General News Archive - July 15, 2008

NEW YORK _ Justin Morneau said even he was rooting for Josh Hamilton on Monday night, as chants of "Ham-il-ton! Ham-il-ton!" rained down from Yankee Stadium during the All-Star Home Run Derby.


Pediatricians have long said children younger than 2 shouldn't watch any television. But in new findings from a small-scale study, researchers say that even having a TV on in the background could be "an environmental hazard" for children.

Text of editorial report entitled: "Bashir deserves censure" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 15 July The indictment issued against Sudan's President Hasan al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court [ICC] is the single most important development in the long struggle to end the mass slaughter in the Darfur [Western Sudan] The threat of arrest and trial for crimes against humanity should send a very strong message to leaders everywhere who have no regard for the sanctity of human life.

By Mel Antonen NEW YORK -- Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby on Monday, but the contest will be remembered for Josh Hamilton's imitation of Babe Ruth. Morneau, the first baseman for the Minnesota Twins, beat Hamilton 5-3 in the final round of the only Derby held in the House that Ruth Built.

By Lorry Williams, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 15--Two families Monday received the terrible news they were fearing. The family of Army 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc learned that she is not missing. She's dead. And the family of Marine Cpl.

By Ben Winslow Deseret News The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to hold a hearing in Washington next week on alleged crimes involving the Fundamentalist LDS Church.

By NEDRA PICKLER By Nedra Pickler The Associated Press WASHINGTON Democrat Barack Obama said Monday that as president he would send at least two more combat brigades to Afghanistan, where U.S. soldiers face rising violence and endured their deadliest attack in three years on Sunday.

By Associated Press Scrambling to bolster eroding investor confidence, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department announced unprecedented steps to brace slumping mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

By LAURIE COPANS By Laurie Copans The Associated Press JERUSALEM Israelis pored Monday over every detail of 20-year-old pictures just received of their most famous missing soldier - his injured arm held close, the length of his beard and the Arabic writing on a wall in the background.

By Martin Crutsinger and Alan Zibel Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Now that the federal government has thrown a lifeline to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, taxpayers could be on the hook for billions more if the crisis of confidence spreads.