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Overcharged batteries eyed in Boeing 787 fires
By JOAN LOWY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aviation safety and battery experts say it's likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharged lithium ion batteries.
Investigators in Japan where a 787 made an emergency landing earlier this week, said Friday the plane's burned-out lithium ion battery received voltage in excess of its design limit.
A source familiar with the investigation of a battery fire in a 787 on the ground in Boston Jan. 7 told The Associated Press the battery was in the process of charging when the fire erupted.
And a battery fire in a business jet hooked up to a ground power station prompted the Federal Aviation Administration in 2011 to issue an emergency order requiring the plane's lithium ion battery be replaced with a conventional battery.
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Posted: Friday, January 18 2013, 06:59 PM CST
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Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count
May 25, 2013 19:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A judge says the pastor of an Oklahoma City church must stand trial in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Fifty-three-year old Michael Elder is charged in the death of 27-year-old Gary Davidson last February. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/16Wg62Z ) that Judge Ray C. Elliott on Friday ordered Elder to stand trial after Davidson's wife and girlfriend each told different stories. April Davidson said she feared for her life while fighting with Davidson in the front seat of a pickup truck. Judith Chism said Davidson was trying to exit the truck from a rear seat when he was shot.
Defense lawyers have argued Davidson fired the gun in self-defense.
Elder is senior pastor at The Cross Baptist Church. He was being held without bail.
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