General News Archive - September 11, 2008

By Andy McSmith The world watched and waited for the greatest experiment in history to begin.

By Leonard Doyle US ELECTION But Democrat says McCain team twisted remarks into attack on rival's running-mate Barack Obama has accused his Republican rivals of stirring "phoney outrage" after claims that he had likened John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, to a pig with lipstick.

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Carlos Pena's three-run home run in the 14th inning lifted Tampa Bay over Boston, 4-2, in the finale of a three-game set from Fenway Park.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept.

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1600 GMT on 10 September relays live regularly scheduled "Today with Kamran Khan" programme.

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- From folksy Texans to today's presidential candidates, the line about putting "lipstick on a pig" has been a time-honored and bipartisan weapon in the political arsenal.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) - No power vacuum has been detected in North Korea amid speculations that Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il] may have had a stroke last month, a diplomatic source said Thursday.

By DINA CAPPIELLO By Dina Cappiello The Associated Press WASHINGTON Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties improperly engaged in sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them, federal investigators said Wednesday.

By Eric Schmitt and Mark Mazzetti New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- President Bush secretly approved orders in July that for the first time allow American Special Operations forces to carry out ground assaults inside Pakistan without the prior approval of the Pakistani government, according to senior American officials.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lehman Brothers put itself on the block Wednesday as part of a last-ditch effort to rescue the investment bank from bad bets on real estate-related holdings that have already laid low other storied Wall Street firms.

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.