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General News Archive - July 10, 2008

WASHINGTON _ Salmonella poisoning has sickened more than 1,000 people in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, and federal health officials have now linked jalapeno and serrano peppers to the outbreak.

WASHINGTON _ The Senate overwhelmingly approved a foreign intelligence surveillance bill Wednesday that sets new terms for how the government can spy on suspected terrorists and provides retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies for participating in the government's program to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants following the Sept.

By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul.

CHICAGO _ Boeing Co. has to hope the third time is the charm as it again prepares to bid for a controversy-racked $35 billion contract to provide aerial tankers to the U.S. Air Force.

IRAN tested long-range missiles yesterday in a show of defiance against America. Nine missiles were fired in war games at the Strait of Hormuz, a waterway that 40 per cent of the world's oil passes through. Iran has previously threatened to stop shipping in the strait if the country is attacked.

THE family of six-year-old American beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, above, were yesterday cleared of involvement in her 1996 killing. District attorney Mary Lacy said DNA tests suggested an "unexplained third party" was responosible for her strangling.

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The family of JonBenet Ramsey has been formally cleared of any role in the 6-year-old's 1996 slaying, a Colorado prosecutor announced Wednesday, citing newly discovered DNA evidence.

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Iran's missile test on Wednesday proves "there is a real threat," but he downplayed the possibility of war.

Text of report by state-run Iranian Arabic-language television news channel Al-Alam on 10 July Iran last night conducted a new test on medium and long-range ground missiles.

By Edward Iwata The Pentagon said Wednesday that it is re-opening the bidding between Seattle-based Boeing and two defense industry rivals to vie for a prized contract to make aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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