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Somali Troops Kill Al Shabaab Militants

GAROWE, Somalia, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Somali government troops in Puntland have killed more than 20 Al Shabaab militants. Puntland Deputy Security Minister Abdi-Jamal Osman Mohamed told a news conference the deaths were the result of fighting in Galkayo between Puntland security forces and Al Shabaab militia members. The clashes erupted Thursday after Al Shabaab […]

2 Dead In Uncontrolled Texas Wildfires

BASTROP, Texas, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Texas’ most destructive wildfire ever — one of more than 63 raging statewide — consumed more than 25,000 acres and 500 homes near Austin, officials said. Another one of the wind-whipped infernos killed a mother and her 18-month-old child who were unable to escape their mobile home near Gladewater, […]

Helicopters Deliver Food, Relief Supplies

TOKYO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Japanese authorities Tuesday airlifted food and essential supplies to typhoon victims in the western region as the death toll from the storm mounted. Thousands of people remained stranded in Nara and Wakayama prefectures, among the worst hit by Typhoon Talas, which brought heavy rains that triggered massive flooding and mudslides […]

GOP Rep. Has Bill To Reverse NLRB Ruling

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — A member of Congress has introduced a bill to undo a ruling requiring employers to notify employees of their rights under the U.S. National Labor Relations Act. Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz., introduced a measure last week that would reverse the Aug. 30 decision by the National Labor Relations Board, The […]

Iran Offers Nuke Program ‘supervision’

TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Iran offered Monday five years’ “full supervision” of its nuclear program by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency if the agency lifts its sanctions. Iran said, however, it would move forward with its uranium-enrichment programs whatever the agency decides on sanctions, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. “By lifting the […]

Rollins Cuts Role In Bachmann Campaign

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — U.S. GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager said Monday he is cutting back his role and his deputy said is resigning from the campaign. Rollins, a veteran Republican campaign manager, plans to reduce his role to a senior advisory capacity, citing health reasons and the toll of day-to-day management […]

Palin Won’t Say Whether She’s Running

MANCHESTER, N.H., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told supporters New Hampshire Monday “I appreciate your encouragement” but wouldn’t say whether she plans to run for president. At a rally in Manchester, many supporters had expected Palin to announce her candidacy and some chanted, “Run, Sarah, Run!” “I appreciate your encouragement,” she […]

Obama: Time For ‘Washington Games’ Over

DETROIT, Sept. 5 (UPI) — President Barack Obama said Monday the “time for Washington games is over” and called on Republicans to support the jobs plan he’ll outline before Congress. “We’re going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before party,” Obama told about 13,000 people in a Labor Day speech in downtown Detroit. […]

35 Students Hurt In N.Z. Truck-bus Crash

RUATOKI, New Zealand, Sept. 5 (UPI) — A logging truck rear-ended a school bus in New Zealand Monday, injuring 35 students, including one critically, authorities said. The 3:30 p.m. crash occurred in rural Ruatoki, the New Zealand Herald reported. An 8-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition and several other children — students at Taneatua […]

Syrian Troops Crack Down On Protesters

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Syrian troops cracked down on countrywide protests against President Bashar Assad Monday, killing at least five people, activists and residents said. The New York Times reported the Local Coordination Committees, a group that organizes and tracks the protests, said three people were killed in Homs, one in the eastern […]


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