General News Archive - June 14, 2008


By Doug Ferguson, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO - Tiger Woods looked like any other player trying to survive a U.S. Open, head bowed in frustration with each shot that found trouble and kept him farther from the lead. One hole changed everything.

By Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio Jun. 14--It seemed as if Tim Russert was always leaning. Leaning in for that nugget of information he was doggedly digging out of an interview subject.


Gas may be $4-plus a gallon at the pump, but it's an energy free-for-all on Capitol Hill.

By Elaine Walker, The Miami Herald Jun. 14--As Sylena Reid picked up a tomato at Publix, she paused before she put it into her shopping basket. "I hope they're safe now," said Reid, 30, of Hollywood.

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio on 14 June [Female presenter] Iran's foreign minister [Manuchehr Mottaki] has received the proposed package by 5+1 group through Javier Solana, the EU foreign affairs' chief.


Powerful, surging rivers tormented Iowans on Friday, forcing thousands of people to flee in Des Moines and already flooded Cedar Rapids, and leaving parts of Iowa City under water, with volunteers trying to save books in the University of Iowa library.


The Afghan military base where Canadian troops are stationed is usually brimming with life on Saturdays, abuzz with the sound of local merchants aggressively peddling their wares to foreign soldiers. Not this Saturday.

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) -- Strong, erratic winds that had been complicating efforts to fight wildfires in northern California calmed down Friday, but firefighters were still struggling to get the upper hand on one stubborn fire that scorched more than 31 square miles and destroyed at least 40 homes.


By THE CANADIAN PRESS KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Canadian troops continued their assessment Saturday after a stunning multi-pronged attack with rockets, suicide bombers, and an explosives-filled truck blew open the Kandahar prison where NATO detainees are held.

By Deseret News editorial If Americans weren't familiar with him before, all came to know NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert for his coverage of the 2000 presidential election.

Word of the Day
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'