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Rep. Wilson Hospitalized For Viral Ailment

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 26 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., was hospitalized to treat a viral infection but is expected to fully recover, Eric Dell, Wilson’s chief of staff, said. Wilson, 64, was hospitalized Thursday and was undergoing treatment for a “chronic viral-type infection” at a medical center in West Columbia, S.C., Roll […]

Police Kill Suspect In Power Plant Blast

MOSCOW, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Russian officials say a suspect in a 2010 terrorist attack on a power plant in the country’s North Caucasus republic was killed by police Friday. The suspect was shot after he opened fire on police officers who had surrounded a house in Kabardino-Balkaria where he was staying, Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism […]

Pataki Decides Against White House Run

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki has decided not to make a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to him told CNN. Pataki, who had been talking about making a run at the GOP nomination for months, had been scheduled to appear this weekend in the […]

No Word On American Kidnapped In Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Washington confirmed Pakistani police reports that a kidnapped American consultant hadn’t been rescued, the U.S. State Department said. Warren Weinstein, 70, who works with a U.S. consulting company in Punjab province, was abducted Aug. 13, reportedly by gunmen who broke into his home in Lahore. Pakistani police arrested four suspects […]

Blast Outside Of Basra Mosque Kills Five

BASRA, Iraq, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A car bomb exploded in Basra, Iraq, killing five people and wounding 35, authorities said Friday. The explosion occurred Thursday outside of a Shiite mosque in the southern area of the governate, Aswat al-Iraq reported. Officials said a number of cars and houses near the blast site were damaged. […]

No Foreign Troops In Libya, Rebel Says

LONDON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — There will be no land invasion by foreign forces in Libya as liberation is something for the people, a rebel leader in London said. Juma al-Qamati, the political liaison between the rebel-backed Transitional National Council and the British government, told London’s pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat that the rebel seizure of […]

School Bus Seat Belt Requirement Rejected

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has rejected a petition asking the agency to require seat belts on school buses. The agency said the seat belts are an unnecessary expense, the Washington Post reported. NHTSA, in documents published Thursday in the Federal Register, said large school buses […]

Hariri Trial To Start In 2012

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Regardless of whether anyone is custody, a trial in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri starts next year, an official said. The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon revealed it issued arrest warrants for four members of Hezbollah wanted for the 2005 assassination of Hariri in a […]

Police Hit Sex-trafficking Ring In Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Police in Stockholm, Sweden, say they arrested six men allegedly involved in a sex-trafficking ring that exploited at least 20 Lithuanian women. The arrests Wednesday were the result of a lengthy surveillance operation, The Local reported Friday. The men, who are all of Lithuanian origin, face human trafficking and […]

Man Accused Of Abusing Daughters For Years

ST. PETER AM HART, Austria, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A retired Austrian man is being investigated on accusations he repeatedly sexually abused his two daughters for more than four decades, police said. Police said Friday they had arrested the suspect — identified only as 80-year-old “Gottfried W” — several weeks ago, the Austrian Times reported […]

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