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Fuel Levels Probed In Mo. Copter Crash

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) — Federal investigators say they are looking at the possibility a medical helicopter that crashed in Missouri this weekend ran out of fuel. The crash in Clay County killed the three crew members and a Colorado woman who was being transported to a hospital when the aircraft went down […]

Bermuda Under Tropical Storm Warning

MIAMI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Bermuda was under a tropical storm warning Sunday as the 10th named Atlantic disturbance, Jose, advanced from the south, forecasters said. The country’s weather service issued a warning that as much as 3 inches of rain could fall as Jose approached the island with 40 mph winds and higher gusts. […]

CIA Drone Kills Top Al-Qaida Official

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A U.S. drone killed a top-ranking al-Qaida official in Pakistan, officials say. The drone, operated by the Central Intelligence Agency, killed Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Saturday, The New York Times reported. “Atiyah [Abd al-Rahman] was at the top of al-Qaida’s trusted core,” an American official said. “His combination of background, experience […]

Appeal Filed For Hikers In Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The attorney representing two U.S. hikers jailed as spies in Iran said he was “hopeful … authorities will show mercy” and release his clients soon. Lawyer Masoud Shafiee told CNN Sunday it could be days or months before he receives a response to the appeal he filed on behalf of […]

Recall Issued For U.S. Salmon Product

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Chicago company has recalled 8,088 packages of smoked salmon sold at major supermarkets due to potential bacterial contamination, U.S. regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration said the fish was supplied by Vita Food Products and may have listeria bacteria in it, which could cause fever, nausea and diarrhea […]

Suspects Sought In Mexico Casino Arson

MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Mexican authorities have released sketches of three suspects in the arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed at least 52 people. The suspects are believed to be part of a crew of gunmen who stormed into the Casino Royale Thursday, poured gasoline around the interior and set […]

Water Shortage Perplexes Libyan Rebels

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Leaders of Libyan rebels that overtook Tripoli this week are grappling with an unexplained disruption of fresh water to the city, a spokesman said. Rebel spokesman Alamin Belhaj told CNN it wasn’t immediately known why water wasn’t flowing for the capital’s million residents. He said water tanker trucks had […]

Abbas Says No To Jewish State

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The Palestinian Authority refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Palestinian officials in Ramallah. “Don’t order us to recognize a Jewish state, we won’t accept it,” Ynetnews.com quoted Abbas saying Saturday in response to international demands that he drop the Palestinian statehood […]

Netanyahu Says No Rush To Amend Treaty

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Israel should not rush to amend its peace treaty and allow more Egyptian troops into Sinai, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday. The Israeli prime minister was referring to Egypt’s request to increase its military presence in the Sinai Peninsula due to the worsening security situation there. The moves requires […]

Gilad Shalit Spends Birthday In Captivity

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Gilad Shalit’s parents led dozens of protesters outside the prime minister’s Jerusalem office to mark the soldier’s 25th birthday Sunday. It was soldier’s sixth birthday since he was captured by Hamas near the Gaza border in June 2006 and forced to Gaza. “Netanyahu, a birthday present for Gilad — his […]

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