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General News Archive - September 09, 2008

By Dominic Lawson Sarah Palin could yet reveal herself the Bible-bashing bimbo of her critics' imagination, but I doubt it It is one of the most cherished illusions of the left that conviction politicians of the right are stupid: not just wrong, but actually obtuse.

By Lori Consalvo ONTARIO - A 32-year-old Riverside man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting a lewd act with a 16-year-old girl and contacting a minor with the intent to commit a sexual offense, police said.

Asif Ali Zardari, husband of slain Benazir Bhutto, Tuesday took the oath of office as Pakistani president.

By HOWARD FENDRICH By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press NEW YORK No matter what anyone else said or thought, Roger Federer knew he was still capable of elite tennis. Knew he was still capable of winning Grand Slam titles. Knew he was still Roger Federer.

By ANITA SNOW By Anita Snow The Associated Press HAVANA Hurricane Ike roared down Cuba's spine Monday and toward the island's densely populated capital of fragile, historic buildings after ravaging homes and forcing more than 1 million people to evacuate. U.S.

By Howard Fendrich Associated Press NEW YORK -- No matter what anyone else said or thought, Roger Federer knew he was still capable of elite tennis. Knew he was still capable of winning Grand Slam titles. Knew he was still Roger Federer.

By Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush will keep roughly the same number of U.S. forces in Iraq through the end of the year and pull about 8,000 troops home by February, a drawdown that's both slower and smaller than long anticipated.

By Jamey Keaten Associated Press MOSCOW -- Russia's president pledged Monday to withdraw troops from key areas of Georgia after 200 European Union monitors deploy later this month as part of a revised cease-fire agreement.

By David Usborne THE CAMPAIGN team behind Barack Obama has been regrouping after 10 days of media fascination with Republican vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin, dispatching Hillary Clinton into Florida and advertising a lunch summit this week between their candidate and Bill Clinton.

By Brett J. Blackledge and Eileen Sullivan Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The United States remains "dangerously vulnerable" to chemical, biological and nuclear attacks seven years after 9/11, a forthcoming independent study concludes.

Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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