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Passenger Attacks Crew on NC-to-Florida Flight

March 28, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A passenger aboard a US Airways flight from North Carolina to Florida has been arrested after witnesses say she attacked crew members before being wrestled to the jet's floor.A spokeswoman for the airport authority in Fort Myers, Fla., said Wednesday police arrested a US Airways passenger....

Mylan, Teva launch generic versions of Seroquel

March 28, 2012 4:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two drugmakers say they have started selling generic versions of the antipsychotic Seroquel, days after a U.S. court dismissed a bid by British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to extend the patent protecting its blockbuster drug.Canonsburg, Pa.-based Mylan Inc. and Israeli drugmaker Teva...

Flare Still Burning at North Sea Gas Leak

March 28, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy company Total S.A. said a flare is still burning on the North Sea offshore platform that is leaking gas, but claimed Wednesday there is no threat of an explosion given the weather conditions.The company said it is evaluating options to extinguish the flare, but for now the wind is...

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Former Olympus execs face new charges over losses

March 28, 2012 3:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese prosecutors have pressed fresh charges against the former chairman of Olympus Corp. and two other executives over the cover-up of massive investment losses.Tokyo prosecutors said Wednesday that Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and executives Hideo Yamada and Hisashi Mori face new charges of violating...

Opel recruits new marketing chief from VW

March 28, 2012 2:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motor's struggling Adam Opel AG subsidiary in Europe has recruited a Volkswagen executive to take over its top marketing and sales job.Ruesselsheim-based Opel said Alfred Rieck, 55, will replace Alain Visser, marketing chief since 2004, who is leaving the company.Rieck's last job with...

Nokia Launches China Smartphone, Hopes for Rebound

March 28, 2012 12:50 am | by JOE McDONALD - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling cellphone maker Nokia launched its first smartphone design for China on Wednesday, looking to the world's biggest mobile market to help drive a turnaround.Nokia said its new Lumia 800C is designed to run on China's CDMA networks and will be supported by China Telecom, one of the...

Passengers Recount Scare After Pilot Outburst

March 27, 2012 11:50 pm | by BETSY BLANEY - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Passengers aboard an early morning flight bound from New York to Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when the plane's top pilot came out of the cockpit, didn't close the door and tried to force his way into an occupied bathroom.The JetBlue captain's co-workers tried to calm him as he became...

Boeing Delivers First 737-800 for Aerosvit

March 27, 2012 9:40 pm | by Boeing | News | Comments

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Very high radiation, little water in Japan reactor

March 27, 2012 6:50 pm | by MARI YAMAGUCHI - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Japan's crippled nuclear reactors still has fatally high radiation levels and hardly any water to cool it, according to an internal examination that renews doubts about the plant's stability.A tool equipped with a tiny video camera, a thermometer, a dosimeter and a water gauge was used...

Chip maker Elpida removed from Tokyo Exchange

March 27, 2012 6:50 pm | by ELAINE KURTENBACH - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer chipmaker Elpida Memory Inc. was removed from the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday after filing for Japan's largest-ever manufacturing bankruptcy.Tokyo-based Elpida is the only manufacturer in Japan to specialize in DRAM chips used in mobile phones and computers. Its failure comes...

Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown

March 27, 2012 4:50 pm | by PETER SVENSSON - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

When the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on Tuesday, it was as if Harry himself had cast the "Alohomora" spell on them — the one that unlocks doors.In a break with industry practices, the books aren't locked down by encryption, which means consumers can move them...

United Airlines still leaving passengers on hold

March 27, 2012 2:50 pm | by JOSHUA FREED - AP Airlines Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

United Airlines passengers were still having difficulty getting a reservations agent on the phone and experiencing other glitches on Tuesday, more than three weeks after a computer switchover that was supposed to make traveling better after the airline's merger with Continental.There were...

TriWest plans to protest $20.5B gov't contract

March 27, 2012 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TriWest Healthcare Alliance is planning to protest the government's decision to award a $20.5 billion military health benefits contract to UnitedHealth Group Inc.The U.S. Department of Defense said in 2009 that it would award the contract to TriWest, but UnitedHealth protested the decision....

Panetta: War strategy can't be guided by polls

March 27, 2012 1:50 pm | by LOLITA BALDOR - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The war in Afghanistan can't be determined by polls, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday, asserting that the U.S. must continue with its strategy in the decade-old conflict despite plummeting American confidence in the war.Panetta said that there is no question that the American people...

Govt Finds Airwaves for Possible Wireless Data

March 27, 2012 1:50 pm | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their existing frequencies with commercial networks.The Commerce Department said...

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