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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.

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.

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.

He wasn’t the president yet…


Mitt Romney’s French education

The small church in the Bordeaux suburb of Talence looks the same today as it did in the late 1960s, when Romney and fellow missionaries were photographed in front of it during a rare visit by then LDS church president, Howard Hunter.

In this article you mention that Mitt Romney was in a photograph in the late 1960′s “during a rare visit by then LDS church president, Howard Hunter”.

The wrong province…


Gwar shock band guitarist found dead on tour

LOS ANGELES ( – Cory Smoot, guitarist in the shock-rock band Gwar, was found dead Thursday. The band is currently on tour, and Smoot’s body was found as the band traveled from Minneapolis to Edmonton, Ontario for its next show.

Edmonton is in Alberta, not in Ontario.


Indeed it is. This was part of some third-party content which is not edited by us, but the error has been corrected:  GBU Editor

Gone, but not retired


Jobless veterans say military experience is not valued

Rick Combs, a 27-year old who retired as a Sergeant in the Army, says he was given management training in the military as part of becoming a Sergeant. So far, that training has not translated into a comparable private-sector job.

Your writer doesn’t seem to have any knowledge of the military.

No one who is 27 years old can retire from the Army. One must serve a full 20 years to qualify for “retirement.” I doubt Combs joined at 7 years of age.

Not a member…


Commonwealth steps up polio fight, Afghanistan war hinders

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Commonwealth leaders on Saturday vowed to step up the fight against polio, but said the Afghanistan war was hindering the fight and warned that without total eradication there could be a resurgence of the crippling disease.

Polio remains in just four countries, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria — all members of the Commonwealth.

That’s not a country anymore…


UK’s Cameron rallies EU countries outside euro zone

At Wednesday’s summit, European leaders agreed a plan to provide debt relief for Greece, recapitalize European banks and boost the bloc’s rescue fund, though details have yet to be hammered out. Following a meeting of all EU members, Cameron held separate talks with some of the leaders of the 10 countries not in the euro zone; Sweden, Poland, Denmark and Czechoslovakia. ”

Your article mentions the country Czechoslovakia, which hasn’t existed for almost 20 years. I suppose the author meant Czech Republic.