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Giffords Spending Weekend In Tucson

TUCSON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in Arizona this weekend for what a top aide says is a private visit and break from rehab. The trip to Tucson is only her second since January when she was transferred to a Houston rehabilitation hospital after being shot in the head, The […]

Afghan President Denies Use Of Extra Force

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai denied ordering the use of extra force at the swearing in of eight replacement Parliament members Saturday. Hundreds of police officers armed with machine guns blocked the Parliament building in Kabul Saturday morning to keep lawmakers who had been ousted from entering the building, the […]

Police Arrest 16th Person In Hacking Case

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Police in London have detained a man believed to be a former News of the World employee, bringing the number of arrests in the hacking scandal to 16. The man surrendered Friday at a police station in North London, the London Evening Standard reported. He was being questioned about the […]

Rebels Give Gadhafi Loyalist Another Week To Surrender

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 3 (UPI) — The chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council Saturday said Gadhafi loyalists have one more week to surrender before they face military action. “This extension does not mean we are unaware of what Gadhafi’s accomplices are up to,” National Transitional Council Chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil said at a news conference, […]

Calif. Man Arrested For Biting Python

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A pet python was recovering from surgery for wounds inflicted by the mouth of a Sacramento, Calif., man, a city official said. David Elmer Senk, 54, was being held in the Sacramento County Jail on charges of unlawfully maiming/mutilating the snake, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday. Police received a report […]

European Union Says No To Syrian Oil

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 3 (UPI) — The flow of oil from Syria into European Union countries was cut off Saturday as part of the EU’s pressure on President Bashar Assad to step down. The union announced its embargo Friday after news emerged Syrian soldiers had shot and killed 14 anti-government demonstrators, The Wall Street Journal […]

Deadly Typhoon Hits Japanese Island

TOKYO, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A typhoon packing 90 mph winds hit the southern Japanese island of Shikoku Saturday, killing one person and leaving five others missing, officials said. Typhoon Talas, the 12th named northern Pacific storm this summer, brought heavy rain and triggered mudslides in the prefecture of Ehime, the Kyodo news agency reported. […]

Manuel Valle Receives 2nd Execution Stay

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) — A convicted killer sentenced to die for the 1978 shooting of a Coral Gables, Fla., police officer has received a temporary stay of execution, officials say. Manuel Valle’s execution, originally set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, was delayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in […]

Hurricane Katia Brews On U.S. Advance

MIAMI, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia packed 75 mph winds as it moved well northwest of the Caribbean island chain Saturday, U.S. forecasters in Miami said. The National Hurricane Center said the 11th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was 530 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands, moving northwest at 10 mph […]

Military Plane Goes Down Near Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Searchers looking for a military plane downed in the Pacific off the coast of Chile have recovered a body from the ocean, an official reported. The plane carrying 21 passengers disappeared Friday after twice trying to land on the Juan Fernandez islands. The body of an unidentified person was […]


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