General News Archive - September 22, 2008

World News IN BRIEF *BEIJING A three-year-old girl in Hong Kong was found to have a kidney stone after drinking tainted Chinese milk and Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia have banned imports of milk products from the country.

By WILLIAM GUMEDE COMMENT In the end President Thabo Mbeki's demise was as cold, calculated and brutal as his own reputation was for dispensing of his political enemies.

Text of report by London-based opposition newzimbabwe.com website on 22 September [Report by Clare Nullis: "Mbeki Resigns After Losing Power Struggle"] South African President Thabo Mbeki told the nation Sunday that he had resigned, having lost a power struggle to a rival tainted by allegations of corruption but poised now to lead the country.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani says tight security helped prevent Saturday's Islamabad hotel attackers from hitting his residence.

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees closed out their residence at iconic Yankee Stadium with one final victory, a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

By Steve DiMeglio LOUISVILLE -- Stirred by a passionate Air Force brat who fervently turned his patriotic attention toward team and country for two years, an underdog melting pot of U.S. golfers seized ownership of the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1999.

By Mel Antonen NEW YORK -- Yankee Stadium began with Bob Shawkey's pitch and Babe Ruth's home run on an April afternoon in 1923. Sunday night, the stadium's 85-year history ended when the Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts grounded out to first base.

By Lynn Elber Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as big winners.

The U.S. Federal Reserve ended an era on Wall Street Sunday, agreeing to allow two investment banks to change structures to become bank holding companies. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, the remaining two large U.S.

By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON -- President Bush's $700 billion rescue plan for Wall Street ran into trouble Sunday as Democrats insisted on provisions for struggling homeowners and limits on CEO pay that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson opposes.

Word of the Day
  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
The word 'typomania' comes from Greek roots meaning 'type' and 'madness'.