Good, Bad, and Ugly

Did he really say that?

November 10, 2009

Clinton wishes he had left White House “in a coffin”

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday he would have preferred to leave the White House in a coffin because he loved being commander in chief, but signaled his political life was over.

Pass this word by….

November 10, 2009

Rihanna describes night of attack by Chris Brown

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R&B singer Rihanna broke her silence on Friday about the night her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown attacked her, saying he had bitten her, put her in a headlock and left her bleeding and swollen.

Hotchpotch?

November 9, 2009

U.N. agency hunts for microscopic nuclear clues

SEIBERSDORF, Austria (Reuters) – A hotchpotch set of grey and white buildings huddled in fields outside Vienna may seem an unlikely setting for a laboratory which could help uncover illicit nuclear activity.

Has that store stopped moving?

November 3, 2009

Thousands line up for last Big Mac in Iceland

In a nearby stationary store, Thora Sigurdardottir, a 35-year old nursing assistant, said she had no intention of going for a final McDonald’s meal.

Taunting children?

November 2, 2009

Members of the protest group Code Pink taunt local school children with chants about the war in Afghanistan as the children and their families arrive for a Halloween reception by U.S. President Barack Obama and his family at the White House in Washington, October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   

The f-word?

October 23, 2009

The secret Paulson-Goldman meeting

For f**k’s sake! Wilkinson thought. He and Treasury had had enough trouble trying to fend off all the Goldman Sachs conspiracy theories constantly being bandied about in Washington and on Wall Street. A private meeting with its board? In Moscow?

Not the right word?

October 21, 2009

Darfur kidnap victims endured mock assassinations

KHARTOUM, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Two Darfur aid workers held captive on a harsh mountaintop on the remote Sudan-Chad border for 107 days said they felt anger at mock assassinations by their captors but clung to the hope they would be released.

Offending the hackers?

October 16, 2009

Microsoft releases biggest patch on record

It said six of the patches were high priority and should be deployed immediately. The patches — which update software to write over glitches — are designed to protect users from hackers or malicious software downloaded from the Internet.

No bones about it…

October 15, 2009

Bones found in California kidnap case probably old

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Bone slivers found near the home of a California man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her for 18 years did not yield human DNA and are probably old Native American remains, police said on Friday.

Treble without a cause?

October 13, 2009

Microsoft launches new phone software

The market for phones is set to treble or quadruple in the next few years, Ballmer said, and Microsoft is ready to challenge other phone makers for market share.