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PM's ex-aide denies he was hired for Murdoch ties

May 10, 2012 9:50 am | by JILL LAWLESS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The secretive spin doctor who helped bring Prime Minister David Cameron to power made a rare public appearance Thursday at Britain's media ethics inquiry — denying that he got the job to boost Cameron's clout with Rupert Murdoch's powerful media empire.Andy Coulson, who edited Murdoch's...

Helping Hands Reaches Out to Patients with Cerebral Palsy

May 10, 2012 9:31 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

With the aid of multiple force sensors and a digital dinosaur, a team of Rice University seniors known as Helping Hands hopes to restore strength and flexibility to the hands and wrists of children with cerebral palsy.

Study would be needed before ending C-130 program

May 10, 2012 8:50 am | by KEN MILLER - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A defense funding bill that would delay efforts to end a program at Oklahoma City's Boeing plant to upgrade the cockpits of U.S. Air Force C-130 transport planes was approved Thursday by the U.S. House Armed Services Committee.The committee voted 56-5 for the National Defense Authorization Act,...

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Correction: Nuclear Costs story

May 10, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In a May 9 story about an effort to build a nuclear reactor near Augusta, The Associated Press misstated the value of the loan guarantees conditionally offered by the U.S. Department of Energy to Southern Co. Federal officials have offered the utility $3.4 billion in guarantees for the...

FedEx acquires French transportation company

May 10, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Memphis-based FedEx Corp. says it has agreed to acquire TATEX, a French business-to-business express transportation company.FedEx announced the deal on Thursday for the privately held company, which has a central hub at Lieusaint, just south of Paris, and 35 shipping centers including six...

Union: Approval could save 1K Tulsa airline jobs

May 10, 2012 6:50 am | by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaders of a Tulsa, Okla. transportation union said Wednesday that more than 1,000 jobs could be saved if workers agree to a contract with embattled American Airlines, but they stopped short of recommending approval.Displeased by both options it faced after several months of negotiations with...

New Border Patrol Strategy Targets Repeat Crossers

May 10, 2012 6:06 am | by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press | News | Comments

With border crossings at a 40-year low, the U.S. Border Patrol announced a new strategy Tuesday that targets repeat crossers and tries to find out why they keeping coming.

AP NewsBreak: Ubisoft assembling Avengers for game

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that they've saved the world on film, "The Avengers" are teaming up for a video game.Ubisoft Entertainment announced a partnership Thursday with Marvel Entertainment to create a motion-control game based on the popular Marvel superhero posse. The game will be titled "Marvel Avengers: Battle...

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Ford adds 32,400 Windstars to safety recalls

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford has added 32,400 Windstars to two safety recalls involving parts under the minivans that can rust and break.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Ford will recall 23,000 Windstars from Virginia to fix parts near the front wheels that can break and...

Ubisoft, Marvel assembling Avengers for game

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by DERRIK J. LANG - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that they've saved the world on film, "The Avengers" are teaming up for a video game.Ubisoft Entertainment announced a partnership Thursday with Marvel Entertainment to create a motion-control game based on the popular Marvel superhero posse. The game will be titled "Marvel Avengers: Battle...

Obama dings Romney's claim of credit for autos

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney is having an "Etch-A-Sketch moment" when he claims credit for the revival of the U.S. auto industry.Obama says people remember that Romney's stance was that Detroit should have been allowed to go bankrupt. Of Romney's insistence this week that he deserves...

What if Apple Were Part of the Dow?

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by CHRISTINA REXRODE - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is the world's most valuable company. The Dow Jones industrial average is probably the world's best-known stock index. So don't they deserve each other?Consider this: If Apple had been added to the Dow in June 2009, the last time there were serious rumors that it would happen, the average...

Whitney Houston's mother releases new gospel songs

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whitney Houston's mother has released a new album of gospel tunes, her first new music since her daughter's death and in more than a decade.Cissy Houston's "Walk on By Faith" was released by Harlem Records on Apple Inc.'s iTunes this week and includes songs such as "Living Shall Not Be In...

Hollywood studios, guilds, agencies align for vets

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by SANDY COHEN - AP Entertainment Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Though often rivals when it comes to fighting for fair contracts, hot scripts, top talent and big audiences, Hollywood's power players are united in their support for American veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.Movie studios, TV networks, talent agencies and the entertainment unions,...

Recent changes to the Dow Jones industrial average

May 10, 2012 5:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dow Jones industrial average has evolved continually since it was introduced in 1896. The original 12 "smokestack" companies included names like American Cotton Oil, Tennessee Coal & Iron, National Lead and U.S. Rubber.Here are the most recent changes made to the 30 components of the Dow:— June...

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