Morning Buzz: March 12, 2008

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As some news outlets are beginning to report that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will call it quits, a majority of New Yorkers polled late yesterday believed quitting was the right thing to do. Seventy percent said they thought the governor, who was found to have paid thousands for sex with a high-priced call girl, should resign. And 66 percent said that, if he doesn't quit, he should be impeached and removed from office. Spitzer's political career may not have been salvageable as he was already receiving low approval ratings.

Barack Obama handily won the Mississippi primary last night and, according to the AP this morning, won five more delegates than rival Hillary Clinton. In a race where each delegate is hard fought, Obama won 19 delegates to Clinton's 14 and earned more than 60 percent of the vote.

The Apple iPod does an assortment of things — it plays music and videos and stores photos — but it's generally not supposed to shoot sparks. However, the AP reports this morning that one iPod Nano in Japan shot out sparks and that now the Japanese government is investigating. One official said he believed the problem was a defect of the iPod's lithium-ion batteries. Such batteries had previously been blamed for blazes in laptops, which resulted in massive recalls. Apple batteries have had some problems in the past, but mostly they have been related to wear, not to fires.