May 22, 2007
Re "Iraqi leadership's failures raise pressure on U.S.," May 21 It would be laughable if it were not tragic to think of Congress ousting anyone, especially the leader of a nominally sovereign foreign government it was fooled into helping install in the first place. If Congress wants to practice its skills, there is a more worthy target right under its nose: U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales. So far his manifest contempt for Congress paints it as a bunch of waffling wusses. If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is to be ousted, the decision will be made in the court of President Bush, not in the halls of our self-styled representatives.
September 17, 2009 |
Allergan Inc.'s promotions for the eyelash-growing drug Latisse are "misleading" because they don't describe safety risks, regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration cited the website www.latisse.com and a placard with a timeline of the product's introduction in a warning letter to the Irvine company. Allergan says the timeline is no longer being used. Materials promoting a drug's benefits must also address its risks, which in this case include allergic reactions or hair growth outside the treatment area, the FDA said.
July 8, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. A young Brazilian rapper who went by the name of MC Daleste was shot and killed while performing on Saturday night in the township of Campinas, outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 20-year-old, whose birth name was Daniel Pellegrine, was rapping to a crowd at a public housing complex when he was attacked, according to Billboard, which cited local news sources. After the incident, he was rushed to an area hospital, where he died, the publication said.
June 25, 2012 |
Without asking for permission, Facebook has changed users' listed email address to one ending in "@facebook.com. " The changed was discovered Saturday, and has resulted in either users having their @facebook.com address being listed or simply having all of their other addresses be hidden, as happened in my case. The @facebook.com email service was announced in 2010, but it hasn't really gained traction as a replacement to other email service. It makes sense for the social network to want to promote its own service, but the way it's gone about it is sure to upset some people.
March 8, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is bringing back F8, its conference for software developers in a bid to get them to create more and better mobile apps for the giant social network. The conference will be held April 30 in San Francisco, Ilya Sukhar, Parse chief executive and Facebook product manager, announced at SXSW on Saturday. F8 will return to its roots by focusing on technical content for mobile and Web developers, not on major announcements for Facebook users, Facebook said. The conference will feature hands-on workshops and technical sessions for about 1,500 developers to learn how to create, grow and make money from apps, the company said.
July 31, 2012 |
Facebook has started to roll out "save for later," a new feature on its app and website that lets users store friends' posts to read later. Users will begin seeing the feature pop up on their mobile devices with a notification explaining that they can hold down anywhere on a post to save it. On facebook.com, users will start to see a button reading "Save" alongside posts' "Like," "Comment" and "Share" buttons. ROUNDUP: The freshest Facebook features To access the content, users can go to the menu bar of the mobile version of Facebook and will soon find a "Saved" section within the "Favorites" portion of the menu.
March 28, 2013 |
Swathed in gunmetal blues and grays and motored by a deliriously heaving pulp sensibility, the British gangsters-and-cops thriller "Welcome to the Punch" is derivative, dumb fun. Writer-director Eran Creevy shows himself to be well versed in the mythic sweep of Christopher Nolan's and Michael Mann's crime sagas, if not their intelligence with storytelling. Plotted like a British conspiracy miniseries (think "State of Play") that's been reduced to only the juiciest, silliest moments, it pits James McAvoy's dogged, renegade detective against Mark Strong's brooding criminal mastermind, and eventually the two together against a greater threat with - naturally - political connections.
November 15, 2013 |
Let's be honest, sometimes there's no better way to waste time on a Friday at work than on Facebook. And after stumbling upon the addictive new website "What Would I Say?," wasting time got even more fun. The website culls old Facebook activity and uses the information to predict a future status based on what you talk about and how you talk about it. The result: a sometimes funny, sometimes nonsensical status that is often uncannily accurate. "What Would I Say?" got even better when we discovered that users can generate statuses for Facebook pages belonging to celebrities or organizations.
November 20, 2012 |
Facebook wants to make it easier and quicker for you to upload photos taken with your smartphone or tablet, and it's now testing a feature that may just do that. Photo syncing, as the feature is called, uploads your phone's pictures instantly after you take them and puts them in a private section of your Facebook account. By having your pictures in Facebook's servers, you can share them very rapidly when you're ready, or you can also keep them private if you don't want to post them.
November 19, 2010 |
Friday is World Toilet Day. It’s not about potty jokes but rather the importance of toilets and proper sanitation worldwide. The nonprofit World Toilet Organization estimates that, in the developing world, diarrheal diseases spread via feces kill more children than HIV/AIDS. Here ’s more information and statistics about the toll poor sanitation takes globally. But good bathroom hygiene isn’t a novel concept. This "toilet timeline" includes pictures of latrines from ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations.