General News Archive - September 01, 2008

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in China's Sichuan province, barely recovered from the May 12 quake, and in nearby Yunnan, has risen to 32.

An earthquake that hit the southern Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan has killed at least 27 people, damaged or destroyed more than 180,000 homes, and affected at least 800,000 residents, state media said Sunday.

By Adam Nossiter and Shaila Dewan John Schwartz contributed reporting.

By Adam Nagourney, Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny David D. Kirkpatrick contributed reporting from Washington, and Patrick Healy from St. Paul, Minnesota.

By Anick Jesdanun Associated Press NEW YORK -- It sounded like a winning proposition -- free money - - for Internet access providers.

By Chelsea J. Carter Associated Press SAN DIEGO -- The drawdown of Marines from the former Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar will take time because there is still much work to be done, a top U.S. commander said Sunday on the eve of the once violent province's transfer to Iraqi security control.

By Associated Press PITTSBURGH -- CC Sabathia pitched a one-hitter in his latest dominating start, allowing the Pirates only an infield single by Andy LaRoche in the fifth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Pittsburgh 7-0 Sunday for their eighth victory in nine games.

By Josh Loftin and Lisa Riley Roche Deseret News ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Gustav has crashed the Republicans' party. Arizona Sen.

By Robert Wielaard Associated Press BRUSSELS, Belgium -- European Union leaders seeking to punish Russia for invading Georgia face limited options and are likely to choose diplomatic pressure to isolate Moscow at their summit today.

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