Updated : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:08:12 GMT
Asia, Europe markets sink after Wall Street plunge (AP)
AP - Asian stock markets plunged Friday in the wake of a sell-off on Wall Street amid mounting concerns about a slump the U.S. economy and its impact on the global economy. European shares also opened lower.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:06:44 GMT
Detroit mayor, soon off to jail, talks of comeback (AP)
AP - Only hours after agreeing to resign and serve time in jail as part of plea deal, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick expressed regret for the scandal that has engulfed the city — and left the door open for a return to public life.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:11:36 GMT
McCain accepts party's nomination, promises jobs (Reuters)
Reuters - Republican John McCain cast himself as an independent-minded reformer on Thursday, vowed "change is coming" if he is elected president and promised to create millions of jobs by developing new energy sources.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:19:58 GMT
Detroit mayor pleads guilty, to leave office (Reuters)
Reuters - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty on Thursday to obstruction of justice in a plea agreement that forces him from office and caps a scandal that had threatened to spill over into the U.S. presidential campaign in a key battleground state.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 01:34:05 GMT
'Broken man' Abramoff gets 4 years in prison (AP)
AP - Broken and disgraced, lobbyist Jack Abramoff will spend four years in prison for his role in a corruption scandal that upended Washington politics and contributed to the Republicans' loss of Congress in 2006.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:17:06 GMT
Southeast braces for Hanna as Ike strengthens (AP)
AP - Some Southeastern states declared emergencies and officials urged residents to head inland Thursday as Tropical Storm Hanna headed toward the Atlantic coast, where it could bring high winds and rain from South Carolina to Maine.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:03:53 GMT
Growth fears hit world stocks (Reuters)
Reuters - A wave of risk aversion hit financial markets on Friday, pushing world stocks to their lowest in more than two years, and knocking European currencies and oil as fears about the slowing global economy intensified.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:31:53 GMT
Cheney visits Ukraine divided on NATO (Reuters)
Reuters - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney discusses the Georgia crisis on Friday with Ukrainian leaders, whose country is deeply divided over NATO membership and distracted by a domestic political crisis.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:40:12 GMT
Djokovic, angered by Roddick, beats him at US Open (AP)
AP - That litany of health issues Novak Djokovic dealt with earlier in the week — hip, ankle, stomach and more — seemed a tad humorous to Andy Roddick.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:39:19 GMT
Hurricane Ike threatens Bahamas, Hanna toll grows (Reuters)
Reuters - Powerful Hurricane Ike weakened slightly as it charged across the Atlantic toward the Bahamas and the United States on Thursday while Tropical Storm Hanna's death toll from floods in Haiti grew to 136.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 00:19:22 GMT
Suspected U.S. drone attack kills 5 in Pakistan (Reuters)
Reuters - Five Islamist militants were killed on Friday in a missile attack by a suspected U.S. drone in Pakistan's North Waziristan region, in a stepped up campaign against militants near the Afghan border.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 08:45:55 GMT
Pakistan lawmakers to choose Musharraf replacement (AP)
AP - The real question in Pakistan's presidential election is not who the winner will be but whether the new leader will be any more successful than his predecessor in tackling extremism and economic malaise.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:18:40 GMT
Oil power Angola holds landmark election (AFP)
AFP - Angolans voted Friday in their first peacetime elections with the ruling leftwing MPLA expected to keep a firm grip on the war ravaged new oil power while the opposition said the poll is unfair.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:08:24 GMT
McCain vows to fight for change in nomination speech (AFP)
AFP - John McCain vowed to fight for America as long as he draws breath, in a patriotic pledge to bring political change as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:25:58 GMT
Polish prosecutors probe possible CIA jail (Reuters)
Reuters - The Polish prosecutor's office is investigating allegations that there was a CIA prison in Poland where al Qaeda suspects were questioned and guards might have used methods close to torture, the prime minister's top adviser said on Friday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:48:10 GMT
Giants kick off Super Bowl defense with win (AP)
AP - The New York Giants won the Super Bowl with defense and they kicked off defense of that title with more of the same.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:41:19 GMT
McCain, Obama pitted in 8-week contest of 'change' (AP)
AP - Republican presidential nominee John McCain, buoyed by a unifying GOP convention and the spark of running mate Sarah Palin, plunged into a competitive, eight-week struggle with Democrat Barack Obama over which party can best bring change to Washington.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:09:51 GMT
Iraq seeks to buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.: report (Reuters)
Reuters - The Iraqi government is seeking to buy 36 advanced F-16 fighters from the U.S., American military officials familiar with the request told the Wall Street Journal.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:32:47 GMT
Rice set to make history in Libya (AP)
AP - When Condoleezza Rice spends a few hours in Libya and shakes hands with Moammar Gadhafi, she will close a nearly three-decade era of bitter animosity between the United States and the North African nation that has sometimes gotten personal.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:17:56 GMT
Stand Up to Cancer telethon takes over network TV (AP)
AP - After seeing what "An Inconvenient Truth" did for environmental awareness, Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin wanted to make a documentary about cancer, a disease she has fought since 2004.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2008 10:08:12 GMT
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