General News Archive - September 12, 2008

By Adam Shell and Matt Krantz Wall Street knocked Lehman Bros. stock 42% on Thursday, a no-confidence vote on its survival plan that further erodes the once-powerful investment bank's chances of remaining independent. The 158-year-old firm now appears to have put itself up for sale.

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin declared herself ready to be president, if necessary, saying Thursday that she "didn't blink" when she was asked by John McCain to be his running mate.

By Oren Dorell and Rick Hampson GALVESTON, Texas -- Some are hunkering down, some heading out and all holding their breath as Hurricane Ike churns toward a weekend landfall on Texas' Gulf Coast.

By Matthew Lee Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion of Bolivia's ambassador to the U.S. after Bolivia expelled the U.S. envoy there in an escalating tit-for-tat.

By Joe Bel Bruno Associated Press NEW YORK -- Its future in jeopardy and options dwindling, Lehman Brothers scoured Wall Street Thursday for a financial lifeline.

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Grand jury transcripts released Thursday from the biggest espionage case of the Cold War raise questions about whether Ethel Rosenberg was convicted and executed based on perjured prosecution testimony.

U.S. regulators are pitching in to carve out a scenario for Lehman Brothers Holdings that would have the least damage to financial markets, sources said. Officials from the top ranks of the U.S. Treasury, the U.S.

By JIM ABRAMS By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON Congress on Thursday sent President Bush an $8 billion rescue package for the federal highway trust fund.

By Brett J. Blackledge Associated Press FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- Sarah Palin proposed NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine, at risk of putting the U.S.

DALLAS, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by Leadership Network and Hartford Seminary's Hartford Institute for Religion Research shows that Protestant megachurches continue to strengthen their foothold in the American religious landscape.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).