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Navy Commander Reassigned After Accident

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The officer in charge of the U.S. Navy destroyer The Sullivans was relieved of his command after his ship mistakenly fired on a fishing boat, officials said. Cmdr. Mark Olson was in command Aug. 17, when the ship mistook a fishing boat for a towed gunnery target during an exercise […]

Judge: Carl Lewis Still Off N.J. Ballot

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 8 (UPI) — A federal judge upheld the decision to bar former track star Carl Lewis from the New Jersey state Senate ballot, saying he did not meet residency requirements. U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman commended Lewis for his desire to run for the state Senate but upheld Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s […]

Mom: Casey Anthony May Suffer Seizures

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) — Casey Anthony’s mother said her daughter may have a medical condition that contributed to the 2008 death of her 2-year-old granddaughter Caylee. A Fox News Channel source said Cindy Anthony made the statement during an interview for the “Dr. Phil Show” that will air Monday, WFOL-TV, Orlando, Fla. reported […]

Libya Weapons Status ‘Murky’

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Revelations of missing weapons in Libya may be cause for concern and at least one senior U.S. military official said the arms situation post-Gadhafi is “murky.” With Tripoli falling into rebel hands, investigators are uncovering looted weapons depots across the country, with everything from small arms to heat-seeking missiles reported […]

Protest Turns Violent In Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Seven demonstrators appeared in an Israeli court Thursday accused of attacking police during a protest outside Tel Aviv’s city hall that turned violent. The seven were accused of shoving, punching and threatening police, The Jerusalem Post reported. They were part of a group of social justice demonstrators who […]

California To Outlaw Inmate Cellphones

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 8 (UPI) — California legislators have approved bills banning inmate cellphones and expediting the legal process for a proposed football stadium. On Wednesday, California lawmakers moved to outlaw cellphones in prisons, the Los Angeles Times reported. “We know they’ve been used to organize street gangs, traffic drugs and intimidate witnesses,” said state Sen. […]

Press Bahrain Harder, Scholar Tells Obama

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Washington should use its military leverage over Bahrain to press for political and human rights or risk its legitimacy in the region, a scholar writes. Bahrain was criticized for the way it handled a Shiite uprising early this year but was later praised for advancing reforms. Bahrain in early July […]

Calif. Voters: Terror Fight High Priority

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Four of five California voters say the need to fight terrorism has remained as important or become more so since the 2001 terrorist attacks, a poll indicated. By contrast, only 13 percent said they believe the need to fight terrorism was decreasing, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found. […]

Bastrop Wildfire Burns 1,386 Homes

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The Bastrop wildfire burning near Austin, Texas, killed two people and destroyed more than 1,300 homes before officials declared it 30 percent contained. Emergency officials said the Bastrop fire had burned 34,000 acres as of Wednesday, destroying an estimated 1,386 homes, the Austin American-Statesman reported Thursday, while the nearby […]

WJC Speaks Out Against Palestinian State

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) — United Nations recognition of Palestine could lead to increased violence against Israel, the head of the World Jewish Congress said in New York. “If this unilateral declaration were to be endorsed by the United Nations it would most likely trigger the continuation of a vicious cycle of violence within […]

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