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Israel: Turkey Expelling 3 Diplomats

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Turkey is expelling at least three diplomats from the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, Israeli officials said Wednesday. But despite the latest sign of tensions between the two countries, CNN reported, a senior Israeli government official said, “Israel does not want to see a further deterioration in the relationship with […]

Obama’s Jobs Plan: Spending, Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama’s jobs plan could top $200 billion in infrastructure investments and tax cuts but includes ways to pay for the programs, aides said. People knowledgeable about the deliberations said Obama’s plan, to be delivered Thursday during a joint session of Congress, may consist of spending on programs that […]

Tennessee Mosque Receives Bomb Threat

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Authorities said someone called a Tennessee mosque and left a threat on the answering machine saying the mosque would be blown up Sept. 11. Police and federal Homeland Security agents were investigating the threat, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported. The threat was left on the answering machine of the Islamic […]

Crews Battle Utah Wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Firefighters in Utah said they hope to finish cutting containment lines around a wildfire that has burned 2,200 acres of high desert range in the state. The Jericho Wildfire was sparked by lightning Sept. 1 and was consuming juniper, sagebrush and grasses 25 miles south of Eureka, The […]

Three Arrested At Tickets-only Ryan Town Hall

GREENFIELD, Wis., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Police arrested three protesters and forced 20 others to leave a town hall meeting held by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., that was open only to paid ticket holders. Ryan and at least three other Republicans in Congress held no free constituent events during the summer recess, Politico reported. Tickets […]

EU Leaders Meet With Kosovo’s President

BRUSSELS, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Serbia and Kosovo must collectively shape their futures in line with the European Union, the president of Kosovo told European officials in Brussels. Kosovo’s President Atifete Jahjaga met with European leaders in Brussels following border tensions with Serbia in July. Kosovo in July sent its police forces to the north […]

Vet Pleads Insanity In Girlfriend’s Murder

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 7 (UPI) — An Iraq war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder killed his girlfriend because he thought she was part of a “hostile military force,” his lawyer said. Davon Londell Thomas, 29, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend in November 2009, The Charlotte […]

Canada Creams Nivea Over False Ad Claims

OTTAWA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The distributor of Nivea skin care products was censured and fined Wednesday by Canada’s federal Competition Bureau for misleading advertising. The bureau said in a release from Ottawa that Beiersdorf Canada Inc. had agreed to remove its “My Silhouette” product from store shelves immediately, pay a $300,000 penalty and also […]

Gabrielle Giffords’ Memoir To Be Out In November

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) — “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,” by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, will be in stores Nov. 15, her publisher said Wednesday. The Arizona Democrat and Kelly, an astronaut who commanded one of the last space shuttle missions, worked with a co-author, Jeffrey Zaslow, […]

RGA Elects Christie Vice Chairman

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 7 (UPI) — The Republican Governors Association says it has elected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie its vice chairman. The (Newark) Star-Ledger notes Christie traveled the country last year raising funds and campaigning for GOP candidates. Christie succeeds Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who became the association’s chairman after Texas Gov. Rick Perry […]

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