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Ben Ali, Cohort, Sentenced, Fined

TUNIS, Tunisia, July 29 (UPI) — Ousted Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to 16 years in prison on corruption charges, officials in Tunisia said. The Tunisian court also sentenced his son-in-law, Sakher al-Materi, to 16 years in prison and fined the pair 97 million dinars (about $71 million) Bikya Masr reported […]

Brothers Arrested In Airport Fracas

MIAMI, July 29 (UPI) — Two brothers were charged with aggravated battery after one of them allegedly punched the pilot of an American Airlines jet in the face, Florida officials said. The incident occurred when a flight attendant noticed Jonathan Baez didn’t have his seat belt fastened as a flight to San Francisco was preparing […]

Ex-astronaut In Kidnap Case Is Out Of Navy

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Lisa Nowak, a former astronaut once accused of trying to kidnap a romantic rival, is no longer in the Navy, the service announced. The Navy, in announcing her retirement Thursday, said she left the service with her conduct labeled “other than honorable,” CNN reported. On Feb. 5, 2007, Nowak was […]

N. Korea, U.S. Hold Direct Nuclear Talks

UNITED NATIONS, July 29 (UPI) — North Korea and the United States are holding their first direct talks in three years at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, officials say. The State Department termed the first day’s discussions Thursday “serious and businesslike,” CNN reported. The session continues Friday. It is the two sides’ first […]

U.S. Sailor Missing In Gulf Of Aden

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy reported it was searching for a sailor believed to have gone overboard in the Gulf of Aden. The unidentified crew member of the amphibious ship Boxer was reported missing Tuesday afternoon after failing to report for watch, the Navy Times reported. The ship was searched and the […]

At Least 16 Killed In Ukraine Mine Blast

SUKHODILSKA-VOSTOCHNAYA, Ukraine, July 29 (UPI) — An explosion at a mine in eastern Ukraine killed at least 16 miners Friday, authorities said. Another three miners were hospitalized and nine were missing, rescue workers told RIA Novosti. The explosion struck at a depth of 3,000 feet at the Sukhodilska-Vostochnaya mine in the Luhansk region, which is […]

Georgia Will Try Dissident In Abstentia

TBILISI, Georgia, July 29 (UPI) — Political activist Badri Bitsadze will be tried in absentia on charges of organizing attacks on police in Georgia, his lawyer said. Bitsadze, husband of Georgian opposition leader Nino Burdzhanadze, allegedly organized attacks on police during the five-day protest against President Mikheil Saakashvili May 26, RIA Novosti reported. Bitsadze disappeared […]

Report Spreads Blame For Polish Jet Crash

WARSAW, Poland, July 29 (UPI) — Both the Polish crew and Russian air traffic controllers were to blame for the 2010 crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, Poland said Friday. The government’s final report on the crash near Smolensk, Russia, cited mistaken commands by a Russian traffic controller and the pilot’s delay in aborting […]

Russian Crews Still Battling Wildfires

MOSCOW, July 29 (UPI) — Firefighters put out eight wildfires in the Russian Far East but still dealt with numerous other fires in the region, officials said. “Forty one forest fires covering an area of 1,334 hectares [about 3,300 acres] were registered in the Far East over the past 24 hours,” a representative of the […]

Clergy Arrested In Capitol Budget Protest

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Eleven religious leaders were arrested staging a sit-in in the Capitol rotunda to protest budget cuts, U.S. Capitol Police said. The Christian and Jewish leaders urged the administration and Congress not to “balance the budget on the backs of the poor” as they propose trillions of dollars in cutbacks, they […]

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