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Students Get Degrees Posthumously

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Aug. 7 (UPI) — The families of five of six students killed in an April tornado accepted their posthumous degrees from the University of Alabama, officials said. Family members walked across the stage Saturday to receive degrees for students killed when a tornado struck Tuscaloosa and the university April 27, the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) […]

Oil Leaking From Sunken Ship Off Mumbai

MUMBAI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Oil leaking from a sunken cargo ship near the Mumbai harbor had spread at least 7 miles from the site Sunday, the Indian coast guard reported. The Panamanian-flagged MT Rak Carrier sank Thursday, but there were few details released about the cause. All 30 crew members were rescued. Navy and […]

Libyan Rebels Claim Western Town

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Libyan rebels claimed victory over government forces after a heavy weekend battle for the western town of Bir al-Ghanam, 50 miles from Tripoli. Soldiers loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi flanked the town from three sides and exchanged rocket fire with the rebels for five hours, CNN reported Sunday. Medical […]

NATO Recovers Bodies From Downed ‘copter

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The bodies of 38 U.S. and Afghan soldiers were removed from the wreckage of a downed helicopter southwest of Afghanistan’s capital, officials said Sunday. International Security Assistance Force spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings told CNN the process of notifying U.S. families of the deaths had begun. The large CH-47 […]

North London Erupts In Fiery Rioting

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Police in the North London district of Tottenham said 26 of its officers were injured in rioting that began Saturday night and spilled into Sunday morning. Much of the district was cordoned off Sunday as investigators combed through burned out buildings and cars and smashed windows were boarded up, the […]

Netanyahu Forms Team To Deal With Demands

JERUSALEM, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Hours after some 300,000 Israelis took to the streets demanding social justice, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu formed a task force to deal with the demands. “We must provide a real solution,” Ynetnews.com quoted Netanyahu saying Sunday morning. “We cannot ignore the voices rising from the public. We must give real […]

Syrian Army, Tanks Operating In City

DEIR EZZOR, Syria, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Syrian troops and tanks were deployed in Deir Ezzor Sunday, a day after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about rising violence. An opposition activist told CNN loud explosions could be heard in a number of neighborhoods after troops entered the city located in northeastern Syria. The unnamed […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Race-based Affirmative Action In Peril

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Two cases are pushing affirmative action toward the U.S. Supreme Court again where simple arithmetic suggests it might snap like a board under too much pressure. The high court ruled on race-based affirmative action in two landmark cases in 2003. Then, like now, the court was divided into a conservative […]

2 Yemeni Leaders Leave Saudi Hospital

RIDYAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Mujawar left a hospital in Saudi Arabia Saturday, a Saudi official said. “The Yemeni president left the military hospital this evening at 9 p.m. after receiving the necessary treatment and was taken to a temporary residence for a […]

China Braces For Typhoon Muifa

SHANGHAI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Typhoon Muifa was still a day from landfall but was already impacting China Sunday, officials said. Shanghai closed two major sea bridges as wind gusts buffeted the region, Xinhua reported. Authorities also imposed speed limits on highways and were conducting safety inspections of transportation infrastructure, the state-run news agency said. […]

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