March 15th, 2010
10:08 AM ET

Video: 'Face the cookie'

On Friday, Anderson was filling in for Regis on "Live with Regis and Kelly" when Guy Fiere from the Food Network challenged Anderson and Kelly with something called 'Face the Cookie' – 60 seconds to move as many cookies from your forehead to mouth without using your hands... just facial muscles.

Tonight, we'll be seeing how our 360° crew stacks up.

We also want to how you do! Send pictures, results, videos! You can upload videos and pictures at iReport.com. We'll share some of the best on Monday's show.

Filed under: T1 • The Shot
March 15th, 2010
09:20 AM ET

Google may leave China

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Google appears to be getting closer to shutting down its strictly monitored search engine in China, according to news reports.

The reports, which cited people close to the situation, indicate that Google advertisers in China are being advised to switch over to rival Baidu Inc., out of fears that Google could abandon the country.

Following a targeted cyber attack on Gmail accounts emanating from China in December, Google announced on Jan. 12 that it intended to give all of its users open access to the Internet.

Google has since been negotiating with the Chinese government, as such a move would clash with China's censorship laws. Those laws forbid access to Internet sites that criticize the government, display pornography or promote certain religious material.

A spokeswoman for Google declined to comment specifically on the negotiations, but reiterated the company's intentions to remain an open-access site and said Google will soon make an announcement on the outcome of its dealings with China.

Keep reading...

Filed under: China • Technology
March 15th, 2010
08:47 AM ET

Dear President Obama #420: Building up Alabama...little by little

Reporter's Note: President Obama is trying to get the economy back on an even keel. He might want to join me down by the riverfront in Montgomery, Alabama, where some folks seem to have some pretty good ideas about that, which is the subject of my daily letter to the White House.

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Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Dear Mr. President,

I’m trying to be reasonable about this, but if I can’t get warm this winter even by traveling to Alabama, precisely where do I need to go? (Keep your sarcastic answers to yourself. I’m in no mood.) We flew down here to continue our Building Up America series, and after freezing our tails off in Austin last month I was just sure that we would be blessed with golden sun and the signs of an early spring here in Dixie. No such luck. Stiff, cold winds all day. Not a pleasant homecoming for one who used to live here, to say the least.

Still, I won’t rattle on about it. Aside from the pneumonia, I was nicely surprised by what I found in my old stomping grounds. Despite all the problems in the economy, it seems as if the local government folks, the Chamber of Commerce crowd, and developers have actually worked out a way to make things crank a bit downtown. They have built up a series of blocks around the minor league baseball stadium where the Biscuits play. (Yes, the Biscuits! One of the best names in all of baseball!) Now they have restaurants, hotels, a Hank Williams museum, and more. Enough that if I were a visiting business type I’d be pretty happy to go to my convention, maybe take in a ballgame, and then top it off with some excellent barbecue. Btw, don’t forget the banana pudding which my producer, Katie, mysteriously refused to even sample. Go figure.


March 15th, 2010
07:12 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 3/12/10

Editor's Note: We heard from many of you about Chaz Bono, Pfizer Company, Haiti, and Toyota’s acceleration issues. Some of you thought that the interview with Chaz Bono took too much programming time. Others were thankful for the reporting on Haiti, and the news about the victims there. Drew Griffin’s segment on Pfizer’s health care fraud settlement received thanks and questions about who actually gets the money when corporations get fined. Some of your comments said that Obama needs to “step up for the American people” on the health care bill. A suggestion for Toyota’s now lack of confidence from the consumer is to install OnStar in all their vehicles as that would allow easy access to help, and restore a sense of safety.

If corporations have individual rights as Judge Alito's court says, then are corporations going to be imprisoned for crimes as individuals would be? How about putting Pfizer in jail for life?

I really admire you for all that you've done for my country Haiti. Your reports were so thorough and detailed that I felt like I was there. Your work is priceless and you show that you put your heart into your profession. There is no way possible for me to ever repay. God will truly watch over you, keep you safe, and bless you for years to come. I'm looking forward to one day meeting you in person. On behalf of all Haitians here in the U.S. who had family suffering in the earthquake that recently took place, thank you.

It is so unbelievable how massive the corruption is in the health care insurance and pharmaceutical companies really is. This is why congress and the senate have got to pass this health care bill. But these companies will probably find ways to continue their corruption and the American people will not get the health care they deserve. Nationalized health care is the only answer. We need a public option, but the Democrats are too gutless to just push it through the congress. This is not what I voted for when I voted for Pres. Obama. He needs to step up for the American people.


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