Good, Bad, and Ugly

Spelling of city’s name…

November 29, 2011

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.

South of what?

November 14, 2011

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 wrong province…

November 8, 2011

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.

That’s not a country anymore…

October 31, 2011

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. ”

We’re not in Kansas anymore?

September 21, 2011

Kansas airport fake bomb suspect ordered held in jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept 16 (Reuters) – A man who tried to board a Southwest Airlines flight with materials that resembled bomb parts was ordered held without bond on Friday by a federal judge, authorities said.

That’s too many countries

July 27, 2011

Netflix, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do! When Netflix reports second-quarter earnings late on Monday, financial analysts will look to the company to give not only an update on its financials but also some clarity into its future. With an ambitious plan to expand into 43 Latin American countries and a dramatic change to its pricing plans, Netflix has a lot of big changes expected in the second half of the year. In this article the writer made a statement that there are 43 countries in Latin America. There are about 20.

What is worrisome to me is the number never even clicked in their head to do a little fact checking.

It isn’t the Arabian Gulf

June 27, 2011

Europe Gasoline/Naphtha-Margins slip as crude bounces

LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) – Gasoline refining margins slipped as Brent bounced on Wednesday, although a drop in gasoline inventories in the U.S. supported the market and outright prices in the region were higher.

We’re your new neighbors

June 15, 2011

Bangladesh says FIFA refuses to move Pakistan game

DHAKA (Reuters) – FIFA has turned down a proposal from Bangladesh to relocate their World Cup 2014 qualifier from violence-hit Pakistan to Dhaka, the country’s football federation president said on Monday.

Not in Washington…

June 14, 2011

U.S. Open course at Congressional hole by hole

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The U.S. Open will return to Washington’s Congressional Country Club for a third time when this year’s edition takes place from June 16-19.

Sanctum Santorum?

June 8, 2011

Santorum launches Republican bid for White House

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum launched a long-shot Republican bid for president on Monday, pledging an unflinching commitment to conservative policies, including a Medicare reform plan that has proved unpopular with voters.