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
  • 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.