General News Archive - August 05, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *NEW YORK The actress Mary-Kate Olsen has twice refused requests from investigators who want to speak to her about the death of The Dark Knight star Heath Ledger.

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Brian Moehler pitched until the Chicago skies first opened up, dumping heavy rain and tornadic activity in the area surrounding Wrigley Field, eventually causing Houston's 2-0 rain-shortened victory over Chicago in National League Central action.

By Beth Reinhard and Lesley Clark, The Miami Herald Aug. 5--Forget terrorism or Social Security. The 2008 election is increasingly turning on $4-per-gallon gas. John McCain read the tea leaves first, calling for an end to the ban on offshore oil drilling and attacking Barack Obama as "Dr.

Chinese Olympic officials say they are confident of keeping the Beijing Games safe and secure despite the attack in Xinjiang in which 16 policemen died.

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug.

By Brian Knowlton The campaign of Senator Barack Obama on Monday sought to link Senator John McCain in voters' minds to high gasoline prices and to the hugely profitable oil industry, prompting McCain's allies to accuse Obama of "hypocrisy" and "dishonesty." Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, made an energy speech in Lansing, Michigan, that linked two of his earlier proposals - a windfall tax on oil producers and a $1,000-a-family "energy rebate" - by saying that the tax on oil producers could finance the rebate for families.

By Scott Shane The evidence amassed by FBI investigators against Bruce Ivins, the army scientist who killed himself last week after learning that he would probably be charged in the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, was largely circumstantial, and a grand jury in Washington was planning to hear several more weeks of testimony before issuing an indictment, a person who has been briefed on the investigation said.

By Andrew Jacobs Jake Hooker and Tang Xuemei contributed research. * Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China's majority-Muslim northwest region Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Yonhap) - The South Korean government is unwilling to consider sending troops to Afghanistan, even if US President George W.

By Skip Wood GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Brett Favre saga took yet another strange twist Monday night. Favre, who rejoined the Green Bay Packers roster earlier in the day, met with coach Mike McCarthy at 7 p.m.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'