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Kurds Attack Off-duty Turkish Police

TUNCELI, Turkey, Sept. 5 (UPI) — A soccer game between off-duty police officers in Turkey turned deadly when suspected Kurdish militants opened fire on players and spectators, authorities said. A police officer and his wife were both killed in the attack Sunday in the eastern town of Tunceli and nine other police officers were wounded, […]

More Black Widow Spiders Seen In Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 5 (UPI) — People in Oklahoma are reporting seeing more venomous black widow spiders this summer than in recent years, authorities said. Exterminators say calls about the spiders are increasing. “The black widows have just exploded,” Mark Lasater, an Edmond exterminator who has been getting a half-dozen calls a day, told The […]

Deadly Plane Crash Sparks Calif. Wildfire

TEHACHAPI, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) — A fire sparked by a deadly small-plane crash in Blackburn Canyon, Calif., burned at least 4,800 acres and was only 5 percent contained Monday, officials said. Two people Sunday when their plane crashed in the heavily forested canyon, The Bakersfield Californian reported. Fire officials said one home was destroyed […]

Turks Strip-searched At Israel Airport

JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Dozens of Turkish citizens have complained about humiliating body searches by Israeli airport security in the past year, Israeli officials said Monday. Haaretz reported Israeli Foreign Ministry officials said almost every Turkish citizen arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport near Lod undergoes an examination that includes undressing to their underwear. […]

Boy To Tell His Side In Shooting

MARTINSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 5 (UPI) — An 11-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing his 6-year-old brother will go before a Morgan County, Ind., judge to explain his side of the story. The boy has been charged with murder and reckless homicide for allegedly intimidating his brother with a gun into cleaning his room June […]

Gay Service Members Seek To Re-enlist

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Many gays and lesbians discharged from the U.S. military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy say they want to return to the armed forces. With the Sept. 20 appeal of the policy approaching, some estimates suggest hundreds of homosexual former service members have contacted recruiters or advocacy groups in […]

Perry Cancels S.C. Stump; Returns To Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry canceled his appearance at a South Carolina forum Monday to return to Texas to address the raging, deadly wildfires, officials said. A blaze in eastern Texas killed a mother and her 18-month-old child when flames swallowed their mobile home Sunday near Gladewater, CNN reported. Southeast […]

Police Looking For Stolen Explosives

PHOENIX, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Police said Monday they had found a container that had held explosives stolen from Phoenix’s main airport but it was unclear if the explosives were inside it. Police had been conducting a routine exercise with canines Friday when the explosives were taken from Terminal 4 of Sky Harbor International Airport, […]

Air Traffic Controller Errors Increase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Air traffic controller errors causing planes to get too close to each other increased by 81 percent between 2007 and 2010, U.S. federal data shows. The Federal Aviation Administration, which released the data, said the increase is because of the way errors are reported and categorized, but critics point to […]

Obama Leads GOP Hopefuls In California

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Voter preference for President Obama in California is high over potential Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, a Los Angeles Times poll indicates. Despite voter dissatisfaction, Obama led Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP presidential hopeful, by 19 points, and Perry by 24 points, the poll […]

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