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Archive for October, 2011

Miami wrestles with rain, flooding

MIAMI, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Weather forecasters warned Miami-area residents to beware of flooded intersections and overflowing canals Monday as rains soak ed South Florida.

A flash-flood warning was in effect late Monday for much of Miami-Dade County as …

Kosovo Serbs block EU official

KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Kosovo Serbs blocked a European security force leader from reaching the Serbian border Monday after youths threw rocks at NATO peacekeepers, officials said.

The blocking of Andy Sparkes, deputy head of a E…

Iraqi Kurdish leader to meet with Turks

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani will visit Turkey to discuss cooperation in dealing with the Kurdistan Workers Party guerilla movement, officials said.

Barzani is to meet Saturday with Turkish Prime Minister Rece…

Ariz. desert drug ring dismantled

PHOENIX, Oct. 31 (UPI) — U.S. officials said Monday they had broken up a significant Mexican drug smuggling operation in the Arizona desert.

Operation Pipeline Express lasted 17 months and “dealt a significant blow” to a smuggling ring that moved an…

Second Energy-Department Backed Green Company Files For Bankruptcy

A Massachusetts-based company that was the recipient of a $43 million Energy Department loan has filed for bankruptcy, another critical blow for green energy efforts in the wake of the Solyndra collapse.

Cause of ex-model’s death still a mystery

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) — Police say the death of a former Penthouse model whose body washed ashore in Southern Californi earlier this year remains under investigation.

Anneka Vasta, also known as Anneka Di Lorenzo, who was found Jan….

Mother found dead next to infant son

DETROIT, Oct. 31 (UPI) — Police in Michigan say they are investigating the apparent overdose death of a 19-year-old woman found dead next to her 5-month-old son.

Oakland County Sheriff’s officials said neighbors of the woman, who reportedly had a hi…

Poll: Very religious whites lean to GOP

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 31 (UPI) — More than twice as many very religious white Americans identify with or lean toward the Republican Party than those who identify as Democrats, a poll found.

Sixty-two percent of respondents in a Gallup poll who ident…

Lee Dougherty denies Colo. spree charges

WALSENBURG, Colo., Oct. 31 (UPI) — Lee Grace Dougherty pleaded innocent in a Colorado courtroom Monday to charges arising from her alleged cross-country crime spree with her two brothers.

Dougherty, 29, was arraigned in Huerfanou County in Walsenbur…

Obama order tackles drug shortages

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama Monday signed an executive order the White House says will help reduce prescription drug shortages and fight price gouging.

In his order, Obama directs the Food and Drug Administration to expand repor…

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