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Teens Detained For Violating Curfew

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Police in Philadelphia detained 22 teens for allegedly violating a 9 p.m. curfew in some parts of the city, officials said. The teens are among the first charged with violating a curfew prohibiting anyone under 18 from being on the streets after 9 p.m. in targeted areas, CNN reported Saturday. […]

McCain: United States Won’t Dump Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 13 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. John McCain called on Pakistan to remove travel restrictions on American citizens during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. McCain met with Gilani at his home in Islamabad Saturday, Pakistan’s The Nation reported. Relations between Pakistan and the United States have been strained and […]

Aruba Holding American In Investigation

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 13 (UPI) — The FBI searched the Maryland home of a man being held in Aruba in connection with the disappearance of a woman he was vacationing with, officials said. FBI agents were at the Gaithersburg home of Gary Giordano, 50, who was detained in an Aruba jail in connection with an […]

Tymoshenko Fears Death In Prison

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Ukraine’s former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, says she is afraid she will be killed while she is in prison. Tymoshenko, 50, expressed her fears in a statement she issued just before an appeals court in Kiev Friday turned down her request for bail, the EUobserver reported. Tymoshenko is being […]

Polish Derailment Blamed On High Speed

PIOTRKOW TRYBUNALSKI, Poland, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A Polish train derailment that killed at least one person and injured more than 80 others was the result of excessive speed, officials said Saturday. The passenger train was traveling about 70 mph when four carriages derailed Friday in the village of Baby, near the town of Piotrkow […]

U.S. Monitoring Al-Qaida Ricin Poison Plot

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — U.S. intelligence agencies are monitoring an al-Qaida operation in Yemen involving deadly ricin-laden bombs, The New York Times said Saturday. The report said the plot was uncovered more than a year ago that indicates al-Qaida operatives have been collecting castor beans – the base of the deadly and rapid poison […]

Castro Absent From His 85th Birthday Party

HAVANA, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was conspicuously absent from his 85th birthday party in Havana, officials said. Musicians and dancers across Latin America paid tribute to the former Cuban leader with a concert at Karl Mark Theater in Havana Saturday, The Daily Telegraph reported. Castro has been in poor health […]

Oxfam: Some Pakistani Flood Aid Stolen

OXFORD, England, Aug. 13 (UPI) — An official with a Pakistani group was fired for allegedly embezzling $260,000 intended for flood victims, officials at the British charity Oxfam said. An independent financial investigation discovered the missing funds after Oxfam found falsified invoices and checks had been used to divert money in a pair of flood […]

Alleged Pot Smugglers Busted Off SoCal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Three Mexican nationals were caught allegedly smuggling marijuana worth nearly $450,000 into California on a small boat, officials said. The U.S. Border Patrol, Oceanside Harbor Patrol and a helicopter from Customs and Border Protection spotted the boat near Red Beach, south of San Onofre State Beach, the Los Angeles […]

Ex-NYC Top Cop Tells U.K. To Toughen Up

LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A former New York City police commissioner says British police need to instill fear in response to rioting by youth in five English cities this week. Prime Minister David Cameron took on Bill Bratton as an adviser to deal with rioting that spread from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and […]

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