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Hawk Flies Into N.Y. Apartment Building

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Animal rescuers in New York said a red-tailed hawk that entered an apartment building through an open third-story window has been released. Joe Moderski, a resident of the West 80th Street walkup, said he found the hawk in the hallway outside of his fifth-floor apartment when he arrived home […]

Va. Quake Rattles Eastern Seaboard

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) — An earthquake rattled Northern Virginia Tuesday, briefly causing a power shutdown at a nuclear plant and emptying the White House in nearby Washington. The 5.9-magnitude quake was the strongest in Virginia in more than a century, and shook cities all along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. U.S. […]

Ex-Idaho Prof Suspected In Slaying Dead

MOSCOW, Idaho, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A former University of Idaho professor apparently killed himself Tuesday after being named the suspect in the slaying of a 22-year-old coed, police said. Moscow police said they found the body of Ernesto Bustamante in the room of a motel about 12 hours after Katy Benoit was found shot […]

London Jail Gets Tip About Al-Qaida Attack

LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Security was increased Tuesday at the British prison used for terrorist suspects because of an alleged plot to kidnap senior members of staff, an official said. The Daily Mirror reported Tuesday a source said governors at Belmarsh Prison in London were told at a meeting Tuesday of a tip about […]

Woman Oldest U.S. Female To Swim Channel

PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A 60-year-old Maine woman says she has become the oldest American woman to swim across the English Channel. Pat Gallant-Charette of Westbrook had started her 21-mile swim in Dover, England, at 11:11 p.m. Sunday and reached the shore in France just under 16 hours later, a post on her […]

Canadian Woman Killed By Plane’s Propeller

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A woman was killed when she walked into a whirling airplane propeller at an airstrip in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, authorities say. The 40-year-old woman from the Annaheim area had been a passenger on the single-engine Cessna 210 that had just landed shortly before the accident happened about 11 a.m. CST […]

Battle For Libya Not Over

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Rebels apparently seized Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli Tuesday amid renewed fighting with loyalist forces but that’s only one step in a long process to determine Libya’s future. Circumstances involving the capture of Bab al-Aziziya are unknown, as is the whereabouts of the strongman who has defied rebels and NATO […]

Building Super Accused Of Stealing Artwork

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A building superintendent in New York hired to protect a late artist’s 497 paintings and thousands of drawings instead stole them, the painter’s niece said. “I was devastated when I found out that her paintings were gone. It was like she died all over again,” said Roxane West, the […]

Major Pentagon Cuts Worry State Officials

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — With hundreds of billions of dollars in Pentagon spending cuts looming, states heavily dependent on military jobs say they’re worried. Military programs have been targeted for at least $350 billion in cuts over a decade as part of the debt-reduction deal, and $600 billion more could be cut if the […]

Soccer Star’s Kidnapped Father Found

KANO, Nigeria, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Two soldiers in the Nigerian Army were being held Tuesday on suspicion of complicity in the kidnapping of soccer star John Mikel Obi’s father. Suspects arrested Monday in Kano, where Michael Obi was found unharmed, named the non-commissioned officers, The Nation reported. A military spokesman said the two men, […]

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