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Man Decapitates Himself With Cable

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Police in Virginia say a man involved in a domestic dispute set fire to a trailer and then decapitated himself with a cable around his neck. York County deputies were called to the location of the dispute Tuesday morning and were told the man had left the scene. […]

Kansas Must Restore Planned Parenthood Funds

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Kansas must restore federal funding for Planned Parenthood while the state appeals a ruling that had temporarily restored funding, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Thomas Marten also ruled Tuesday funding should be provided quarterly, not monthly, as the state had requested, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported. […]

WikiLeaks Suffers Cyberattack

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A cyberattack shut down WikiLeaks’ Web site while the whistleblower group was publishing tens of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables, visitors said. The attack knocked offline for more than three hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday London time, the Financial Times reported. Visitors told the Times the site was […]

U.N. Not Ready To Assign Blame For Blast In Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The United Nations will await the results of an investigation to find out who was responsible for last week’s terrorist attack in Nigeria, U.N. sources said. The sources at U.N. headquarters in New York told The (Lagos) Guardian it will not accept claims of responsibility by any group until […]

Bill Would End Fla. Cohabitation Ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Florida lawmaker says he wants to repeal a law against cohabitation of unmarried people that’s been on the books since the late 1800s but rarely enforced. The law makes cohabitation a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by $500 or up to 60 days in jail. State Rep. Ritch Workman of […]

14 Chilean Miners Get Lifetime Pensions

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Chilean government granted early retirement to nearly half of the men who survived more than three months buried in a mine last year, officials said. Chilean first lady Cecilia Morel presented 14 of the 33 miners with lifetime pension documents at a ceremony Tuesday in the town of […]

Egyptian Protests Planned For Friday

CAIRO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A protest group announced plans for massive demonstrations Friday in downtown Cairo to voice their frustration with the slow pace of reform in the country. A group calling itself the Revolution Youth Coalition called for mass protests in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reports. The group, according […]

Protester Allowed To Sue Airport Screeners

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Virginia college student who stripped to a pair of running shorts to protest intrusive search procedures will be allowed to sue two airport screeners. A federal judge in Richmond, Va., ruled Tuesday that the portion of Aaron Tobey’s lawsuit dealing with free speech rights can go forward, The […]

Suspect In Killing Shot By Victim’s Father

MOSCOW, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Police in Russia say a father has shot and killed his son’s suspected killer outside a courthouse near Moscow. The 54-year-old bereaved father fired three shots from a hunting rifle, killing the 29-year-old suspect as he was leaving a courthouse hearing in the town of Orekhovo-Zuyevo Tuesday, The Moscow Times […]

Trouble Expected On Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Nearly a third of North Koreans who defected to South Korea say they believe the South is likely to use force against its northern rival, a survey indicates. The survey of 114 North Korean defectors by Seoul National University found 31 percent said the chances of military action are relatively […]


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