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2009-01-06 07:05:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Government of India has selected The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to provide eight P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft to the Indian navy. The P-8I is a variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing is developing for the U.S. Navy. India is the first international customer for the P-8. Boeing will deliver the first P-8I within 48 months of the contract signing, and the remaining seven by 2015. "The...

2008-12-10 09:14:00

Special Float is Tribute to Nebraska Family's Story of Organ Donation OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without knowing what lay ahead for their young children 24 years ago, Milt and Janet Bemis enjoyed life with their active two-year-old Matthew, while the family of 14-month-old Lily watched helplessly as her liver failed from a deadly cancer. In an instant, everything changed. Matthew Bemis tragically drowned at a lakeside barbeque that summer day in 1984. But his parent's...

2008-12-02 01:26:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) engineering and technical employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) IFPTE Local 2001 ratified four-year collective bargaining agreements covering nearly 21,000 employees in Washington, Oregon, California and Utah. SPEEA announced the result today following a vote-by-mail process. Boeing and SPEEA leaders agreed Nov. 14 on the terms of the market-competitive contracts (for...

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2008-12-01 18:51:43

British-born television actress Parminder Nagra told Usmagazine.com exclusively that she is pregnant with her first child. Nagra plays Dr. Neela Rasgotra on the U.S. hospital drama ER, which is now in its final season. The father of her baby is her longtime photographer boyfriend, James Stenson. We are thrilled and overjoyed at the prospect of becoming first-time parents, Nagra told Usmagazine.com. Yes, our plans are to get married, but there's no confirmed date yet. We have been together for...

2008-11-13 09:25:00

By Bill Keveney ER's valedictory bows kick into high gear tonight with the return of Anthony Edwards, an original cast member who is likely to lead a wave of high-profile alumni visits during the NBC hospital drama's final season. "It was very nostalgic. A lot of the biggest things in my life happened to me while I was on that set," says Edwards, who reprises his role as Dr. Mark Greene in the episode, "Heal Thyself" (10 ET/PT). Greene's return comes via flashback; the character died of a...

2008-11-06 06:00:12

By Bob Minzesheimer He scared millions of us by cloning dinosaurs with prehistoric DNA in Jurassic Park and by unleashing a virus from outer space in The Andromeda Strain. But author Michael Crichton, who died Tuesday at age 66, was more than just the king of the cinematic techno-thriller whose books and screenplays became 13 movies. He also created ER, one of TV's longest-running dramas. As a movie producer and director, he pioneered the use of computer-generated special effects....

2008-10-28 18:00:19

Ned Beatty, Sherry Stringfield, Jena Malone, Katee Sackhoff, Tom Everett Scott and Vivica A. Fox have signed up for guest spots on "Law and Order" this season. The New York-set cop drama is slated to begin its 19th season Nov. 5, NBC said. The long-running series is tied with "Cheers" and "MASH" for most consecutive best series Emmy nominations -- 11. "Law and Order" is the longest-running drama series currently on television, the network noted. It has also spawned two spinoffs -- "Law...

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2008-10-24 08:50:00

Seven Tokyo hospitals turned away a pregnant woman who complained of headaches and vomiting, and who died three days later of a brain hemorrhage, officials say. Metropolitan Bokuto Hospital, the first to reject the woman, admitted her an hour later, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. When her doctor called the first time, the hospital said only one intern was on duty. Most of the other hospitals blamed understaffing. The woman gave birth by Caesarean section about an hour after being admitted...

2008-10-14 00:00:40

By Jeremy Laurance Medical Life Goodness me, it's High Noon in the surgery. Doctors and nurses have fallen out and are flicking stethoscopes at each other. The cause of their quarrel? Money. It was all started by Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP and chairman of the powerful Commons Public Accounts Committee, who unkindly drew attention to GPs' "eye-watering" pay rise, amounting to 58 per cent over three years, taking the average income of GP partners to 113,614. What has upset...

2008-10-08 15:00:25

Anne Hathaway said she was amazed to hear U.S. director Jonathan Demme wanted her to play an acid-tongued, recovering drug addict in his new movie. Best known for her good-girl turns in films like "The Princess Diaries,""The Devil Wears Prada,""Becoming Jane" and "Get Smart," Hathaway accepted Demme's offer to play a woman who wreaks havoc on her sister's wedding in "Rachel Getting Married" -- and has been earning rave reviews for her performance. "I was so amazed that Jonathan sent (the...


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