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Indiana To Pay $5 Million In State Fair Stage Collapse

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the state plans to pay out $5 million to cover claims by victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Zoeller said Kenneth Feinberg, who served as the administrator of victim compensation funds after Sept. 11, 2001, and the BP Gulf oil spill, has […]

U.S. Prosecutor To Lead Kosovo Organ Probe

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Sept. 1 (UPI) — EU peacekeepers say a U.S. prosecutor will lead a probe into allegations of organ harvesting by Kosovo forces on civilian prisoners. John Clint Williamson was named lead prosecutor in an investigation to be carried out by the European Union Rule of Law mission in Kosovo, or EULEX, officials said […]

Canadian PM: Libya Fighting Far From Done

TRAPANI, Italy, Sept. 1 (UPI) — NATO’s military role in Libya is far from finished, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his country’s forces at an air base Thursday in Trapani, Italy. Canada’s commitment to the NATO mission is scheduled to end Sept. 27, but Harper hinted the unrest that that apparently ousted Libyan dictator […]

Leaders Meet To Discuss Aid To Libya

PARIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Russia recognized the Libyan rebels’ transitional government as world leaders met in Paris Thursday to discuss support and aid to Libya, officials said. Two Transitional National Council leaders are attending the conference, ironically scheduled on the 42nd anniversary of the coup that swept Moammar Gadhafi to power, along with 60 […]

August: No U.S. Troop Deaths In Iraq

BAGHDAD, Sept. 1 (UPI) — August was the first month in the 8-year-old Iraqi war in which no U.S. military personnel died, American military officials said. The milestone came one month after 14 U.S. troops were killed in July, making it the deadliest month for Americans forces in three years, and during an upswing of […]

Report: Syria’s Attorney General Resigns Over Executions

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Syria’s attorney general announced in a video statement posted on the Internet he was resigning after witnessing a mass execution of 72 prisoners. In the video posted Wednesday, the man presumed to be Adnan Bakkour, Syria’s top legal official, said he was resigning because of President Bashar Assad’s regime […]

Canada Nabs Another Most-wanted

TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Toronto police said they were holding a man on the federal immigration department’s most-wanted list Thursday with plans to deport him a second time. Walford Steer, 39, was arrested Tuesday at a west-end motel with a 16-year old girl in his room. He was charged with six offenses related to […]

Son Denies Gadhafi Cornered By Rebels

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An official with Libya’s transitional government said rebel fighters have cornered fugitive leader Moammar Gadhafi, a statement one of Gadhafi’s sons denies. The transitional government official said Gadhafi was boxed in at a desert stronghold about 150 miles from Tripoli and that he was being urged to surrender, The […]

Katia Could Become A Major Hurricane

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia showed little change in strength Thursday but could become a major hurricane in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Katia, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, was about 1,065 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving westerly at […]

Obama’s Schedule For Thursday, Sept. 1

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Obama has several closed-door meetings Thursday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: – Receive, along with Vice President Joe Biden, the daily briefing. – Meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. – Meet with senior advisers.


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