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General News Archive - July 26, 2008

By Amol Rajan Passengers describe their terror as huge chunk of fuselage breaks off Qantas plane in mid-air FIRST THEY heard the bang, a thudding explosion on one side of the plane.

A Los Angeles judge has approved the custody settlement Britney Spears and Kevin Federline worked out regarding their two young sons, Spears's lawyer said. The deal, which was reached last week and approved in court Friday, ends the former couple's custody battle, which has lasted nearly two years.

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jason Giambi knocked in the lone run as the New York Yankees clipped the Boston Red Sox, 1-0, in the opener of a three-game set from Fenway Park. Bobby Abreu collected two hits and scored the run for the Yankees, who have won seven straight games.

Federal regulators have closed two banks in the U.S. West, saying they were undercapitalized due to the poor performance of home mortgage loans. The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a branch of the U.S.

Investigators in Manila Saturday were trying to determine what caused a hole to blow out the side of a Qantas Airlines jumbo jetliner.

The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate cleared the last hurdle Friday to passing a housing rescue bill aimed at sparing hundreds of thousands of homeowners from foreclosure and bolstering troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Artery-clogging trans fats are out in such food-loving cities as New York and Philadelphia. On Friday, California became the first to try to kick the trans fat habit on a statewide scale. Gov.

The U.S. Senate, meeting in a rare weekend session, was poised Saturday to pass a landmark housing bill meant to ease the effects of mortgage crisis.

By Associated Press DETROIT -- Jermaine Dye hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Senate cleared the last hurdle Friday to passing a housing rescue aimed at sparing hundreds of thousands of homeowners from foreclosure and bolstering troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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