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General News Archive - September 29, 2008

World in brief MOGADISHU A US Navy destroyer was stationed off Somalia yesterday to ensure that Somali pirates did not remove tanks, ammunition and other heavy weapons from a hijacked Ukrainian cargo ship.

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Kyle Orton threw a career-high three touchdown passes and Chicago had a spectacular goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter to come away with a 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Dodd MILWAUKEE -- 1982? You need to go back further than that to replicate the scene Sunday when the Milwaukee Brewers claimed their first playoff berth in 26 years.

Text of report in English by Lebanese Hezbollah Al-Manar TV website on 29 September [Unattributed report: "Five Killed, Dozens Injured in Lebanon Army Bus Blast"] Preliminary reports said that at least five people were killed on Monday in a blast targeting a military bus on the outskirts of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli.

By David Sharp Associated Press MACHIAS, Maine -- Fishermen moved boats to shelter from a rare burst of tropical weather along Maine's rugged eastern coast Sunday as a weakening Hurricane Kyle spun past on its way to Canada, delivering a glancing blow equivalent to a classic nor'easter that made locals yawn.

By Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain on Sunday gingerly embraced a newly negotiated congressional deal for a $700 billion bailout of the hobbled financial industry. "This is something that all of us will swallow hard and go forward with.

By Associated Press IRVING, Texas -- Jim Zorn will go down in history as the only Washington Redskins coach never to lose a regular-season game at Texas Stadium. Better yet, the Redskins are going into October as a legitimate contender in the NFC East.

U.S. prosecutors have pushed back the scheduled testimony of a key witness in its case against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in his disclosure failure trial The case against Stevens, who pleaded innocent to felony charges of failing to report more than $250,000 in gifts and home renovations on U.S.

At least six people died and more than 30 people were injured Monday in a bombing of a bus boarding Lebanese army troops in northern Lebanon, officials said.

By DAVID SHARP By David Sharp The Associated Press MACHIAS, Maine Fishermen moved boats to shelter from a rare burst of tropical weather along Maine's rugged Down East coast Sunday as a weakening Hurricane Kyle spun past on its way to Canada, threatening a glancing blow equivalent to a classic nor'easter storm without the snow.

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