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General News Archive - May 18, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of people traveling this Memorial Day weekend will rise by the smallest amount in four years as a 34 percent rise in gasoline pump prices takes a toll on pocket books, AAA said on Thursday.

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHIN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a fiscal 2007 budget that would continue a string of large deficits and trigger an increase in government borrowing authority.

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a fiscal 2007 wartime budget that would continue a string of large deficits and trigger an increase in government borrowing authority.

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's nominee for CIA director faces a grilling on Thursday over the administration's domestic spying program that has raised concern among critics that the war on terrorism is encroaching on civil liberties. Gen.

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, killing himself and one foreign soldier, police said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nine people died in a shooting and a bombing in Baghdad on Thursday, police said. Gunmen opened fire on a minibus taking labourers to work in southwestern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding one.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thirteen people died in a shooting and a bombing in Baghdad on Thursday, including four Iraqi policemen, police said. Gunmen opened fire on a minibus taking labourers to work in southwestern Baghdad, killing six.

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide car bomber attacked a convoy in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, killing himself and a U.S. citizen, police said. The U.S. embassy in Kabul said the dead American was a civilian State Department contractor, training Afghan police. "We can confirm a U.S.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Police have detained two people in connection with the killing of a top Turkish judge in an attack that raised tensions between the secularist establishment and the government, broadcaster NTV said on Thursday. Police were not immediately available for comment.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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