General News Archive - October 23, 2008

Four survivors from a fishing boat lost in the northern Pacific were found Wednesday but three crew mates died and four were missing, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

By Liz Szabo Experts say they can't explain why the number of children with food allergies has increased 18% in the past decade.


Airline passengers starting next year will be barred from boarding planes if they refuse to provide their full name and birth date, the government said Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'