Sunday, September 30, 2012
Thousands of people hit the streets in Pakistan's biggest city Sunday to protest an anti-Islam film made in the United States, suggesting anger over the movie is far from over.
In "Dreams From My Real Father," right-wing filmmaker Joel Gilbert offers a conspiracy theory about the president's paternity.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Citroën's DS3 line has been a huge success in its home market of France ever since the car was launched in 2009. Sitting in the fat-middle part of the luxury category, it only makes sense that a convertible variant for the DS3 pop up sooner or later - and later is the Paris Motor Show.
The 2013 DS3 Cabrio should provide a stylish roofless option for European customers when it goes on sale in the beginning of 2013, especially as it boasts the same buttoned-down bodylines of the standard hatchback. That pattered, fabric roof affair slides and folds neatly away automatically, and can come to rest in one of two positions. The whole affair reminds us a lot of the rag roof on the Fiat 500C, albeit fitted to a vehicle that is far more useful for back seat passengers.
While we already shared most of the details of the car, our gallery of live images is worth a browse, even if you're not mad for all things Citroën.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Friday, September 28, 2012
Mitsubishi has revealed the Euro-version of the same Outlander Sport model that debuted with updates earlier this year at the New York Auto Show. No, the French do not call it the Royale Sport (with cheese), but rather the ASX.
The crossover has received a range of aesthetic and engineering tweaks, including revised interior fabrics. Designers have also abandoned the old rotary knob switch for the vehicle's all-wheel-control system in favor of a pushbutton interface, though the largest change to the recipe comes in the form of a reworked multi-link rear suspension. Powertrain options remain unchanged, however, with a total of three engine mills on deck, including a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 115 horsepower mated to a five-speed manual transmission in two-wheel drive configuration.
Those hunting up a little more traction can step up to a 1.8-liter diesel with 147 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed manual and the buyer's choice of either a two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive system. A low-CO2 1.8 diesel is also available with 114 horsepower. You can check out the full press release below for more information.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's a medical nightmare: A 24-year-old man endures 350 surgeries since childhood to remove growths that keep coming back in his throat and have spread to his lungs, threatening his life. Now doctors have found a way to help him by way of a scientific coup that holds promise for millions of cancer patients
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Can an actor really "own" a performance? Cindy Lee Garcia re-files her case against the filmmakers and YouTube and adds YouTube's users.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The undertaking puts the 33-year-old front and center after eight years on the sidelines as fast-talking, pop culture buff Kelly Kapoor on NBC's "The Office."
Monday, September 24, 2012
Democratic uprisings across the Arab world and the Palestinians' bid for U.N. membership sparked excitement and hope at last year's meeting of world leaders. But with war raging in Syria, the Palestinian application sidelined, and deadly protests generated by an anti-Islamic video, the mood as this year's U.N. gathering begins is one of disappointment and frustration.
Alejandro Mercado, a 51-year-old Latino, was found dead Friday, Sept. 7, in the 8100 block of Radford Street in Sun Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting a woman wrapped in a sheet placed in an abandoned pickup truck on Webb Avenue near Cantara Street in Sun Valley.
When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of Veronica Mercado, a 47-year-old Latina. During a search of the victim?s home in the 8100 block of Radford Street, they discovered her husband, Alejandro Mercado, dead in the bedroom. His body was also wrapped in a sheet.
Both victims died of blunt-force trauma, LAPD detectives said.
Soon after the discoveries, officials arrested the couple's son, Jonathan Mercado, a 25-year-old Latino.
On Tuesday, Jonathan Mercado was charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder with the special circumstance of multiple murders.
Prosecutors said they would not make an immediate determination whether to seek the death penalty.
Jonathan Mercado is being held on no bail at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic. His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 25 at the Van Nuys Municipal Court.
Anyone with additional details about the killings is asked to contact LAPD Foothill homicide Detectives Jones and Santana at (818) 834-3115. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
— Los Angeles Times
Apple Maps lacks data, and fixing it will require a significant crowd-sourcing effort that will take Apple quite a long time, says mapping expert Mike Dobson
Sunday, September 23, 2012
largest non-state Russian lenders, said on Monday it plans to
conduct an initial public offering (IPO) by selling its shares
in Moscow and...