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General News Archive - March 16, 2006

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Florida's Flagler County, on the Atlantic coast between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, was the fastest growing U.S. county for the second year in a row, the Census Bureau reported on Thursday.

The future of rebuilding the New York site destroyed by the September 11 attacks was thrown into disarray on Wednesday when talks on who should build what broke down amid recriminations.

An international diplomatic effort to force Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions must succeed "if confrontation is to be avoided," the White House said on Thursday in a new national security strategy.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney have issued subpoenas to The New York Times and one of its former reporters to provide information in his obstruction of justice case, the Times reported on Thursday.

Mexico will begin extraditing drug lords wanted in the United States within weeks and expects a violent backlash from the powerful cartels, President Vicente Fox said on Wednesday.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three months after it was elected, Iraq's parliament will finally sit on Thursday but the session will be largely devoid of practical meaning as talks on forming a national unity government are still deadlocked. "Nothing will happen today.

Lawyers for a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney have issued subpoenas to The New York Times and one of its former reporters to provide information in his obstruction of justice case, the Times reported on Thursday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man opened fire with a pair of handguns at a central California Denny's restaurant at lunchtime on Wednesday, killing two people and wounding two others before apparently taking his own life, police said.

To Australian protesters' cries of "war criminal" and "murderer," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended her government's role in Iraq on Thursday and said patience and sacrifice were needed to finish the job.

By Sue Pleming SYDNEY (Reuters) - To Australian protesters' cries of "war criminal" and "murderer," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended her government's role in Iraq on Thursday and said patience and sacrifice were needed to finish the job.

Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'