Apr 16, 2015

Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until ...

Apr 16, 2015

Japan bumps China as top holder of U.S. Treasury debt

Japan overtook China in February as the top foreign holder of U.S. Treasury securities, a position Tokyo last held in August 2008. In its monthly report on bond holdings, the Treasury Department said Wednesday total foreign holdings of Treasury debt dipped 0.9 percent in ...

U.S. to exhume 388 Pearl Harbor victims for DNA testing

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. to exhume 388 Pearl Harbor victims for DNA testing

The U.S. military plans to exhume the remains of 388 Americans killed in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in an unprecedented effort to identify troops using DNA testing, officials said. The effort will focus on sailors and marines from the USS Oklahoma ...

U.S. report warns hackers might tunnel into planes' avionics

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. report warns hackers might tunnel into planes' avionics

Hackers could exploit in-flight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the Internet, a U.S. government report warns. It comes weeks after a co-pilot crashed his Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, killing all ...

Apr 16, 2015

Ministry strips 20 psychiatrists of special accreditation

The health ministry on Wednesday decided to strip “special status” accreditation from 20 psychiatrists at one institution after revelations of fraud in how they acquired the qualification. The apparently unprecedented step concerns 11 doctors and nine attending doctors who worked for the St. Marianna ...