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Edwards’ Attorneys Seek Dismissal Of Case

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 7 (UPI) — Lawyers for ex-U.S. Sen. John Edwards sought dismissal of the case against their client, arguing the charges are unconstitutionally vague, among other things. In court documents filed in a federal court Tuesday, the defense also contended that no crime occurred, and even if one did, the government didn’t provide […]

Second Convoy Headed To Niger Capital

NIAMEY, Niger, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Moammar Gadhafi’s security chief is among several former Libyan officials who have arrived in the capital of Niger, officials in Niamey confirmed. A second convoy said to be carrying dozens of heavily armed Gadhafi loyalists as well as cash and gold has entered Niger and is headed to the […]

British Columbia Fire Evacuation Lifted

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Some 550 people ordered from their homes in southern British Columbia because of a wildfire were returning home Wednesday, emergency officials said. The fire started late Monday night in a rugged, mountainous area near Kelowna and the evacuation order went out early Tuesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said. […]

Hosni Mubarak’s Trial Resumes

CAIRO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Some lawyers representing victims’ families withdrew from the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak at Cairo’s Police Academy Wednesday. The attorneys along with a former head of the bar association said they were leaving because of chaotic conditions inside the courtroom, al-Masry al-Youm reported. Judge Ahmed Refaat initially refused […]

Explosion Kills, Injures Dozens In Delhi

NEW DELHI, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Explosives placed in a briefcase went off Wednesday outside an Indian high court in New Delhi, killing and wounding dozens of people, authorities said. The Times of India reported at least 11 people died and 62 were wounded in the blast outside one of the gates of the packed […]

IHOP Death Toll At 5, Including Suspect

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 7 (UPI) — The death toll from a shooting at an IHOP in Nevada rose to five, including the suspected shooter, officials said Wednesday. A man carrying a version of an AK-47 rifle opened fire on Nevada National Guard members in uniform Tuesday as they ate breakfast at the Carson City […]

Katia’s Track To Be Between Bermuda, U.S.

MIAMI, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A weaker Hurricane Katia should pass between Bermuda and the U.S. East Coast Wednesday night and Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. A tropical storm watch was posted for Bermuda, the center said in its 5 a.m. EDT advisory. The Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, […]

Death Toll In Quetta Blasts Rises

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Two suicide bombers set off explosions Wednesday in a secure area of Quetta, Pakistan, causing dozens of casualties, authorities said. The attacks occurred in the Civil Lines area, near the home of the commissioner of paramilitary forces. Geo News reported the attackers targeted paramilitary forces responsible for the capture […]

Obama’s Schedule For Wednesday, Sept. 7

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — President Obama welcomes NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR drivers to the White House Wednesday, the daily schedule indicates. The schedule indicates Obama will: — Receive, along with Vice President Joe Biden, the daily briefing. — Meet with Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. — Meet with Biden […]

Myanmar Sets Up Human Rights Commission

YANGON, Myanmar, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Myanmar has set up a Human Rights Commission, according to a brief report in the government newspaper New Light of Myanmar. The formation comes after the U.N. special rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, called for an independent commission during his visit to the country last […]

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