Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday, November 27 in the news....

  • A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit near the city of Iwaki in Japan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Nintendo received numerous complaints about its Wii controllers.

  • Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton trails five top Republican presidential contenders in general election match-ups, a drop in support from this summer, according to a poll released on Monday. When asked why, a Clinton aide said the electorate hasn't yet accepted that she had the biggest pair of balls since President Jackson.

  • Iraq's government wants to start paying the wages of neighborhood security units that have been backed by U.S. forces and credited with helping cut violence. The government plans to raise taxes on coffins to pay for it.

  • President George W. Bush meets Palestinian and Israeli leaders on Monday in a last-ditch push for Palestinian statehood before he leaves office in 14 months. Bush said it was second only to finishing his second Dr. Seuss book before leaving office.

  • At least six people died and dozens were injured on Sunday when part of a spectator stand collapsed at a stadium in northeastern Brazil. Ironically it was called the France Section.

  • Syria said on Sunday it would join a U.S.-led conference to launch talks on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Syria was reluctant at first, but after checking its schedule, assured the US it had no immediate assassination plans in Lebanon and could attend the summit.