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General News Archive - April 03, 2006

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - An amateur chef's account of her attempt to cook celebrated U.S. chef Julia Child's recipes on Monday took home the first literary garland devoted to books based on blogs.

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank has warned lenders to be on guard against counterfeit US$100 notes, in a move that could signal the latest irritant in the relationship between North Korea and Beijing, its most important ally.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Violent spring storms packing tornadoes raked wide sections of the central United States on Sunday killing at least 11 people.

By Dan Shalin CHICAGO (Reuters) - New recruit Jim Thome helped the World Series champions Chicago White Sox open the 2006 season with a comfortable 10-4 triumph over the Cleveland Indians at a rainy U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Violent spring storms packing tornadoes raked wide sections of the central United States on Sunday killing at least 14 people. There were 12 deaths in the Dyersburg area in northwest Tennessee, according to Dyer County Sheriff Jeff Holt.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - A Hamas spokesman said on Monday Hamas members held talks two months ago with French officials and more recently with an Indian diplomat despite U.S. and Israeli efforts to isolate the Islamic militant group.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. on Monday said it had agreed to sell a 51 percent stake in its financing arm, General Motors Acceptance Corp., to a consortium led by hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management LP for $14 billion, payable over three years.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. on Monday said it had agreed to sell a 51 percent stake in its financing arm, General Motors Acceptance Corp., to a consortium led by hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management LP for $14 billion, payable over three years.

By Jason Szep BELMONT, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Stepping into a Mormon temple is like watching a cinematic take on heaven: everything glows in white -- from the rich upholstery to the ivory outfits of worshipers and polished marble floors.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Air Force C-5 Galaxy transport plane crashed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware with 17 people on board on Monday, and their condition was unknown, an Air Force spokeswoman said. Emergency crews were on the scene. No further information was available, First Lt.

Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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