General News Archive - October 13, 2008

By Adam Nagourney and Elisabeth Bumiller Republican leaders across the country said over the weekend that they were worried that Senator John McCain was headed for defeat unless he brought stability to his presidential candidacy and settled on a clear message to counter Senator Barack Obama.

By Edmund L. Andrews and Mark Landler As international leaders gathered here to grapple with the global financial crisis, the administration of President George W. Bush embarked on an overhaul of its own strategy for rescuing the foundering financial system. Two weeks after persuading the U.S.

By Bill Jamieson; Hamish Macdonell IN A tumultuous day for Scotland's flagship banking industry, the government is poised to emerge as the largest shareholder in both HBOS and the Royal Bank of Scotland today.

A U.S. economist received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of international trade and economic geography, the Nobel Foundation said Monday.

By HYUNG-JIN KIM By Hyung-Jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea North Korea said Sunday it will resume disabling its key nuclear complex after the United States dropped the country from a terrorism blacklist - a breakthrough expected to help energize stalled talks aimed at ending the country's atomic ambitions.

Firefighters backed by water-dumping helicopters and planes gained ground Sunday on a wildfire that has destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of about 1,200 people in a rugged area 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO The nation's leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases.

By JOHN NADEL By John Nadel The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Tired of getting brushed back in the NL Championship Series, Manny Ramirez and the Los Angeles Dodgers came out ready to fight their way back against Philadelphia.

By DION NISSENBAUM By Dion Nissenbaum and Kevin G. Hall McClatchy News Service PARIS European leaders took unprecedented steps late Sunday to try to halt a galloping financial crisis in its tracks, announcing aggressive action to take big stakes in banks and guarantee lending between banks.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton returned to their roots, taking their message to blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania. The two U.S.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.