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June 5, 2008

Online UpdateBush Says Rumsfeld Is Stepping Down

November 8, 2006

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld stepped down as defense secretary on Wednesday, one day after midterm elections in which opposition to the war in Iraq contributed to heavy Republican losses. President Bush said he would no...

Online UpdateHussein Found Guilty, Faces Death Penalty

QUINN CRAUGH
The Daily Cardinal
University of Wisconsin

November 5, 2006

(U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. — An Iraqi tribunal sentenced Saddam Hussein to death by hanging Sunday for crimes against humanity in the 1980s. Chief Judge Raouf Rasheed Abdul Rahman read the verdict aloud to Hussein, who refused to...

113 Killed in Russian Plane Crash

STEVE GUTTERMAN
Associated Press Writer
NDG College Newspaper Network

May 3, 2006

MOSCOW — An Armenian passenger plane crashed in stormy weather Wednesday off Russia's Black Sea coast as it was heading for a landing, killing all 113 people on board - most Armenians. The Airbus A-320, which belonged to...

Myth and Mystery Surround Wednesday’s Solar Eclipse

SPACE.com Staff and Wire Reports

March 29, 2006

Tourists and scientists are gathering at spots around the world for a total solar eclipse Wednesday that will sweep northeast from Brazil to Mongolia, blotting out the Sun across swathes of of the world's poorest lands. Day wi...

Online Update | Nation & World11 of 12 Miners Reported Alive Are Dead

JENNIFER C. YATES
Associated Press Writer

January 4, 2006

TALLMANSVILLE, W.Va. — In a stunning and heartbreaking reversal, mining officials told family members early Wednesday that 11 of the 12 trapped coal miners initially thought to have survived a mine explosion had died. The de...

Online Update | Nation & WorldIsrael’s Sharon Suffers Massive Stroke

STEVE WEIZMAN
Associated Press Writer

January 4, 2006

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive, life-threatening stroke Wednesday and underwent lengthy surgery to drain blood from his brain after falling ill at his ranch. Powers were transferred to his deputy,...

Online Update | Nation & WorldSharon Reportedly Alive After Surgery

STEVE WEIZMAN
Associated Press Writer

January 4, 2006

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive, life-threatening stroke Wednesday and underwent lengthy surgery to drain blood from his brain after falling ill at his ranch. Powers were transferred to his deputy,...

Pope John Paul II Dies at 84

April 2, 2005

Pope John Paul II, who helped topple communism in Europe and left a deeply conservative stamp on the church that he led for 26 years, died Saturday night in his Vatican apartment, ending a long public struggle against debilitating...

Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Scott Peterson

December 13, 2004

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A jury decided Monday that Scott Peterson should be put to death for murdering his eight-months pregnant wife Laci, whose Christmas Eve disappearance two years ago formed the basis for a legal drama...

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