General News Archive - October 17, 2008

By Gary Levin NEW YORK -- John McCain made peace Thursday with David Letterman, three weeks after the presidential candidate drew the comedian's wrath by abruptly canceling an appearance under false pretenses only to head for a sitdown with news anchor Katie Couric.

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Democrat Barack Obama warned supporters Thursday not to get "cocky" about his lead in polls, while Republican John McCain pressed on with his theme that his rival would raise taxes.


Thousands of abandoned nets and crab pots remain in Puget Sound in Washington state after five years of efforts to remove them, officials said.

Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, taking the stand in a Washington courtroom for a second day, Friday denied concealing financial information from the Senate.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.