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General News Archive - October 03, 2008

Text of report by Karachi-based private Pakistani channel Geo TV website on 3 October Islamabad: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior, Rehman Malik has said that war against extremists will go on until the elimination of militants from the country.

By Mel Antonen PHILADELPHIA -- Shane Victorino hit a grand slam Thursday to help move the Philadelphia Phillies within a win of playing for their first National League pennant since 1993. It was such a magical moment, he almost couldn't believe it. "Excitement," Victorino said.

By William M. Welch LAS VEGAS -- A prosecutor showed jurors the mug shot of O.J.

By Susan Page ST. LOUIS -- It was a debate that started with high stakes and low expectations.

By Stephen McGinty HE DISAPPEARED into the clouds and left behind a mystery and allegations of a faked death. More than a year after Steve Fossett, the American billionaire adventurer, took off on a routine flight, the wreckage of his small plane has been discovered in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

By and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press Desperate to avoid another market-crushing defeat, House leaders won key converts Thursday to the $700 billion financial industry bailout on the eve of today's second vote. But they didn't convince Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah.

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Army and Marine Corps doled out nearly $640 million in the past year in bonuses to entice recruits to join the military, as the two services continue to bear the brunt of the U.S.- led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) -- Searchers found the wreckage of Steve Fossett's plane in California's rugged Sierra Nevada more than a year after the millionaire adventurer vanished on a solo flight, and the craft appears to have hit the mountainside head-on, authorities said Thursday.

The armed robbery and kidnapping case of former football star O.J. Simpson is in the hands of a Las Vegas jury. Both sides presented closing arguments before court adjourned Thursday.

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Wachovia Corp. announced Friday it was jilting Citigroup in favor of a $7-per-share offer from Wells Fargo & Co.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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