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Hatch Aide To Head ‘supercommittee’ Staff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A U.S. Senate tax lawyer will head the staff of the congressional “supercommittee” tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, leaders said Tuesday. The appointment of Senate Finance Committee tax lawyer Mark Prater was announced jointly by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who are co-leaders […]

U.N. Action In Syria Days Or Weeks Away

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — It will likely be some time before members of the U.N. Security Council agree on a formal resolution condemning the violence in Syria, Washington said. U.N. estimates put the death toll in Syria at more than 2,000, including hundreds allegedly killed at the hands of Syrian security forces during the […]

Health Of Khmer Rouge Officials Reviewed

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A geriatric specialist told a tribunal in Cambodia one former member of the Khmer Rouge regime was impaired though “Brother No. 2″ was fit for trial. The U.N.-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is investigating alleged atrocities committed by the ruling Khmer Rouge regime in the […]

U.S. Dismisses ‘so-called’ Abkhazia Vote

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Georgia is a sovereign state with internationally recognized borders, the U.S. State Department said after a breakaway republic held elections for a president. Catherine Ashton, the top foreign policy official at the European Union, and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen each issued statements during the weekend in which they dismissed […]

Clinton Off To Paris To Discuss Libya

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — With Libyan rebels offering an ultimatum to Gadhafi loyalists, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced plans to review Libya’s future in Paris. The U.S. State Department announced Clinton was headed to Paris to take part in a top-level meeting for the Contact Group in Libya set for Friday. The […]

Study: Recession Can Hit Children Hard

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Chicago say a recession can have long-lasting effects on children of people who are unemployed. The researchers say material hardship and stress associated with unemployment can reduce the quality of the home environment and adversely affect children. “There is growing evidence that parental job loss […]

Millionaire Accused Of Money Laundering

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Florida millionaire has been accused of laundering money for a family of purported psychics who defrauded desperate customers seeking help, authorities said. Peter Wolofsky, 84, pleaded not guilty Monday to money laundering in connection with the alleged $40 million scam, the Palm Beach Post reported. Wolofsky was […]

Lawyer Asks For Sanctions In Stripper Suit

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The lawyer for the family of a slain exotic dancer says the city of Detroit should have to pay for allegedly obstructing the investigation into her death. Attorney Norman Yatooma filed an objection Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, asking for sanctions and a default judgment in the $150 […]

Hurricane Irene Swept Seabirds Inland

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene brought a bonus for Philadelphia-area birders with species usually found far out to sea or in the tropics showing up in the city’s suburbs. In Cape May, N.J., one of the world’s top birding spots even in normal weather, some people hit the beach at daybreak Sunday as […]

Police Impersonators Made Hurricane Irene Warnings

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — New York police allege a man posing as a law enforcement official tried to get people to evacuate before Hurricane Irene so houses could later be burglarized. Authorities said Daniel DiGianni, 46, a former city correction officer, and his girlfriend, Linda Fleshner, 28, were walking along Liberty Avenue on […]


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