General News Archive - July 28, 2008

By Todd Golden, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Ind. Jul. 28--It was a dream day for Jimmie Johnson, but a nightmare for NASCAR, Goodyear and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

By Lawrence Conway AT LEAST 15 people were killed and more than 150 injured when two bombs ripped through a popular shopping centre in the Turkish city of Istanbul last night.

By Wesley DeBerry, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 27--A forest fire burning out of control near an entrance to Yosemite National Park has forced the evacuation of 500 homes, but has not closed the park, authorities said Sunday.

AT LEAST 13 people were killed in two explosions in the Turkish capital Istanbul last night. Governor Muammer Guler said around 70 people were injured by the blasts in the residential Gungoren district. The bombs were placed in rubbish bins in a busy square.

By Kat O'Brien, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 28--BOSTON -- Catching the Red Sox in the standings will have to wait for some other day for the Yankees.

FRESNO, Calif. _ A fast-moving wildfire near Yosemite National Park claimed a dozen homes and prompted hundreds more evacuations Sunday, as thousands of firefighters struggled to keep it from engulfing nearby communities.

By Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 28--MANKATO -- The Brett Favre saga -- dubbed "As The Packer Turns" by his former teammate and current Viking Darren Sharper -- took a few twists and turns Sunday. Not surprisingly, one involved the Vikings.

By Jeff Goldberg, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 28--BOSTON -- How much longer Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz remain teammates in the middle of the Red Sox lineup is a matter of speculation. But there is no doubt that as long as they are together, they remain baseball's most dynamic duo.


Police were trying Sunday to determine why a man blasted a shotgun at congregants of a Tennessee church as children were putting on a musical show.

By C. Onurant Associated Press ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 16 and injuring more than 150 in the deadliest attack against civilians in Turkey in almost five years.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]