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Archive for October, 2011

AFL-CIO says Dems’ debt plan hurts jobs

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A proposal by Democratic members of the bipartisan, bicameral supercommittee could undercut President Obama’s jobs drive, the AFL-CIO chief said Monday.

Richard Trumka said a proposal to reduce the deficit by $3 trillion …

Canoeists, anglers battle over river

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Canoeists say they have been threatened with shotguns by anglers who said they’re scaring away fish in a river in southern England.

The Southern Daily reports the dispute also has brought a threat that razor wir…

Reckless driver taken to mental hospital

MOSCOW, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A driver who hit 12 cars on Moscow streets was diagnosed with a mental disorder and taken to a mental hospital, police officials said Monday.

A man driving a Renault Megane was taken into custody Sunday after being pursued by…

9-11 victims comp fund accepting claims

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — The Sept. 11th Victims Compensation Fund has begun accepting claims applications on its Web site, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday.

Special Master Sheila Birnbaum said claimants who have registered for the fund can…

Author: Black-white racism still strong

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) — U.S. blacks and whites see the same problems through completely different, race-inflected lenses, a University of Chicago political scientist writes.

When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, slightly more than half o…

Cameron unveiling $1.6B in new projects

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to unveil funding for $1.6 billion for projects he said would create 35,000 jobs, a deputy prime minister said.

The Daily Telegraph reported Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Cam…

Catholics challenge Crystal Cathedral sale

SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) — Roman Catholic Church officials have asked a California bankruptcy court to block the sale of the Crystal Cathedral to Chapman University.

The Diocese of Orange (Calif.) said in a recent court petition that it has …

Video of Perry speech excerpts goes viral

MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 31 (UPI) — A video of excerpts of a speech by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry in New Hampshire has gone viral and drawn comments about his behavior.

As of midafternoon Monday the roughly 8-minute, 30-second montage …

Hospital ordered to pay big for baby swap

URALS, Russia, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A Russian court has ordered a hospital pay $101,200 each to two families whose children were accidentally swapped at birth 12 years ago.

The Belyayev and Iskanderov families asked for $165,941 each in moral compensatio…

Prince Charles has secret veto power

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — A little-known loophole in the British Constitution has been used several times to allow Prince Charles to exert veto power on government bills, lawmakers say.

Ministers have sought the prince’s consent on at least 12 bills s…

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