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Last Update on October 13, 2015 07:10 GMT
IN THE NEWS: SOUTHWEST AIRLINES SMOOTHS TECH WRINKLES
DALLAS (AP) -- A day after technology problems delayed hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights, the carrier's ops were running more smoothly yesterday. A spokesman for the airline says workers were able to fix a failed software application that had caused the problem. Brad Hawkins didn't provide details about the faulty app. But he said there is no indication that the technical problems were caused by hackers. The computer issues led to long lines Sunday at the kiosks where passengers can print out boarding passes. For a while, the Dallas-based airline was asking travelers to print out their boarding passes ahead of time -- and get to the airport two hours early.
IN THE NEWS: DAILY SPORTS FANTASY SITES AND THE LAW
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The U.S. congressman who drafted the 2006 legislation used by DraftKings and FanDuel as proof of their legitimacy is upset. Former lawmaker Jim Leach says it's "sheer chutzpah" for the daily fantasy sport sites to pretend the law makes them legal. Leach said lawmakers had no idea that daily fantasy sports would -- as he put it -- "morph into today's cauldron of daily betting." He said his anti-gambling act was supposed to stop gambling on the Internet, not promote it.