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General News Archive - December 20, 2005

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A strike deadline passed on Tuesday without immediate word of a walkout threatened by the union that operates New York's bus and subway system.

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A wilted red velvet ribbon and a plastic wreath are all the holiday decorations Jane and Randy could find as they scrounged for housewares from their flooded New Orleans home.

By Christine Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Contract talks collapsed between New York transit and union negotiators but a strike deadline passed on Tuesday without immediate word of a walkout that threatened to paralyze the city's buses and subways.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has signed orders that will reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan to 16,000 from 19,000 by next spring, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A passenger jet belonging to state-run carrier Air-India Ltd. made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, an airline official said on Tuesday. All 249 passengers and 18 crew were safe, said S. Venkat, general manager for publicity at Air-India.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York transit workers went on strike on Tuesday in a walkout that could cost the city up to $400 million a day and leave millions of people struggling to get to work and school.

By Christine Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York transit workers walked off the job for the first time in 25 years on Tuesday after contract talks failed, stranding millions of people who rely on the bus and subway system each day.

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The British scientist behind the lost 2003 Beagle 2 mission to Mars said on Tuesday the craft may have been spotted in Nasa pictures which indicate the project very nearly worked.

By Christine Kearney and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York transit workers walked off the job for the first time in 25 years on Tuesday after contract talks failed, stranding millions of people who rely on the bus and subway system each day.

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - The scientist behind the lost 2003 Beagle 2 mission to Mars said on Tuesday the craft may have been spotted in NASA pictures which indicate the project very nearly worked.

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