General News Archive - November 11, 2008

By Susan Wloszczyna WASHINGTON -- How does one best celebrate George Carlin, the world-class funnyman who never stopped being relevant and whose influence can be felt in the observational humor of Jerry Seinfeld, the political putdowns of Bill Maher and the barrier-breaking raunch of Judd Apatow? Tears? A few.

By Vicki Michaelis GLENDALE, Ariz. -- On the national stage of Monday Night Football, the Arizona Cardinals wanted to show they're not as bad as they have been. The San Francisco 49ers set out to prove they're not as bad as they seem.


Enjoy it while it lasts. Gasoline prices fell another 17.6 cents the past week, with average prices in three states dipping below $2 a gallon.

The Bush administration Tuesday announced a plan for modifying mortgages to give U.S. homeowners a chance to avoid foreclosure. The program calls for mortgage giants, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, who supported the Republican presidential ticket, should remain in the Democratic caucus, President-elect Barack Obama said.

Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston said she thinks the way Angelina Jolie has talked about falling in love with Aniston's ex-husband Brad Pitt is "uncool." Aniston and Pitt were still married when Pitt and Jolie made the 2005 film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" together.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]