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Most U.S. Muslims Back Ground Zero Mosque

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Most Muslim Americans support the proposal to build a controversial mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero, a survey shows. The Pew Research Center survey found 81 percent of U.S. Muslims have heard about the project and, of those, 72 percent say it should be allowed to be built. […]

Crews Survive NATO Air Collision

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Both pilots ejected safely Tuesday when a Lithuanian military jet crashed after colliding with a French fighter, officials said. The French Mirage was able to land at Zokniai, a military base in northern Lithuania, Sky News reported. The crew of the Lithuanian L-39 Albatros, a combat training aircraft, were […]

Kilpatrick Denied Memoir Profits

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The Michigan Court of Appeals Tuesday denied former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s bid to retain profits from his memoir. A judge earlier had ordered the money be placed in an escrow account. Tuesday’s ruling means the funds can be used to pay off Kilpatrick’s $860,000 restitution tab, the Detroit Free […]

Obama: Seven Proposed Rules Top $1 Billion

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Seven proposed regulations would have an estimated annual total cost ranging from $28 billion to $109 billion, U.S. President Obama said Tuesday in a letter. The letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio came a day after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia outlined in a memo […]

Maliki Reportedly Says He Wants U.S. Out

BAGHDAD, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Tuesday U.S. troops will leave by December and there will be no permanent U.S. bases in Iraq. The report came from Press TV, an English-language broadcaster with headquarters in Iran. On Monday, an Iranian member of Parliament, Kazem Jalali, accused the United States of […]

Muslim Americans Express Liberal Views

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — More than two-thirds of U.S. Muslims say they prefer a bigger federal government — a much greater fraction than the public at large, a survey indicates. The Pew Research Center survey found 68 percent of Muslim Americans would prefer a bigger government providing more services, compared with 42 percent of […]

Romney Calls Out Obama On Economy

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — President Obama has so mismanaged the U.S. economy the nation is near misery, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a veterans organization Tuesday. Obama’s leadership has brought the nation “near a threshold of profound economic misery,” the former Massachusetts governor said in an address to the 112th Veterans of […]

‘Survivor’ Contestant Considering Ind. Run

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Former “Survivor” contestant Rupert Boneham has filed papers indicating he may run for governor of Indiana as a Libertarian. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday Boneham filed papers to form an exploratory committee with the Indiana Election Division and is expected to make a final decision in the next few weeks. […]

Minn. U.S. Attorney To Lead ATF

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. attorney for Minnesota was named Tuesday as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department said. B. Todd Jones replaces embattled Acting Director Kenneth Melson, who was reassigned a senior adviser on forensic science in the Office of Legal Policy, the department […]

Netherlands Sells Off Aircraft

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Five F-16 fighters from the Netherlands are on their way to Chile as the government continues to cut expenditures. The planes, which departed Monday from Volkel Air Base, are part of a 2009 sales agreement between the two countries. The Dutch Ministry of Defense said the first two […]


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