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Son Denies Gadhafi Cornered By Rebels

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An official with Libya’s transitional government said rebel fighters have cornered fugitive leader Moammar Gadhafi, a statement one of Gadhafi’s sons denies. The transitional government official said Gadhafi was boxed in at a desert stronghold about 150 miles from Tripoli and that he was being urged to surrender, The […]

Katia Could Become A Major Hurricane

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia showed little change in strength Thursday but could become a major hurricane in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Katia, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, was about 1,065 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving westerly at […]

Obama’s Schedule For Thursday, Sept. 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Obama has several closed-door meetings Thursday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: – Receive, along with Vice President Joe Biden, the daily briefing. – Meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. – Meet with senior advisers.

Former Speaker Of Pa. House Pleads Guilty

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 (UPI) — The former speaker of the Pennsylvania House pleaded guilty Wednesday to using state money for political expenses. John M. Perzel, who represented a district in Northeast Philadelphia for many years, appeared before a state judge in Harrisburg, the state capital, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. He acknowledged his role in […]

Protester Allowed To Sue Airport Screeners

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia college student who stripped to a pair of running shorts to protest intrusive search procedures will be allowed to sue two airport screeners. A Federal judge in Richmond, Va., ruled Tuesday that the portion of Aaron Tobey’s lawsuit dealing with free speech rights can go forward, The Christian Science Monitor reported.

Suspect Admits Frankfurt Airport Shooting

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Kosovo man admitted in court he killed two U.S. airmen in an attack at a Frankfurt, Germany, airport but said he doesn’t know why he did it. Arid Uka, made the admission as his trial began in Frankfurt Wednesday. He told the court he had been radicalized by […]

Police Officer Charged With Squad Car Rape

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Philadelphia police officer was charged Wednesday with raping a woman after offering her a lift from the stop where she was waiting for a bus at 3:30 a.m. Keith Corley II, 27, who has been with the police department for four years, was arrested and suspended, The Philadelphia Inquirer […]

Double Trouble For Washington Monument

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene revealed new cracks in the Washington Monument, which was already closed following the Virginia earthquake, the National Parks Service said. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson told CNN Wednesday Parks Service employees found standing water in the monument when they inspected it Monday. She said engineers tried to find holes following […]

N.Korea, Russia Consider Naval Cooperation

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 1 (UPI) — North Korea and Russia plan to increase their naval cooperation, a Russian military spokesman said. Senior commanders from the two nations have been considering such steps and the issue was discussed during the current North Korea visit of Adm. Konstantin Sidenko, commander of Russia’s Eastern Military District, China’s […]

Nurse Pleads Guilty To Medicare Fraud

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Miami-area nurse pleaded guilty Wednesday to billing Medicare $118,000 for home health services that were unneeded or never provided. Farah Maria Perez, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard. Perez, who worked for Florida Home Health […]


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