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General News Archive - September 24, 2008

By Peter Popham; Toby Green Monday police quiz Finn over violent web video but allow him to keep his gun Tuesday he opens fire in exam room attack that has left nation in shock Matti Saari was in police custody answering questions on Monday.

By Richard Wolf UNITED NATIONS -- President Bush challenged the United Nations on Tuesday to stop terrorism, punish Iran and North Korea for their nuclear programs and see Russia's invasion of Georgia as a violation of the U.N.'s charter.

U.S. pop star Clay Aiken says he told his mother four years ago that he is gay.

By JIM ABRAMS By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON The Senate passed a giant tax package Tuesday that saves more than 20 million taxpayers from the bite of the alternative minimum tax.

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in a months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.

By Jim Abrams Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a giant tax package Tuesday that saves more than 20 million taxpayers from the bite of the alternative minimum tax.

By Anna Jo Bratton Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is investing at least $5 billion in Goldman Sachs, a huge vote of confidence for one of the survivors of the credit crisis that felled two of its investment banking peers.

The swooning U.S. economy has given Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama a clear lead over his Republican rival, a Washington Post poll indicates.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Singapore, Sept.

The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani soldiers and tribesm en shot down a suspected U.S. military drone close to the Afghan border Tuesday night, three intelligence officials said.

Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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