February 18, 2013 |
Bill Gates may not be involved with the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Corp. anymore, but he's still got plenty of opinions about the company he founded nearly four decades ago. "There's a lot of things like cellphones where we didn't get out in the lead very early," the 57-year-old billionaire, who serves as chairman of the software giant, said in an interview on "CBS This Morning. " When cohost Charlie Rose asked why, Gates replied: "Oh, that's too complicated. We didn't miss cellphones, but the way we went about it didn't allow us to get the leadership.
February 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Sunday said there should be an outside check on the power of a president to order drone strikes on U.S. citizens. Gates, a former CIA director who served as Defense chief under Presidents Obama and George W. Bush, said decisions to execute Americans should be subject to some outside review, perhaps by a panel of judges or by Congress. “I think that the rules and the practices that the Obama administration has followed are quite stringent and are not being abused,” said Gates, speaking with Candy Crowley on CNN's “State of the Union.” “But who is to say about a future president?
January 29, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Robert Horowitz. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson; Steven Pasquale; Michael Bolton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Keri Russell; Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View KaDee Strickland; Kerry Washington; Tony Goldwyn; Ted Allen; Andrea Bocelli and David Foster.
January 23, 2013 |
British Invasion singer Eric Burdon, who sang with the Animals and then the funk band War, has listed his retreat in Joshua Tree for sale at $999,000. The Southwestern-style gated house, built in 2007, sits on 2.5 acres surrounded by native plants and encircled by an adobe wall. The 3,200-square-foot-plus courtyard-style home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a laundry room and an office. There is a studio with a woodburning stove. Outdoor amenities include a heated saltwater pool, a spa and a rooftop deck.
January 20, 2013 |
Market Quote, a first-time starter in the fourth race at Santa Anita on Sunday, was left in the gate for nearly three seconds but was able to overtake the field for the victory. The 4-year-old daughter of After Market was making her debut for trainer John Shirreffs in a mile race on turf for maiden fillies. She balked when the starting gate opened. By the time she started running after urging from jockey Joe Talamo, she was 10 lengths behind in a field of nine. “Right when the gate opened, I think it scared her,” Talamo said.
January 18, 2013
"Heaven's Gate" was director Michael Cimino's follow-up to "The Deer Hunter" and brought a wide streak of sadness to the western genre. In it, Kris Kristofferson plays a sheriff navigating the interests — love, law and business — of a changing frontier just before the 20th century. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $11. americancinemathequecalendar.com .
January 9, 2013 |
Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines encountered a problem at Boston's Logan International Airport, just one day after a fire erupted on a different Dreamliner parked at a gate. About 12:25 p.m. EST Tuesday, a Japan Airlines Dreamliner headed to Tokyo was taxiing to the runway for takeoff when a fuel leak forced it to return to the terminal. Japan Airlines, or JAL, did not immediately provide any information on the incident. A person on the scene said the leak dumped about 40 gallons of fuel on the taxiway.
January 7, 2013 |
As the sold-out crowd of 45,050 roared at the start of the pre-race rider introductions at the supercross series' season opener at Angel Stadium, one rider was noticeably missing: James Stewart. At first no one was quite sure why Stewart, the series champion in 2007 and 2009, was not on his Yoshimura Suzuki motorcycle. After all, the Floridian had posted the fastest time during qualifying. But it turned out that during practice Stewart also had twisted his right knee, so he used the time during the rider introductions to ice and elevate the knee.
December 4, 2012 |
CAIRO - Tens of thousands of protesters angered by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's expanded powers and a much-criticized proposed constitution drafted by Islamists pressed toward the presidential palace Tuesday as a series of marches dubbed the Final Warning converged in north Cairo. The protesters at the palace gates provided the starkest sign yet of the country's deepening political volatility. Dissidents shoved aside a barbed-wire barricade and riot police fired tear gas to push back the crowd.
November 26, 2012 |
Actor-composer Alan Thicke has sold a compound in Toluca Lake for $3.525 million. The Spanish Colonial-style house, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a flat acre lot with a north-south lighted tennis court, an outdoor entertaining area and a swimming pool with a poolside kitchen and covered eating area. The living/media room has a carved wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace. The great room includes a bar and a fireplace. The master bedroom suite features a spa tub, a sauna, a balcony, a fireplace, a study and walk-in closets.