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Perry, Romney Clash At Almost Every Turn

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8 (UPI) — Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Mitt Romney clashed on job creation, healthcare and Social Security in a contentious televised debate. “Michael Dukakis created jobs three times faster than you did, Mitt,” said Texas Gov. Perry, referring to the former Massachusetts Democratic governor who lost the 1988 […]

Niger: We Can’t Stop Gadhafi From Entering

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Niger can’t close its border to Moammar Gadhafi, Niger’s foreign minister said as Libya’s new leaders sought to stop Gadhafi from fleeing into nearby countries. “We have no means to close the border. … It is too big and we have very, very small means for that,” Mohamed Bazoum […]

2 South African Unionists Expelled

MBABANE, Swaziland, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Protesters clashed with police Wednesday in Swaziland as two representatives of a South African union were detained, trade union leaders said. Police broke up the demonstration using tear gas, the Times of Swaziland reported. As the South Africans were removed, marchers sang songs making fun of the police. Zingiswa […]

Teens Saw Parents Killed In Robbery

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Two Philadelphia teenagers saw their parents gunned down in a robbery of their convenience store, family members said. The girls were working in the front of the store Tuesday evening when two gunmen came to Lorena’s Grocery, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Police Lt. Norman Davenport said the men told one […]

Teen Charged With Slaying College Student

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — A London teenager was charged Wednesday with the fatal stabbing of a university student who was out shopping for his grandmother. The 15-year-old suspect appeared in Enfield Magistrate’s Court, The Guardian reported. The victim, Steven Grisales, 21, was knifed in the heart last week when he scolded a group of […]

British Abortion Counseling Plan Defeated

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — The British Parliament Wednesday resoundingly defeated a measure that would have barred private abortion providers from offering counseling. The amendment — proposed by Nadine Dorries, a Conservative member of Parliament — would not have affected abortions obtained from the National Health Service. It would have applied to private groups like […]

Panetta: Taliban Weakened In Afghanistan

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) — NATO coalition forces have seriously weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. “We expected a greater offensive this year than took place,” Panetta said in an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose. “And I think in large measure the reason it didn’t take place is … […]

Two Pakistani Flights Get Bomb Threats

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Bomb threats were made to two Pakistan International Airlines flights, but both landed safely, with one diverted to Turkey, Pakistani officials said. The threats were received after the flights operated by the state-owned air carrier had taken off Wednesday from Lahore, one bound for Manchester, England, and the other […]

Trial Begins For 10 Muslim Hecklers

SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Lawyers gave opening statements Wednesday in the trial of 10 Muslim students charged with disrupting an Israeli diplomat’s speech in California. The 10 are charged with two misdemeanors, conspiracy to disturb a meeting and disturbing a meeting, for heckling Ambassador Michael Oren during a 2010 speech at the […]

Flight Canceled, Passengers Questioned

DALLAS, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A flight out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was canceled and two passengers officials characterized as suspicious were questioned Wednesday. Shortly before takeoff, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 1316 expressed suspicion about two other passengers to crew members, KXAS-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, reported. All passengers were removed from the plane […]

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