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New York Shuts Down Subway Ahead Of Irene

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) — New York City prepared for a surge of water from Hurricane Irene Saturday, shutting down the subway and evacuating 370,000 residents in low-lying neighborhoods. Transit workers moved trains from outdoor yards, parking them in tunnels around the city to protect them from the up to 12 inches of rain […]

Teen Charged With Aiding Jihad Jane

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A Maryland teenager, the son of Pakistani immigrants, has been charged with conspiring with a convert to Islam who called herself Jihad Jane, his family says. The 17-year-old, identified as Mohammed K. of Ellicott City, was arrested in July on federal charges, relatives said. They told The Philadelphia Inquirer the […]

Man Jailed For Putting Worker In Box Naked

MONTEREY PARK, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) — A California store owner was jailed on $10 million bail for allegedly holding a worker in a box bound with tape and dressed only in an adult diaper, police say. Robert Yachen Lee appeared in Alhambra Superior Court Friday on kidnapping and attempted murder charges, the Los Angeles […]

Gadhafi’s Adopted Daughter: Dead Or Alive?

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A room in Moammar Gadhafi’s compound appears to have belonged to an adopted daughter supposedly killed by a U.S. airstrike in 1986, The Irish Times reports. The newspaper said it discovered documents Friday that included a passport in the name of Hana Gadhafi, photos showing Hana with Gadhafi’s daughter […]

Rocket Fire Continues From Gaza

JERUSALEM, Aug. 27 (UPI) — At least three rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since Islamic Jihad said it would join a cease-fire announced by Hamas. A Grad rocket landed Friday afternoon near Ashkelon, Ynetnews.com reported. Two Kassam rockets hit open areas near the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council at about 10 p.m. No […]

Wife Of Cuban Spy Can’t Garnish Air Fees

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A Miami judge says the ex-wife of a Cuban spy cannot garnish funds paid by charter airlines to Havana in order to settle a lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno ruled that Ana Margarita Martinez does not have the license required to handle money from Cuba and, therefore, cannot go […]

Atlantic City Shut Down As Irene Nears

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Aug. 27 (UPI) — Atlantic City, N.J., casinos were closed Saturday as Hurricane Irene barreled toward the Jersey Shore. The shut-down was the third in the resort’s 33-year history as a gambling hub, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The casinos closed in 1985 when Hurricane Gloria approached the area and in July 2006 […]

Gingrich Advocacy Group Shut Down

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) — American Solutions for Winning the Future, a fundraising and advocacy group developed by Newt Gingrich, has shut down for lack of money, an official says. Joe Gaylord, who led the organization after Gingrich left, said it was closed down last month. The Washington Post reported Friday an Aug. 1 filing […]

Egyptian Group Halts Israel Embassy Sit-in

CAIRO, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Egyptian activists Saturday said they were ending a sit-in at the Israeli Embassy begun a week ago to protest the killing of five security officers. The April 6 Youth Movement said it would suspend protests at the embassy in Giza near Cairo and at the Israeli consulate in Alexandria, al-Masry […]

Border Clash Kills 40 Pakistani Troops

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 27 (UPI) — An artillery barrage by Afghan Muslim militants killed at least 40 Pakistani soldiers guarding the border Saturday, regional officials said. The attacks on seven border military posts in the northern Chitral district began before sunrise and sparked a firefight between Pakistani troops and guerrillas associated with the Taliban extremist […]

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