General News Archive - October 08, 2008

By Adam Nagourney Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama entered their general election contest this summer denouncing American politics as trivial and negative, and vowing to run campaigns that would address the concerns of voters during a difficult time.

By Mike Lopresti Remember when the Boston Red Sox were the good guys? Cinderella with pine tar? Destiny's darlings, after eons of suffering? Lost puppies on the road to a championship? The only voices in the nation rooting against them in October were masochists -- and Yankees fans.

By From news reports Russia will pull back Wednesday from the southern edge of a buffer zone inside Georgia adjacent to South Ossetia, a senior Russian officer said, ahead of a deadline Friday.

By Pamela Hess Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Text of report by private Ukrainian news agency UNIAN Ohrid (Macedonia), 8 October: Ukraine is becoming increasingly more needed by NATO, Ukrainian Defence Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov has said today after a meeting with US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates.

Three U.S. chemists share the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery of the green fluorescent protein, the Nobel Foundation said Wednesday.

By CHARLES BABINGTON By Charles Babington The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn.


Patrick Muriithi has some common parenting concerns: how to stop Max from sneaking out at night, whether it's OK to leave him at home alone, and an older woman who has been milling around with a come- hither look.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Takehiko Kajita] Washington, Oct.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.