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.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.