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China Refutes U.S. Stealth Copter Report

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — China is dismissing a report Pakistan gave Chinese experts access to a crashed U.S. stealth helicopter used in the Osama bin Laden raid. The highly secret U.S. Blackhawk helicopter crashed during the May 2 raid by a U.S. Navy SEALs team in which the al-Qaida leader was killed in his […]

Gray Whale Dies In Klamath River

CRESCENT CITY, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A female gray whale died early Tuesday in the Klamath River in northern California, about 10 hours after beaching on a sandbank, biologists said. Dawn Goley, a marine biologist at Humboldt State University, told the (Eureka, Calif.) Times-Standard the whale died at 4:19 a.m. Goley’s students and members […]

British Honeymooner Killed By Shark

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A British man honeymooning in the Seychelles was killed by a shark 10 days after his wedding, authorities said. Ian Redmond, 30, was out swimming with a facemask, snorkel and flippers Monday afternoon while his wife, Gemma Houghton, 27, sunbathed on Anse Lazio Beach on Praslin Island, The Daily […]

N.J. Official Kicks Carl Lewis Off Ballot

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A top state official says Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis may not run for a New Jersey state Senate seat because he does not meet residency requirements. U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman is scheduled to hold a hearing on the matter Friday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Lt. Gov. Kim […]

Memorial Service For China Daily Editor

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — China Daily held a memorial service at its Beijing office for assistant editor-in-chief Li Xing, who died of cerebral hemorrhage in Washington at age 54. The highly respected journalist, who was also a columnist for the newspaper and its chief U.S. correspondent, was in the U.S. capital to cover a […]

Witness Says Last To See Gardner Alive

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A dive shop owner says he was the last to see a missing Maryland woman alive in Aruba. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he saw Robyn Gardner and Gary Giordano the afternoon Gardner disappeared, ABC News reported Tuesday. He said he later saw Giordano’s rental car […]

Anti-corruption Campaign Grows Wider

NEW DELHI, Aug. 16 (UPI) — India’s government faced a dilemma Wednesday as the arrested leader of a popular anti-corruption campaign refused to leave the New Delhi jail, authorities said. Social activist and Mahatama Gandhi follower Anna Hazare, 74, arrested Tuesday morning before his planned hunger strike to seek a tougher “Jan Lokpal,” or citizens’ […]

Man Convinced To Climb Down From TV Tower

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A retired police negotiator ended a six-day standoff with a man clinging to a Tulsa, Okla., TV tower, officials said Tuesday. Tyrone Lynn convinced William Sturdivant, 25, to come down from his 150-foot-high perch, ending the city’s longest standoff at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, KTUL-TV, Tulsa, reported. “When we finally […]

8 Hurt By Lightning Bolt At SeaWorld

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A lightning strike at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday afternoon injured eight people, a spokesman for the tourist venue said. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Genevieve Latham said the victims — five SeaWorld employees and three customers — were all expected to survive, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The victims […]

Transgender Woman Wins $55,000 Settlement

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A transgender woman who got a letter from a California motor vehicles clerk saying homosexual acts would lead to hell won a $55,000 settlement, her lawyers say. Amber Yust, 23, got the letter saying homosexual acts were “an abomination that leads to hell” after going to the Department of […]

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