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General News Archive - October 09, 2008

World in brief STOCKHOLM A clever trick borrowed from jellyfish has earned two Americans and a Japanese scientist the Nobel Prize for chemistry.

A 42-year-old man was in custody Wednesday, charged with killing one person and engaging in a gun battle with police at a Knoxville, Tenn., shopping mall.

By Jeannine Aversa WASHINGTON - Wall Street bounced higher and lower Wednesday trying to make up its mind about an unprecedented coordinated interest rate cut by central banks around the world. In the end it settled on a familiar feeling - fear - and plunged again.

By Adam Nagourney Senators John McCain and Barack Obama debated for 90 minutes before a nation in economic crisis, each promising anxious Americans that he had the better plan and vision to lead the country through what both men said was the most dire domestic situation since the Great Depression.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A customer opened fire in a crowded shopping mall Wednesday afternoon, killing a clothing store employee before he was shot and wounded by police officers, authorities said. Witnesses said the gunfire sent people "stampeding" for cover.

By Jane Wardell Associated Press REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Iceland plunged further into financial turmoil -- and muddled into a diplomatic spat with Britain over its handling of the crisis -- on Wednesday as the country's third- largest bank went into receivership and the government abandoned attempts to put a floor under its free-falling currency.

By John McCormick Chicago Tribune INDIANAPOLIS (MCT) -- As Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana introduced the Democratic nominee Wednesday, he harked back to the last time he could recall a presidential candidate from his party campaigning for a general election in his state.

By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Wall Street bounced higher and lower Wednesday trying to make up its mind about an unprecedented coordinated interest rate cut by central banks around the world. In the end it settled on a familiar feeling -- fear -- and plunged again.

French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden announced Thursday.

By Nicky Burridge THE Government has taken steps to protect the nearly 500,000 UK consumers who have money saved with Icelandic banks.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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