1975-77), Bengals owner Paul Brown took a chance on him in 1980 and hired him as head coach. 

During his second season with the team, Brown’s gamble paid off as Gregg led Cincinnati to Super Bowl XVI, which marked the team’s first appearance in the NFL’s biggest game. Although the 12-4 Bengals would lose to the 49ers 26-21, Gregg became an instant hit in Cincinnati. Nearly 40 years after that Super Bowl berth, the Bengals honored him with a banner at Paul Brown Stadium in 2017. 

Bengals owner Mike Brown, the son of the man who hired Gregg, recounted Friday just how much the team’s former coach meant to the organization. 

“It’s a sad day here,” Brown said in a statement. “My memories of Forrest are very special. He not only was the coach of the team, but we were also good friends. As a coach, he was very successful here. We had good people, good players and he got the best out of them. He was demanding. The players didn’t try to cut corners. They went out and did what they had to do, and what we were doing worked. We were somewhat ahead of the curve at the time.”

Before coaching in Super Bowl XVI, Gregg led the Bengals to a win over the Chargers in the 1981 AFC Championship Game, a game that’s better known as the Freezer Bowl, which means Gregg played a key part in the two coldest games in NFL history. 

After leading the Bengals back to the playoffs in 1982, Gregg would only spend one more season in Cincinnati before he decided to take his dream job as coach of the Packers. In 1984, Gregg was hired as the coach in Green Bay, where he would spend four seasons. 

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LONDON — With the arrest in London of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and the news of a criminal case against him in the United States, anyone expecting him to appear in an American courtroom should be warned: Extraditing him will not be quick, and it will not be easy.

The American authorities made a preliminary extradition request on Thursday, soon after Mr. Assange was jailed for jumping bail, but that was just the first in a long series of legal filings, hearings, appeals and administrative decisions. And in the end, experts say, the result is far from certain.

The process is mostly up to the courts, but politicians will have a hand in it, too, and were already drawing battle lines over Mr. Assange. Complicating matters, prosecutors in Sweden could reopen a rape investigation involving Mr. Assange and request extradition to that country, forcing the British government to decide which case would take precedence.

“It’s not simple, and the defense will argue everything they can,” said Rebecca Niblock, a partner at the British law firm Kingsley Napley who specializes in extradition law. “I think it is going to be a long one. I’d say minimum a year and a half, but if things get complicated, it could be much longer.”

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, wrote on Thursday on Twitter, “The extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S. for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government.”

The Conservative Party government has avoided taking a position, while signaling that it takes a much less favorable view of Mr. Assange — and sees in him a potent political issue.

Sajid Javid, who as home secretary has a role in the process, said in Parliament on Thursday that he “won’t be drawn into the request for extradition” or discuss “the details of the accusations against Mr. Assange, either in the U.K.’s criminal justice system, or in the U.S.”

But, he added, “Whenever someone has a track record of undermining the U.K. and our allies, and the values we stand for, you can almost guarantee that the leadership of the party opposite will support those who intend to do us harm.”

Diane Abbott, Mr. Javid’s Labour counterpart, said, “Julian Assange is not being pursued to protect U.S. national security; he’s being pursued because he has exposed wrongdoing by U.S. administrations and their military forces.”

The partisan divide raises the prospect that a change of government could change Mr. Assange’s fortunes, because his case could take years to end. Britain’s next scheduled general election would be in 2022, and there is widespread speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May might call early elections.

For years, Mr. Assange has been simultaneously hailed as a hero for transparency, and cursed as a reckless anarchist and publicity-seeker. In 2016, WikiLeaks published stolen Democratic Party emails, damaging the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel who investigated Russian interference in that election, reported in court documents that Russian intelligence was the source of those emails, which Mr. Assange has denied.

But Mr. Assange has been in the sights of American officials since 2010, when WikiLeaks published an immense trove of classified material, primarily about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken from military computer systems by Chelsea Manning, an analyst in Army intelligence. Ms. Manning was convicted of espionage and sentenced to 35 years in prison, and spent nearly seven years in prison before her punishment was commuted by President Barack Obama.

WikiLeaks and its defenders argue that it was following a standard practice of news organizations, publishing information of public interest, even if the person who supplied the information obtained it illegally.

The case is about the “publishing of documents, of videos of killing of innocent civilians, exposure of war crimes,” Kristinn Hrafnsson, a WikiLeaks editor, told a news conference on Thursday. “This is journalism.”

But the indictment unsealed on Thursday alleges that Mr. Assange, a native of Australia, went further, conspiring with Ms. Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, to help her hack into the military network.

Mr. Assange’s defenders, including a number of human rights activists, contend that the case against him is not about hacking, but about releasing information that embarrassed the United States.

For extradition to proceed under British law, the United States must submit a full extradition request, and Britain’s home secretary must certify that it is legally valid and send it to the courts — all by mid-June, Mr. Javid said. Then the matter goes to an extradition hearing before a judge, whose rulings can be appealed all the way up to Britain’s Supreme Court.

Two recent, high-profile cases could point the way for Mr. Assange’s defense. The American authorities sought the extradition of Lauri Love, a British man charged with hacking into dozens of United States government computer systems, and Stuart Scott, a banker charged with currency manipulation.

In each case, a judge ruled against the defendant but the decision was overturned on appeal, partly on the grounds that the alleged illegal acts occurred in Britain, which meant any prosecution should take place in Britain.

If the courts uphold extradition, it is up to the home secretary to actually order it. The law gives the home secretary some leeway to defy the ruling and refuse extradition, though not much.

In another hacking case, the United States sought to prosecute Gary McKinnon, who was accused of gaining unauthorized access to dozens of government computers, in search, he said, of information about U.F.O.s.

After a decade of legal battles, the British courts ultimately decided against him. But in 2012, the home secretary at the time, Mrs. May, refused to order extradition based on Mr. McKinnon’s mental health and the risk that he might commit suicide.

Since then, court decisions have narrowed the range of discretion available, but the courts could take Mr. Assange’s condition into account, said Ms. Niblock, the extradition lawyer.

“His physical and mental health have undoubtedly deteriorated over the past seven years,” she added.

In 2010, Swedish prosecutors ordered the arrest of Mr. Assange, who was living in Britain, to be questioned about allegations of sexual misconduct and rape in Sweden. While free on bail, he fought extradition to Sweden — which he said would turn him over to the United States — until he exhausted his appeals in 2012. Mr. Assange has denied the allegations against him.

Rather than submit to extradition, he took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and the country granted him asylum. British prosecutors charged him with violating the terms of his bail.

In 2017, Swedish prosecutors set aside the rape case and the extradition request, saying that the effort was moot with Mr. Assange in the embassy.

On Thursday, Ecuador’s government withdrew his asylum status after almost seven years, and allowed British police to enter the embassy and arrest him. He was swiftly convicted on the bail charge, for which he could be sentenced to up to a year in prison.

The next day, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said it was looking into the possibility of reopening its case against him.

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“The makeup of the Supreme Court is probably the most conservative we’ve seen in a generation, and that certainly emboldens those of us who deeply desire that Roe v. Wade be overturned,” said Jamieson Gordon, the spokeswoman for Ohio Right to Life, which opposes abortion.

Since John Kasich became governor of Ohio in 2011, the state has enacted more than 20 abortion restrictions and the number of full-service abortion clinics there has fallen to seven from 16, according to Kellie Copeland, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, an abortion rights group that plans to fight the new law.

While the measure is the first major abortion restriction signed by Mr. DeWine, who took office in January, his support for the bill was hardly a surprise to abortion rights supporters given his role as attorney general under Mr. Kasich, a fellow Republican.

“The reaction from our supporters has been exactly what we knew it would be, which is defiance,” Ms. Copeland said. “We are not accepting the barriers that these politicians are trying to put on our bodily autonomy.”

Nationally, more than 300 abortion restrictions were introduced in the first three months of this year, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which described the flurry of legislative activity as a “surge.” At the same time, though, some state lawmakers have sought to expand abortion rights.

In January, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, a Democrat, signed into law a bill that permits abortion after the 24th week of pregnancy as long as the fetus is not viable or the abortion is necessary to protect the mother’s life or health.

“The events of the last several months absolutely validate the decisive actions taken by New York to legally protect abortion — and more states must follow suit so that people can continue to access the care they need when they need it,” Elizabeth Nash, senior state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute, said in a statement.

Among the restrictions introduced this year was a bill in Texas that appeared to have stalled this week and would have criminalized abortions outright, potentially allowing women and physicians to receive the death penalty.

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You probably know the Arizona Cardinals have the top pick in this year’s draft. You also probably know exactly where your team in picking in Round 1. But keeping track of each team’s picks after that can get a bit murky.

There are a total of 254 picks in this year’s draft, and if you haven’t memorized where your favorite team will be picking in each round, you’re in luck, because we have the full draft order below. Basically, you’re going to want to bookmark this page so you can keep tabs on the full order, which could end up changing if there’s any trades between now and the start of the draft in Nashville on April 25. 

Before we get to the full order, let’s cover some quick facts about this year’s draft, starting with Arizona. Not only do the Cardinals have the first pick in the draft, but in a rarity, they also have the last pick, which means — barring a trade — they’ll be selecting Mr. Irrelevant this year. 

The two teams with the most picks in the 2019 NFL Draft are the Giants (12) and Patriots (12), followed by the Bengals (11). The team with the fewest picks this year is the Seahawks (4), followed by the Bears (5). As a matter of fact, if you’re a Bears fan, you can basically ignore the first day of the draft and that’s because the Bears won’t be making their first pick until the third round. Along with the Bears, there will also be three other teams sitting out the first round this year barring a trade (Browns, Cowboys, Saints). 

On the other hand, the Raiders, Packers and Giants all have multiple first-round picks. 

Without further adieu, let’s get to the full order.

Full draft order

Team name: (Team’s total picks for all rounds) 
(* = compensatory pick)

Round 1

1. Arizona Cardinals (10)
2. San Francisco 49ers (6)
3. New York Jets (6)
4. Oakland Raiders (8)
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7)
6. New York Giants (12)
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (7)
8. Detroit Lions (9)
9. Buffalo Bills (10)
10. Denver Broncos (8)
11. Cincinnati Bengals (11)
12. Green Bay Packers (10)
13. Miami Dolphins (7)
14. Atlanta Falcons (9)
15. Washington Redskins (9)
16. Carolina Panthers (7)
17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns (8)) 
18. Minnesota Vikings (8)
19. Tennessee Titans (6)
20. Pittsburgh Steelers (10)
21. Seattle Seahawks (4)
22. Baltimore Ravens (8)
23. Houston Texans (7)
24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears (5))
25. Philadelphia Eagles (7)
26. Indianapolis Colts (9)
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys (6))
28. Los Angeles Chargers (7)
29. Kansas City Chiefs (8)
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints (6))
31. Los Angeles Rams (7)
32. New England Patriots (12)

Round 2 

33. Arizona
34. Indianapolis (from N.Y. Jets)
35. Oakland
36. San Francisco
37. N.Y. Giants
38. Jacksonville
39. Tampa Bay
40. Buffalo
41. Denver
42. Cincinnati
43. Detroit
44. Green Bay
45. Atlanta
46. Washington
47. Carolina
48. Miami
49. Cleveland
50. Minnesota
51. Tennessee
52. Pittsburgh
53. Philadelphia (from Baltimore)
54. Houston (from Seattle)
55. Houston
56. New England (from Chicago)
57. Philadelphia
58. Dallas
59. Indianapolis
60. L.A. Chargers
61. Kansas City
62. New Orleans
63. Kansas City (from L.A. Rams)
64. New England

Round 3 

65. Arizona
66. Pittsburgh (from Oakland)
67. San Francisco
68. N.Y. Jets
69. Jacksonville
70. Tampa Bay
71. Denver
72. Cincinnati
73. New England (from Detroit)
74. Buffalo
75. Green Bay
76. Washington
77. Carolina
78. Miami
79. Atlanta
80. Cleveland
81. Minnesota
82. Tennessee
83. Pittsburgh
84. Seattle
85. Baltimore
86. Houston
87. Chicago
88. Detroit (from Philadelphia)
89. Indianapolis
90. Dallas
91. L.A. Chargers
92. Kansas City
93. N.Y. Jets (from New Orleans)
94. L.A. Rams
95. N.Y. Giants (from New England through Cleveland)
96. Washington*
97. New England*
98. Jacksonville (from L.A. Rams)*
99. L.A. Rams*
100. Carolina*
101. New England*
102. Baltimore*

Round 4

103. Arizona
104. San Francisco
105. N.Y. Jets
106. Oakland
107. Tampa Bay
108. N.Y. Giants
109. Jacksonville
110. Cincinnati
111. Detroit
112. Buffalo
113. Baltimore (from Denver)
114. Green Bay
115. Carolina
116. Miami
117. Atlanta
118. Green Bay (from Washington)
119. Cleveland
120. Minnesota
121. Tennessee
122. Pittsburgh
123. Baltimore
124. Seattle
125. Denver (from Houston)
126. Chicago
127. Philadelphia
128. Dallas
129. Indianapolis
130. L.A. Chargers
131. Buffalo (from Kansas City)
132. N.Y. Giants (from New Orleans)
133. L.A. Rams
134. New England
135. Indianapolis*
136. Dallas*
137. Atlanta*
138. Philadelphia*

Round 5

139. Arizona
140. Oakland (from N.Y. Jets)
141. Pittsburgh (from Oakland)
142. N.Y. Giants (from San Francisco through Detroit)
143. N.Y. Giants
144. Cleveland (from Jacksonville)
145. Tampa Bay
146. Detroit
147. Buffalo
148. Denver
149. Cincinnati
150. Green Bay
151. Miami
152. Atlanta
153. Washington
154. Carolina
155. Cleveland
156. Denver (from Minnesota)
157. Tennessee
158. Buffalo (from Pittsburgh through Oakland)
159. Seattle
160. Baltimore
161. Houston
162. Chicago
163. Philadelphia
164. Indianapolis
165. Dallas
166. L.A. Chargers
167. Kansas City
168. New Orleans
169. L.A. Rams
170. Cleveland (from New England)
171. N.Y. Giants*
172. Atlanta*
173. Washington*

Round 6

174. Arizona
175. Pittsburgh (from Oakland)
176. San Francisco
177. New Orleans (from N.Y. Jets)
178. Jacksonville
179. Arizona (from Tampa Bay)
180. N.Y. Giants
181. Buffalo
182. Denver
183. Cincinnati
184. Detroit
185. Green Bay
186. Atlanta
187. Carolina
188. Tennessee (from Miami)
189. Cleveland
190. Minnesota
191. Baltimore (from Tennessee)
192. Pittsburgh
193. Baltimore
194. Green Bay (from Seattle)
195. Houston
196. N.Y. Jets (from Chicago through Oakland)
197. Philadelphia
198. Cincinnati (from Dallas)
199. Indianapolis
200. L.A. Chargers
201. Kansas City
202. New Orleans
203. L.A. Rams
204. Detroit (from New England)
205. New England*
206. Washington*
207. Pittsburgh (from Arizona)*
208. Tampa Bay (from Philadelphia)*
209. Minnesota*
210. Cincinnati*
211. Cincinnati*
212. San Francisco*
213. Cincinnati*
214. Kansas City*

Round 7

215. Tampa Bay (from Arizona)
216. Kansas City (from San Francisco)
217. N.Y. Jets
218. Oakland
219. Pittsburgh (from Tampa Bay)
220. Houston (from N.Y. Giants through Denver)
221. Cleveland (from Jacksonville)
222. Chicago (from Denver through Philadelphia)
223. Cincinnati
224. Detroit
225. Buffalo
226. Green Bay
227. Washington
228. Buffalo (from Carolina)
229. Detroit (from Miami)
230. Atlanta
231. New Orleans (from Cleveland)
232. N.Y. Giants (from Minnesota)
233. Miami (from Tennessee)
234. Miami (from Pittsburgh through Cleveland)
235. Oakland (from Seattle)
236. Jacksonville (from Baltimore)
237. Denver (from Houston)
238. Chicago
239. New England (from Philadelphia)
240. Indianapolis
241. Dallas
242. L.A. Chargers
243. New England (from Kansas City through San Francisco and Cleveland)
244. New Orleans
245. N.Y. Giants (from L.A. Rams)
246. New England
247. Minnesota*
248. Arizona*
249. Arizona*
250. Minnesota*
251. L.A. Rams*
252. New England*
253. Washington*
254. Arizona*

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MUMBAI, India — Jet Airways, which revolutionized Indian aviation after the government ended the monopoly of state-owned carriers, is now on the brink of shutting down, devastated by management missteps and the feisty low-cost airlines that followed in its footsteps.

Out of cash and desperate for a buyer, Jet is now operating just nine planes, according to the Press Trust of India, down from 123 at its peak. The company had grounded dozens of aircraft over the past few weeks as its finances deteriorated, and on Friday, it canceled its last remaining international flights through at least Monday, upsetting the plans of travelers in locations from London to Hong Kong.

“The airline’s management and its key stakeholders, including its consortium of lenders, continue to work closely towards resolving the current situation,” the company said in a statement. “Jet Airways regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests.”

The outlook is grim.

“I do not see that there is any way to revive it in this form,” said Harsh Vardhan, chairman of Starair Consulting and a former chief executive of Vayudoot, a regional state-owned Indian airline that folded two decades ago. “It has to die its own death before they may be able to get a strategic buyer.”

The company’s 1,000-plus domestic pilots, who have not been paid for three months, have threatened to stop working on Monday unless they receive their back wages. There is no money to pay them.

Naresh Goyal, a former travel agent, founded Jet 26 years ago and built it into India’s largest carrier by offering travelers a modern, efficient alternative to the poor service and unreliable schedules of India’s government-owned carriers. But as a new crop of discount airlines emerged, Mr. Goyal failed to adapt and instead borrowed heavily in an attempt to maintain Jet as a high-end carrier.

Mr. Goyal was forced out last month, and Jet is now controlled by its lenders, which are collectively owed about $1 billion. Led by the government-owned State Bank of India, they are now trying to sell 75 percent of the company by the end of the month. Jet’s major competitors have expressed little interest, and the banks have refused to provide a promised $217 million in interim funding.

Aviation authorities have been giving away Jet’s prime airport gates and flight slots to other airlines to increase capacity and ease fares that have shot up with the elimination of so many seats. And the companies that own Jet’s airplanes have been repossessing them after the company defaulted on lease payments.

Passengers have also been burned as Jet has canceled flights on short notice. On Wednesday, a flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai was canceled just before boarding after Jet’s local cargo handler seized the Boeing 777 for nonpayment of debts.

The airline’s best hope might be a bid from Etihad Airways, a carrier based in Abu Dhabi that already owns 24 percent of Jet. Etihad is wrestling with its own financial problems, but it does have deep pockets: It is owned by the oil-rich Abu Dhabi government. Jet’s other major airline partners — Delta Air Lines, Air France and KLM — have so far shown no inclination to join the fray.

Any buyer will find it difficult to make money. Indian fliers are very price conscious, and efficient low-cost carriers like IndiGo and SpiceJet will make it difficult for Jet to charge a premium for its full-service offerings.

Moreover, the trust that the company built up over decades has vanished, said Ajay Awtaney, a once-loyal Jet customer and the founder of Live From a Lounge, an Indian business travel website.

“Even if someone manages to refuel the airline with money, it’s a long haul ahead,” he said. “It’s not like passengers are going to queue up and say now things are hunky-dory.”

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Uber’s highly anticipated IPO prospectus reveals that Google parent company Alphabet will be a big beneficiary of the ride-hailing firm.

Alphabet is one Uber’s top shareholders, with a 5.2% stake that could be worth upwards of $5 billion if Uber hits its expected IPO valuation of $100 billion.

Uber’s S-1 filing reveals other financial ties as well: It paid Alphabet hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising, infrastructure and mapping services over the last several years.

Despite pouring money into its own mapping projects, Uber still relies significantly on Google Maps. It paid Google approximately $58 million for mapping services between 2016 and 2018, and wrote in the risks section of its filing that those services are “critical to the functionality” of its platform.

“We do not believe that an alternative mapping solution exists that can provide the global functionality that we require to offer our platform in all of the markets in which we operate,” the company writes.

Uber also shelled out for marketing and enterprise services.

Over two years, Uber paid Alphabet $631 million for marketing and advertising, $70 million for infrastructure and enterprise services and $1 million for “related services.”

More than half a billion in advertising isn’t nothing for Uber, which lost $1.8 billion in 2018, but it’s a drop in the bucket for Google’s overall ad machine, which made $32 billion in advertising revenue last quarter.

Google paid Uber for a bit of promotion too:

The company spent $3.1 million since January 2017 for the ride-hailing service to promote Google Pay, its mobile wallet, within its app.

Overall, the two companies have a complicated relationship.

Alphabet’s early-stage venture arm GV invested about $250 million Uber in 2013, and Google executive David Drummond even joined the board. However, the companies’ bond became strained as as they began to compete on self-driving car technology, spurring Drummond to resign from his position in 2016. A year later, Alphabet’s self-driving car arm, Waymo, sued Uber over trade secrets, sparking a messy legal battle that ended in a settlement in February 2018.

Along with Alphabet’s financial windfall, the S-1 appeared to give Waymo additional legal victories. A California arbitration panel reviewing Waymo’s claim against Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber engineer who sparked their high-profile 2017 fight over trade secrets, determined on March 26 that he is on the hook for a $127 million award to Waymo. Uber, which acquired Levandowski’s company and brought him in to oversee its self-driving car project, said it’s contesting whether it’s obligated to pay some or all of that potential settlement, which may also include court and legal fees.

Additionally, an independent software investigator brought in to assess whether Uber’s driverless car system used any technology originating from Waymo found “certain functions in our autonomous vehicle software that are problematic and other functions that are not,” Uber said.

“If these interim findings become final, they could result in a license fee or in design changes that could require substantial time and resources to implement, and could limit or delay our production of autonomous vehicle technologies,” Uber said in the filing.

The review continues, and Waymo said in an emailed statement that it “will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure our confidential information is not being used by Uber.”

Alphabet shows up a handful of times in the risks section of Uber’s filing. In addition to the mapping example, Uber also cites its reliance on Google’s app store, Play, and Apple’s App Store, as a risk, writing that it can’t guarantee that the two companies won’t start charging fees to download its app. Waymo is name-dropped as a competitor, too, along with a host of other companies working on self-driving capabilities.

Meanwhile, Alphabet also owned a large stake in Lyft, one of Uber’s main competitors, when it went public last month.

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