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Mitt Romney Unveils 59-point Economic Plan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Tuesday rolled out his economic plan that lists 59 ideas based on limited government meddling in the marketplace. Romney’s plan, unveiled just days before President Obama delivers a speech on job creation before a joint congressional session Thursday, includes ideas such as eliminating the capital […]

Girl Falls Under Train, Loses Legs

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A teenager’s legs were severed at the knees when she fell under a freight train in Colorado while trying to hop aboard, officials say. The 17-year-old Colorado State University student, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter to Denver Health Medical Center following the accident, The Denver […]

Bomb Attacks In Afghanistan Kill 2, Hurt 5

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed two security guards and injured five other people, authorities said. The guards were killed Monday when the vehicle they were riding in hit a roadside mine in the Shindland district of Heart province, the Bakhtar news agency reported. Three others in the […]

Al-Qaida Gets Hands On Libyan Weapons

BRUSSELS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The North African branch of al-Qaida managed to get a hold of surface-to-air missiles during the Libyan war, a European terrorism official said. Gilles de Kerchove, the top counter-terrorism official with the European Union, said from Brussels that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb may have acquired a significant stockpile of […]

Rival Groups Mend Differences In Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 6 (UPI) — An agreement signed between rival leaders in Somalia could pave the way to the end of transitional rule there, a U.N. special envoy said. Somalia, in the grips of drought and famine plaguing much of the Horn of Africa, hasn’t had a functioning central government since the 1990s. The […]

Right-wing German Party Wins Seats

BERLIN, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The far-right National Democratic Party has won seats in the Parliament of the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, officials confirmed. While barely above the 5-percent vote level needed to secure seats in Parliament, the small victory by the right-wing extremists has German mainstream parties calling for the NPD to […]

Chirac Not Required To Attend Trial

PARIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A French judge ruled former President Jacques Chirac does not have to appear in court for his corruption trial. Judge Dominique Pauthe on Monday formally excused the ailing 78-year-old for health reasons, Radio France Internationale reported. Chirac is charged with embezzling public funds when he was mayor of Paris to […]

EU Has Deep Concerns About Sudan

BRUSSELS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Clashes between rival Sudanese forces in Blue Nile state are becoming part of a worrying trend along the border, a European official said. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton in a statement Tuesday expressed deep concern over reports of fighting between rival Sudanese forces in Blue […]

Renditions Roil U.K. Parliament

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The British government is embroiled in a new renditioning controversy following the capture of the Libyan capital of Tripoli by rebel forces. The point of contention: Britain’s alleged renditioning of Libyan terror suspects to Tripoli in earlier years. Documents found in Tripoli by journalist and human rights workers, the authenticity […]

Sentencings Postponed In Starvation Death

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Philadelphia judge postponed sentencing Wednesday for the father of a handicapped girl who starved to death, citing incomplete reports. At a hearing in the Court of Common Pleas, Judge Jeffrey Minehart told lawyers he did not have the results of pre-sentence investigations on Daniel Kelly, 40, and two social […]

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