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General News Archive - July 18, 2008

Foreign ministers of nations involved in North Korea's denuclearization intend to meet in Singapore on the sidelines of an ASEAN forum, it was disclosed Friday.

By Mike Aitken IT WAS the kind of day when King Lear might have headed for the links and engaged in debate with the storm.

By Michael Doyle and Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Jul.

By Julie Schmit Federal officials said Thursday that all tomatoes on the U.S. market are safe to eat but they still don't know what's causing a salmonella outbreak that's sickened thousands over the past three months.

By Scott Shane and William Glaberson New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- Court rulings on Thursday cleared the way for the first trial at the American detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, opened in 2002 to hold suspects captured in the campaign against terrorism.

By Larry Dorman The wind howled and the rain poured in the first round of the 137th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale on Thursday, but golf's improbable feel-good story of the year just picked up right where it left off at the U.S. Open, eight time zones away and one month ago.

By Celean Jacobson Associated Press QUNU, South Africa -- Gardeners mowed the lawn outside the tiny museum honoring local hero Nelson Mandela on Thursday, while a work crew laid new tarmac on the road outside his house and a school choir rehearsed a song they created especially for him.

By Doug Ferguson Associated Press SOUTHPORT, England -- From sunny San Diego to bleak and blustery Royal Birkdale, the expression on Rocco Mediate's face didn't change.

A federal jury in Riverside, Calif., found Bratz dolls were created by a Mattel Inc. contracted designer, possibly costing the doll's maker millions. The jury ruled that MGA Entertainment Inc.

LEADING ARTICLE IRAN The surest reason for believing that America really has reversed its policy on Iran, to the pursuit of face-to-face negotiations and the establishment of a US office in Tehran, is the outrage it has caused among hardliners in Washington.

Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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