General News Archive - August 02, 2008

By Rupert Cornwell A LEADING army microbiologist suspected of being behind the anthrax mailings in the US in autumn 2001 has apparently committed suicide, it emerged yesterday - just as federal prosecutors were preparing to bring capital charges against him for the attacks, which killed five people and infected 17 others.

By Guy Adams A 40-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after a busload of passengers saw him stab a fellow traveller and then cut off his head on a Greyhound bus driving on the Trans- Canada highway.

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Drew singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Randy Johnson spoiled Manny Ramirez's National League debut with another vintage start, as Arizona squeezed past Los Angeles, 2-1 in the second game of a four-game set.

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - A day after being traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers, slugger Manny Ramirez met the media in Los Angeles and said he was excited to join his new team and ready to move on from the turmoil that caused his departure from Boston.

By Luther Turmelle and Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, New Haven Register, Conn. Aug.

By Lesley Clark, The Miami Herald Aug. 2--With new polls showing a majority of Floridians supporting some offshore exploration, Barack Obama offered cautious praise Friday for a proposal in the U.S. Senate that would allow drilling in the Gulf of Mexico within 50 miles of the Florida coast.

By SELCAN HACAOGLU Just months after Americans repaired a sewage treatment plant in southern Baghdad, insurgents attacked the facility and killed the manager. Looters took care of the rest. Nearly three years later, the plant remains an abandoned shell.

By BETH FOUHY By Beth Fouhy The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. John McCain, the father of private school students, criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama on Friday for choosing private over public school for his kids.

By Michael Powell New York Times News Service Sen. Barack Obama is a man of few rhetorical stumbles, but this week a few of his words opened a racial door his campaign would prefer not to step through. When Sen.

By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press NIAGARA, Wis. -- A man suspected of opening fire on a group of young swimmers gathered along a riverbank was arrested Friday after he emerged from woods near the scene where three teenagers were slain and a fourth person was wounded. Scott J.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.