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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.

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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'