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General News Archive - July 01, 2008

The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.

By Thomas Fitzgerald, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 1--Sen.

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Jul. 1--The Pentagon filed death-penalty charges against a Saudi man at Guantanamo on Monday, alleging he engineered the October 2000 suicide bombing of the USS Cole off Aden, Yemen. Seventeen U.S.

Since her days as a young girl, Arabia Mollette dreamed of becoming a doctor. The streets of the South Bronx pulled in another direction. "My family was hit hard with drugs," said the 28-year old student, "both of my parents." There were five sisters and a brother.

By Anna Johnson and Paul Schemm Associated Press SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe entered an African summit accompanied by the meeting's host Monday, a sign that African leaders won't shun him despite Western demands they take a tough stance over his re-election in a tainted ballot.

More than 1,000 fires are burning in central and Northern California, state officials say.

By Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse allowed an unearned run in seven innings for his seventh straight win and Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBIs in St. Louis' Cardinals' 7-1 victory over New York on Monday night.

By Brian Dick The Williams sisters will hope the seas of women's tennis continue to part at their feet this afternoon when they take the latest step towards yet another Wimbledon final showdown.

General Motors Corp. held on to its position atop U.S. auto sales in June, outselling closest rival Toyota in a month marked by steep declines in car sales. Chrysler LLC fell hardest with a 36 percent drop in sales; Ford Motor Co. sales dropped 28 percent, while GM and Nissan sales fell 18 percent.

By Joe Hallett, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 1--ZANESVILLE, Ohio -- Pitching for support from religious voters in a conservative region of Ohio, Democrat Barack Obama promised today to continue and expand faith-based social service programs if he is elected president.

Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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