General News Archive - September 26, 2008

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Carlos Beltran lined a game-winning RBI single through the raindrops with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a crucial 7-6 comeback victory over the Chicago Cubs in the last of a four-game series at Shea Stadium.

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Sept. 26 Kyodo - The European Union has banned all children's food from China containing milk, according to a statement issued late Thursday.

By Kathy Kiely and David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama took a detour off the campaign trail to visit the house both hope to occupy next year, wading into contentious talks over the government's proposed bailout of Wall Street and leaving their first debate up in the air.

By Anne M. Peterson Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Freshman Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns and Oregon State built an early lead and held on for a 27-21 upset victory over top-ranked Southern California on Thursday night.

By Associated Press BEIJING -- The European Union banned imports of baby food containing Chinese milk Thursday as a toxic chemical that was illegally added to China's dairy supplies turned up in candy and other Chinese-made goods that were quickly pulled from stores worldwide.

By Marcy Gordon, Sara Lepro and Madlen Read Associated Press NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co. Inc. came to the rescue of Washington Mutual Inc. Thursday, buying the thrift's banking assets after WaMu was seized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the largest failure ever of a U.S. bank.

By Jason Straziuso and Fisnik Abrashi Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan -- Pakistani soldiers fired at American reconnaissance helicopters that were escorting Afghan and U.S.

U.S. and Pakistani forces exchanged gunfire touched off by Pakistani troops firing on U.S. helicopters near the Pakistani-Afghan border, officials said.

A British airline pilot with a homemade rocket backpack soared into the record books Friday as he zoomed across the English Channel.

The $700 billion Wall Street bailout proposed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is structurally flawed, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Friday.

Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).