General News Archive - September 28, 2008

Centrepiece A TRIBUTE TO PAUL NEWMAN It is hardly the least of Paul Newman's achievements that for 26 years, his face grinned from the front of a salad dressing bottle, yet he never sacrificed a drop of dignity.

Kyle gained strength Saturday, bulking up from tropical storm to hurricane status as it headed for the northeastern United States and Canada, forecasters said. At 5 p.m.

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Third Manned Spacecraft Returns After Landmark Spacewalk"] Beijing, Sept.

Hurricane Kyle, a Category 1 storm with sustained winds near 75 mph, took aim Sunday at Maine and Nova Scotia, forecasters said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Hollywood celebrities can continue to drive with animals nestled in their laps. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is vetoing a bill to fine motorists $35 for sharing the driver's seat with lapdogs or other animals.

By Asif Shahzad Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The prime minister insisted Saturday that Pakistanis are increasingly supporting military action against Islamic extremists, while authorities reported that an offensive in a northwestern tribal area killed 16 more suspected militants.

By Associated Press EASTPORT, Maine -- A rare tropical storm warning and hurricane watch were posted for parts of the Maine coast on Saturday as Hurricane Kyle roared toward the region, threatening conditions similar to a New England nor'easter.

By John Christoffersen Associated Press WESTPORT, Conn. -- Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning superstar who personified cool as the anti-hero of such films as "Hud,""Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money" -- followed by a second act as an activist, race car driver and popcorn impresario -- has died.

By Charles Babington and Alan Fram Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders and the Bush administration reached a tentative deal early today on a landmark bailout of imperiled financial markets whose collapse could plunge the nation into a deep recession.

By Tim Rutten Los Angeles Times If you practice journalism long enough, you begin to develop a mental list of characters you hope never again to type in a particular sequence. Take, for example, the letters that spell "O.J.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]