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Thousands Of Haitian Babies Born In Tents

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Twenty months after the devastating Port-au-Prince earthquake, thousands of Haitian children are being born in tent camps, aid workers say. Haiti had the highest maternal and child death rates in the Americas before the quake. Pregnant women among the 600,000 people still living in camps are often going without […]

Calif. Man Allegedly Threw Son From Boat

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A California man was accused of throwing his son, 7, overboard after the boy saw the man and his girlfriend fighting on a harbor cruise, authorities said. Witnesses said Sloane Briles, 35, hit his son and then threw the boy in the water in Newport Harbor, where people […]

ACLU Fighting Schools Over Banning Gay Web Sites

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The American Civil Liberties Union is battling local school districts who use Internet filters to block gay Web sites. Gay rights groups are concerned school administrators are blocking gay educational and advocacy Web sites, while conservative groups such as the Alliance Defense Fund say the ACLU’s “Don’t Filter Me” campaign […]

U.N. Still Worried About Rights In Bahrain

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Hundreds of people face military trials and thousands more lost their jobs because of their opposition to Bahrain’s monarchy, the U.N. human rights office said. Bahrain in early July started a dialogue process meant to examine possible improvements in the political structure. The government earlier received praise for transferring […]

Parade Dispute May Cost Unions

WAUSAU, Wis., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Wisconsin mayor says his city won’t pay for the annual Labor Day parade if organized labor goes ahead with plans to bar Republicans from the event. The office of Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple said the Marathon County Labor Council will have to reimburse the city for all expenses […]

Michigan Muslims Invite Terry Jones To Dinner

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Michigan Islamic society says it has issued a dinner invitation to Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose support of Koran-burning caused a national uproar. “As a man of God, hopefully he understands that part of being godly is extending a hand in friendship,” Abdalmajid Katranji, spokesman for the […]

Schools Looking To ‘fracking’ Revenues

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A school district in Pennsylvania is looking to the land beneath it to fill budget holes by tapping into potential natural gas “fracking” revenues. Blackhawk School District, 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, has joined a handful of other school districts hoping to cash in on the state’s “hydraulic fracturing” natural […]

Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Uncle Had Social Security Number

BOSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — An uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama has a valid Social Security number and driver’s license despite being an illegal immigrant, records indicate. Obama Onyango, 67, was arrested on drunken driving charges last week after he failed a Breathalyzer test in Framingham, Mass, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. He was […]

Tropical Storm Katia Advances In Atlantic

MIAMI, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Katia was gaining strength over the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday and could become a hurricane within a day or two, U.S. forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. EDT advisory the storm, moving west-northwest at about 18 mph with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph […]

Feds Drop Street-sign Replacement Deadline

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The federal government says it’s dropping a 2015 deadline for local governments to begin replacing street-name and road signs with easier-to-read versions. Under a proposal announced by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, local governments will be allowed to switch them for reflective, easier-to-read replacements as they wear out, USA Today reported […]


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