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Report: Cantor Softens On Disaster Relief

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., seemed Wednesday to soften his insistence that Hurricane Irene disaster aid be offset by cuts in other spending. Cantor had told Fox News Channel this week the federal government would “find the money if there is a need for additional money but those […]

Suspect In U.S. Woman’s Disappearance Held

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Maryland man arrested in Aruba after his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner, vanished can be held for another 60 days, a judge ruled Wednesday. Gary Giordano, 50, has not been formally charged with anything, although he was jailed soon after Gardner vanished Aug. 2, ABC News reported. He told […]

Woman Charged With Molesting Kid Relatives

WINCHESTER, Ky., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Kentucky woman has been charged with sexually molesting a boy and girl, both relatives of hers. Juanita Fisher, 34, of Charlestown. Ky., appeared in court Tuesday in Clark County, WLKY-TV, Louisville, reported. Bail was set at $75,000. Fisher has been charged with incest and molesting children. She was […]

Court Case Provides Rendition Details

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Details of the CIA’s rendition program became public because of a money dispute between two U.S. contractors involved in a flight to transport a terror suspect. A British organization, Reprieve, discovered 1,500 pages of legal documents filed in Columbia County in upstate New York, The Washington Post reported. Reprieve alerted […]

Woman Sues Over Jail Delivery 14 Years Ago

SEATTLE, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Seattle woman suing King County is to soon get her day in court to air allegations she had a baby in 1997 while locked in a county jail cell by herself. Her lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 12 in U.S. District Court, the online newspaper […]

Black Death Confirmed As Bubonic Plague

HAMILTON, Ontario, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The Black Death that decimated the population of Europe in the 14th century was definitely caused by bubonic plague, a DNA analysis of medieval bones has shown. While some researchers have suggested the epidemic was in fact caused by a virus such as Ebola, the analysis of DNA from […]

Twin Spacecraft Prepared For Moon Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) — NASA says final preparations are under way for a launch of twin satellites intended to study the moon in greater detail than ever before. The space agency’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission is set for a scheduled Sept. 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station […]

Britain Had Cool Summer

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The summer of 2011 was the coolest in Britain in almost two decades, preliminary figures reported Tuesday by the Meteorological Office showed. The summer was also wetter than usual, The Independent reported. Meteorologists said rainfall from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29 was at 126 percent of normal, while sunshine was […]

Gold Mine Backers Hail Romania President

ROSIA MONTANA, Romania, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Supporters of an effort to build a one of the world’s biggest gold mines in Romania say they’re encouraged by the public backing of President Traian Basescu. A pro-mining industry and trade group said Monday it is thrilled with comments made last week by Basescu, who seemed to […]

Keystone Rally Leaves Hundreds Arrested

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Phil Radford, executive directer of Greenpeace USA, was among hundreds of people arrested Tuesday in front of the White House protesting a heavy crude pipeline. Radford, Hollywood actress Darryl Hannah, and hundreds of others were arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, planned by TransCanada. Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of […]


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