General News Archive - October 27, 2008

By Mike Lopresti PHILADELPHIA -- Suddenly, the end seems near. The Tampa Bay Rays are running out of karma, not to mention games. And if they have any magic left, it'd better be good and it'd better be now.

By David Jackson CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Republican John McCain dismissed national polls and said Sunday that he is gaining ground on rival Barack Obama, while the Democratic nominee urged supporters in a key Western state to vote early.

By Thomas Frank Actress Jennifer Hudson and her family offered a $100,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her 7-year-old nephew, who has been missing since the Friday shooting deaths of Hudson's mother and brother at the family home on Chicago's South Side.

Three people died and five others were wounded Monday in a roadside bomb blast in eastern Baghdad, Iraq's Interior Ministry said. The bomb exploded, striking a minibus in the Shiite neighborhood of Aman, CNN reported.

Police confirmed Monday the body of a child found in a vehicle in Chicago is that of 7-year-old Julian King, the nephew of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson.

U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, was found guilty Monday of all seven felony charges related to unreported gifts and renovation work done on his home.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.