General News Archive - July 27, 2008

By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Hundreds of billions of dollars made available in package called the most significant housing aid in decades Congress approved mortgage relief for 400,000 struggling homeowners as part of an election-year housing plan that also aims to calm jittery financial markets and bolster the sagging US economy.

By Roger Maynard A Qantas jumbo jet forced to make an emergency landing in Manila with a "van-sized" hole in the fuselage had serious corrosion, it was claimed yesterday.

NEW YORK _ A long game, a longer losing streak and one of the lengthiest power outages of his career ended with Albert Pujols' final swing of the night Saturday at Shea Stadium.

By Roy Cummings, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 27--UPDATED: LAKE BUENA VISTA -- By the time you read this, Brett Favre might already be a Buccaneer. Even if he's not, the speculation that he soon will be should still be gaining strength.

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Albert Pujols' two-run homer in the top of the 14th inning propelled the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-8 win over New York, in the middle contest of a three-game set with the Mets.

By David Poole, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 27--INDIANAPOLIS -- Jimmie Johnson flew around Indianapolis Motor Speedway at an average speed of 181.763 mph Saturday morning to win the pole for today's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.

By Jim Baumbach, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 27--COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Few around baseball today fit the oldtimers' favorite saying -- "Son, it wasn't like this in my day" -- better than Rich "Goose" Gossage.


The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost. Limited, sometimes sharp fighting and periodic terrorist bombings in Iraq are likely to continue, possibly for years. But the Iraqi government and the U.S.

By David Ramsey, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 27--COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. --Goose Gossage can barely sleep. He lives in a state of emotional chaos as he prepares to join his heroes at the Baseball Hall of Fame. On Friday night, Gossage endured a long nightmare.

By Matt Sedensky and David Crary Associated Press Utahns, already notable nationally for their charitable contributions, are also very giving with their time.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.