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Four Dead In Midair Collision In Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 31 (UPI) — Four people died in a midair collision between two small float planes over Alaska’s Amber Lake about 90 miles northeast of Anchorage, officials said. The dead were aboard a Cessna 180 that crashed and burned Saturday after colliding with a Cessna 206 above the lake, the Anchorage Daily News […]

Protesting Israelis Demand Social Justice

JERUSALEM, July 31 (UPI) — Israeli Finance Ministry Director Gen. Haim Shani resigned Sunday, amid nationwide protests demanding social justice and an end to rising costs. Shani said he resigned over differences of opinion with Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, The Jerusalem Post said. The country’s doctors staged a protest outside the Knesset and leaders of […]

Israelis Keen To Do Business In Sth. Sudan

JERUSALEM, July 31 (UPI) — South Sudan, which recently gained independence, has become a popular venue for Israeli entrepreneurs and businessmen, officials said. A report in Haaretz Sunday cited a number of Israelis keen to pursue business ventures in the African country. Tamir Gal and his partner, Rafi Dayan, of Yarok 2000 are planning major […]

Never Walk Again? Sorry Doc, You’re Wrong

TORONTO, July 31 (UPI) — Anger and defiance are fuellng a brain-damaged Canadian man running a marathon a day across the country who was told he never would walk again. David McGuire, 38, began his run April 1 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on “A Run to Remember,” named for his short-term memory loss from a […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Can Obama Raise The Debt Limit By Himself?

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — The dance of raising the U.S. debt limit has gone on for weeks, with President Obama and Republicans circling each other like Sharks and Jets. But can the president use the Constitution to raise the debt limit by himself to avoid economic disaster? Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on […]

D.C. Reports More Graffiti

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) — The Department of Public Works has reported a significant increase in graffiti in Washington this year, but officials are not sure of the cause. Since the beginning of 2011, the DPW has removed 3,946 instances of graffiti, more than double the 1,780 tags removed in 2010, The Washington Post reported […]

24 Killed In Ukraine Mine Explosion

KIEV, Ukraine, July 30 (UPI) — At least 24 people were killed in an explosion at a mine in Ukraine, emergency officials said Saturday. The Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry said two people were missing from the Friday blast at the Sukhodilska-Vostochnaya Mine in the southeastern part of the country, RIA Novosti reported. Two of the 28 […]

Deadly Boat Collision In Central Moscow

MOSCOW, July 30 (UPI) — A night out on the Moskva River in central Moscow turned deadly when a private pleasure boat collided with a barge, police said. The boat was trapped under the barge after the accident, which occurred shortly after midnight Sunday, RIA Novosti reported. Two bodies had been recovered and at least […]

Wrong Dog Euthanized

KENDALL, Ill., July 30 (UPI) — Chicago-area animal control facility officials acknowledge they euthanized the wrong dog, and then adopted out the dangerous dog that has bitten three people. An animal control facility official has been put on administrative leave after admitting Friday she knew about the matter weeks ago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday. […]

Wright Brothers Replica Crashes, 2 Dead

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, July 30 (UPI) — Two men described as experienced pilots were killed Saturday when a replica of an airplane built by the Wright brothers crashed in Ohio, police said. Don Gum, 73, of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and Mitchell Cary, 65, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, were both board members of Wright “B” Flyer Inc. […]

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