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FBI Interview With Terror Suspect Criticized

DETROIT, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Federal agents in Detroit interviewed the alleged “underwear bomber” when he was “heavily sedated and semiconscious,” his lawyer said. Anthony Chambers, a lawyer for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to block prosecutors from using statements his client made to the FBI at a hospital […]

Will Scottish Conservatives Rebrand Party?

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A candidate for leadership of the Scottish Conservative Party plans to reconstitute the party under a different name if he wins, The Telegraph said Saturday. Malcolm Fraser, a lawyer and member of the Scottish Parliament who is considered the front-runner for party leadership, thinks the Conservatives have become a […]

No Word Yet From Palin On Presidential Run

INDIANOLA, Iowa, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin remained coy on her presidential aspirations during a speech Saturday at a Tea Party rally in Iowa. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register she has made no decision. She made a brief statement to the newspaper while autographing a […]

Texas Resort Area Gets 2nd Wildfire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 3 (UPI) — As Texas endures its worst wildfire season in decades, Possum Kingdom Lake was enduring its second major fire in six months Saturday. Firefighters were seeking donations to help one of their comrades who lost his home Friday, WFAA-TV in Dallas reported. Ed Shelton, a former Arlington police officer, […]

Flooding Kills Dozens In Pakistan

HYDERABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Torrential monsoon rains in Sindh province in southeast Pakistan killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of acres of crops, officials said Saturday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority put the death toll at 66, the Pak Tribune reported. More than 2 million people were driven from their homes or […]

Documents: CIA, MI6 Worked With Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 3 (UPI) — British and U.S. intelligence agencies worked closely with Libya, including the rendition of terrorism suspects, documents found in Tripoli suggest. Human Rights Watch and foreign reporters Friday found two binders of English-language papers marked MI6 and one marked CIA in the office of the Libyan intelligence chief, The New […]

Lab Explosion Kills 1, Injures Another

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) — A scientist was killed and another injured in a lab explosion at a technology company in Menlo Park, Calif., authorities say. The explosion happened Friday afternoon at Membrane Technology Inc. when a male scientist was pouring a mixture of several gases from one cylinder to another, the Los […]

Giffords Spending Weekend In Tucson

TUCSON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in Arizona this weekend for what a top aide says is a private visit and break from rehab. The trip to Tucson is only her second since January when she was transferred to a Houston rehabilitation hospital after being shot in the head, The […]

Afghan President Denies Use Of Extra Force

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai denied ordering the use of extra force at the swearing in of eight replacement Parliament members Saturday. Hundreds of police officers armed with machine guns blocked the Parliament building in Kabul Saturday morning to keep lawmakers who had been ousted from entering the building, the […]

Police Arrest 16th Person In Hacking Case

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Police in London have detained a man believed to be a former News of the World employee, bringing the number of arrests in the hacking scandal to 16. The man surrendered Friday at a police station in North London, the London Evening Standard reported. He was being questioned about the […]

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