General News Archive - August 28, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has raided the Maryland residence of Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar as part of a probe into whether a U.S. congressman made or approved payments to officials in West Africa, a U.S. newspaper reported.

By Dimitry Hodorkovsky BEERSHEBA, Israel (Reuters) - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up and critically wounded two guards at an Israeli bus station on Sunday in the first such attack since the eviction of Jewish settlers from Gaza and part of the West Bank.

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A Reuters Television soundman was shot dead in Baghdad on Sunday and a cameraman who was wounded was still being questioned by U.S. troops 12 hours later. Iraqi police said the two, both Iraqis, were shot by U.S. forces. A U.S.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite-dominated parliament completed its work on a constitution on Sunday that was at once rejected by minority Sunnis, who said it would be thrown out in an October referendum.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average retail price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States rose sharply over the past two weeks to a record high, but may soon decline as the end of the summer driving season approaches, an industry analyst said on Sunday.

By Adam Entous and Jeremy Pelofsky CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush on Sunday praised Iraq's draft constitution as a step toward full democracy and sought to play down the extent of Sunni opposition, but he predicted an upcoming referendum would spark a new wave of "atrocities." "As democracy in Iraq takes root, the enemies of freedom, the terrorists, will become more desperate, more despicable, and more vicious," Bush warned.

By Tim Gaynor NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - The first victim of the day was bound with duct tape, tortured and shot once in the back of the head. His body was then stuffed in the trunk of a Buick Century, doused with gasoline and set ablaze.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot early on Sunday at a celebrity-studded party at a posh Miami Beach club in advance of Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards, police said.

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Union workers at a Mitsubishi Motors North America plant in Illinois approved the extension of a 31-month labor contract, the car manufacturer said on Sunday. The members of the United Auto Workers Local 2488 ratified a contract pact that runs through March 27, 2008.

By Matthew Robinson CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his government would take legal action against Pat Robertson and potentially seek his extradition after the U.S. evangelist called for Washington to assassinate the South American leader.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.