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General News Archive - September 05, 2008

By Sadie Gray Residents of Haiti were last night clearing up the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Hanna, as officials in the US prepared for the storm to hit.

By HOWARD FENDRICH By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press NEW YORK Novak Djokovic heard what Andy Roddick said about him and didn't like it one bit. Still, as much motivation as Djokovic might have had, and as well as he played in their U.S.

By Tom Canavan Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants won the Super Bowl with defense, and they kicked off defense of that title with more of the same.

By Associated Press GONAIVES, Haiti -- Haiti's government says the death toll from Tropical Storm Hanna has more than doubled to 137, with most of the deaths coming in the flooded port city of Gonaives.

By Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine -- Vice President Dick Cheney insisted that Georgia will join NATO and backed its attempts to rebuild from its war with Russia on Thursday, using a trip to former Soviet republics as a show of U.S. support for their pro-Western leaders.

By Associated Press DETROIT -- Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was bounced from office Thursday in a deal with prosecutors that will send him to jail and put an end to the sex scandal that embarrassed this chronically struggling city and preoccupied its government for months.

By Howard Fendrich Associated Press NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic heard what Andy Roddick said about him and didn't like it one bit. Still, as much motivation as Djokovic might have derived from that, and as well as he played in their U.S.

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot Tropical Storm Hanna continued moving closer to the coast and a hurricane watch stretched farther up into North Carolina throughout the day Thursday.

By MATT APUZZO By Matt Apuzzo The Associated Press WASHINGTON Jack Abramoff, the once-powerful lobbyist at the heart of a far- reaching political corruption scandal, was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday by a judge who said the case had shattered the public's confidence in government.

By COREY WILLIAMS By Corey Williams and Ed White The Associated Press DETROIT Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to felony charges Thursday in a sex scandal, forcing him out of office after months of defiantly holding onto his job leading the nation's 11th-largest city.

Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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