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General News Archive - November 14, 2008

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Mormon temples in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City received envelopes containing a white powder Thursday afternoon, the FBI said.

Residents of a wealthy neighborhood near Santa Barbara, Calif., had to flee their homes late Thursday as a wind-whipped brushfire headed their way.

By Sean Leahy FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New York Jets announced loudly Thursday night that the New England Patriots no longer own the AFC East. The Brett Favre-led Jets seized control of the division with a 34-31 overtime victory at the home of the five-time defending division champions.

The United States has dismissed a Russian offer to abandon a plan for deploying missiles if the U.S. European defense shield is dropped, officials said. But a State Department spokesman said diplomatic officials are interested in talks with Moscow to ease Russian concern about the U.S.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.