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Hand Severed In Saw Accident Reattached

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Surgeons in Ohio say they’ve successfully reattached the hand of a 63-year-old grandmother after she accidentally cut it off while cutting wood on a power saw. Pat Marvin of Franklinton was building a handrail for the deck on her home Tuesday morning when she slipped and the blade of […]

Turkey-Israel Crisis Complicates EU Ties

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Turkey’s diplomatic rupture with Israel complicates EU efforts to balance ties with two major allies, especially after Ankara played a key role in mediating peace and helping evacuation of thousands of EU and other foreign nationals fleeing upheavals in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Turkey remains a candidate for EU […]

Obama: No Preferential Treatment For Uncle

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — An uncle of U.S. President Barack Obama who is facing possible deportation won’t receive preferential treatment, the White House said. The president didn’t learn of last week’s arrest of Onyango Obama until told about it Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said. “We expect it to be treated … […]

Aftershocks Follow Los Angeles Quake

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) — More than a dozen aftershocks have been recorded following Thursday’s 4.2 earthquake north of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey says. The USGS said the temblor, centered in the Newhall-San Fernando area, was the largest in Southern California in more than a year, the Los Angeles Times reported. Although […]

President Obama Pulls Back On Ozone Standards

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The White House says it wants the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a draft plan for air quality standards for ozone. In a statement, President Obama said he is asking EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the draft Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards plan, as part of an effort […]

Feds Weigh In On Florida Hazing Incident

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) — A federal agency’s review of the suspected locker room beating of a Florida student says the victim’s statements are inconsistent and his injury claims dubious. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights investigated the beating of Dr. Phillips High School freshman Darrion Denson, who said upperclassmen at […]

Police Disperse Protesters From Naval Site

SEOGWIPO, South Korea, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Construction on a naval base in South Korea that had been stalled since June resumed after riot police dispersed a group of nearly 100 sit-in protesters. About 600 Seogwipo Police Station riot police were mobilized at 5 a.m. Friday to break up the crowd of residents and anti-base […]

Florida Cleanup Of Toxic Solvent Under Way

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Florida authorities say they are pinning their hopes on subterranean bacteria to battle cancer-causing trichloroethene dumped in Orlando almost 50 years ago. Thousands of gallons of molasses are being pumped into the ground north of the city’s downtown to serve as a kind of food for bacteria that is […]

Flying ‘hurrican Hunters’ Face Budget Cuts

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) — In the wake of Hurricane Irene, debate rages over the proposed slashing of the budget of the “hurricane hunter” squadron based in Florida, observers say. Under a spending plan passed in July by a House Appropriations Committee, the budget for the three-aircraft squadron based at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force […]

American Faced ‘intense’ Cuba Questioning

HAVANA, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A U.S. government subcontractor in a Cuba jail faced “very intense” interrogation by authorities before a visit from a U.S. diplomat, diplomatic cables show. The WikiLeaks-revealed cables, written by U.S. diplomats in Cuba, show Alan P. Gross had been in the Havana jail 25 days before the diplomat’s visit and […]

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