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Poll: Obama is man Americans admire most

Susan Page USA Today  12/26/2008

Investigators Confirm Continental Jet Crew Tried to Abort Takeoff

ANDY PASZTOR The Wall Street Journal  12/23/2008
Poll: Obama is man Americans admire most

WASHINGTON — A month before his inauguration, Americans choose Barack Obama as the man they admire most in the world, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. It's the first time a president-elect has topped the annual survey in more than a half-century.

Investigators Confirm Continental Jet Crew Tried to Abort Takeoff

Federal investigators said late Monday that an unusual rattling sound can be heard on the cockpit recorder of a Continental Airlines flight shortly before it veered off a runway after an aborted takeoff Saturday, injuring more than three dozen people.

Obama Takes Heat for Inaugural Speaker

Democratic Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts is upset with President-elect Obama's selection of the prominent Evangelical Minister Rick Warren to give the inaugural invocation.

HK dedicated to enhancing students' abilities: Suen

Hong Kong is dedicated to boosting students' critical and exploratory thinking, self-confidence, team spirit, all-round development and life-long learning capability, Secretary for Education Michael Suen tells the 4th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation's Education Ministerial Meeting in Peru.