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General News Archive - July 07, 2008

By LINDSEY TANNER By Lindsey Tanner The Associated Press CHICAGO For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems.

By BEN WALKER By Ben Walker The Associated Press NEW YORK Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez and Cubs leadoff man Alfonso Soriano will see plenty of familiar faces at the All-Star game.

A suicide bomb exploded Monday on a crowded street near the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 41 people and injuring 140, officials said.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Janice Tang] Toyako, Japan, July 7 Kyodo - Leaders of the Group of Eight nations voiced concern Monday over the political chaos in Zimbabwe as they started their summit in northern Japan, taking up the pressing challenges of drawing up initiatives to tackle climate change, food security and fuel price rises.

A plane carrying U.S. presidential contender Barack Obama to Charlotte, N.C., Monday suffered a mechanical problem and diverted to St. Louis, officials said. No one was injured.

Nine people were hurt Monday, though none seriously, in the opening of Spain's annual Running of the Bulls.

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Cynthia Rodriguez, the wife of New York Yankees All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez, has filed for divorce in a Miami court. The New York post reported that Cynthia Rodriguez filed the papers Monday morning.

WASHINGTON _ Sen. John McCain tried Monday to relaunch his campaign with a pledge to use broad-based tax cuts to revive the ailing economy _ and a string of barbs contrasting his views with Sen. Barack Obama's.

A SUICIDE car bomb hit two diplomatic vehicles entering the Indian Embassy in Kabul this morning, killing 40 people and injuring 141 others. The bomber struck as two diplomatic vehicles entered the embassy.

C.C. Sabathia, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, was traded Monday by the Cleveland Indians to the National League's Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers sent minor leaguers Rob Bryson, Zach Jackson and Matt LaPorta to Cleveland in exchange for Sabathia.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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