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General News Archive - August 07, 2008

By Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle Aug.

By Erik Boland and Bob Glauber, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Aug. 7--GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Jets have pulled off one of the most stunning trades in their history, acquiring Brett Favre from the Packers late Wednesday night.

By Alan Gomez GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- When Salim Hamdan discovered that his employer was responsible for the attack on the USS Cole, which killed 17 U.S. servicemembers in 2000, the Yemeni said he felt no joy. Rather, Hamdan said, he felt betrayed. "It kills you. It's a shock.

By William M. Welch LOS ANGELES -- Nine people were missing and presumed dead Wednesday after the crash of a helicopter carrying privately contracted firefighters from a wildfire in a remote section of national forest in Northern California, officials said.

By Donna Leinwand, Ken Dilanian, Steve Sternberg and Dan Vergano WASHINGTON -- On several nights before the anthrax attacks in September and October 2001, bioweapons scientist Bruce Ivins repeatedly spent long periods alone in a secure laboratory that housed a strain of the lethal bacteria.

By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The conviction of Osama bin Laden's driver by a U.S.

By Lara Jakes Jordan and Matt Apuzzo Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The murder weapon was a flask.

By Terence Chea and Marcus Wohlsen Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a northern California forest, officials said Wednesday.

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1400 gmt on 6 August carries live regularly scheduled "Capital Talk" program relayed from channel's Islamabad studio.

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 7 August [Report by DPA from the "Breaking News" section: "Bush off to Beijing with a Burma mission"] US President George W Bush departed Bangkok Thursday for Beijing, where he plans to chide China for its human rights record and call on the communist country to help pressure Burma's military leaders.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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