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Police Looking For Stolen Explosives

PHOENIX, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Police said Monday they had found a container that had held explosives stolen from Phoenix’s main airport but it was unclear if the explosives were inside it. Police had been conducting a routine exercise with canines Friday when the explosives were taken from Terminal 4 of Sky Harbor International Airport, […]

Air Traffic Controller Errors Increase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Air traffic controller errors causing planes to get too close to each other increased by 81 percent between 2007 and 2010, U.S. federal data shows. The Federal Aviation Administration, which released the data, said the increase is because of the way errors are reported and categorized, but critics point to […]

Obama Leads GOP Hopefuls In California

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Voter preference for President Obama in California is high over potential Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, a Los Angeles Times poll indicates. Despite voter dissatisfaction, Obama led Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP presidential hopeful, by 19 points, and Perry by 24 points, the poll […]

UPS Hit By Turkish Hacker Group

ATLANTA, Sept. 5 (UPI) — The home Web page of UPS was defaced Sunday by a Turkish group of hackers declaring “World Hackers Day,” officials at the company’s Georgia headquarters said. A group calling itself TurkGuvenligi replaced the UPS Web page with its name over the image of a red dragon that re-directed site visitors […]

Hurricane Katia Gaining Strength Again

MIAMI, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia re-intensified and developed a large eye Monday, affecting the surf along the U.S. East Coast, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Katia, a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph, was moving northwest at about 13 mph about 540 miles south-southeast of Bermuda, the […]

Wildlife Photographer Admits Faking Photos

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 5 (UPI) — An award-winning Swedish nature photographer has admitted doctoring some photos, authorities say. The pictures by Terje Helleso came into question when Gunnar Gloerson, a conservationist for the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, examined a suspicious-looking photo of a lynx, The Local reported Monday. “Doesn’t this lynx in […]

GOP Presidential Tilt May Be Clearer Soon

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) — With Labor Day unofficially kicking off the 2012 campaign season, the field of Republican presidential hopefuls could begin to crystallize, observers say. Even though months remain before Republicans attend primaries and caucuses that count, party leaders said the race could, essentially, be locked down by the end of October, […]

Martial Artist Accused Of Knocking Out Mom

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) — A Florida man was arrested for allegedly knocking out his mother after she complained about his practicing martial arts in their home, authorities said. Collier County sheriff’s deputies arrested Cory William Morrel, 27, of East Naples after arriving at the home and finding his mother disoriented, the Naples Daily […]

Social Dems, Greens Win Regional Election

BERLIN, Sept. 5 (UPI) — The center-left Social Democrats reclaimed power in regional elections in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, officials said. Preliminary results also indicated Green Party candidates were elected Sunday to the region’s parliament for the first time, The New York Times reported. The Social Democrats won 36 percent of the […]

Clashes Disrupt Mubarak’s Trial

CAIRO, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Testimony was heard Monday about how the Egyptian Interior Ministry under former President Hosni Mubarak used weapons to fire on protesters this spring. Outside the courtroom at the Police Academy near Cairo, clashes erupted between anti-Mubarak factions and police guarding the academy, al-Masry al-Youm reported. Mubarak supporters were protected by […]


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