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Newspaper Defends Muslim Terror Cartoon

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, July 29 (UPI) — The editor of a Canadian newspaper is refusing to apologize for an editorial cartoon showing two Muslim men commenting on last week’s Oslo terror attacks. Tuesday, artist Sean Casey’s cartoon ran in The Cape Breton Post in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It shows two bearded men in turbans and […]

Peres, Palestinians Discuss State Borders

RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 29 (UPI) — Israeli President Shimon Peres has been holding secret talks with the Palestinians this week to head off a confrontation at the United Nations, diplomats said. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Peres, an architect, as foreign minister, of the 1993 Oslo accords, met with top Palestinian negotiator Saeb […]

F-16 Damaged At Wisconsin Air Show

OSHKOSH, Wis., July 29 (UPI) — An F-16 fighter jet was damaged after running off the end of a runway at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., officials said. A witness said the jet appeared to run out of runway after landing at Wittman Regional Airport Thursday. Wittman is a public airport about […]

Storms Halt Traffic, Cut Power In Midwest

DETROIT, July 29 (UPI) — Highway flooding snarled morning commutes in the Detroit area Friday, a day after a record rainfall, authorities said. A rash of accidents by 7 a.m. EDT had troopers “just running from one to another,” Michigan State Police Sgt. David Stokes told the Detroit Free Press. “It’s just flooding all over […]

Repairing Border Fence Can Be Costly

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Most of the debate on a fence between the United States and Mexico is about building it but maintaining it can be costly, federal officials said. The office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., announced Thursday that Kellogg Brown & Root of Houston has won a $24.4 million contract for […]

Muslim Brotherhood Splinter Group Rolls Out Platform

CAIRO, July 29 (UPI) — A splinter group of the Muslim Brotherhood said in its founding political statement that it viewed Egypt as predominately Arab and Islamic. The Muslim Brotherhood after the Egyptian revolution removed Hosni Mubarak from power organized its political activity under the Freedom and Justice Party. The group said it wasn’t seeking […]

Tribunal Releases Names In Hariri Slaying

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, July 29 (UPI) — Beirut has until Aug. 11 to report on progress toward carrying out arrest warrants for those wanted in the assassination of Rafik Hariri, a tribunal said. The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon released the names of the four individuals wanted for the 2005 killing of Hariri, a former prime […]

Tropical Storm Don Heads South Of Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 29 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Don shifted course southward and is expected to hit the Texas coast south of Corpus Christi, forecasters said Friday morning. Jason Runyan, lead local forecaster for the National Weather Service, told the Corpus Christi Caller Times Don was headed for landfall after midnight near Baffin Bay, […]

Protester Admits Pie Attack On Murdoch

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) — A protester admitted in a London court Friday he threw a shaving cream pie at Rupert Murdoch as the media mogul testified before Parliament. Jonathan May-Bowles, 26, a part-time comedian who goes by the name Jonnie Marbles, is to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in City of Westminster Magistrates’ […]

Hope Grows For U.S. Hikers Jailed In Iran

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) — Freed American hiker Sarah Shourd says she hopes Iran will keep its word and finally put her friends on trial Sunday, the second anniversary of their arrest. “The public prosecutor made a statement about the trial and he said that a final decision will be made on this date,” […]


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