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DuPree Primary Win Historic In Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Aug. 24 (UPI) — History was made in Mississippi when Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree became the first African-American in modern times to be a major-party nominee for governor. DuPree, 57, defeated Clarksdale lawyer and businessman Bill Luckett, 63, in the Democratic runoff Tuesday, capturing 55 percent of the vote, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger reported. […]

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A JetBlue airliner with 95 people aboard landed at Florida’s Orlando International Airport Tuesday after the crew declared an emergency, authorities said. JetBlue officials say the captain of Flight 577 from New York reported loss of hydraulics on two of the airplane’s four brakes. After a successful landing the […]

Ala. Immigration Law Faces Court Challenge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Opponents to Alabama’s new immigration law held a candlelight vigil in the run-up to a court hearing on whether to temporarily block enforcement of the law. Since Friday, a group of opponents have staged the vigil in advance of Wednesday’s hearing at the Hugo L. Black U.S. Courthouse in […]

Report Outlines Police Abuse In Bangladesh

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Amnesty International called on Bangladesh Wednesday to honor its pledge to halt extrajudicial executions that have killed hundreds of people. The London-based group released a report saying hardly a week goes by without someone being shot by the country’s special police force, the Rapid Action Battalion. Abbas Faiz, Amnesty International’s […]

More Mass Graves Reported In S. Kordofan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — An advocacy group said Wednesday it confirmed the burial of human remains in the restive Sudanese state of South Kordofan. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced a two-week cease-fire in South Kordofan to allow time for the observation of suspected South Sudanese rebels. Conflict in the border state erupted as South […]

More Mass Graves Reported In South Kordofan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — An advocacy group said Wednesday it confirmed the burial of human remains in the restive Sudanese state of South Kordofan. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced a two-week cease-fire in South Kordofan to allow time for the observation of suspected South Sudanese rebels. Conflict in the border state erupted as South […]

Arroyo Undergoes Third Operation

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underwent a third operation Wednesday to correct damage to her cervical spine, doctors said. A spokeswoman for the Manila hospital where the surgery was performed said the operation was originally set for Tuesday morning but was postponed after Arroyo spiked a fever, the Philippine […]

Palin’s Staff Fights Presidential Run Talk

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s team responded to speculation she will make a run for president, saying such comments mislead the American people. Reports in recent days indicated the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee might announce her intentions for the 2012 race Sept. 3 during a Tea Party movement rally […]

Book: IKEA Founder Was Nazi Recruiter

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The founder of the Scandinavian furniture and accessories store IKEA recruited members for the Swedish Nazi movement in the 1940s, a journalist’s book reveals. The work by Sverigest Television reporter Elisabeth Asbrink also discloses that Swedish security police tracked the movements of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 when […]

Rick Hansen Oversees Trans-Canada Relay

CAPE SPEAR, Newfoundland, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Wheelchair-bound Canadian Rick Hansen who participated in international marathons 25 years ago oversaw the start of another one Wednesday in Newfoundland. Hansen, 53, was in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, to start off the anniversary cross-Canada marathon to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

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