General News Archive - November 14, 2008


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
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'