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General News Archive - July 06, 2008

By Wayne Slater, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 6--John McCain has stepped up his appeal to Christian conservatives, meeting recently with religious leaders in Ohio and making a publicized pilgrimage to see Billy Graham.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ Kyle Busch almost wrecked just past the midway point of Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. It turned out to be a good thing he got that out of the way early. Busch saved his No.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Miya Tanaka] Toyako, Japan, July 6 Kyodo - Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda is expected to seek cooperation from US President George W.

Likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain is working harder to improve his scripted-sounding speech delivery style, campaign aides say. Sen.

U.S. President George Bush says he's sticking with his decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, despite human rights concerns.

By DUSTIN LONG By Dustin Long The Virginian-Pilot DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A night of bumper cars, a rare Jeff Gordon mistake and an official recount ended with a familiar sight: Kyle Busch in Victory Lane.

By ROBERT JABLON By Robert Jablon The Associated Press LOS ANGELES A wildfire threatening hundreds of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyon s Saturday. The fire strained resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.

By JENNIFER LOVEN By Jennifer Loven The Associated Press ST. LOUIS Barack Obama celebrated "active faith" as an obligation of religious Americans while speaking Saturday to a nearly all-black roomful of churchgoers, but reaching far beyond them.

By HOWARD FENDRICH By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England After moving within a victory of his sixth consecutive Wimbledon title, Roger Federer found time to catch only a few games of Rafael Nadal's semifinal.

By JEFF BARNARD By Jeff Barnard The Associated Press BEND, Ore. Riding a green lawn chair supported by a rainbow array of more than 150 helium-filled party balloons, Kent Couch succeeded Saturday in his third bid to fly from central Oregon all the way to Idaho.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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