General News Archive - November 13, 2008

A suicide vehicle-bomb attack Thursday on a U.S. military convoy in Afghanistan killed at least 10 Afghan civilians and one U.S. soldier, authorities said.

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce hit a fade-away jumper with 0.5 seconds to play and scored 34 points, including 23 in the second half, leading the Boston Celtics to a 103-102 victory over the Hawks, handing Atlanta its first loss of the season.

By John Fritze MIAMI -- The GOP's route back to power in Washington may have to take a detour through St. Paul, Tallahassee or Baton Rouge, party leaders from those state capitals said at a meeting of Republican governors Wednesday.


Police in San Jose, Calif, said they have opened a hate crime investigation after swastikas and Stars of David were found painted on a church building.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Thursday said the U.S. economy was headed for its steepest decline in 2009. OECD Director of Policy Studies said Jorgen Elmeskov said, "a high degree of uncertainty surrounds the outlook," that pegs the U.S.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.