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Release Tymoshenko, Sen. McCain Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Kiev is selectively prosecuting its opponents in its case against former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, U.S. Sen. John McCain said with a European colleague. McCain, R-Ariz., said, in a joint statement with Wilfried Martens, president of the European People’s Party, that Kiev was sliding back toward a regime reminiscent of […]

Obama Urges Passage Of Air, Road Bills

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — President Obama called on the U.S. Congress to set politics aside and pass a clean federal highways bill extension he said would guard 1 million jobs Wednesday. Flanked by members of his administration, and business and labor leaders, Obama also urged Congress to pass a clean extension of the Federal […]

Target Syria, Iran Together, Lawmakers Say

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Syria and Iran are “partners in crime” and should be targeted equally by direct sanctions from Washington, a U.S. lawmaker said. Washington and the rest of the international community have ratcheted up the sanctions pressure on Damascus as the regime’s bloody crackdown continues. More than 2,000 people were killed at […]

Military Trainer Sentenced For Fraud

BALTIMORE, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Maryland man who posed as a retired U.S. Army special forces veteran and terrorism expert has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. Prosecutors said William Hillar, 66, claimed to have served in the U.S. Army and to have lost his daughter to sex traffickers. He was convicted […]

Wildfire Burning Out Of Control In Texas

DALLAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Texas Forest Service said containment is at or near zero for a wildfire burning out of control about 50 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Spokesman John Nichols of the Forest Service told the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram the fast-burning grass fire destroyed 25 homes and threatened 125 […]

Suicide Bombings Kill Nine In Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Two suicide bombing attacks killed nine people and injured 20 others in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, an official said. Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said Wednesday those killed in the Tuesday night blasts, which came during the end of celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month […]

Russian Chopper With VIPs Crash Lands

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A sudden gust of wind may have caused the crash of a Mi-8 helicopter in Russia’s North Caucasus, the aircraft’s mechanic said. Vitaly Kongra said the chopper full of district VIPs was destabilized by a gust of wind and crash-landed just short of its target in a mountain field Tuesday, […]

2 Colombian Officers Injured By Grenade

NEIVA, Colombia, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Colombian authorities are searching for two men who allegedly attacked a central-Colombian police station, injuring at least three people, officials said. At least two police officers and one civilian are hospitalized after two suspected radicals on a motorcycle threw a grenade at a police post Tuesday in the city […]

Another Poll Shows Perry Leading GOP Pack

HAMDEN, Conn., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Another poll indicated Texas Gov. Rick Perry leads the field of Republican presidential candidates, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in second. Perry held a 24 percent-to-18 percent lead over Romney among Republican voters, results of a Quinnipiac University National Poll released Wednesday indicated. The percentage of all registered […]

South Korea Pushed On Sex Slave Issue

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (UPI) — South Korea ‘s Constitutional Court says the government must work harder to reach a settlement with Japan over the compensation of World War II sex slaves. The court ruled this week that the government’s failure to settle disputes over the compensation of as many as 200,000 women forced to work […]

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