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Sonia Gandhi Returns After Surgery

NEW DELHI, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Ruling Indian Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi returned home Thursday after surgery abroad for an undisclosed condition, a party spokesman said. Party General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi, who announced her return, said Gandhi is fine, the NDTV television channel reported. The report quoted sources as saying she would not meet […]

Forecasters Track Two More Tropical Storms

MIAMI, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Tropical storm Maria joined Katia in the Atlantic Ocean and headed west toward the Leeward Islands Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. Meanwhile Tropical Storm Nate was practically stationary off Mexico’s coast but was expected to strengthen over the next two days. At 5 a.m. EDT, the center reported that […]

Katia Heads Toward U.S. East Coast

MIAMI, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia headed north Thursday between the island of Bermuda and the East Coast of the United States, the National Hurricane Center said. In its 5 a.m. EDT update, the center reported Katia was packing sustained winds of 90 mph. A tropical storm watch continued in effect for Bermuda as […]

Obama’s Schedule For Thursday, Sept. 8

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — President Obama presents his long-awaited jobs plan to a joint session of Congress Thursday night, the daily schedule says. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will be in the audience.

U.S.: Missile Shield Fears ‘unfounded’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Russia’s fears that a NATO anti-missile defense shield would target its intercontinental missile forces are “unfounded,” a senior U.S. diplomat said this week. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose repeated Washington’s position Monday at a conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, that the alliance’s four-phased anti-missile defense system for […]

Obama Speech: Jobs And Economic Growth

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama’s address to Congress will make a strong case for creating jobs and spurring economic growth to new levels, the White House said. The address at 7 p.m. EDT before a joint session of Congress — a type of gathering usually reserved for special occasions such as […]

Perry, Romney Clash At Almost Every Turn

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) — Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Mitt Romney clashed on job creation, healthcare and Social Security in a contentious televised debate. “Michael Dukakis created jobs three times faster than you did, Mitt,” said Texas Gov. Perry, referring to the former Massachusetts Democratic governor who lost the 1988 […]

Niger: We Can’t Stop Gadhafi From Entering

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Niger can’t close its border to Moammar Gadhafi, Niger’s foreign minister said as Libya’s new leaders sought to stop Gadhafi from fleeing into nearby countries. “We have no means to close the border. … It is too big and we have very, very small means for that,” Mohamed Bazoum […]

2 South African Unionists Expelled

MBABANE, Swaziland, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Protesters clashed with police Wednesday in Swaziland as two representatives of a South African union were detained, trade union leaders said. Police broke up the demonstration using tear gas, the Times of Swaziland reported. As the South Africans were removed, marchers sang songs making fun of the police. Zingiswa […]

Teens Saw Parents Killed In Robbery

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Two Philadelphia teenagers saw their parents gunned down in a robbery of their convenience store, family members said. The girls were working in the front of the store Tuesday evening when two gunmen came to Lorena’s Grocery, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Police Lt. Norman Davenport said the men told one […]


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