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Rebels Poised To Attack Gadhafi Stronghold

BANI WALID, Libya, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Libyan rebels were poised to attack one of Moammar Gadhafi’s last strongholds Monday after talks for the city’s peaceful surrender collapsed, a spokesman said. The attack on besieged Bani Walid, a desert city of 60,000 people about 90 miles southeast of Tripoli, may have begun, with al-Jazeera reporting […]

Sink Holes Force China Highway Closure

BEIJING, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Chinese authorities Monday closed a highway in eastern Jiangxi province after two sink holes appeared on a slope nearby. China Daily quoted local reports that one of the holes, 10 meters (about 33 feet) wide and deep, appeared on a slope of the Shanghai-Kunming Highway. Details about the other one […]

Typhoon Death Toll Rises To 26

TOKYO, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Rescuers Monday searched for 54 people missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Talas that left at least 26 dead in Japan’s western region, officials said. The deadly weekend storm had crossed into the Sea of Japan by late Sunday, but not before lashing six of the prefectures with torrential rains […]

Palin Runs Half-marathon In Iowa

STORM LAKE, Iowa, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Sarah Palin still isn’t saying whether she’s running for president but she definitely was seen running in Iowa Sunday — a half-marathon that is. Palin played her run in Storm Lake low-key — registering under her maiden name, Sarah Heath, the Los Angeles Times reported. But supporters Doug […]

Teen Sought In NYC Party Shooting

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) — New York City police said they were hunting for a teen gunman they say wounded eight people, one critically, at a backyard party early Sunday. The victims of the 3:39 a.m. shooting spree in the Bronx borough included a 24-year-old man hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound […]

Bomb Threat Forces Emergency Landing

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A passenger was taken into custody after allegedly making a bomb threat aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, authorities said. Las Vegas police said Spirit Flight 245 returned to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas Saturday evening and the passenger was taken into custody […]

Jetliner Slides Off Ottawa Runway

OTTAWA, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A United Express jetliner inbound from Chicago slid overran a runway while landing in heavy rain Sunday at the airport in Ottawa, Ontario, authorities said. Airport police spokesman Paul Benoit said no injuries were reported among the 44 people aboard United Express Flight 3363, The Ottawa Citizen said. A bus […]

Obama Promises Aid In N.J. Visit

PATERSON, N.J., Sept. 4 (UPI) — President Obama visited New Jersey Sunday to give residents reassurance that federal aid is still forthcoming in the wake of last week’s Hurricane Irene. “The main message that I have for all the residents not only of New Jersey but all those communities that have been affected by flooding, […]

Clarkson To Voice Latest Tom Tom

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — British “Top Gear’s” Jeremy Clarkson says he is the newest celebrity to lend his voice to the Tom Tom satellite navigation device. Clarkson, known for his outbursts on the BBC driving show, will be featured on the latest Tom Tom device, which will be launched in October, The Sunday Telegraph […]

Waters Calls For $1 Trillion Jobs Program

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said Sunday U.S. President Barack Obama should propose a “bold” jobs program costing $1 trillion or more. “The president must be bold. I agree that he must have a jobs program, must create jobs,” Waters said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’m talking about a program […]


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