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Storm Toll Rises, Water Facilities Hit

TOKYO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Rescue teams using helicopters raced Wednesday to save thousands of people stranded in western Japan as the death toll mounted from a killer storm. The death toll from Typhoon Talas — a slow-moving gigantic storm that struck the country’s mountainous region in the west during the weekend — has risen […]

Harper: Islamist Terrorism Greatest Threat

OTTAWA, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper sees Islamic terrorism as the greatest threat to Canada’s security, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday. In an exclusive interview that is to air in its entirety Thursday, the Conservative prime minister told the CBC he believes Canada is safer now than it was when al-Qaida […]

Dual Juries Deliberate Craigslist Killing

DETROIT, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The fates of two Michigan men tried separately in the slaying of a 19-year-old man they met through Craigslist rested in the hands of two juries Tuesday. The Oakland Circuit Court juries began deliberations after closing arguments in the separate trials, The Detroit News reported. The killing allegedly occurred Feb. […]

Woman’s Bites, Severs Tongue Of Attacker

MALMO, Sweden, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A 21-year-old woman in Scotland bit off part of the tongue of a man who allegedly tried to kiss her as he attempted to rape her, authorities said. The middle-age man rang the doorbell of the woman’s apartment in Malmo early Sunday and forced his way in, The Local […]

Minnesota Infant’s Death Investigated

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Authorities said Tuesday they were investigating the death of an infant found floating in the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota. The body, which was discovered Monday afternoon, was taken to the Dakota County medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported.

Conrad Black Back In Prison

MIAMI, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Convicted media mogul Conrad Black was back behind bars Tuesday after surrendering to federal authorities in Miami, authorities said. The 67-year-old Canadian-born businessman has another six to 13 months to serve for his obstruction of justice conviction. He previously had served about two years of his sentence but had been […]

Greece Says It Will Speed Privatization

ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said Tuesday the government would speed its privatization plan and reduce the size of the public sector. Kathimerini reported Venizelos said in a televised address that the state assets in Public Gas Corp. and Hellenic Petroleum would be transferred to a privatization fund starting […]

U.N.: Australia Should Rescind Deportation

VICTORIA, Australia, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Australia’s policy of deporting non-citizen criminals violates their human and political rights, the United Nations says. The U.N. Human Rights Committee told the government of Australia it must aid in the return of 33-year-old Stefan Nystrom to Victoria where most of his family lives, The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported […]

Ship Made Of WTC Steel To Anchor In NYC

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A U.S. Navy ship built with tons of World Trade Center steel will anchor in New York City for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. “With the steel from the World Trade Center in her bow, the USS New York represents a powerful symbol of […]

Flyers May Soon Be Able To Keep Shoes On

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Air travelers may be able to keep their shoes on while passing through security in the future, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. “We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based approach to how we screen,” Napolitano told Politico. “I think one of the first things you will […]

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