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Indian Parliament Moves On Corruption Bill

NEW DELHI, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The Indian Parliament approved an anti-corruption resolution Saturday in an effort to get an activist to end his hunger strike. Anna Hazare said he would break his fast at 10 a.m. Sunday, The Times of India reported. Hazare, 74, a follower of Mohandas Gandhi, said the unanimous passage of […]

Hospital Can Continue To Medicate Loughner

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A federal judge has effectively approved a U.S. prison hospital’s decision to medicate accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner without his consent. Loughner, who allegedly killed six people and wounded 13 in a spree aimed at U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has been found incompetent to stand trial. He is […]

Body Found In Yellowstone, Possible Grizzly Victim

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo., Aug. 27 (UPI) — The body of a hiker was found along the Mary Mountain Trail in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, officials said. An investigation to determine the cause of death was under way after a pair of hikers found the body Friday along the eastern section of the 21-mile trail […]

New York Shuts Down Subway Ahead Of Irene

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) — New York City prepared for a surge of water from Hurricane Irene Saturday, shutting down the subway and evacuating 370,000 residents in low-lying neighborhoods. Transit workers moved trains from outdoor yards, parking them in tunnels around the city to protect them from the up to 12 inches of rain […]

Teen Charged With Aiding Jihad Jane

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A Maryland teenager, the son of Pakistani immigrants, has been charged with conspiring with a convert to Islam who called herself Jihad Jane, his family says. The 17-year-old, identified as Mohammed K. of Ellicott City, was arrested in July on federal charges, relatives said. They told The Philadelphia Inquirer the […]

Man Jailed For Putting Worker In Box Naked

MONTEREY PARK, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) — A California store owner was jailed on $10 million bail for allegedly holding a worker in a box bound with tape and dressed only in an adult diaper, police say. Robert Yachen Lee appeared in Alhambra Superior Court Friday on kidnapping and attempted murder charges, the Los Angeles […]

Gadhafi’s Adopted Daughter: Dead Or Alive?

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A room in Moammar Gadhafi’s compound appears to have belonged to an adopted daughter supposedly killed by a U.S. airstrike in 1986, The Irish Times reports. The newspaper said it discovered documents Friday that included a passport in the name of Hana Gadhafi, photos showing Hana with Gadhafi’s daughter […]

Rocket Fire Continues From Gaza

JERUSALEM, Aug. 27 (UPI) — At least three rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since Islamic Jihad said it would join a cease-fire announced by Hamas. A Grad rocket landed Friday afternoon near Ashkelon, Ynetnews.com reported. Two Kassam rockets hit open areas near the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council at about 10 p.m. No […]

Wife Of Cuban Spy Can’t Garnish Air Fees

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A Miami judge says the ex-wife of a Cuban spy cannot garnish funds paid by charter airlines to Havana in order to settle a lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno ruled that Ana Margarita Martinez does not have the license required to handle money from Cuba and, therefore, cannot go […]

Atlantic City Shut Down As Irene Nears

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 27 (UPI) — Atlantic City, N.J., casinos were closed Saturday as Hurricane Irene barreled toward the Jersey Shore. The shut-down was the third in the resort’s 33-year history as a gambling hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The casinos closed in 1985 when Hurricane Gloria approached the area and in July 2006 […]

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