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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 […]

DeMint Skeptical About Obama Jobs Speech

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Tea Party leader Jim DeMint expressed skepticism Sunday that President Barack Obama would offer effective measures to create jobs in his speech this week. “I’m, frankly, very tired of speeches,” DeMint, R-S.C., said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I don’t want to be disrespectful to the president, but what I want […]

MLK Jr. Memorial Quote Will Stay

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — The designer of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial says an inscription will stay, despite complaints it makes the civil rights leader seem arrogant. Ed Jackson Jr. says he stands by the project’s decision to use a paraphrase from King’s “drum major” sermon, The Washington Post reported. The inscription on […]

Lebanese General Sentenced To Two Years

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A Lebanese military court has sentenced Brig. Gen. Fayez Karam to two years of hard labor for collaborating with Israel, among other crimes. Karam, a senior official of the Free Patriotic Movement party, was sentenced Saturday “for collaborating with the enemy pursuant to Article 278,” the Lebanese National News […]

Late-summer Midwest Storms Moving East

DETROIT, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A cold front was rolling toward the U.S. East Coast Sunday after stirring up violent storms in the Midwest, forecasters said. AccuWeather said the same storms that slammed power grids in Michigan and Missouri Saturday were pummeling southern Ohio and Indiana and moving into Pennsylvania and western New York with […]

Storm Katia Bounds To Category 2 Hurricane

MIAMI, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Warm Atlantic Ocean waters fueled Tropical Storm Katia to Category 2 hurricane status Sunday morning, forecasters in Miami reported. The National Hurricane Center said at 11 a.m., Katia’s sustained winds had reached 100 mph, up from 70 mph just hours earlier. The storm was 360 miles northeast of the Northern […]

YouTube ‘game’ Ends With Teen In Hospital

TROLLHATTAN, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A 14-year-old Swedish boy was sent to the hospital after his classmates doused him in a flammable liquid and lit a match as part of a “game,” police say. The incident happened during school in Trollhattan Friday, the Swedish news agency TT reported. Other students witnessed the game and […]


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