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General News Archive - July 12, 2008

Brett Favre has had a change of heart. Four months after his tearful goodbye to the Green Bay Packers and the NFL, Favre has decided football remains in his system and wants to play in 2008. So the NFL's all-time leading passer has asked the Packers for his release to pursue employment elsewhere.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap [Yonhap headline: "President Lee Expresses Regret Over Mount Kumgang Shooting"] SEOUL, July 12 (Yonhap) - President Lee Myung-bak expressed regret over the death of a South Korean tourist shot the previous day at North Korea's Mount Kumgang and called for a swift investigation, Seoul's presidential office said Saturday.

Former White House press secretary and Fox News Channel host Tony Snow died Saturday from cancer at age 53, the network said. Snow retired as U.S. President George W.

By Travis Mester, The Leader-Telegram, Eau Claire, Wis. Jul. 12--In the aftermath of the latest in the Brett Favre saga, the city of Eau Claire has joined the rest of the state with an opinion on the matter.

By Greg Burns, Chicago Tribune Jul. 12--Friday's volatility on Wall Street could signal an even wilder couple of weeks ahead, as the nation's troubled banks report financial results under a cloud of worry about the future of giant mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration officials say they have changed take-off and landing procedures at New York's Kennedy Airport after two near collisions.

By Chris Jenkins Associated Press The Green Bay Packers want to do the right thing in response to Brett Favre's latest round of flip-flopping on his future in football. And as far as the team is concerned, that might mean showing No.

U.S. President George W. Bush Saturday said Democrats in Congress are largely to blame for higher fuel prices.

Text of report in English by Syrian News Agency SANA website ["Presidents Al-Asad, Sarkozy Agree on Work Plan to Boost Up Political, Economic" - SANA headline] Paris: President Bashar al-Asad and French President Nicolas Sarkozy ended summit talks at the Elysee palace in Paris Saturday evening by discussing a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest for Syria and France, a joint press statement said.

Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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