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Suspicious Powder Sent To Senator A Concrete Material

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Packets of a white powder sent to the home offices of Alaska’s congressional delegation were found to be a substance used in making concrete, the FBI said. Julie Hasquet, press secretary for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, said the FBI determined the powder wasn’t a threat and there was no […]

Severed Body Parts Found In Large Cans

OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Police in Osaka, Japan, said the severed body parts of at least two people have been discovered in a pair of 5-gallon metal cans and two black plastic bags. The first can, with a severed human leg inside, was found Sunday at a local park by a man who […]

Senator Wants To Stop Aid To Israeli Army

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 16 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy has called for an end to U.S. assistance to three elite Israeli military units suspected of human rights violations, Haaretz said. Leahy, D-Vt., wants Washington to stop sending assistance to the Israeli navy’s Shayetet 13, the ground forces’ special undercover Duvdevan and the air […]

Libyan Embassy Protest Ended By Force

CAIRO, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Egyptian security forces used force to disperse a group of some 50 protesters outside the Libyan Embassy in Cairo late Monday night, witnesses said. The upscale neighborhood of Zamalek broke into chaos as security forces and army soldiers beat protesters with truncheons, batons and used stun guns to roust them, […]

Official: U.S. Withdrawal Plans In Iraq Unchanged

BAGHDAD, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A day of deadly attacks in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities bears hallmarks of similar attacks committed last year during Ramadan, a U.S. military official said. U.S. military spokesman 1st Lt. Joseph Larrew said al-Qaida in Iraq is believed to have been responsible for the roughly 42 attacks across Iraq […]

Stolen Rembrandt Etching Found

ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 16 (UPI) — “The Judgment,” a $250,000 Rembrandt stolen from a California hotel, was found Tuesday in Encino, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Officials said they received a tip about the possible location of the drawing and have verified its authenticity, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, reported. No arrests have been made, […]

Dougherty Gang Awaits Colorado Charges

PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 16 (UPI) — The Colorado county where the Dougherty siblings were arrested will most likely be the one to file criminal charges in the case, a prosecutor said. Deputy District Attorney James Coursey told a Pueblo County judge that the case against the three Florida siblings would be turned over to Huerfano […]

China Reports Latest Sex Ratio Figures

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) — China Tuesday reported improvement in the sex ratio at birth with 118.08 males for every 100 females last year, compared to 119.45 to 100 in 2009. Li Bin, director of China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission, said the numbers show the sex ratio increase has been preliminarily brought under […]

Texas Wildfire Is 50 Percent Contained

JACKSONVILLE, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A 30-acre grass fire in central Texas was judged to be 50 percent contained early Tuesday after destroying 15 homes, the Texas forest service said. Air tankers, a helicopter and firefighters with bulldozers and trucks battled the drought-fueled blaze that threatened 190 homes in a community 35 miles northwest […]

Glass Showers Street From 29 Stories Up

TORONTO, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A glass balcony panel from a two-tower condominium complex exploded in downtown Toronto, injuring a woman on the street 29 stories below, police said. The panel disintegrated before noon Monday and rained shards onto the sidewalk and street, forcing a lane closure and the installation of scaffolding over the sidewalk, […]

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