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Panel Mulls Accused Shooter’s Medication

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Lawyers for the man accused in the massacre in Tucson said their client’s involuntary treatment with anti-psychotic drugs violated his rights. The lawyers argued in court Tuesday prison doctors violate Jared Lee Loughner by forcibly medicating him with drugs more powerful than necessary to control his outbursts, the Los […]

Heroic Teen Loses Own Horse In Barn Fire

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Canadian teenage girl who helped get 15 horses out of a burning stable in New Brunswick said she wasn’t able to save her own horse and two others. Shanita Fox-Pelletier, 17, and her mother Sharon were asleep in an apartment over the Royal Road Equestrian Center outside […]

Frankfurt Airport Shooting Trial To Begin

FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Prosecutors say a Kosovo man accused of killing two U.S. soldiers in an attack at a Frankfurt, Germany, airport was radicalized solely by the Internet. Extra security was in place at the Frankfort courthouse Wednesday for the scheduled trial against Arid Uka, 21. State prosecutors said Uka was an […]

Head Scarf Ban Prompts Clash

RYE, N.Y., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Fifteen people were arrested at a New York amusement park after a scuffle broke out with Muslim visitors over a head scarf ban on certain rides. The Muslim American Society of New York had arranged a trip to Playland in Rye, N.Y., Tuesday to celebrate the end of Ramadan, […]

At Least 88 Syrians Died In Detention

LONDON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — At least 88 people, including 10 children, have died in detention in Syria in the government crackdown on protests, a humanitarian rights group said. In a report released Wednesday Amnesty International said the death toll from April to mid-August far exceeds Syria’s usual annual total of five custody deaths. “These […]

Toddler Survives Mauling In Cougar Attack

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Training and quick-thinking are being credited by a Canadian man who yanked his 18-month-old grandson from the claws of a cougar on Vancouver Island. The big cat sprang out of a wooded area around 6 p.m. Monday in the Pacific Rim National Park as the toddler was walking […]

Rebels: End Is Near For Gadhafi Regime

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Rebel leaders in Libya said Moammar Gadhafi’s rule is nearly over as the Saturday deadline approaches for all loyalists to surrender. Ali Tarhouni of the National Transitional Council predicted Gadhafi’s four-decade reign will end within a week, CNN reported. “I’ve waited 42 years,” the oil and finance minister said. […]

Iran Sending Sub, Warship To Red Sea

TEHRAN, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Iran will send a warship and submarine from the Republic’s 15th fleet to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, navy commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said. The navy will continue to maintain a high active presence in the area to serve the country’s interests, Press TV quoted him as saying […]

Johannesburg Quiet As Police Guard City

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Johannesburg was quiet Wednesday amid tight South African police security that kept supporters of ANC youth leader Julius Malema off the streets. Police had earlier cordoned off roads around Luthuli House, headquarters of the ruling ANC or African National Congress, after learning the party had decided to continue […]

Netanyahu’s Office Dismisses Allegations

JERUSALEM, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denied media reports Sarah Netanyahu mistreated a foreign worker hired to care for her elderly father. Channel 2 reported Tuesday Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife was suspected of mistreating a caretaker from Nepal. The television report said Netanyahu suspected the worker of stealing funds from her 96-year […]

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