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Protesters Celebrate Eid In Tahrir Square

CAIRO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — As the holy month of Ramadan came to an end Tuesday, dozens of protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo called for a civilian government. Activists also denounced the killing of five Egyptian security officers by the Israeli military, al-Masry al-Youm reported. The Egyptian newspaper put the number of people in […]

Mom Not Allowed To See Son She Abandoned

WHEATON, Ill., Aug. 30 (UPI) — An imprisoned Illinois woman was denied a courtroom-supervised visit Tuesday with the son she abandoned under a bush in 2009 shortly after his birth. Nunu Sung, a 26-year-old Myanmar refugee, had planned to see her son during a morning court session at DuPage County Courthouse but the boy’s foster […]

Toronto City Bus In Major Collision

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Police said a Toronto Transit Commission bus and a construction crane truck collided Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 13 others, six seriously. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the city’s northeast and completely tore away and crumpled the front right side of the bus. While the […]

Italy Backs Off Syria Embargo

BRUSSELS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Italy said Tuesday it wants to delay a European Union embargo on Syria until its oil contracts expire in November. A EU meeting on Syria was to resume Wednesday, and some officials said they were optimistic about resolving the dispute, the Financial Times reported. About 95 percent of Syria’s oil […]

Poll: GOP Likes Perry; Mitt Fades

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Republicans seem to like Herman Cain and Rick Perry, but the luster may be wearing off other members of the GOP presidential field, a Gallup Poll indicates. The results of Gallup’s Positive Intensity Score for the latter half of August found strongly favorable impressions of Cain and Perry among Republicans […]

Wis. Nurse Reused Insulin Materials

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A clinic in Madison, Wis., says it is notifying 2,000 patients they may have been exposed to dangerous diseases because of mistakes by a nurse. The nurse at the Dean Clinic improperly used insulin demonstration pens and finger stick devices, the clinic said. The demonstration pens were not supposed […]

Security Officer Killed In Ingushetia

NAZAN, Russia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — An officer with the Russian Federal Security Service died Tuesday in a car bombing as violence continued in the North Caucasus. The killing occurred in Nazran, the largest city in the Russian republic of Ingushetia, RIA Novosti reported. A police officer was killed Saturday in Ingushetia and a police […]

Judge Denies Delay In Facebook Claim

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A businessman missed a court deadline to provide information to support his claim he helped create Facebook, and a judge denied his request for a delay. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara rejected the request of Paul Ceglia, of Wellsville, N.Y., that he be given more time to present […]

Poll: ‘Tea Party’ Label A Negative

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Being labeled a Tea Party candidate is seen as a negative by a plurality of Americans, a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday indicated. Forty-three percent of likely U.S. voters told Rasmussen they considered “Tea Party” a negative candidate description, Rasmussen’s latest survey indicated. It was considered positive by 29 percent […]

Airline Searches For Missing Cat

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — American Airlines said it is searching for a cat lost at a New York airport while employees were scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Irene. The airline apologized Monday to Karen Pascoe, 42, after her cat, Jack, was lost by airline workers before her Thursday flight to California from John […]

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