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Violent Passenger Allegedly Bites Pilot

SEATTLE, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A man allegedly became violent and bit a pilot on the arm when an Alaska Airlines plane landed in Seattle, a spokesman for Sea-Tac Airport said. The passenger was restrained by the plane’s flight crew and some fellow passengers, Perry Cooper said. The man was arrested by Port of Seattle […]

Bodies Of Missing German Hikers Found

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The bodies of two German hikers who disappeared last month were found Monday in Afghanistan, officials said. Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Parwan province, said the bodies were found near the south end of the Salang Pass, Bakhtar News Agency reported. The hikers had been missing since the middle […]

Nevada IHOP Shootings Kill 3, Wound 6

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A gunman opened fire at a Carson City, Nev., restaurant Tuesday, killing three people and wounding six others, authorities said. Two of the victims killed at the International House of Pancakes restaurant were described as National Guard soldiers who were in uniform, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper said. […]

Drug Applications Up As Fla. Cracks Down

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Florida law intended to curb a prescription-drug epidemic is raising concerns rogue doctors and others are moving into the pharmacy business, officials said. Since the law that bans most doctors from selling painkillers at their offices went into effect, applications to open new pharmacies in Florida have surged, […]

Strauss-Kahn Issue Hurting Socialists

PARIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — France’s Socialist party is struggling to find a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, political observers said. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who had been expected to be the Socialist candidate for president before his arrest for alleged sexual assault in New York, arrived in France Sunday, making no […]

Eight Iraqi Soldiers Killed In Ambush

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Eight Iraqi soldiers were killed Tuesday in an ambush on a military convoy in Anbar province, police said. A ninth soldier was injured, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported, citing Iraqi police sources. One of the soldiers killed was an officer. The convoy was passing through the town of Haditha […]

Mitt Romney Unveils 59-point Economic Plan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Tuesday rolled out his economic plan that lists 59 ideas based on limited government meddling in the marketplace. Romney’s plan, unveiled just days before President Obama delivers a speech on job creation before a joint congressional session Thursday, includes ideas such as eliminating the capital […]

Girl Falls Under Train, Loses Legs

LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A teenager’s legs were severed at the knees when she fell under a freight train in Colorado while trying to hop aboard, officials say. The 17-year-old Colorado State University student, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter to Denver Health Medical Center following the accident, The Denver […]

Bomb Attacks In Afghanistan Kill 2, Hurt 5

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Two separate bomb attacks in Afghanistan killed two security guards and injured five other people, authorities said. The guards were killed Monday when the vehicle they were riding in hit a roadside mine in the Shindland district of Heart province, the Bakhtar news agency reported. Three others in the […]

Al-Qaida Gets Hands On Libyan Weapons

BRUSSELS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The North African branch of al-Qaida managed to get a hold of surface-to-air missiles during the Libyan war, a European terrorism official said. Gilles de Kerchove, the top counter-terrorism official with the European Union, said from Brussels that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb may have acquired a significant stockpile of […]


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