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4 Injured In N.Y. Metal Plant Blast

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) — Four employees of a Buffalo, N.Y., metal-working plant suffered minor injuries in an explosion Tuesday morning, company officials said. Jack Alonge, human resources director for Luvata Buffalo Inc., said the explosion occurred about 6:30 a.m. in a furnace isolated from the rest of the factory, WKBW-TV reported. He said […]

Panetta Visits 9/11 Memorial, Museum

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta toured the National September 11 Memorial and Museum site in New York just days before the 10th anniversary of the terror attack. “This Sunday, the nation marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in the history of the United States,” Panetta said […]

Congressman Warns Of Libyan Weapons

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The United States should keep Libyan weapons like anti-aircraft missiles out of the hands of “bad actors,” U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said Tuesday. Allen, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, told Politico the Obama administration should move quickly, sending a team to Libya to round up and secure shoulder-fired […]

U.S. Working To Resume Mideast Peace Talks

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — U.S. envoys are meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in hopes of avoiding the Palestinians’ planned statehood bid at the United Nations, officials said. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he plans to pursue U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state and such a move doesn’t contradict the Middle East peace […]

Judge Denies Appeal In Grieving Mom Case

HILLSBOROUGH, N.J., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A New Jersey judge has denied an appeal from a woman who was ordered by her boss to stop talking about the death of her teenage daughter. The case goes back to 2007 when Cecelia Ingraham of Hillsborough, N.J., sued for emotional distress after her boss in the marketing […]

Two Police Officers Shot In NYC

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Two New York City police officers were recovering Tuesday after being wounded in a gun battle that left three people dead, including a bystander, police said. Police said the gunfight started at 9 p.m. Monday in Brooklyn borough’s Crown Heights neighborhood after Leroy Webster, 32, allegedly shot and killed […]

NATO Stops Transfers To Some Afghan Jails

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The head of the NATO mission in Afghanistan has ordered a halt to transfers of detainees to some Afghan prisons, British defense officials said Tuesday. U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen listed nine locations where an unreleased U.N. report says inmates are tortured, The Guardian reported. The report describes one […]

Mississippi River Began Shifting Course

MEMPHIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A $13 billion flood-control system prevented much costlier damage along the Mississippi River since last year’s flooding, officials say. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood-control system prevented an estimated $62 billion in potential damage as the river sought new channels and made initial shifts toward changing course during high […]

Boehner, Cantor Ask Obama For Meeting

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The top two House Republicans asked President Obama for a bicameral, bipartisan meeting to discuss his jobs plan ahead of his scheduled Thursday address. In their letter to Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the meeting was needed to help reach a bipartisan deal on […]

Cost Of Hurricane Irene For FEMA Put At $1.5 Billion

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene’s estimated cost to the Federal Emergency Disaster Agency is $1.5 billion, with most of the expenditure in fiscal 2012, the White House says. Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, promised funding would be available for anything charged to the fiscal year that ends Sept. […]

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