General News Archive - September 14, 2008

Tina Fey returned to "Saturday Night Live" for a guest spot, playing Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on the show's 34th season premiere.

Fresno, CA (Sports Network) - Allan Evridge threw for 143 yards and a touchdown as the 10th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers escaped with a 13-10 victory over No. 21 Fresno State.


Officials said Saturday that an engineer on the Metrolink commuter train that collided head-on Friday with a freight train - killing 25 people and critically injuring dozens more - ignored a red light signal telling him to stop.

By JAMES C MCKINLEY JR. By James C. McKinley Jr. and Clifford Krauss The New York Times HOUSTON Hurricane Ike barreled across a wide swath of Texas on Saturday, deluging the city of Galveston with a wall of water, flooding coastal towns and leaving extensive damage across metropolitan Houston.

By Christopher Sherman and Pauline Arrillaga Associated Press HOUSTON -- Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks fanned out along the flood-stricken Texas coast Saturday in a monumental effort to reach tens of thousands of people who stubbornly ignored warnings and tried to ride out Hurricane Ike.

By John Nadel Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Southern California turned the most anticipated September game in years into another Trojans' victory march. Mark Sanchez threw four touchdown passes, Joe McKnight rushed for 105 yards on 12 carries, and the top-ranked Trojans crushed No.

By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- A commuter train engineer who ran a stop signal was blamed Saturday for the nation's deadliest rail disaster in 15 years, a wreck that killed 25 people and left such a mass of smoldering, twisted metal that it took nearly a day to recover all the bodies.

By Jeannine Aversa and Joe Bel Bruno Associated Press NEW YORK -- The field of possible buyers for Lehman Brothers narrowed Saturday, but the parties involved in the discussions over the wounded investment bank's future were at loggerheads over how to finance the rescue.

By Associated Press MOSCOW -- A plane carrying 88 people crashed in central Russia early this morning killing all aboard, an emergency official said. The Boeing-737 traveling from Moscow to Perm went down about 3:40 a.m. today, Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said.

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton agreed to a five-year contract extension on Sunday, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

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”).