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General News Archive - August 22, 2008

By Robin Scott-Elliot *GYMNASTICS THE INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee is to examine claims that He Kexin, the Chinese gymnast who won gold on the uneven bars on Monday, is too young to compete in the Games.

It's Love, Angel, Music, and Baby No. 2 for Gwen Stefani, who on Thursday gave birth to a boy. Zuma Nesta Rock weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces when he was born Thursday afternoon, according to publicist Dave Tomberlin.

U.S. and Iraqi negotiators agreed to the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces by the end of 2011 and are nearing resolution of other issues, Iraqi officials said. Among the outstanding issues is whether U.S.

By KAREN DEYOUNG By Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan The Washington Post BAGHDAD U.S. and Iraqi negotiators have agreed to the withdrawal of all U.S.

The John Tyler connection just didn't pan out. Tyler was the last vice president to come from Virginia, and some prognosticators wondered if Barack Obama's appearance with Gov. Timothy M.

By THOMAS IF THE CONFLICT in Georgia were an Olympic event, the gold medal for brutish stupidity would go to the Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin.

By Maria Cheng Associated Press LONDON -- Transplanting faces may seem like science fiction, but doctors say the experimental surgeries could one day become routine.

By Mike Eckel Associated Press GORI, Georgia -- Russian forces lingered deep in Georgia on Thursday, digging trenches and setting up mortars a day before Kremlin officials promised to complete a troop withdrawal from this former Soviet republic.

By Associated Press BEIJING (AP) -- The International Olympic Committee said today it had asked gymnastics officials to investigate whether the Chinese women's gymnastics team that won the gold medal had underage athletes, saying more information has come to light.

By Andrew Buncombe; Omar Waraich PAKISTAN'S CONFLICT with militants took a savage turn yesterday at the country's main weapons complex where two suicide bombers set off blasts that killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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