General News Archive - June 15, 2008

Flood waters began receding Saturday in some Iowa towns while others waited for rivers to crest. In Des Moines, the state capital, Mayor Frank Crownie announced the lifting of voluntary evacuation orders as of 6 p.m. CDT as the Des Moines River began dropping, the Des Moines Register reported.

White House Press Office 1-202-456-2580 Elysee Palace Paris, France 11:45 A.M. (Local) PRESIDENT SARKOZY: (As translated.) Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming to work with us on this Saturday morning. I wanted to thank President Bush for his visit to Paris on his European tour.

By BRUCE WALKER MORE than 870 prisoners escaped yesterday during a daring motorbike raid by Taliban fighters. Nine police were killed in the attack as rockets and a bomb destroyed part of the prison in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.


The dark, filthy water that inundated the entire downtown of Iowa's second-largest city was receding Saturday after forcing 24,000 people to flee, but those who remained were being urged to take draconian measures to avoid overwhelming the city's only remaining drinking water source.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday warned his patience with Pakistan was waning and said his country has a right to chase terrorists across the border.

The dark, filthy water that flooded Iowa's second-largest city finally started to recede Saturday after forcing 24,000 people to flee, but those who remained were urged to cut back on showering and flushing to save the last of their unspoiled drinking water.


After wedding-day celebrations subside, gay and lesbian couples from other states who marry starting this week in California face sobering challenges.

University of Iowa officials say they're facing the biggest crisis in the school's history as floodwaters flowed through a dozen buildings on campus Sunday.

By Anne Gearan Associated Press JERUSALEM -- The United States took Israel to task Saturday for a planned expansion of Jewish homes in the portion of Jerusalem that Palestinians claim for the capital of a future state.

By Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 15--WASHINGTON -- Buffalo's federal lawmakers said today that they want to rename a portion of U.S. Route 20 in Orchard Park after the late Tim Russert. Meanwhile, Mayor Byron W.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.