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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 […]

Panel Releases 9/11 Commission Report Card

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The United States “is undoubtedly safer” since terrorists attacked the country 10 years ago, but serious flaws remain in security, a panel said Wednesday. “Today, our country is undoubtedly safer and more secure than it was a decade ago. We have damaged our enemy, but the ideology of violent Islamist […]

11th Foot Found On Pacific Northwest Coast

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A human foot in a sneaker has been found on the Vancouver coast, the 11th such find in British Columbia and Washington state since 2007, Canadian police said. A passerby spotted the shoe with tissue and bone protruding from it Tuesday night at a marina and called city […]

Court Blocks Australian Immigration Deal

SYDNEY, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Australia’s High Court voted 6-1 Wednesday against sending 800 asylum seekers on Christmas Island to Malaysia for processing. The court issued a permanent injunction saying the government cannot dispatch asylum seekers to any country that is not legally bound by international law or its own law to provide them with […]

Baghdad Airport Temporarily Closed

BAGHDAD, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Baghdad International Airport was closed because of a potential threat to the safety of the airport and aircraft, the Iraq Civil Aviation authority said. An airport official said U.S. forces ordered Iraqi airspace closed and barred activities at the Baghdad airports Tuesday without providing a reason, al-Sumaria reported Wednesday. The […]

Colombia Braces For Upcoming Rainy Season

BOGOTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Colombian government will invest $30 million in emergency aid for this year’s second rainy season predicted to start in September, officials said. Director of risk management for the Interior Ministry, Carlos Ivan Marquez, said funding will cover machinery to remove debris, temporary housing subsidies and supplies for those affected […]

Wildfires Burn Parts Of Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Heat and gusty winds hampered Oklahoma City firefighters early Wednesday as they battled wildfire flareups at several locations, officials said. During the early morning hours the Harrison Bethel Baptist Church burned down along with a mobile home, The (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman, reported. A massive wildfire that destroyed at least […]

Aide: Dick Cheney Fears Arrest For War Crimes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A former aide to one-time U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says former Vice President Dick Cheney fears he will be tried as a war criminal. Cheney’s memoir, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” hit the bookshelves Tuesday, and piles criticisms and attacks on many colleagues during George […]

Panel Mulls Accused Shooter’s Medication

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Lawyers for the man accused in the massacre in Tucson said their client’s involuntary treatment with anti-psychotic drugs violated his rights. The lawyers argued in court Tuesday prison doctors violate Jared Lee Loughner by forcibly medicating him with drugs more powerful than necessary to control his outbursts, the Los […]


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