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Archive for November, 2011

Kremlin rival declares win in S. Ossetia

TSKHINVALI, Georgia, Nov. 30 (UPI) — The former education minister in Georgia’s breakaway republic of South Ossetia said she won a presidential contest despite a court annulment.

Kremlin-backed Emergency Minister Anatoly Bibilov squared off against …

Ivorian leader Gbagbo in ICC custody

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo arrived Wednesday at the International Criminal Court to face crimes against humanity charges, the court said.

Gbagbo was handed to ICC authorities Tuesday by Ivorian of…

First settlements in Ohio stun-gun lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30 (UPI) — An Ohio county has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle lawsuits related to the alleged use of stun guns on jail inmates.

The settlement was approved by Franklin County commissioners. The suits were filed by two former inm…

Herman Cain: ‘We can do this’

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Onetime Republican presidential front-runner Herman Cain, plagued by harassment and affair claims, said Wednesday his character is being assassinated.

“They’re attacking my character, my reputation and my name in …

Muslim Brotherhood claims lead in Egypt

CAIRO, Nov. 30 (UPI) — The Muslim Brotherhood announced its political party was the largest winner in an unofficial tally of the first round of Egyptian parliamentary elections.

Egyptians voted this week in the first round of elections since a popul…

Toomey: GOP Will Attempt Reshaping Automatic Spending Cuts

Supercommittee member Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said that the Republican Party will seek to “change the configuration” of the automatic spending cuts that resulted from the failure of the committee.

Cybersecurity bill to promote info-sharing

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — U.S. House Intelligence Committee leaders Wednesday introduced a cybersecurity bill to facilitate information sharing between the private and public sectors.

Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and ranking member Dutch Ruppers…

Bail increased for ex-Colorado sheriff

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 30 (UPI) — A Colorado judge Wednesday increased the bail for a one-time national Sheriff of the Year who was arrested on drug charges this week.

Patrick Sullivan saw his bail doubled to $500,000 during a brief hearing before …

Bankrupt Wireless Firm Keeps Federal Claims Confidential

A wireless company that had filed for bankruptcy secured a court order to keep an investigation into whether it had “viable claims” against the Federal government under wraps.

Moscow weighs NATO sentiment

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 (UPI) — With Cold War rhetoric resurfacing amid disputes over a European missile shield, a survey of public opinion in Russia indicated a negative opinion of NATO.

A survey of 1,600 respondents from across the country, taken in late …


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