October 18, 2012 |
DETROIT - The New York Yankees survived another day in the postseason Wednesday, thanks to help from Major League Baseball and Mother Nature. MLB decided to delay the start of Game 4 of the American League Championship Series because of a threat of rain, and then postponed it a little more than an hour later because of a forecast of inclement weather. A statement from MLB said the postponement was decided upon "in an effort to preserve the integrity of an uninterrupted full nine-inning game.
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October 17, 2012 |
Andrew Brimmer, the son of a Louisiana sharecropper who in 1966 became the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board, has died. He was 86. Brimmer died Oct. 7 at a Washington hospital after a lengthy illness, said his daughter, Esther Brimmer. An economist, Brimmer held a doctorate from Harvard Business School and several high-ranking positions in Washington. He worked as a staff economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as an economics professor before being named a deputy assistant secretary of commerce under President John F. Kennedy.
September 26, 2012 |
CINCINNATI - Lori Monroe, a 40-year-old Democrat who lives in central Ohio, was startled a few weeks ago to open a letter that said a stranger was challenging her right to vote in the presidential election. Monroe, who was recovering from cancer surgery, called the local election board to protest. A local tea party leader was trying to strike Monroe from the voter rolls for a reason that made no sense: Her apartment building in Lancaster was listed as a commercial property. "I'm like, really?
September 20, 2012 |
When it comes to apologies, some people are like scent hounds: They can sniff them out anywhere. This is especially true when it comes to the supposed regrets and self-hatred of President Obama. Though he began his term with a series of speeches in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East in which, according to several fact-checking sources, the words "apology" or "I'm sorry" were never once uttered, his opponents nonetheless decided to construe the trips as some sort of mea culpa (make that Americana culpa)
September 12, 2012 |
At a Wednesday morning press conference in San Francisco dominated by iPhone 5 news, Apple also announced that it would open up iTunes to Facebook and Twitter integration in October, among other changes the company will make to its online marketplace. The move effectively shelves Apple's previous internal efforts at creating its own social network for music listeners, called Ping. Instead, iTunes users will be able to "like" songs and "share" their iTunes purchases on Facebook and Twitter.
August 8, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS - With the prospect of thousands of unmanned aircraft flying around U.S. airspace beginning in 2015, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration pledged that new regulations are in the works to keep skies safe and protect people's privacy. Speaking before hundreds of drone makers, potential buyers and government officials at a drone expo Tuesday, acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the integration of unmanned aircraft in U.S. skies is a daunting challenge. "There's a lot of work that needs to be done to move [drone]
August 3, 2012 |
Despite the barrage of criticism that schools are spending increasing amounts of time testing our children and teachers are being forced to teach to the test, the reality is that testing is no fad. Initiatives like California's STAR test, the high school exit exam and Academic Performance Index, or API, scores are here to stay, and are likely to become even more pervasive in schools nationwide. But in the years ahead the way testing happens must change in a manner that will benefit our children and that parents are likely to embrace.
July 3, 2012 |
Sony Corp., which for the last 18 years has centered its game business on its PlayStation consoles, is making a major shift in its strategy by acquiring Gaikai Inc. for $380 million. Based in Aliso Viejo, Gaikai is one of the leading companies in the new business of cloud-based video games, through which people can play on almost any Internet-connected device. Just as with Netflix's Instant video streaming service, games on Gaikai are stored on a remote server and streamed to a computer, tablet, smartphone or TV set without the need to download or install special programs.
June 12, 2012 |
It seems everything between Mountain Lion and iOS 6 will work together nicely. The only problem is Mountain Lion comes out next month, and iOS 6 won't until this fall. And likely as a result of that gap, Mountain Lion won't see any Facebook integration until then. Apple billed Facebook integration into its ecosystem as a pretty big part of its keynote presentation at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, but that won't arrive on the iPhone until iOS 6 does this fall.
June 4, 2012 |
After Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a major, yet subtle hint last week, it seems Facebook integration is indeed coming to the iPhone, according to the latest Web reports. Facebook will become fully immersed within iOS as soon as its next update, which could and in all likeliness will be revealed next week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference. The integration will be similar to that of Twitter's, which came last year with iOS 5, and will allow users to post articles on the Web to Facebook the same way they can tweet them now. But along with that sort of integration, Facebook's addition to the iPhone and iPad ecosystem will be beneficial for apps that use Facebook's connect button to allow users to sign in. The integration will get rid of the way Facebook connect currently works on the iPhone, in which one app shoots you over to Facebook which then swings you back, and will streamline the process, according to TechCrunch -- which reported Facebook integration is definitely happening.