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Baghdad Suicide Bomber Kills 28 In Mosque

BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A suicide bomber killed 28 people inside Baghdad’s Umm al-Qura mosque Sunday, police said. The blast during Sunday evening’s prayer wounded 40 others, a local police source speaking on condition of anonymity told Xinhua, China’s official news agency. Also Sunday, a car bomb killed one person and wounded eight others […]

Texas Boy Punished For Wetting Bed Dies

DALLAS, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Texas couple charged in their 10-year-old son’s dehydration death withheld water to punish him for wetting his bed, authorities say. Jonathan James died in late July at the Red Bird home where he was living temporarily with his father and stepmother, Michael Ray James and Tina Alberson, both 42, […]

Ron Paul: FEMA Stands In Way Of Recovery

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said the federal agency founded to deal with the aftermath of disasters is a disaster itself. The Federal Emergency Management Agency isn’t “a good friend of most people in Texas” because it has hindered local people and cleanup efforts, Paul said on […]

Killer Denies Stalking Swedish FM In 2003

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The convicted killer of Sweden’s foreign minister says a drug-induced impulse led him to attack Anna Lindh on a Stockholm street in 2003. In his first interview since the slaying, Mijailo Mijailovic told Expressen he did not plan to kill Lindh and decided to do it on a moment’s […]

India Reformer Ends Hunger Strike

NEW DELHI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — An Indian political activist announced the end of his hunger strike Sunday after Parliament passed a law toughening anti-corruption rules. Anna Hazare, 74, downed a cup of coconut water in New Delhi Sunday to officially end his 13-day protest. The Financial Times said Hazare’s hunger strike appeared to have […]

Arab League Head To Visit Restive Syria

CAIRO, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The Arab League says it will send its secretary-general to Syria to find a way to end the ongoing rebellion by anti-government protesters. Foreign ministers from the region held an emergency meeting of the Arab League Council in Cairo Sunday and voted to dispatch Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby to Damascus to […]

Obama Convenes With Officials On Irene

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama convened a teleconference with top Cabinet officials Sunday to get an update on the response to Hurricane Irene. The 10:30 a.m. call in the White House Situation Room included Vice President Joe Biden, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Treasury Secretary Tim […]

Powell Criticizes Cheney’s ‘cheap Shots’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Former U.S. Secretary Colin Powell ripped Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s book, saying he took potshots at officials in George W. Bush’s administration. Among other things, Cheney wrote in his book, “In My Time,” that he thought Powell took criticisms about Bush’s policies outside of the administration and took credit […]

Swedish Man Fined $380 For Nazi Salute

VAXSJO, Sweden, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Swedish man reportedly under the influence of alcohol was fined $380 for making a Nazi salute and shouting “Heil Hitler,” officials said. The 37-year-old was arrested this spring outside the Sports Restaurant in Vaxsjo when more than a dozen guests complained about his actions, Swedish news agency TT […]

Libya Has $1 Billion Frozen In U.S. Banks

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Libya has more than $1 billion frozen in four U.S. banks, documents from the Treasury Department revealed. The New York Post said Sunday the $1.1 billion in frozen government funds are in accounts at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. The Treasury Department’s Office of […]


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