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6.4 Earthquake Hits Argentina

SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, Argentina, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck in north central Argentina, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the 9:47 EDT temblor was 80 miles west of Santiago del Estero, about 500 miles north-northwest of Buenos Aires, the USGS reported. The earthquake was deep, at 368.4 miles. There […]

Japan Conducts Earthquake-tsunami Drills

TOKYO, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Officials in Japan, which was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami this year, conducted major drills to prepare for similar disasters in the future. The drills Thursday were based on the premise that a magnitude-7.3 earthquake had hit Tokyo, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported. Citizens participated in various scenarios that […]

Lebanon Urged To Cooperate In Arrests

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A U.N.-backed tribunal looking into the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri said Lebanon must continue to search for the suspects. “The Lebanese prosecutor general is required to continue to report on a monthly basis until the accused are arrested,” a spokesperson for the Special Tribunal for […]

Joran Van Der Sloot Charged With Murder

LIMA, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Prosecutors in Peru charged Joran van der Sloot with murder in the 2010 death of a Peruvian woman and said they’ll seek a 30-year prison sentence for him. Van der Sloot, 24, who was a key figure in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, was arrested in […]

Rebecca Zahau’s Death In Shacknai Mansion Ruled A Suicide

CORONADO, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Investigators have ruled the death of a pharmaceutical executive’s girlfriend in his California mansion a suicide. Police say that forensic evidence and interviews show that Rebecca Zahau, 32, took her own life in boyfriend Jonah Shacknai’s mansion in Coronado, the Los Angeles Times reported. Zahau’s body was discovered in […]

7.1 Earthquake Hits Alaska; No Injuries, Damage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Aleutian Islands in Alaska Friday. A tsunami warning was issued, then canceled. “No destructive tsunami has been recorded and no tsunami danger exists along the coasts of the U.S. west coast states, Alaska and British Columbia,” a message from the Alaska Tsunami Warning […]

Feds Seek ‘don’t Ask’ Challenge Dismissal

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) — The Obama administration asked a U.S. appeals court to dismiss a challenge to the military ban on openly gay personnel since the policy will be repealed soon. The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” is effective Sept. 20, now that the Pentagon has declared the change won’t interfere with […]

New, Tough Sanctions Sought Against Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Syria faces another round of sanctions as more protests loom and international leaders call on President Bashar Assad to step down. “President Assad’s brutality against unarmed citizens has outraged the region, the world and, most importantly, the Syrian people themselves,” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Paris […]

Gadhafi Message To Rebels: ‘We Will Fight’

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A message purported to be from fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said his forces are prepared to fight “a long, drawn-out war” against rebel troops. In the message, the speaker urged Libyans not to surrender to what he called “imperialist” forces,” CNN reported Friday. The message said the Libyan […]

Obama’s Schedule For Friday, Sept. 2

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — President Obama leaves Washington Friday for the weekend, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will stay at Camp David until Sunday, when he visits New Jersey.

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