General News Archive - September 15, 2008

Talks aimed at rescuing Lehman Brothers Inc. investment bank were fruitless but Bank of America has offered to buy Merrill Lynch, The New York Times reported.

By Clifford Krauss and Ian Urbina Clifford Krauss reported from Houston and Ian Urbina from Galveston, Texas. Reporting was contributed by James C. McKinley from Houston, Thayer Evans from Galveston, Rick Rojas from College Station, Texas, and Anahad O'Connor from New York.

By Stephen McGinty DURING the darkest days of his command, General David Petraeus, the US military commander in Iraq, would ponder the words of Ulysses S Grant.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Sanlu's Partner Producer Seized With Contaminated Infant Formula"] Lanzhou, Sept.

By Paul White Carlos Zambrano waited almost two weeks to pitch -- in a game delayed two days and moved nearly 1,200 miles -- but added his own bit of history to the unusual circumstances Sunday by pitching the Chicago Cubs' first no-hitter in 36 years, a 5-0 victory against the Houston Astros.

By David Barboza Keith Bradsher contributed reporting from Hong Kong. * China said that 19 people had been detained by the police as part of an investigation into how baby formula had become contaminated with an industrial chemical.

There were cries of adulation -- and also of hunger -- as Matt Damon and Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean toured the flood-ravaged city of Gonaives, Haiti, on Sunday to call attention to the widespread suffering.

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- U.S. Gen. David Petraeus said Sunday that experience in Iraq shows it will take political and economic progress as well as military action to tackle increased violence in Afghanistan.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai Monday signed a power-sharing deal after months of debate and negotiations.

Word of the Day
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.