General News Archive - October 06, 2008

By William M. Welch LAS VEGAS -- The jurors who convicted O.J. Simpson of armed robbery and kidnapping in a casino hotel had strong opinions about Simpson's acquittal in his 1995 murder trial, according to juror questionnaires.

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif.

By Sara Lepro Associated Press NEW YORK -- Wachovia Corp., at the center of a fight between Wells Fargo & Co. and Citigroup Inc.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for Sen. Ted Stevens on Sunday renewed their effort to get a federal corruption case against the veteran Alaskan lawmaker thrown out, saying prosecutors manipulated the story of its star witness to undermine the defense.

Defense lawyers for U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, renewed their request for a mistrial, claiming they've found more evidence of prosecutorial misconduct. In a motion filed Sunday, Stevens' attorneys said material they received Friday at the order of U.S. District Judge Emmet G.

The 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine was shared by three people for discoveries of viruses causing HIV and cervical cancer, the Swedish organization said.

By JIM KUHNHENN By Jim Kuhnhenn The Associated Press BURLINGAME, Calif.


Three weeks after Hurricane Ike hit Texas, at least 34 people from the Bolivar Peninsula, where the storm did the worst damage, are missing, and some are presumed dead, said Galveston County officials and the Laura Recovery Center, a nonprofit organization that has tracked missing people for the county.

By John McCormick Meanwhile, Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin goes on the attack, charging that the Democrat "pals around with terrorists." ASHEVILLE, N.C.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.