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Eight Still Missing In India Bus Crash

DEHRADUN, India, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Searchers said they were looking for eight people still missing after a deadly bus crash Sunday in India. The death toll from the accident in the Dehradun District stood at 15 but could rise as the search continued for eight passengers still missing. The bus went off a road […]

Egyptians Irked At Saudi Pilgrimage Issues

CAIRO, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A large crowd in Cairo demanded the expulsion of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador Sunday in protest over alleged mistreatment of Muslim pilgrims in the kingdom. Several hundred Egyptians gathered outside the Saudi Embassy to decry alleged incidents in which countrymen were hassled while in Saudi Arabia for the Umrah pilgrimage during […]

Bachmann: Irene, Quake Comment ‘metaphor’

WASHINGTON, Conn., Sept. 4 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday her statement suggesting Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake were messages from God was a metaphor. “Obviously, I was speaking metaphorically.” the Minnesota Republican presidential candidate said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “That was clear to the audience. It was clear to […]

Cuba Defense Minister Casas Dead At 75

HAVANA, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Cuba’s defense minister, Gen. Julio Casas Reguerio, has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 75, the government in Havana announced. Monday was declared an official day of mourning in honor of Casas, a high-ranking Communist Party official and minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, who died […]

Shark Kills Surfer Off Australian Coast

DUNSBOROUGH, Australia, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A 21-year-old body boarder was killed by a shark near a busy West Australian beach, police say. Police say the man was surfing with a friend near Bunker Bay when the shark attacked him Sunday, The (Perth) West Australian reported. Dunsborough Police officer-in-charge Sgt. Craig Anderson said the 21-year-old […]

Brother In Boston’s Stuart Murder Dies

BOSTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Matthew Stuart, a central figure in a notorious Boston murder case, died at a homeless shelter in the city this weekend, sources told The Boston Globe. Stuart, 45, admitted in 1992 that he had helped his brother, Charles, cover up the 1989 slayings of Charles’ wife and unborn baby, which […]

Hoffa: Companies Should Hire U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Teamsters President Jim Hoffa Sunday criticized as “unpatriotic” American companies not spending their money in this country to create jobs. “So many companies like Mr. Coffee and all of these other companies that have closed and moved to Mexico, they are wrong, they are unpatriotic,” Hoffa said on CNN’s “State […]

Teen Arrested For Posing As Medical Staff

OSCEOLA, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) — Police say they have arrested a Florida teenager for allegedly impersonating a physician’s assistant in a hospital’s emergency room. The teenager, Matthew Scheidt, was arrested by police Friday after the Osceola police department received reports that Scheidt might be an imposter, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. Hospital employees told […]

Iraq To Investigate Alleged Massacre

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Iraq is preparing to formally investigate the alleged massacre of an Iraqi family by U.S. troops in 2006, a key Iraqi lawmaker said Sunday. Ammar Tu’uma, a member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security-and-Defense Committee, said the panel would take up the incident that left 10 people dead during the next […]

Iran’s First Nuclear Power Plant Online

BUSHEHR, Iran, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Iran’s first nuclear power plant was connected to the national power grid, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced Sunday. The Bushehr plant supplied 60 megawatts of its 1,000 megawatt capacity as of Saturday night, an amount that should expand to 40 percent capacity at the facility’s official launch […]


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