General News Archive - December 30, 2008


A Cagliari, Italy, woman said she found a package containing 160,000 Euros in cash and checks -- the equivalent of $225,129 -- and turned it in to police.

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.