General News Archive - November 02, 2008

Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain spoofed his own campaign in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin.

An autopsy has revealed an Indiana man with dementia apparently was fatally attacked by three pit bulls owned by his family.

U.S. music producer Shakir Stewart was found dead of undetermined causes Saturday, TMZ reported. Stewart replaced Jay-Z as head vice president of Def Jam Records after the hip-hop mogul left the position late last year.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.