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Packaged lunch meat carves out a new niche

May 9, 2012 9:50 am | by MICHELLE LOCKE - For The Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Thin-sliced roasted turkey, prosciutto and soppressata no longer are the domain of the deli.Food companies looking to capitalize on consumers' increasingly sophisticated tastes — and their need for speed at the grocer and at home — are carving out new directions in lunch meat with upscale options...

Mo. to get $15M from settlement with Abbott

May 9, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Missouri will get more than $15 million from a national settlement with Abbott Laboratories involving the marketing of the drug Depakote.Depakote is an anti-seizure and mood-stabilizing drug prescribed for bipolar disorder. The company has admitted marketing the drug for unapproved uses,...

J & J seeks OK for fifth use of anticlotting drug

May 9, 2012 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is seeking approval for yet another use for its promising new clot-preventing drug.The health giant's Janssen Research & Development unit says it has applied to the Food and Drug Administration to market its Xarelto (zah-RELL'-toh) to lower risk of clots forming around stents...

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Secrets of the First Practical Artificial Leaf

May 9, 2012 9:17 am | News | Comments

A detailed description of development of the first practical artificial leaf — a milestone in the drive for sustainable energy that mimics the process, photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert water and sunlight into energy — appears in the ACS journal Accounts of Chemical Research.

Nissan Breaks Ground On Engine Plant

May 9, 2012 8:56 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nissan breaks ground Wednesday on an engine plant in Decherd, Tenn.

Russian plane with 50 aboard missing in Indonesia

May 9, 2012 8:50 am | by ALI KOTARUMALOS - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new Russian-made civilian plane carrying 50 people went missing in Indonesia while flying over mountains Wednesday during a demonstration flight for potential buyers and journalists, officials said.Search and rescue teams were heading to the area just south of the capital, said Bambang Ervan,...

ICANN targets May 22 to resume name expansion

May 9, 2012 8:50 am | by ANICK JESDANUN - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The organization overseeing a major expansion of Internet address suffixes hopes to resume taking proposals on May 22 following a technical glitch that shut down its computer system for weeks.Last month, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers abruptly shut down a system for...

Bomb threat halts 2 Southwest Airlines flights

May 9, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Southwest Airlines Co. flights with ties to Phoenix and Orange County's John Wayne Airport were grounded Tuesday night following a threatening phone call, authorities said.Both planes were cleared later in the evening.The threat was made while Flight 1184 was en route to Phoenix from Orange...

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Czech CEZ looks for partner to build nuclear blocs

May 9, 2012 7:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A state-run utility in the Czech Republic says it is considering joining forces with a strategic partner in a multibillion-dollar project to build two more nuclear reactors at a power station.CEZ says more than 10 energy companies, mostly from Europe, seem to be among potential partners to help...

Portable Diagnostics Designed to Be Shaken, Not Stirred

May 9, 2012 7:12 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid.

Orangutans at Miami Zoo Use iPads to Communicate

May 9, 2012 6:54 am | by DAVID FISCHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The 8-year-old twins love their iPad. They draw, play games, and expand their vocabulary. Their family's teenagers also like the hand-held computer tablets, too, but the clan's elders show no interest.

GM reviewing French site for possible sale

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors says it's considering the sale of its transmission operations site in northeast France that employs about 1,000 people.The U.S. automaker says it's looking at internal and external options for the site in Strasbourg that includes looking for a potential buyer that would use and...

Rapid City embroiled in court battle over pipe

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rapid City is becoming embroiled in court disputes over allegedly defective steel pipe used in a $3.7 million water project.The City Council has authorized city staff to file a countersuit against general contractor Highmark Inc. of Rapid City and a third-party complaint against Northwest Pipe...

Hobbs, NM, Picked as Site of Scientific Ghost Town

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press | News | Comments

A scientific ghost town in the heart of southeastern New Mexico oil and gas country will hum with the latest next-generation technology — but no people.

Seth Meyers thinks NYC mayor's Spanish is funny

May 9, 2012 6:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

"Saturday Night Live" actor Seth Meyers apparently thinks New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Spanish is pretty funny.Meyers appeared with the mayor on the "SNL" stage on Tuesday for an announcement about the city's media and entertainment industry.When Bloomberg repeated his main points in...

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