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Remains Of POW Return Home After 60 Years

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) — A U.S. Army private from New York who died in a Korean War POW camp 60 years ago has finally returned home, his family said. The remains of Pvt. John Lavelle, of Brooklyn, New York, reached Kennedy Airport Saturday, the New York Daily News reported. “It was unbelievable,” said […]

Yemen Air Force Bombs Its Allies In Error

SANAA, Yemen, July 31 (UPI) — The Yemeni military admitted Sunday that its airstrikes have accidentally killed at least 11 allied tribesmen fighting Islamic extremists. The bombing took place near Zinjibar, capital of Abyan province in the south, where al-Qaida-linked fighters took over in May and have been at war with the government. “We give […]

Gadhafi Seeks PR Help To Repair Image

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) — Moammar Gadhafi is looking for PR firms in New York and London as he battles rebels in Libya, his diplomats say. Dia Abubaker Alhutmany of the Libyan Mission United Nations confirmed the pitches to The New York Post, saying “the government is trying to have the support of people […]

Quake Recorded Off Vanuatu Islands

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 31 (UPI) — U.S. seismologists said a strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.1 struck Sunday near the remote South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. There were no immediate reports of damage on the islands and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue any tidal wave warnings. The quake was centered […]

Plane Crashes In Grand Canyon, 2 Dead

PHOENIX, July 31 (UPI) — A small plane carrying two men from Rock Hill, S.C., to Henderson, Nev., was found crashed in the Grand Canyon, with both occupants dead, officials said. The plane, a single-engine Cirrus SR20 registered to Delaware-based Anansi Aeronautics LLC, was found Saturday near DeMotte Park in Kaibab Nation Forest, Coconino County […]

Admiral Confident On Afghan Withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 31 (UPI) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said Sunday in Kabul the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan wouldn’t hurt the country. In his unannounced visit to the country, Mullen told reporters after consulting with U.S. commanders, the transition of responsibility to Afghan security and […]

Factions Battle In Benghazi After Killing

BENGHAZI, Libya, July 31 (UPI) — Libyan rebels said Sunday they have captured the camp of an enemy cell they blame for the assassination of their military chief. Mustafa el-Sogezly, deputy interior minister of the Benghazi government, told The Financial Times four members of the group were killed and 12 wounded in a five-hour battle […]

Dad Sleeps, Lets Son, 8, Drive

HOLDEN, La., July 31 (UPI) — Louisiana State Police say they arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly let his 8-year-old son drive his truck down the Interstate while the father slept. Authorities said they received calls from motorists reporting a pickup truck driving erratically on I-12 near Holden, La. — and a child appeared to […]

CIA Pulls Second Chief From Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 31 (UPI) — For the second time in seven months, the CIA is replacing its station chief in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, ABC News reported Sunday. The agency cited medical reasons for the chief’s removal, although ABC said Pakistan’s own ISI intelligence agency was displeased with the CIA chief over his […]

U.K. Wary Of Radicals Within Libyan Rebels

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) — Extremists within the Libyan rebels must be pushed aside if Moammar Gadhafi is overthrown, the British defense secretary said Sunday. Liam Fox spoke to the BBC after the assassination of rebel military chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Younis, which the Benghazi authorities blame on members of the Obaida ibn Jarrah Brigade, […]

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