General News Archive - October 02, 2008

A commuter train engineer was sending text messages moments before crashing into a freight train near Los Angeles last month, investigators said Wednesday. However, the federal investigators had not learned whether the engineer, Robert M.

Text of report in English by Philippine newspaper The Manila Times website on 30 September Christopher Hill, the chief American negotiator in the six- nation talks on the North Korean nuclear programme, will most likely be in Pyongyang today, after meeting with his counterpart in Seoul on Monday.

By David J. Lynch SEOUL -- On the third floor of an office building tucked into one of this city's most fashionable shopping areas, a team of financial sentries stands watch.

By Benjamin Spillman By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN REVIEW-JOURNAL Managers of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday unveiled two additions in a series of upgrades that will help the airport reach its maximum capacity of about 53 million arriving and departing passengers annually.

By Alan Levin The engineer of a Los Angeles commuter train that collided head-on last month with a freight train sent a text message only seconds before the deadly impact, possibly as he passed through a red signal, investigators reported Wednesday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Screen Actors Guild negotiating committee has called for its board to support a strike authorization vote.

By Beth Fouhy Associated Press NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin is heading into her debate with Joe Biden, easily the most-anticipated vice presidential faceoff ever, weighed down by fresh evidence that voters are developing serious doubts about her readiness for the job.

By Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- Both sides rested in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery case Wednesday after a last-minute dispute over testimony blurted out by a witness threatened to derail the trial.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Charles Babington Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In a historic vote, the Senate approved a massive $700 billion rescue plan for the nation's finance system Wednesday night but only after tacking on another $110 billion in tax breaks to lure votes from both parties.

By JULIANA BARBASSA By Juliana Barbassa The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO A hiker in a rugged part of eastern California found a pilot's license and other items possibly belonging to Steve Fossett, the adventurer who vanished on a solo flight in a borrowed plane more than a year ago, authorities said Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").