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General News Archive - July 03, 2008

Colombian officials briefed Republican Sen. John McCain on the eve of the dramatic rescue mission that freed 15 Americans and Colombians from years as hostages of a leftist rebel group, the presidential candidate said in a statement Wednesday.

By David Jackson and Brian Winter The dramatic rescue of three U.S. hostages from a rebel camp in the Colombian jungle Wednesday delivered a strategic victory for a key U.S. ally on the same day as a visit by Sen. John McCain.

By Emily Bazar From thunderstorms to firestorms, weather and natural disasters are threatening to derail travel plans and fireworks shows this Fourth of July weekend.

By Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald Jul. 3--ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.

By Howard Fendrich Lest anyone forget Roger Federer has, indeed, lost at Wimbledon, the BBC filled time during a rain delay Wednesday by rolling tape of his 2002 first-round exit against Mario Ancic.

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- A hedge-fund swindler who set off a national manhunt when he faked his suicide to avoid reporting to prison surrendered Wednesday to small-town police in Massachusetts, after his mother helped broker the surrender.

By MAEVE RESTON By Maeve Reston and Mark Z. Barabak Los Angeles Times Sen. John McCain has shuffled his top advisers after months of hand-wringing among Republican political operatives complaining about his presidential campaign's lack of focus.

By FRANK BAJAK By Frank Bajak The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a helicopter rescue during which not a single shot was fired.

By Frank Bajak Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a daring helicopter rescue so successful that not a single shot was fired.

By Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England -- Lest anyone forget that Roger Federer has, indeed, lost at Wimbledon, the BBC filled time during a rain delay Wednesday by rolling tape of his 2002 first-round exit against Mario Ancic.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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