Friday, August 15, 2008

In the News: Aug-15

FDA to hold meeting on baby bottle chemical - 15 Aug 2008 at 2:37pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it will hold a public meeting next month about the safety of a chemical found in baby bottles and many other products.

FDA: Chemical in plastic bottles is safe - 15 Aug 2008 at 2:34pm - Despite ongoing safety concerns from parents, consumer groups and politicians, a chemical used in baby bottles, canned food and other items is not dangerous, federal regulators said Friday. Food and Drug Administration scientists said the trace amounts of bisphenol A that leach out of food containers are not a threat to infants or adults. The plastic-hardening chemical is used to seal canned food and make shatterproof bottles. It also used in hundreds of household items, ranging from sunglasses to CDs.

Guantanamo trial may proceed without defendant - 15 Aug 2008 at 2:01pm - GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An accused al Qaeda videographer abandoned his hearing in the U.S. war crimes court at Guantanamo on Friday, setting up what could be a fast trial with no defendant and no defense.

Canadian cops face ammo shortage due to U.S. military demand - 15 Aug 2008 at 12:54pm - Canadian police officers may have to use their bullets sparingly, as U.S. military involvement in conflicts abroad is contributing to a worldwide ammunition shortage.

Singer/Songwriter Jackson Browne Files Suit Against Republican Presidential Candidate Senator John McCain and the Republican Party for Copyright infringement and False Endorsement - August 14, 2008 2:37:00 PM - LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned songwriter and liberal political activist Jackson Browne has filed a lawsuit today against Senator John McCain and the Republican National Committee in the United States District Court in Los Angeles, California. The lawsuit stems from a recent television commercial for Senator McCain's presidential bid that incorporates the song Running On Empty, a song written by and famously associated with Mr. Browne, it was announced today by Jackson Browne's attorney, Lawrence Y. Iser.

Thought for the day:
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. -Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)


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