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Oracle Paul Celebrates Perfect World Cup Record
He did it! Paul, Germany's suddenly world-famous soothsaying octopus managed to correctly predict the results of both World Cup games this weekend, leaving him with a perfect record of 8-0. Following 120 minutes of football on Sunday night, the final whistle blew in the World Cup final pitting
Maersk Alabama Battles Pirates for Second Time
The MV Maersk Alabama has thwarted another attack by Somali pirates, according to European Union and U.S. Navy officials. "Pirates fired automatic weapons on MV Maersk Alabama who responded with fire," said an EU Naval Command Statement, "The crew managed to repel the attack and no casualties were
Happy Birthday, Barack Obama...
…and -- while we’re at it: Wesley Snipes (47) Roger Clemens (47) Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (49) (Spanish leader, by the way) Mary Decker Slaney (51) (track and field legend) Meg Whitman (53) Billy Bob Thornton (54) Alberto Gonzales (54)...
Weird and Wonderful Weekly
Bizarre Incidents, Quotes and People From Around the World By Gabriel O’Rorke, ABC News, London Quotes of the Week “A bowl of flowers for my wife to be sick into would have been nice.” -- Jim Rosenthal, British TV sports...
Spanish Truckers Strike Against High Fuel Costs
Spanish truck drivers blocked the border with France to all goods traffic on Monday as fuel price protests in Spain, France and Portugal raised fears of food and petrol shortages. Spanish and Portuguese drivers began indefinite strikes, and lines of trucks up to 8 km (5 miles) long formed on the
Many Feared Dead in Madrid Plane Fire
Plane Catches Fire on Takeoff at Madrid Airport; NTSB to Join Investigation
IMF: World Headed for 'Global Recession'
Damage from the financial meltdown is expected to push the United States into a deepening recession, and the wider effect will be a sharp slowdown of the global economy, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund released today. The IMF's World Economic Outlook sharply revised
Countries Move to Stimulate Economy
Trying to stop a meltdown in global markets, the Federal Reserve along with the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, Sveriges Riksbank, and the Swiss National Bank announced a coordinated reduction in interest rates. The Fed dropped its key federal funds rate from 2% -
The Note: Savings and Bailouts
Six lessons of a tumultuous week in the presidential race: 1. The distance between John McCain's short list and John McCain's pink-slip list is sometimes short (and his desires may not have any relationship to actual presidential power). 2. The distance between Joe Biden's brain and Joe Biden's