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General News Archive - October 28, 2008

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson and LenDale White combined for three rushing touchdowns and 90 yards, as the Tennessee Titans stayed perfect with a 31-21 win over the Indianapolis Colts in an AFC South battle.

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - With the rain intensifying at Citizens Bank Park, the Rays rallied to tie the Phillies in Game 5 of the World Series, putting Philadelphia's championship on hold until at least Tuesday.

By Matt Kelley WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Stevens was found guilty Monday on seven counts of concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from wealthy friends -- becoming the fifth U.S. senator ever to be convicted of a crime.

By Kevin Johnson WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities have foiled an alleged assassination plot targeting Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that was hatched by two men with reported links to the white supremacy movement, prosecutors said Monday.

By David Jackson and Kathy Kiely Democrat Barack Obama delivered his new home-stretch speech as rival John McCain stressed the economy during separate visits Monday to Ohio, a state that historically has been a must-win for Republicans.

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Airline security officials said travelers likely will be able to resume carrying large bottles of liquids onto airplanes some time in 2009.

Crude oil prices rose modestly to nearly $65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange in spite of signs that demand is continuing to erode. China reported its growth domestic product grew 9 percent in the third quarter.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of Special Kitty-brand gourmet blend dry cat food due to potential salmonella contamination. The FDA said Mars Petcare US Inc.

Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has identified the body of a slain 7-year-old Chicago boy as that of her nephew.

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - After rain caused the first suspended game in World Series history on Monday night, a wintry mix of snow and rain in the Philadelphia area on Tuesday caused the remainder of the game, scheduled to resume on Tuesday night, to be postponed until Wednesday night at 8:37 (et).

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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