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British Abortion Counseling Plan Defeated

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The British Parliament Wednesday resoundingly defeated a measure that would have barred private abortion providers from offering counseling. The amendment — proposed by Nadine Dorries, a Conservative member of Parliament — would not have affected abortions obtained from the National Health Service. It would have applied to private groups like […]

Panetta: Taliban Weakened In Afghanistan

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) — NATO coalition forces have seriously weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. “We expected a greater offensive this year than took place,” Panetta said in an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose. “And I think in large measure the reason it didn’t take place is … […]

Two Pakistani Flights Get Bomb Threats

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Bomb threats were made to two Pakistan International Airlines flights, but both landed safely, with one diverted to Turkey, Pakistani officials said. The threats were received after the flights operated by the state-owned air carrier had taken off Wednesday from Lahore, one bound for Manchester, England, and the other […]

Trial Begins For 10 Muslim Hecklers

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Lawyers gave opening statements Wednesday in the trial of 10 Muslim students charged with disrupting an Israeli diplomat’s speech in California. The 10 are charged with two misdemeanors, conspiracy to disturb a meeting and disturbing a meeting, for heckling Ambassador Michael Oren during a 2010 speech at the […]

Flight Canceled, Passengers Questioned

DALLAS, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A flight out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was canceled and two passengers officials characterized as suspicious were questioned Wednesday. Shortly before takeoff, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 1316 expressed suspicion about two other passengers to crew members, KXAS-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, reported. All passengers were removed from the plane […]

U.N.: Uruguay Must Investigate Abuse

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Uruguay must investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by its military personnel serving in Haiti, the United Nations said Wednesday. An 18-year-old Haitian man was allegedly raped in Port-Salut by Uruguayan peacekeepers and a video of the incident may exist, the United Nations said in a release. “Under the procedures […]

Israel Says Hamas Bomb Attacks Foiled

JERUSALEM, Sept. 7 (UPI) — An attempted suicide attack in Jerusalem was foiled and dozens of Hamas terror suspects were arrested in recent months, Shin Bet said Wednesday. Several attacks against Israel were in the works by members of 13 different terror cells in the West Bank and Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported. Shin Bet, […]

Police: Family Picked Pizza Over Relative

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Wisconsin woman and her son left her 70-year-old sister linger for two days after falling until she died and then they went out for pizza, authorities allege. Veronica King, 71, and her son Steven King, 45, of Evansville are scheduled to appear in court Thursday on charges of […]

Judge Orders Student E-mails Released

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Northwestern University must release e-mails detailing the efforts of students to release a man serving a life sentence, an Illinois judge said Wednesday. As part of the school’s Medill Innocence Project, former Northwestern University journalism Professor David Protess and his students investigated a case in which Anthony McKinney was given […]

Man Gets Life In Dismemberment Slaying

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for killing and dismembering his wife. Tesfai Negasi will have to serve at least 17 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The 56-year-old Edmonton man was convicted of second-degree murder and a […]

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