General News Archive - October 31, 2008

The family of Chicago-born singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has announced the creation of the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims.

U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus took over U.S. Central Command Friday at a change of command ceremony in Florida. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates presided over the ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base in which Acting Central Command Commander Lt. Gen. Martin E.

U.S. Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, says chances are as high as 30 percent a U.S.-Iraqi security deal won't be reached. On a scale of one to 10, "I'm probably (at) a seven or eight that something is going to be worked out," Odierno told The Washington Times.

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies gave the city its first major pro sports championship since 1983 on Wednesday night, and the fans finally got their big chance to revel in the accomplishment as the team paraded through town on Friday.

Al Gore returned to West Palm Beach, Fla., ground zero of the controversial 2000 presidential campaign, to stump for Democratic candidate Barack Obama. "Don't let anyone take your vote away from you or talk you into throwing it away," said Gore, former U.S.

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.