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Romney Calls Out Obama On Economy

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — President Obama has so mismanaged the U.S. economy the nation is near misery, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a veterans organization Tuesday. Obama’s leadership has brought the nation “near a threshold of profound economic misery,” the former Massachusetts governor said in an address to the 112th Veterans of […]

‘Survivor’ Contestant Considering Ind. Run

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Former “Survivor” contestant Rupert Boneham has filed papers indicating he may run for governor of Indiana as a Libertarian. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday Boneham filed papers to form an exploratory committee with the Indiana Election Division and is expected to make a final decision in the next few weeks. […]

Minn. U.S. Attorney To Lead ATF

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. attorney for Minnesota was named Tuesday as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department said. B. Todd Jones replaces embattled Acting Director Kenneth Melson, who was reassigned a senior adviser on forensic science in the Office of Legal Policy, the department […]

Netherlands Sells Off Aircraft

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Five F-16 fighters from the Netherlands are on their way to Chile as the government continues to cut expenditures. The planes, which departed Monday from Volkel Air Base, are part of a 2009 sales agreement between the two countries. The Dutch Ministry of Defense said the first two […]

Romney-Perry Feud Years In The Making

BOSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A feud between Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Mitt Romney can be traced back to the 2002 Winter Olympics and the Boy Scouts, Perry says. The Texas governor, who wears an Eagle Scout pin on his lapel, has criticized Romney for a decision made while he ran the Salt […]

Missing California Hikers Found Unharmed

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Three men who failed to return from a weekend day hike in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles were found unharmed early Tuesday, authorities said. Steve Goldsworthy, a volunteer with the Montrose Search and Rescue Team in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said the hikers were discovered […]

Obama Praises ’9/11 Generation’ Of Vets

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama praised the “9/11 generation” of military veterans Tuesday and vowed the federal government wouldn’t abandon those who served. “These men and women succeeded together as one American team,” Obama said in a speech before the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis. “In a decade of war, they’ve […]

12 Seals Die On Russian Cargo Plane

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Twelve of 20 fur seals died while being flown to a dolphinarium in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, a Pacific Oceanological Institute spokesman said. Local prosecutors said the seals, in the cargo bay of an aircraft transporting them from Sakhalin Island, could have been affected by high temperatures […]

Hatch Aide To Head ‘supercommittee’ Staff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A U.S. Senate tax lawyer will head the staff of the congressional “supercommittee” tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, leaders said Tuesday. The appointment of Senate Finance Committee tax lawyer Mark Prater was announced jointly by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who are co-leaders […]

U.N. Action In Syria Days Or Weeks Away

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — It will likely be some time before members of the U.N. Security Council agree on a formal resolution condemning the violence in Syria, Washington said. U.N. estimates put the death toll in Syria at more than 2,000, including hundreds allegedly killed at the hands of Syrian security forces during the […]

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