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Phone Hacking Investigation Hits U.S.

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) — The British phone hacking scandal, which forced the closure of London’s News of the World, has reached the United States, officials said. News Corp.’s legal department Friday issued a memo to the New York Post to save any information related to phone hacking or payments to government officials, The […]

Tropical Storm Don Fizzles In Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 30 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Don has made landfall just south of Corpus Christi, Texas, and it quickly fizzled out, weather forecasters said. KRIS-TV, Corpus Christi, said dry air from the west was “sucked” into the tropical storm, quickly killing its rain and wind. The Accuweather.com hurricane center said Don came […]

Clashes In Yemen Leave At Least 16 Dead

SANAA, Yemen, July 30 (UPI) — Clashes between Yemeni government forces and militants have left at least 16 people dead and scores injured, officials said Saturday. The incidents occurred when government troops fought with tribes outside the capital in Sanaa and elsewhere in the country Friday and Saturday, CNN reported. Fighting between government troops and […]

Shiite Group Gunned Down In Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, July 30 (UPI) — Gunmen sprayed a van with bullets Saturday in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta killing 11 people and injuring three others, police said. The victims were all Shiite Muslims, a minority in the province of Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan, the BBC said. The attack was carried out by gunmen […]

Jet Breaks In Half In Crash Landing

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 30 (UPI) — A Caribbean Airlines plane broke in half in a crash landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana, but no deaths were reported, officials said. Flight BW523, with 154 passengers and eight crew members, originated in the United States, The (Kingston) Jamaica Gleaner reported. It wasn’t immediately known […]

Ramadan: More Syrian Protests Expected

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 30 (UPI) — The Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 29, is likely to take on a different attitude this year, Syrian officials said. Usually a month of quiet reflection and prayer, Ramadan is anticipated this year as an opportunity to focus protests against embattled Syrian […]

GOP: ‘Surely’ Debt Agreement Can Be Struck

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) — With the United States on the brink of an unprecedented financial failure, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said Saturday partisanship has to be toned down. After Tuesday, the country will be in financial limbo and unable to pay some of its debts unless President Barack Obama’s Democrats that control the Senate […]

Jetliners Bump Wings In Chicago

CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) — Two Delta Airlines aircraft were out of commission in Chicago Saturday after a wing-to-wing collision while they were maneuvering for takeoff, officials said. Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, two planes were being pushed back from a passenger terminal at O’Hare International Airport when their wings clipped one another, the Chicago Tribune […]

Obama: Parties ‘not That Far Apart’

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) — President Barack Obama says Republicans and Democrats are not “far apart” but must resolve their differences quickly to keep the United States out of default. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president said the bill passed in the House Friday — on a vote of 218-210, with 22 […]

Home Invasion Robbers Posed As FBI Agents

BURBANK, Calif., July 30 (UPI) — Police in Southern California said they were searching for three men who robbed a family of $20,000 by posing as FBI agents. Burbank police said the men forced their way into a home just after midnight Wednesday while a couple and their teenage son were inside, The Burbank Leader […]

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