The United States Department of Justice closes an antitrust probe into a proposed merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines clearing the way for shareholders to vote on the proposal.
Presidential candidate Mario Estrada is captured in the United States because of his alleged connections with the international drug trafficking Sinaloa Cartel. The United States Department of Justice says in a statement that Estrada had requested the murder of political rivals to win the presidency in exchange for granting control of airports and ports in the country to these groups. The presidential and parliamentary elections are scheduled for June 16.
The Wikimedia Foundation and eight other organisations file a lawsuit in the state of Maryland, US against the National Security Agency and the United States Department of Justice regarding the NSA's mass surveillance program. The Wikimedia Foundation is the owner and parent company of Wikipedia.
American air carriers United and Continental officially announce a merger that will create the world's largest airline. [http:--money.cnn.com-2010-05-03-news-companies-United_Continental_merge-index.htm?source=cnn_bin&hpt=Sbin (CNN)] [http:--preview.bloomberg.com-news-2010-05-03-united-continental-fliers-will-see-more-hubs-higher-fares-after-merger.html (Bloomberg)]date=April 2020