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Not for home use…


TearLab gets FDA nod for home use of dry eye test (Reuters) – TearLab Corp said health regulators allowed home use of its device to diagnose dry eye condition, sending the medical device maker’s shares up as much as 80 percent to their highest in eight months.

Please issue a correction. The test was CLIA-waived for professional office use, not home.


We issued a correction to clarify that the test was approved for wider professional use, not home use: GBU Editor

Anti-government protesters react as they celebrate the signing by Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh of a deal to step down in Sanaa November 23, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Bad pronunciation?


Your correspondent reporting on the Mapuche indigenous people’s protest in Chile, pronounced their name incorrectly at least 2 times during the video.

She said Machupe instead of Mapuche, a big difference.

This was disrespectful to the Mapuche people. Please have your reporters familiarize themselves with the subjects of their stories.

Spelling of city’s name…


Ukraine’s Tymoshenko charged with tax evasion KIEV (Reuters) – Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, already sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office, has been charged with tax evasion, theft and concealing foreign currency revenues, the State Tax Administration said on Friday.

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that the capital of Ukraine is misspelled in your article.

You refer to Ukraine’s capital city as ‘Kiev.’ I would like to point out that this is an obsolete version of the name, which was abandoned by Ukraine after its declaration of independence in 1991, and replaced by the name ‘Kyiv.’

The wrong school


Penn’s new athletic head has no plans to cancel football

STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) – Penn State’s new acting athletic director said on Friday there are no plans to cancel the rest of the Nittany Lions’ football season or to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from outside Beaver Stadium.

Your headline: “Penn’s new athletic head has no plans to cancel football” is absolutely incorrect.

Recalling the facts…


McDonald’s dumps egg supplier after safety, cruelty concerns

Last year, more than half a billion eggs were recalled after Salmonella sickened more than 1,000 people, the largest egg recall in U.S. history. The recall did not involve Sparboe Farms.

I believe the last line in the McDonald’s/ Sparboe Farms article today is incorrect.

Long before dawn


Judge upholds eviction of Wall St. protesters

Protesters who had been kicked out in a surprise predawn raid were allowed back 16 hours later but were banned from bringing the tents and sleeping bags that had turned a square-block park near Wall Street into an urban campground the past two months.

Hundreds of police stormed the camp around 1 a.m. and dismantled tents, tarpaulins, outdoor furniture, mattresses and signs, arresting 147 people, including about a dozen who had chained themselves to each other and to trees.

Never say Never say Never…


Black Sabbath announce new album, 2012 world tour

The four musicians, now all in their 60s, released their last studio album of all original material in 1978 with “Never Say Never.”

Your reporter and editor were incorrect when they stated the name of the last Black Sabbath album from 1978. They called it “Never Say Never”.

South of what?


14 dead as Niger clashes with convoy from Libya

NIAMEY (Reuters) – Niger’s army has clashed with a heavily armed convoy of vehicles that entered its territory from Libya, killing 13 in the convoy and suffering one casualty on its side, military sources in the West African country said on Wednesday.

The sources said Nigerien authorities took a further 13 prisoners after the incident, which took place on Sunday around the remote northern Nigerien mining town of Arlit just south of the border with Libya.

Profane pictures?


I have a complaint about profane pictures.

I visit with my family to read news together with my children.

We appreciate if the site continues to stay clean. Now we have started noticing that it displays pictures of Victoria’s Secret fashion show, or video on a beheaded Mexican blogger.

Please refrain from making your site sensational, and continue to keep it neat and elegant by placing visuals with more discretion.

The wrong organization?


Mariah Carey hid pregnant body from hubby Cannon

Carey is the latest celebrity to become a spokeswoman for Jenny, following “Dreamgirls” actress and singer Jennifer Hudson and former “Cheers” star Kirstie Alley.

Your story about Mariah Carey incorrectly cites Jennifer Hudson as a spokesperson for Jenny. She is the spokesperson for Weight Watchers.