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Justice Challenges Ala. Immigration Law

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The U.S Justice Department has challenged Alabama’s tough new immigration law, saying it conflicts with enforcement of federal immigration laws. In court papers filed with the Northern District of Alabama court Monday, the government said provisions of the state law are at odds with federal laws and undermine the federal […]

Japan Widens Beef Ban

TOKYO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The Japanese government, fighting a quake-triggered nuclear plant crisis, Tuesday extended its beef cattle shipment ban to Tochigi prefecture in that region. The action was taken as radiation emissions have continued from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in nearby Fukushima Prefecture, which was crippled by the devastating March 11 […]

Drought Causes Water Shortage In China

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A lengthy drought has parched several regions of China, leaving 4.28 million people facing water shortages, officials said. The drought, blamed on high temperatures and insufficient rain the past two months, has affected Inner Mongolia, the Ningxia Hui region and the provinces of Gansu, Guizhou and Hunan, China Daily reported […]

Death Toll In Karachi Violence Rises

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Dozens more people died in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi in the latest wave of ethnic and political violence that began late last month, authorities said. The violence resumed as Muslims began observing Ramadan, the holy month-long fasting period. Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper reported at least 23 people were shot […]

Hurricane Eugene Strengthens But Expected To Weaken

MIAMI, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Hurricane Eugene strengthened Tuesday as it moved across open water in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Eugene, a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 90 mph, was about 445 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico and about 635 miles south of the southern tip […]

Tropical Storm Emily Moving Slowly In Caribbean Sea

MIAMI, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Tropical storm warnings and watches were posted for several Caribbean islands as Tropical Storm Emily moved west Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. Emily, with sustained winds of 40 mph, was expected to move across the northeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday and approach the island of Hispaniola Tuesday night or Wednesday, […]

Obama’s Schedule For Tuesday, Aug. 2

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — President Obama meets with labor leaders and the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour Tuesday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: — Meet with the AFL-CIO Executive Committee to discuss how to keep growing the economy and putting people back to work. — Receive the daily […]

Beijing Cracks Down In Uighur Region

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The head of the regional Xinjiang communist party ordered a crackdown by police on suspicious activities including religious ceremonies after a weekend of deadly violence. Kashgar, a city of 350,000 in the western part of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, and close to the border with Tajikistan, was rocked by […]

Germany Fears Norway Massacre Copycats

BERLIN, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Last month’s attacks by a right-wing extremist in Norway could inspire copycat killings by anti-Islamic zealots, a top German security official says. Alexander Eisvogel, vice president of Germany’s domestic anti-terrorist agency, the Federal Office for Constitutional Protection, told Der Spiegel magazine Sunday the killing spree perpetrated by Anders Breivik in […]

Congress May Vacate Without Funding FAA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Congress will likely leave Washington for a month without resolving a funding standoff that partly shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, aides said. The collapse of a bipartisan Senate plan to end the funding dispute could leave 4,000 furloughed FAA employees and about 70,000 laid-off airport construction workers without paychecks […]


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