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India Reformer Ends Hunger Strike

NEW DELHI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — An Indian political activist announced the end of his hunger strike Sunday after Parliament passed a law toughening anti-corruption rules. Anna Hazare, 74, downed a cup of coconut water in New Delhi Sunday to officially end his 13-day protest. The Financial Times said Hazare’s hunger strike appeared to have […]

Arab League Head To Visit Restive Syria

CAIRO, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The Arab League says it will send its secretary-general to Syria to find a way to end the ongoing rebellion by anti-government protesters. Foreign ministers from the region held an emergency meeting of the Arab League Council in Cairo Sunday and voted to dispatch Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby to Damascus to […]

Obama Convenes With Officials On Irene

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama convened a teleconference with top Cabinet officials Sunday to get an update on the response to Hurricane Irene. The 10:30 a.m. call in the White House Situation Room included Vice President Joe Biden, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Treasury Secretary Tim […]

Powell Criticizes Cheney’s ‘cheap Shots’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Former U.S. Secretary Colin Powell ripped Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s book, saying he took potshots at officials in George W. Bush’s administration. Among other things, Cheney wrote in his book, “In My Time,” that he thought Powell took criticisms about Bush’s policies outside of the administration and took credit […]

Swedish Man Fined $380 For Nazi Salute

VAXSJO, Sweden, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Swedish man reportedly under the influence of alcohol was fined $380 for making a Nazi salute and shouting “Heil Hitler,” officials said. The 37-year-old was arrested this spring outside the Sports Restaurant in Vaxsjo when more than a dozen guests complained about his actions, Swedish news agency TT […]

Libya Has $1 Billion Frozen In U.S. Banks

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Libya has more than $1 billion frozen in four U.S. banks, documents from the Treasury Department revealed. The New York Post said Sunday the $1.1 billion in frozen government funds are in accounts at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. The Treasury Department’s Office of […]

Soldier Sought In Pa., Va. Slayings

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Pennsylvania police say they are searching for a U.S. Army officer who allegedly went on a shooting spree that killed four people and injured two officers. Capt. Leonard Egland, 37, of Fort Lee, Va., was still at large Sunday after allegedly firing shots at police in Warwick Township. “He’s still […]

Powell: King Would Rage About Conditions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he’d be outraged about the inequities in society, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday. King “would be raging about poverty. He would be raging about inequalities in our society. He would be raging about the fact that we […]

Killer Typhoon Hits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A deadly typhoon packing 100 mph winds hit Taiwan Sunday amid warnings of flooding and landslides, the country’s Central Weather Bureau said. Typhoon Nanmadol was weakening as it hit the southern continental coast, but torrential rains and strong winds were forecast to hit parts of northern and eastern Taiwan, […]

Virginia Girl, 5, Abducted From Bedroom

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Aug. 28 (UPI) — A 5-year-old Springfield, Va., girl was abducted from her bedroom and assaulted, police said. The unknown attacker broke into the girl’s home early Saturday, found the girl in her bedroom and took her from her bed, The Washington Post reported. Police say the suspect took the girl to a […]


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