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General News Archive - August 28, 2006

By Philip Barbara NEW YORK (Reuters) - As work begins on the new Yankee Stadium, critics see the project as symbolically burying more than just the old ballpark, the baseball shrine known as "The House that Ruth Built" across the street.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Roadside bombs killed five U.S. soldiers in Iraq in separate attacks on Sunday. In one attack, four soldiers were killed when a blast hit their vehicle north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said on Monday.

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Sunday clung to plans for a Tuesday launch of space shuttle Atlantis even as it prepared to scrub the liftoff and pull the ship indoors to ride out approaching Tropical Storm Ernesto.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heart-pounding spy thriller "24" finally broke through at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the prize as best drama series in its fifth try, while new workplace satire "The Office" was crowned best comedy.

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heart-pounding spy thriller "24" finally broke through at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the prize as best drama series in its fifth try, while new workplace satire "The Office" was crowned best comedy.

By Emma Ross-Thomas ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Four bombs at a popular Turkish coastal resort and in Istanbul wounded at least 27 people, including 10 British tourists, authorities said on Monday.

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto threatened to regain hurricane strength as it bore down on southeastern Cuba on Monday on a track toward the Florida Keys after killing at least one person in Haiti.

By Gideon Long BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will discuss the deployment and role of a planned 15,000-strong peacekeeping force for southern Lebanon when he visits Beirut on Monday for the first time since the Israel-Hizbollah war.

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber in a car blew himself up outside Iraq's Interior Ministry in Baghdad on Monday, killing 16 people in a bloody challenge to the prime minister's assertions that violence was on the decrease.

By Jonathan Wright BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, trying to turn a shaky truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas into a lasting ceasefire, arrived in Beirut on Monday to discuss an expanded peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon.

Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.