General News Archive - July 31, 2008

By Donald Macintyre Ehud Olmert finally bowed to the steadily mounting pressure arising from corruption and fraud allegations against him last night by announcing his resignation after his party chooses a new leader in just over six weeks.

By Steve Schultze, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Sen. John McCain arrived Wednesday night for a one-day visit to Racine as his national campaign increased the intensity of its attacks on his presidential rival, Sen. Barack Obama.

By Jessica Fargen, Boston Herald Jul. 31--Sabinio Stpruex says he witnessed his close pal's stabbing death early yesterday just as she desperately tried to dial 9-1-1 to save another friend's life.

By Beth Reinhard, The Miami Herald Jul. 31--For those still wondering whether Democrat Barack Obama will battle for Florida, consider this: He has spent more money on advertising in the state than in any other over the past two months, for a total of $5 million.

By Jill Zuckman, Chicago Tribune Jul.

By Joel Greenberg, Chicago Tribune Jul. 31--Despite his vows to overcome corruption allegations and to work with the Bush administration to conclude a Middle East peace deal, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert bowed to the inevitable Wednesday.

By Philip Haldiman, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 31--Our planet isn't the only heavenly body with liquid on its surface. Scientists from the University of Arizona and NASA on Wednesday announced at least one of the large, lakelike features on a moon of Saturn is wet.

By Ken Dilanian WASHINGTON -- In 1991, Sen. Mark Hatfield, an influential Oregon Republican, came under federal investigation into whether he failed to report a series of gifts on his ethics statements. Hatfield wasn't charged with a crime.

By Pamela Hess Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush approved an order Wednesday that rewrites the rules governing spying by U.S. intelligence agencies, both in the United States and abroad, and strengthens the authority of the national intelligence director, according to a U.S.

By Associated Press BOSTON -- Garret Anderson went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs, Joe Saunders earned his 14th win and the Los Angeles Angels swept the lackluster and error-prone Boston Red Sox 9-2 Wednesday night.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.