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Ex-Sen. Mark Hatfield Dead At 89

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8 (UPI) — Mark Hatfield, a liberal Republican who represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, died Sunday at age 89, a longtime aide said. Gerry Frank said Hatfield had been ill for a long time, The New York Times reported. The Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., reported Hatfield died […]

Missing Scouts May Have Fled Country

KRISTIANSTAD, Sweden, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Police say 12 young people from Sierra Leone who disappeared from the World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby, Sweden, may have fled to Denmark. In a news conference Saturday, police officials said they were looking into whether a crime was committed; however, they said they believe the scouts left the […]

U.S. Agency’s Name Decision Draws Protest

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. maritime boundary agency’s reported decision to go with the “Sea of Japan” name for the waters between South Korea and Japan has made Seoul unhappy. South Korea, which uses the name “East Sea” for the body of the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, lodged an informal […]

Emergency Declared Over Swine Fever

KRYLOVSKAYA, Russia, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A district in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region has declared a state of emergency due to a swine fever outbreak, emergency response officials say. The emergency was declared Sunday for the region after 50 pigs died because of the disease, RIA Novosti reported. The virus was discovered near the village […]

Muifa Weakens As It Approaches China

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Typhoon Muifa weakened Monday as it turned north, targeting the coastal areas of China’s Shandong province. The powerful storm, spawned in the west Pacific, headed toward China and North Korea. Authorities had canceled several flights at Qingdao city airport in Shandong, Xinhua news agency reported. About 53 tourists, stranded on […]

Canada’s Harper In South America

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, packing a let’s-make-a-deal attitude, arrived in Brazil Sunday to start a four-nation Latin America trade tour. The conservative Canadian leader was to meet with the left-leaning leader of Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff, Monday, The Globe and Mail reported. Harper also is to stop in […]

T.S. Emily Is History

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami closed out its books on Tropical Storm Emily Sunday evening as the storm broke up over the Caribbean Sea. In its final advisory about Emily, the hurricane center said at 5 p.m. EDT the remnants of the storm were about 295 miles south-southeast of […]

Triple Slaying-suicide Probed In Maryland

BROOKLYN PARK, Md., Aug. 7 (UPI) — A Maryland man shot a woman and two teenagers to death Sunday before killing himself, authorities said. Anne Arundel County Police Lt. J.D. Batten said officers were sent to a townhouse in Brooklyn Park about 9 a.m. after the mother of a man who lived there said she […]

Eight Dead In Ohio Shooting Rampage

COPLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A man went on a shooting rampage in Copley Township, Ohio, Sunday, leaving eight people dead, including the gunman, police said. Copley Police Chief Michael Mier told newsnet5.com the first 911 call was placed about 11 a.m. Sunday about a shooting near Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue, 40 […]

Ex-intel Chief: U.S. Cyber-vulnerable

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The United States isn’t ruthless or broad enough in cybersnooping, former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said Sunday. “All governments, sophisticated governments, run an electronic espionage effort,” McConnell said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The [Group of Eight] are the most sophisticated. The United States has a policy […]

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