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General News Archive - September 07, 2008

Britain's Andy Murray finished off a stunning defeat of world No. 1 Rafael Nadal Sunday to reach the championship match of the U.S. Open. Murray will play reigning four-time open champion Roger Federer for the title Monday.

The New York Times WASHINGTON Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agreed on Saturday afternoon to the Bush administration's plan to rescue them, people briefed on the plan said.

The Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Ike grew to fierce Category 4 strength Saturday as it roared on an uncertain path that forced millions from the Caribbean to Florida and Louisiana to Mexico to wonder where it would eventually come ashore.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will sit for an interview with ABC News, her first since accepting the GOP vice presidential nomination, the network said Sunday. ABC said Palin will be interviewed, but did not say when the session would be held.

Foxboro, MA (Sports Network) - Randy Moss had six receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown as New England overcame an early injury to quarterback Tom Brady to escape Kansas City, 17-10, in the season-opener for both clubs at Gillette Stadium.

By VERENA DOBNIK By Verena Dobnik The Associated Press NEW YORK This summer could mark the end of Coney Island's historic Astroland amusement park.

Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.