General News Archive - March 09, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NFL owners and players agreed to a six-year extension of their collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday, ending weeks of tense negotiations and the threat of free agent chaos.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday Western countries were vulnerable and would suffer more than Iran if they continued to try to impede its attempts to develop nuclear technology, local media reported. Speaking a day after it became clear that the U.N.

By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Lucas van Grinsven SEATTLE/HANOVER (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed six people and wounded eight on Thursday in Baghdad's western Amriya district, a Sunni insurgent stronghold, police and hospital officials said. Police said the target of the bomb had been an Iraqi army patrol. No soldiers were among the casualties.

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to draw permanent Israeli borders by 2010 through pullouts from the West Bank, unless Hamas recognizes the Jewish state and renounces violence, an Israeli daily said on Thursday.

By Parinoosh Arami TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday the West would suffer more than Iran if it continued to try to stop the Islamic Republic developing nuclear technology, local media reported. Speaking a day after it became clear that the U.N.

By Dayan Candappa DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai Ports is pressing ahead with a takeover that gives it control of six major U.S. ports despite a Congress committee vote to block the deal, sources familiar with the deal said on Thursday.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has asked the Minnesota Vikings to trade him or release him from his contract. "If a trade does not happen, then I am asking the Vikings to terminate my contract as soon as possible," Culpepper wrote in an e-mail to reporters.

By Paul Hughes TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's top leadership on Thursday vowed no compromise on its nuclear dispute with the West, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said would suffer more than Tehran if it continued to confront Iran's atomic ambitions. Speaking a day after it became clear the U.N.

The number of cigarettes sold in the United States in 2005 fell to the lowest level in 55 years largely due to enforcement of marketing restrictions imposed on the tobacco industry, the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.