General News Archive - July 09, 2008

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 9--As CC Sabathia walked off the mound after the top of the sixth inning Tuesday night, his emotions finally won the battle he had been waging all night. The Milwaukee Brewers' prized acquisition emitted a primal scream.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By Janice Tang] Toyako, Japan, July 9 - Leaders of 16 major greenhouse gas emitters agreed Wednesday on the need for "deep cuts" in global emissions but failed to concur on a specific numerical target during their meeting a day after the Group of Eight leaders declared they want the world to share the vision of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - CC Sabathia threw six effective innings to earn the victory in his Brewers debut, and Ryan Braun helped him with a three- run homer to lead Milwaukee over the Colorado Rockies, 7-3, at Miller Park. "He pitched very well," said Milwaukee manager Ned Yost.

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama and John McCain touted their respective tax plans to a key Hispanic group Tuesday, arguing that their different approaches to the economy would benefit all Americans.


Iraqi officials stepped up pressure on the United States on Tuesday to agree to a specific timeline to withdraw American forces, a sign of the government's growing confidence as violence falls.

By Malia Wollan Associated Press BIG SUR, Calif. -- Firefighters pushed back a blaze threatening this small coastal community just enough to allow hundreds of people to check on their homes Tuesday as a separate fire 300 miles north forced residents of other towns to evacuate.

By Tom Raum and Joseph Coleman Associated Press TOYAKO, Japan -- World leaders embraced for the first time on Tuesday an ambitious but nonbinding goal of slashing greenhouse-gas emissions in half by midcentury to stave off global warming.

By Vijay Joshi Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that he sees no possibility of a war between his country and the United States or Israel. He also predicted Israel would collapse without Iranian action.

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter had a big hit and made a big play in the field to back Andy Pettitte in New York's 5-0 win over Tampa Bay. Jeter had an early go-ahead double off starter Scott Kazmir, and made a stellar play in the seventh that preserved a two-run lead.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.