General News Archive - September 19, 2008

Boulder, CO (Sports Network) - Cody Hawkins threw for 179 yards and two touchdowns, with an interception, on 22-of-33 passing, and Aric Goodman booted the game-winning field goal in overtime, as the Colorado Buffaloes edged No. 21 West Virginia, 17-14, in a non-conference game.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, 19 September: South Korea's foreign minister said Friday [19 September] that North Korea's commitment to the denuclearization process remains uncertain, citing its ongoing move to restart a main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon [Yo'ngbyo'n].

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Seoul, 19 September: A chief North Korean negotiator for talks with South Korea over energy aid to the North rebuffed Friday a US call to establish a regime to verify the North's declaration of nuclear facilities, according to Yonhap News Agency.

By Doug Ferguson Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Paul Azinger had pairings in his pocket and butterflies in his stomach.

By Robin Toner and Adam Nagourney Marjorie Connelly contributed reporting.

By Judy Dempsey Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated further Thursday, with a warning by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the Kremlin's attempt to rebuild the country had taken a "dark turn" and that a "paranoid, aggressive impulse" from the Russian past was reappearing.

The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley isn't expected to face charges after a lengthy investigation into his lurid messages to underage congressional pages, two federal law enforcement officials said Thursday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced an immediate ban on short selling for 799 financial stocks Friday to stabilize stock prices. The ban, put together in tandem with a short-selling ban in Britain, is in effect for 10 days, but could be extended to 30, the SEC said.

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said the country is restoring its nuclear reactor and isn't concerned about being listed as a terrorism-supporting country.

Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap Seoul, 19 September: A South Korean charity group said Friday it will send a large delegation to North Korea this weekend amid sensitive inter-Korean ties and the serious illness of the North's leader.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.