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Police: Oslo Suspect Planned Other Attacks

OSLO, Norway, July 30 (UPI) — The man who admitted to killing more than 70 people in two attacks in Norway planned to attack the royal palace and other government locations, officials said. Views and News From Norway reported Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to a car bombing in Oslo and shooting deaths on a […]

Senate To Vote On Reid Debt Plan

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) — The stalemate over raising the debt ceiling continued Saturday in Washington as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on a Democratic plan for deficit reduction. The vote on Majority Leader Harry Reid’s bill was scheduled for early Sunday because Reid, D-Nev., only introduced it Friday night, The New York Times […]

Woman Learns Of Daughter’s Death Online

PHOENIX, July 30 (UPI) — An Iola, Kan., woman says she was mortified to read about the death a 10-year-old daughter she left behind after fleeing an abusive relationship. Shirley Deal said she fled an abusive household in Midland, Texas, several years ago, leaving behind her daughter Ame, who was found dead July 12, stuffed […]

Marines Counter Nudist Beach Invasion

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 30 (UPI) — The Marines say the beach at Camp Pendleton in San Diego is off limits to civilians whether they are wearing clothes or not. The Los Angeles Times said the Corps has found itself in the middle of a beef between civilian nude sunbathers who say California state park […]

Amazon Capitulates On State Taxes

SEATTLE, July 30 (UPI) — U.S. Internet giant Amazon said it would support an even-handed approach to online businesses collecting state sales taxes. In a letter to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Amazon said, “a simple nationwide system of state and local sales-tax collection, evenhandedly applied to all sellers no matter their business model, location of […]

Gossip Rich On Libyan Rebel Leader’s Death

TRIPOLI, Libya, July 30 (UPI) — Speculation and accusations were flying in Libya Saturday as a slain leader of the civil war rebels was buried in Benghazi. The country’s former interior minister who defected to the rebel movement in February, Abdel Fattah Younis, was killed Thursday, although who was responsible wasn’t clear. Local and international […]

Britons Detained In Afghanistan Sent Home

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 30 (UPI) — A British couple detained in Afghanistan on suspicion of terrorist-related activities was expected to be returned to Britain, officials said. The couple, detained by British special police forces in Herat, was to be returned to the United Kingdom Saturday, where they could be placed under surveillance or arrested, The […]

Spanish Leader Calls For Early Elections

MADRID, July 30 (UPI) — Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, bowing to pressure calling for his departure, has called for early elections to choose his successor. Zapatero Friday said he decided to move the March 2012 elections to Nov. 20 so a new government “can take charge of all the economic decisions for […]

Obama, Bush To Attend Sept. 11 Ceremony

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will be part of a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. Bloomberg, in a CNN report, said efforts have been taken to make sure the event doesn’t become a political platform for the small […]

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 […]

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