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General News Archive - September 21, 2008

A former rock drummer and a celebrity DJ were critically injured in a plane crash in Columbia, South Carolina, which killed four people, aviation authorities said yesterday.

By CHRISTOPHER LEE By Christopher Lee The Washington Post WASHINGTON A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Saturday ordering Vice President Dick Cheney and the National Archives to preserve all of his official records. U.S.

By STEPHEN GRAHAM By Stephen Graham and Nahal Toosi The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A suicide truck bomb gutted the heavily guarded Marriott Hotel in Pakistan's capital Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounding at least 250.

By CAIN BURDEAU By Cain Burdeau and Angela K.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Dairy Association Calls for Timely Raw Milk Purchase After Tainted Milk Scandal"] BEIJING, Sept.

A Pakistani official said Sunday early clues indicate the bombers of an Islamabad hotel came from the country's restive northwestern tribal areas.

By Charles Hutzler Associated Press BEIJING -- China's leaders scrambled Saturday to contain public dismay over widespread contamination of milk supplies, castigating local officials for negligence while moving to tamp down criticism of the government's response.

By Stephen Graham and Nahal Toosi Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A suicide bomber detonated a dump truck packed with a ton of explosives outside the Marriott Hotel in Pakistan's capital Saturday, setting off a fiery blast that shattered the hotel, killed at least 38 people and wounded hundreds, officials and witnesses said.

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Saturday ordered Dick Cheney to preserve a wide range of the records from his time as vice president. The decision by U.S.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert submitted his resignation Sunday, opening the door for Foreign Minister Tzipi Livini to take over the office.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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