General News Archive - July 25, 2008

CHICAGO _ The Chicago Cubs are enjoying record attendance numbers, their highest TV ratings in years and a season in which they have been in sole possession of first place in the National League Central for the last two months.

By Anne Penketh Obama in Berlin Barack Obama brought his message of hope to Europe last night, pledging to heal the wounds inflicted by the Bush era, and promising renewed transatlantic co-operation.

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Aramis Ramirez keyed a four-run fifth inning with a two-run double and Carlos Zambrano tossed seven strong innings, as the Chicago Cubs downed the Florida Marlins, 6-3, in the opener of a four-game series at Wrigley Field.

By Kathy Kiely BERLIN -- Barack Obama is betting he can win votes at home by proving he can win hearts abroad.

By ELIZABETH WHITE By Elizabeth White The Associated Press HARLINGEN, Texas Residents across south Texas slogged through knee-deep muddy waters, tiptoed around downed power lines and dug through debris Thursday, but they were thankful that Hurricane Dolly didn't pack the wallop they had feared.

Qantas Airways officials in Manila are investigating what caused a door to break free of an airplane in flight Friday, blowing a hole in the fuselage.

By Jeff Zeleny and Nicholas Kulish Senator Barack Obama stood before a sprawling sea of people here Thursday evening and issued a trans-Atlantic call for cooperation, imploring America and Europe to bridge differences and rekindle old alliances to restore global stability and security and join forces to confront existing and unforeseen threats.

Text of report by French state-funded public broadcaster Radio France Internationale on 25 July [Presenter] At least 42 passengers are said to have drowned, 115 are missing and only 20 survivors after a boat sank on the Ubangi river in northwestern [DR]Congo- Kinshasa on Tuesday [22 July].

By The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 25--Randy Pausch was given the rare opportunity to know he had only a limited amount of life left. He used it. The Carnegie Mellon University professor who gained worldwide acclaim for a lecture he gave at the university died today of pancreatic cancer.

More than 30,000 people stood in line on a hot Friday for their last chance to buy Olympics tickets near the National Stadium in Beijing. The Summer Games begin in two weeks.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.