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After Debt Fight, Obama Moves To Jobs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — President Barack Obama said he would move beyond the U.S. debt-limit fight and tackle job creation as Washington was about to release its latest jobs report. “In the coming months, I’ll continue … to fight for what the American people care most about — new jobs, higher wages and faster […]

Panel Has 100 Days To Cut Deficit $1.5T

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Congressional leaders have two weeks to name members of a 12-member panel to find ways within 100 days of cutting the U.S. budget deficit by $1.5 trillion. The panel’s six Democrats and six Republicans from both chambers of Congress are required by the budget and debt law President Barack Obama […]

Short-term FAA-funding Bill May Be Lofted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Democratic lawmakers may offer a short-term U.S. Federal Aviation Administration funding bill after Congress took a five-week recess without funding the agency. The bill would end a partial shutdown of the agency that regulates and oversees all aspects of U.S. civil aviation, without cutting funding for rural airports and without […]

Mubarak Leaves Hospital For Cairo Trial

CAIRO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moved to Cairo from a Red Sea hospital early Wednesday to be tried on corruption charges and killing protesters. Mubarak, 83, was to be flown about 240 miles by air ambulance to Cairo’s Police Academy on the outskirts of the capital, from the Sinai […]

Wine Arsonist Asks To Retract Guilty Plea

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The California wine connoisseur who pleaded guilty in 2009 to torching more than $200 million worth of wine asked to retract his guilty plea, officials say. Mark Christian Anderson, 62, went to court Tuesday to retract his 2009 guilty plea, arguing his previous attorney, Mark Reichel, was unprepared for […]

Karachi Violence Rages, Malik Warns

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Ethnic and political violence in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, exploded again overnight with several killed as the government warned of a stern response. The latest wave of violence in the beleaguered city claimed at least 10 more lives overnight, raising the death toll in shootings and other acts of […]

British Student Killed In Krakow

KRAKOW, Poland, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A British student found battered to death in Krakow, Poland, has been identified as Catherine Zaks, who was studying at the University of Kent. Zaks, who had dual British and Polish citizenship, was spending the summer working in Krakow, The Independent reported. Grant Pooke, one of her teachers at […]

Suquamish Tribe Approves Same-sex Marriage

SUQUAMISH, Wash., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A lesbian member of Washington’s Suquamish Tribe said she was surprised when tribal officials extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. The Tribal Council voted unanimously Monday to change the law, the Kitsap Sun, of Bremerton, Wash., reported. Heather Purser, 28, has been spearheading the campaign to get the tribe […]

Judge Freezes Proceeds From Gitmo Book

SYDNEY, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Money former detainee David Hicks makes from a book about Guantanamo is proceeds of a crime, Australian prosecutors say. The New South Wales Supreme Court ordered a freeze on the funds Tuesday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. The freeze will remain in force until a final decision is made on […]

Zara Phillips Says She Is Now Mrs. Tindall

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Zara Phillips, the recently married daughter of Princess Anne, Britain’s princess royal, said she is now Mrs. Mark Tindall in private life. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Phillips said she will compete in equestrian events under her maiden name. “I’m keeping it for the professional side, to use […]

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