General News Archive - June 28, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Tennessee on Wednesday executed a man convicted of killing a young woman U.S. Marine in 1985. It was the second time the state has used capital punishment in about 30 years.
By Julie Haviv NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. mortgage applications fell last week as interest rates hit their highest in over four years, an industry trade group said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center did not expect a tropical storm to form in the Atlantic through Thursday. In a tropical weather outlook at 5:30 a.m.
GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft attacked a Hamas training base in a former Jewish settlement in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Odd-job man Krishnaswamy Rajah has spent most of his adult life in a decrepit camp for thousands of ethnic Tamils displaced by Sri Lanka's two-decade civil war, and can see no way out.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military, in the spotlight over murder charges against its troops accused of killing Iraqis, said it had killed a "non-combatant" during a raid in which an al Qaeda militant was detained on Wednesday.
By Michael Steen MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations meet in Moscow on Thursday to decide how best to nudge Iran to give a clear answer to proposals aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear plans.
By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld most of a bitterly contested Texas congressional map engineered by then-Rep. Tom DeLay to help solidify Republican control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. Inc. has agreed to pay a $262,500 civil penalty to settle claims that it failed to report a hazard with its infant teether rattles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israel, which has moved troops into the Gaza Strip, has the right to defend itself, but should ensure innocent civilians are not harmed, White House spokesman Tony Snow said on Wednesday.
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