General News Archive - July 06, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mechanics union at NorthwestAirlines on Tuesday increased the threat of a strike or lockoutat the fourth-biggest U.S. airline by requesting an end tofederally mediated contract talks.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bush administration officials saidon Tuesday the bid by China's CNOOC Ltd. for U.S. oilproducer Unocal Corp. faces a legally required reviewprocess, while a lawmaker criticized Chinese complaints overcongressional scrutiny of the deal.

By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS, La. (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Cindy took aimat the Louisiana coast with heavy rains and rising winds onTuesday, while hurricane watches were posted in the CaribbeanSea where Tropical Storm Dennis grew in strength. The U.S.

By Paul Radford SINGAPORE (Reuters) - New York declared it would win butParis remained the marginal favorite on Wednesday as theInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) opened an all-day meetingto decide the host of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Tropical Storm Cindy batteredLouisiana on Wednesday with heavy rains and high winds as itmoved ashore from the Gulf of Mexico, while Tropical StormDennis gathered strength in the Caribbean Sea.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Angelina Jolie is adoptinga newborn Ethiopian girl orphaned by AIDS, People magazinereported on Tuesday.

By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. forces in Afghanistan were searchingon Wednesday for the last member of a four-man commando unitafter they found the bodies of two of the soldiers and rescuedanother, officials said.

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A recently discovered fossilizedfootprint shows that dinosaurs once roamed in what is now anational park in Alaska, scientists said on Tuesday.

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - The opening of a $50 million hotel inmost countries attracts little attention. But an American hotelin Vietnam generates more interest than most given the twocountries' troubled past.

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - President Bush said on Wednesday herecognized that man contributes to global climate change butremained unyielding in his opposition to the Kyoto accord onthe issue.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.