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Disarmament Like Chess, Expert Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Pakistan objects to a measure to curtail nuclear proliferation though it has enough nuclear weapons to lay the region to waste, an arms expert said. Islamabad remains the last opponent to a treaty stalled in the United Nations on disarmament. Washington has the backing for disarmament measures from nuclear powers […]

Tornado Hits Florida Communities

TAMARAC, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A rare tornado touching down in southern Florida damaged scores of homes, uprooted trees and littered streets with debris during rush hour, authorities said. The tornado touched down shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and moved through the communities of Tamarac, North Lauderdale and Margate, the South Florida Sun Sentinel […]

SUV Crashes Into Miami Shop, 2 Women Dead

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Two women were killed when a salsa singer’s father drove his SUV into a Miami shop, police said Wednesday. Celeste Gaitan, 33, owner of Celeste Boutique, and an unidentified woman in her 20s were killed in the accident shortly after noon Tuesday, The Miami Herald reported. Rescue workers rushed Gaitan, […]

Italian Ban On Burqas Advances

ROME, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A parliamentary committee in Italy has approved a bill that would ban the wearing of the burqa and other garments that cover the face. Parliament is expected to vote on the bill in September, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Italy has banned the wearing of clothing aimed at concealing […]

N.Z. Man Killed In Hovercraft Accident

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 3 (UPI) — New Zealand authorities say an investigation has begun into the death of a man killed while test-driving a hovercraft. Investigators say the 40-year-old man was driving the hovercraft he had built from a kit for the first time in West Auckland when a problem with the engine caused […]

Experts Debate Florida Execution Drug

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) — As Florida prepares to conduct its first execution using a new lethal drug combination, doctors are debating whether the drug cocktail causes pain. Manuel Valle, 61, who killed a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago, is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 1 with a three-drug mixture that includes […]

Man Advised Not To Wear Bunny Suit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Police in Idaho said they advised a man not to wear his bunny suit in public after neighbors complained about him scaring children. Idaho Falls police said an officer responded Monday to the 400 block of Third Street when a resident reported William Falkingham, 34, had frightened a […]

Mortgage Activity Rises On Lower Rates

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The Mortgage Bankers Association said U.S. mortgage activity increased in the week ending July 30 as interest rates fell. Interest rates for 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dropped from 4.57 percent to 4.45 percent with points falling from 1.14 to 0.78. Rates for 15-year, fixed-rate contracts dropped from 3.67 percent to 3.52 […]

Niger Nabs Alleged Coup Plotters

NIAMEY, Niger, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A key suspect is still on the loose though authorities in Niger said Wednesday that 10 people were arrested in connection with a July coup attempt. An unidentified source told the BBC in July that soldiers were plotting to assassinate Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou. Sources told The Christian Science […]

Swedish Police Seek Bow-and-arrow Suspect

OREBO, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Police in Sweden say they are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked a group of teenagers with a bow and arrow. The teens told police a woman wearing “strange, old clothes” approached them Monday near a school in the central Swedish city of Orebo, The Local reported. The […]


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