Archive for December, 2007
NEW YORK (Dow Jones) – The company that produces CBS’s ‘Late Show With David Letterman’, has reached a side agreement with union representing striking TV writers, The New York Times reported Friday citing several late night show executives.
The pact with World Wide Pants will allow ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ and ‘Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ to return to the air with new episodes Wednesday. Production on both shows as well as most U.S. shows were halted when the Writer’s Guild Of America went on strike in November. Continue Reading »
NEW YORK (AP) – Netscape Navigator, the world’s first commercial Web browser and the launch pad of the Internet boom, will be pulled off life support Feb. 1 after a 13-year run.
Its current caretakers, Time Warner Inc.’s AOL, decided to kill further development and technical support to focus on growing the company as an advertising business. Netscape’s usage dwindled with Microsoft Corp.’s entry into the browser business in the 1990s, and Netscape all but faded away following the birth of its open-source cousin, Firefox. Continue Reading »
Bayer Diabetes Care, a unit of Bayer AG is recalling certain lots of test strips for exclusive use with the Contour TS Blood Glucose Meter. The strips are being recalled because they could skew blood glucose readings and produce test results that are 5% to 17% too high. Continue Reading »
CARNATION, Wash. (AP) – The bodies of six people have been found at a rural property east of Seattle, King County sheriff’s detectives said Wednesday.
The victims include males and females, said sheriff’s Detective Bob Conner. He would not give their ages, cause of death or other details. He said police did not know whether the killer or killers were among the dead. Continue Reading »
Tatiana, a tiger that mauled a zookeeper last year, escaped from her pen at the San Francisco Zoo on Tuesday, killing one man and injuring two others before police shot her dead, authorities said.
It’s the latest deadly or frightening incident involving captive animals in the United States. It seems that wild animals, kept in captivity, are still wild animals. Go figure.
Well, here are some other wild animals in captivity attack stories … Continue Reading »
On a Christmas death that could easily top Grandma being run over by a reindeer: A retired businessman is believed to have killed his wife and left her body under the Christmas tree before driving his car off the road and fatally injuring himself.
Susan Goswell, 63, a retired teacher, may have been battered to death with one of her husband’s golf clubs. Roger Goswell, 66, a prominent amateur golfer, then apparently killed himself by driving a Smart car into a tree.
NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) — Former child star Danielle Fishel, a teen heartthrob on ABC’s “Boy Meets World,” was arrested this week on a drunken driving warrant from Los Angeles County, police said.
Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on “Boy Meets World,” was arrested Thursday, police said. Continue Reading »
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple Inc. has settled a lawsuit against a Web site that had divulged company secrets, but the site, ThinkSecret.com, will shut down as part of the agreement.
The identity of the sources who leaked the information will not be revealed, according to the settlement announced Thursday at ThinkSecret.com. Continue Reading »
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) – U.S. President George W. Bush signed mortgage debt relief legislation into law Thursday, saying the measure will help struggling homeowners deal with “serious strains” in the housing market.
“With this bill, Congress has taken a strong step to address the turbulence in the housing market,” Bush said during a brief signing ceremony at the White House. Continue Reading »