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91 People Nabbed For Medicare Fraud

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Arrests in U.S. cities netted charges against 91 people for an alleged Medicare fraud schemes involving $295 million in false billing, officials said. The nearly eight dozen people arrested included doctors, nurses and other medical personnel, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said Wednesday in describing what he said was the […]

Iran Kills Kurdish Rebel Leader

TEHRAN, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Iran says it has killed Majid Kavian, deputy commander of the Kurdish rebel group PJAK. Kavian, also known as Semko Sarholdan, was second-in-command of PJAK, the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan, an offshoot of the Turkish separatist group PKK or Kurdistan Workers Party. He was killed during the weekend […]

More E-mail Deletions At Murdoch Papers

LONDON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — An Indian company has told a British parliamentary committee it deleted e-mails for News International 13 times, four more than previously reported. The deletions reported by HCL Technologies of New Delhi occurred between December 2009 and June 2011, The Daily Telegraph said. News International Ltd., the British arm of Rupert […]

Couple Charged With Killing Daughter

RUNCORN, England, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Pakistani immigrant couple living in England were formally charged Wednesday with killing their teenage daughter in 2003. Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed made a brief appearance in Halton Magistrates Court in Cheshire, The Guardian reported. They were ordered jailed pending a hearing Friday in Manchester Crown Court. Investigators suspect […]

Report: Canada’s Post 9/11 Defense Soared

OTTAWA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Canada has spent more than $92 billion on extra security measures since the 2001 terror attacks on the United States, a think-tank report said Wednesday. The Rideau Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit, public-interest research group, released a study that included reports from various security-related government departments and agencies that became involved […]

Fox Sports Apologizes For USC Video

BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Fox Sports has apologized for an “inappropriate” video filmed on the University of Southern California campus that critics say mocks Asian students. A spokesman for the network said the video has been removed from the Fox Sports Web site and the network apologized to USC for producing and posting […]

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 […]


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