June 9, 2010 |
General Motors Co. will pay out as much as $150 million to owners of vehicles that are being recalled because it can't fix a flaw in the system that squirts heated cleaning fluid on the windshield. In one of the largest recalls this year, GM said Tuesday that it was recalling about 1.5 million vehicles, including certain Cadillac and Buick sedans as well as several sport utility vehicles, because the problem could cause the vehicles to catch on fire. The recall of many 2006 to 2009 model-year vehicles will involve disabling the heating mechanism and paying $100 to the owner.
January 12, 2009 |
It's the hormone that makes people bond with mates and helps mothers fall in love with their babies. Now researchers have shown that oxytocin plays a key role in forming social memories. A dose of oxytocin, administered by nasal spray, made Swiss men much more likely to recognize faces they had seen briefly the day before.
June 12, 2008 |
Roller coasters, simulated or real, aren't the only new rides being rolled out at SoCal theme parks. Here are a few recently opened options, all of them kid-friendly, for summer. Adventures of Curious George, Universal Studios Hollywood What this water-based, 30,000-square-foot play zone has to do with the world's cutest monkey traveling to outer space is anybody's guess. But it promises to get kids very wet, making it the perfect pit stop on blistering summer days. It includes water jets that squirt from the ground; a playground where kids can soak each other with squirt guns; and a bucket the size of a hot tub that periodically tips its contents onto eager splashers.
August 31, 2006 |
Wild Planet Toys Inc. said it voluntarily recalled squirt guns sold from February 2003 through this month because they may pose an impalement risk. The Jet Streamers Water Blasters Pool Toys, sold at retailers including Target Corp. and Kohl's Corp., can stand upright on the pool floor when it is partly filled with water. San Francisco-based Wild Planet said it had received one report of an injury to an 8-year-old girl.
March 13, 2006 |
Roderick Gonzales and his brother, Raul, lurked in the darkness with the patience of predators. Their target -- Franz Aliquo, the Supreme Commander of the Shadow Government -- had already spotted them once and, with his bodyguards, slipped away into the San Francisco night. But in his haste, Aliquo had left the door to his North Beach safe house ajar, a mistake the Gonzaleses were quick to exploit. The brothers slipped inside, guns ready, and waited.
June 21, 2005 |
The London premiere of Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" turned into a war of words after Tom Cruise was squirted in the face by a man posing as a reporter. The 42-year-old actor was outside a movie theater in central London's Leicester Square doing press interviews Sunday when a man squirted him with a water pistol disguised as a microphone, London's Metropolitan Police said. Cruise appeared to laugh but then asked the prankster, "Why would you do that?"