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Police Handcuff Enraged Autistic Boy, 9

TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Toronto police are defending two officers’ decision to briefly handcuff a 9-year-old autistic boy who was on a rampage at a daycare center. Two workers at the Fairbank Memorial Day Care Center made separate 911 emergency calls July 28, saying they couldn’t control the boy who was throwing tables and […]

Jordan’s King Warns Abbas Against U.N. Bid

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 31 (UPI) — King Abdullah of Jordan advised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to reconsider next month’s planned statehood bid at the United Nations, al-Madina reported. Abdullah warned Abbas declaring statehood could jeopardize the right of return for Palestinian refugees, the Saudi Arabian daily reported Tuesday. Abdullah said if a Palestinian state is […]

Suicide Bomber Kills 11 In Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Eid festival turned tragic Wednesday in Quetta, Pakistan, where a car bomb went off near a group of worshippers, killing several of them, police said. CNN, quoting police, reported at least 11 died in the blast and 21 others were injured. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting […]

Petraeus Retires From Army; CIA Job Awaits

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America’s spy chief Sept. 6. As the top commander on the ground in Iraq, Petraeus is credited for turning around a […]

Quake Aftershocks Still Rumble In Va.

MINERAL, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Washington area has experienced 19 aftershocks since an earthquake rattled the region eight days ago, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The most recent aftershock was Tuesday, a 2.1-magnitude jolt that was less than the 5.8-magnitude quake Aug. 23, The Washington Post reported. As was the Aug. 23 quake, […]

Tropical Storm Katia Intensifying

MIAMI, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Katia is expected to intensify and may become a hurricane later Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect. Katia, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, is about 985 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, moving west-northwest […]

Obama’s Schedule For Wednesday, Aug. 31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — President Obama will urge Congress to pass clean extensions of two bills that expire in September, the White House said Wednesday. The daily agenda indicates Obama will: — Receive the daily briefing. — Meet with senior advisers. — Hold an event to call on Congress to pass clean extensions of […]

Indian Protests Mount Over Planned Hanging

NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A woman burned herself to death near Chennai, India, in protest at the planned hanging of the killers of Rajiv Gandhi, India’s prime minister, in 1991. The woman, 27, poured gasoline on herself in front of the local tax office in Kancheepuram, around 70 miles from the Tamil Nadu […]

Nanmadol Makes Landfall In Fujian

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Nanmadol hit east China’s Fujian Province early Wednesday as a tropical storm, after killing several people in the Philippines and wreaking havoc in Taiwan. The storm landed in Fujian’s Jinjiang city after 2 a.m. Wednesday, bringing heavy rains as it weakened into a tropical depression, Chinese meteorologists said. There were […]

Irene Havoc Persists In N.J., Vermont

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Three days after Hurricane Irene passed through, some towns in Vermont could still be reached only by helicopter Wednesday. In New Jersey, where thousands of people were evacuated from two high-rise buildings in Paterson Tuesday, floodwaters were not expected to recede for several days along the Passaic River, The […]


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