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General News Archive - December 01, 2005

By Rahul Sharma SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asia marked World AIDS Day on Thursday with free condoms, mobile phone games and flag-festooned rallies aimed at promoting awareness of a disease that kills millions in rich and poor countries each year.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - An Alabama judge has dismissed two fraud charges brought by the SEC against former HealthSouth Corp. chief executive and founder Richard Scrushy related to a $2.7 billion accounting scandal at the medical rehabilitation chain.

SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has agreed in principle to play for the United States in the inaugural World Baseball Classic in March, his agent said. "There are still a few details to be worked out.

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barring an unlikely intervention, a convicted killer will die by lethal injection in the dead of night on Friday in the 1,000th execution in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated three decades ago.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Epsilon veered away from Bermuda on Thursday toward colder waters in the central Atlantic that were expected to gradually weaken the 26th named storm of a record-breaking hurricane season.

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barring an unlikely intervention, a convicted killer will die by lethal injection in the dead of night on Friday in the 1,000th execution in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated three decades ago.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House expressed concern on Thursday at reports that the U.S. military has secretly paid Iraqi newspapers to run dozens of pro-American articles written by a special military task force.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental skin patch to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in some children should not be approved in the United States because of safety risks, U.S. regulatory staff said on Thursday.

Rosa Parks, the late civil rights activist, will become the first black woman to have a statue built in her image at the U.S. Capitol.

U.S. retailers looked to December to salvage the critical holiday season after posting smaller-than-expected sales growth in November, despite deep discounts that lured throngs of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers, chain stores reported on Thursday.

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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