Japan's All Nippon Airways has found damage to wiring on two Boeing 787 locator beacons, a device suspected as the cause of a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines 787. ANA spokesman Ryosei Nomura said on Friday that Boeing, the US Federal Aviation Administration and Japanese regulators had ordered checks of the beacons. ANA has 20 of the jets dubbed the Dreamliner. The transmitters, made by Honeywell International, guide rescuers to aircraft in emergencies. They may be behind the Ethiopian Airlines fire that occurred July 12 at London's Heathrow Airport. Dreamliner jets were grounded worldwide in January because of a separate set of problems with lithium ion batteries that caused overheating and fires.
Gulf oil spill: Halliburton says destroyed evidence
Halliburton, the US oil services giant, has admitted destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst such disaster in American history. A justice department statement released late on Thursday said the company had agreed to plead guilty to criminal conduct that occurred when it was carrying out its own post-accident investigation more than three years ago. Eleven people died and 4.9 million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf over a three-month period after the explosion, with oil giant BP — which leased Deepwater Horizon — ending up paying billions of dollars in compensation and clean-up costs. Halliburton Energy Services, BP's contractor, had been accused by the British oil giant of destroying evidence. BP has also asked Halliburton to pay damages stemming from the April 2010 accident off the coast of Louisiana.
US indicts hackers in biggest cyber fraud case
Federal prosecutors said on Thursday they have charged five men responsible for a hacking and credit card fraud spree that cost companies more $300 million and two of the suspects are in custody, in the biggest cyber crime case filed in US history. They also disclosed a new security breach against Nasdaq, though they provided few details about the attack. Other companies targeted by the hackers include a Visa licensee, JC Penney, JetBlue Airways and French retailer Carrefour, according to an indictment unveiled in New Jersey. Authorities have been pursing the hackers for years. Many of the breaches were previously reported, though it appeared the one involving Nasdaq OMX Group was being disclosed for the first time. Prosecutors said they conservatively estimate that the group of five men from Russia and Ukraine helped steal at