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Mexican Helicopters Flying Over Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Mexican military helicopters have been flying over Texas, a staging ground for missions into Mexico to fight drug traffickers, a Mexican official said. The San Antonio Express-News reports Zapata County Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr. said as many as 10 of the Mexican helicopters have been spotted flying over south […]

1,000 May Be Terror Risk In Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A German official says as many as 1,000 people living in Germany could be classified as possible terrorists. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told the Bild newspaper that nearly 1,000 people have been identified as potential Islamic terrorists, with 128 identified as dangerous and 20 found to have actually trained in […]

Family Of Slain Yale Grad Student To Sue

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 6 (UPI) — The family of a young graduate student killed in a Yale lab plans to sue the Connecticut university for damages, a lawyer says. Joseph Tacopina, the New York lawyer representing the estate of Annie Le, said Monday he plans to file the lawsuit Wednesday, the Hartford Courant reported. […]

Chechen Official Attacked, Shot

YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Chechen government official was attacked and slightly injured by an unidentified assailant in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, police said. Police said the assailant approached Salautdin Mamakov from behind and shot him Monday evening, apparently with a non-lethal firearm that uses rubber bullets, RIA Novosti reported. Mamakov, the […]

EU Commission Wants Border-control Powers

BRUSSELS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The European Commission says it wants EU member states to surrender border-control decisions and give a central role in those matters to the commission. “Freedom of movement of persons is a common European good and decisions affecting it should be taken at EU level,” home affairs spokesman Michele Cercone said […]

Moscow Man Says He Didn’t Rape Daughter

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Moscow man has begun a hunger strike to protest a 13-year jail sentence, saying he’s not guilty of charges of raping his 7-year-old daughter, his wife said. RIA Novosti reported Vladimir Makarov, who was sentenced Monday, was charged after his dead sperm were found in his daughter’s urine when […]

Al-Qaida Waning In Arab Spring?

CAIRO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Al-Qaida may struggle to gain a foothold in the Arab world after public demonstrations, not holy war, brought about regional change, analysts say. Relatively peaceful demonstrations brought down the governments of Tunisia and Egypt earlier this year. Those gave way to the so-called Arab Spring, a surge of political frustration […]

Russian Politician Under House Arrest

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Moscow court has ordered the former governor of Russia’s Tula region be placed under house arrest amid allegations he accepted a $1.3 million bribe. Vyacheslav Dudka will be under house arrest in the village of Khomyakovo in the Tula region, ITAR-Tass reported Tuesday. The court ordered house arrest over […]

Russian Fighter Jet Crashes, Killing 2

MOSCOW, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Russian MiG-31 fighter jet on a routine training flight exploded in the air and crashed in the Urals early Tuesday, killing both pilots, officials said. Russian media report authorities said the crash occurred minutes after the plane took off from Bolshoye Savino airfield. A Defense Ministry source told RIA […]

Assad Welcomes ICRC Delegation To Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Damascus welcomes the work of the International Red Cross in the country as long as the organization remains independent, the Syrian president said. Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, met Syrian President Bashar Assad following a visit to the central prison in Damascus. Kellenberger […]


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