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Violence Erupts Again In Xinjiang-Uighur

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region in China’s northwest erupted in violence again during the weekend, leaving several people dead, state media report. Noting the region, which has a large Muslim population, has been under a “terrorist threat,” the official Xinhua news agency reported the latest violence broke out Saturday in […]

Man Sues Hilton Over 75-cent Newspaper

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A guest at the Hilton Garden Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif., filed a class-action lawsuit against the hotel over a 75-cent charge for a newspaper, officials say. Rodney Harmon, 55, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, claiming the hotel […]

FBI Has New Lead In D.B. Cooper Case

SEATTLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The FBI says it received a promising lead in the unsolved 1971 D.B. Cooper jetliner hijacking case. The FBI was given what it say is the “most promising” lead to date in the nation’s only unsolved hijacking case — a name of a previously not investigated man and an item […]

Train Collision In India Injures Dozens

NEW DELHI, Aug. 1 (UPI) — An express train and another local train collided in eastern India, causing several cars to derail and injuring dozens of people, authorities said. The express train was traveling from Guwahati in eastern Assam state to Bangalore in southern India when it collided Sunday evening with a local passenger train […]

Bundy’s DNA To Be Added To FBI Database

TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Officials in Florida are working to get executed serial killer Ted Bundy’s DNA added to the FBI’s national database in hopes of solving cold cases. The effort has spanned several years. David Coffman, regional crime lab director for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and other officials are working […]

9 Die When Boat Hits Barge On Moscow River

MOSCOW, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A pleasure boat collided with a barge on the Moscow River Sunday, killing nine people aboard the recreational vessel, authorities said. Russia’s Investigative Committee issued a statement saying seven other passengers were rescued following the 1:30 a.m. accident, RIA Novosti reported. The investigative committee said the boat had permission to […]

India Tiger Population Up 20 Percent

NEW DELHI, July 31 (UPI) — The tiger population in India, home to half the world’s big cats, rose to 1,706 in 2010, up 20 percent from 1,411 in a 2006 survey, the government said. “The increase in tiger numbers is due to the fact that tiger populations in [the states of] Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, […]

4 Kids Rescued From Hot SUV In Dallas

DALLAS, July 31 (UPI) — A Dallas couple were arrested for allegedly leaving their four young children in a steaming-hot vehicle Sunday while they donated plasma, authorities said. The children, ages 2 months, 15 months, 3 years and 5 years, were taken to a Dallas hospital and later placed with Child Protective Services, Dallas’ WFAA-TV […]

Obama: Compromise Reached

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — The following are U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday night of a deal being reached to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling: Good evening. There are still some very important votes to be taken by members of Congress, but I want to announce that the leaders of both […]

6.8 Quake Rattles Papua New Guinea

WEWAK, Papua New Guinea, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook Papua New Guinea Monday, a monitoring agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 9:39 a.m. local time at a depth of 10 miles. The epicenter was 81 miles east of Wewak, 135 miles north-northwest of Mandang, 162 miles north-northeast […]

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