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Texas Experts Battle Calif. Tanker Fire

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Oil and gas firefighting experts from Texas Wednesday worked to control a fire burning in a propane tank car in California since Tuesday. California firefighters worked through the night to control a blaze that broke out Tuesday afternoon in a tank car filled with 29,000 gallons of liquid propane. The […]

March Planned On Israeli Embassy In Cairo

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Egyptian activists said they are calling for a million-man march in the Israeli Embassy in Cairo to call on authorities to kick the Israeli envoy out. Six Egyptian soldiers were killed last week during an Israeli raid that was carried out in response to attacks allegedly from militants who crossed […]

Parts Of Ivorian Health System Wiped Out

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Healthcare facilities in western Ivory Coast have been destroyed and returning refugees are finding nothing left of their former lives, the ICRC said. Ivory Coast was pushed to the brink of civil war after rival claims of victory following presidential elections in November. French peacekeepers assisted in the […]

Mother Sentenced For Felony Child Neglect

MADISON, Ind., Aug. 24 (UPI) — An Indiana woman whose boyfriend allegedly used pliers to pull two teeth from her 2-year-old son’s mouth has been sentenced to prison for child neglect. Jessica L. Carder, 22, of Hanover will spend 13 years and 11 months in prison for felony neglect of a dependent, the Madison Courier […]

Lawmaker Denies He Exposed Himself

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Indiana state Rep. Phil Hinkle said he paid a young man $80 to spend time with him in a hotel room but denied the man’s claim he exposed himself. Hinkle, a Republican, told the Indianapolis Star he e-mailed Kameryn Gibson, 18, who said in a Craigslist posting he was looking […]

USC Cracks Down On Fraternities

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) — The University of South Carolina has temporarily barred its fraternities from holding rush for new members. The ban is to be lifted Friday for 11 fraternities, The (Columbia) State reported. It will remain in place for seven while their operations are reviewed by the Office of Student Conduct. Officials […]

Libya: West Strives For Smooth Transition

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 24 (UPI) — As victorious rebels, Western intelligence services and NATO warplanes hunt for Libya’s elusive fallen dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, Western governments are striving to ensure a smooth transition for the oil-rich North African country. But after six months of civil war and the collapse of a brutal regime that Gadhafi once […]

Democrats Outpace GOP In Fundraising

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Democratic Party committees have raised $24 million more than their Republican counterparts for the 2012 U.S. elections, records show. That’s more than twice as big a lead as Democrats held at comparable points in the past two election cycles, Politico reports. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show the […]

SoCal Mom Faces Charges In Baby’s Fall

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Prosecutors said a Southern California mother allegedly shoved her baby from a hospital parking garage and then left after having her ticket validated. Sonia Hermosillo, 31, of La Habra was arrested this week after a witness reported seeing her pushing her 7-month-old son from the fourth floor of […]

U.S.: Canada’s China Trade Policy Weak

OTTAWA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A U.S. diplomatic note leaked Wednesday said Canada’s business courtship of China in 2007 “resulted in no apparent deliverables,” but good press. The WikiLeaks Web site released some 5,000 diplomatic communications, among them some written by David Wilkins, who was the U.S. ambassador to Canada in 2007, the Globe and […]


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