General News Archive - September 02, 2008

By Sean Farrell The price of oil plunged more than $4 yesterday as fears receded that Hurricane Gustav would inflict severe damage on the US oil sector when the storm weakened off the Louisiana coast.

By Patrick Cockburn THE US military handed over security control of the province of Anbar to Iraqi government forces yesterday, claiming victory over al- Qa'ida in Iraq. President George Bush hailed the deal as a breakthrough.

By Reid Wilson Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was off the radar until rumors swirled late on the evening of Aug.

Dozens of Thai state labor unions planned to strike and curtail utility services as the capital Bangkok was brought under a state of emergency Tuesday.

Text of report by Caribbean Media Corporation news agency website BAHAMAS-WEATHER-Bahamas brace for Tropical Storm Hanna NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC - Bahamians were bracing for the passage of Tropical Storm Hanna that local meteorologists warn could become a hurricane by the time it reaches the chain of islands.

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Brussels: This was an EU summit consisting of worried statements.

By Martha T. Moore ST. PAUL -- Delegates to the Republican National Convention, as well as Democrat Barack Obama, reacted sympathetically Monday to the disclosure that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's unmarried teenage daughter is pregnant.

By David Jackson PHILADELPHIA -- John McCain made low-key visits here and in Ohio on Monday while his aides expressed confidence that the Arizona senator will be able to accept the Republican presidential nomination as scheduled this week in St. Paul.

By Del Jones Hurricane Gustav took a direct hit on the Gulf of Mexico, temporarily suspending 100% of oil production in the Gulf, yet gasoline prices appear lower. It seems improbable, but energy prices are often driven more by psychology than by high winds.

Republicans close to the campaign say John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his U.S. presidential ticket running mate with more haste than his advisers disclosed.

Word of the Day
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.