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Underwear Bomber Asks To Be Freed

DETROIT, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The “underwear bomber” charged with trying to blow up an airliner over Michigan on Christmas Day 2009 asked a judge to free him from prison. Nigerian Umar Faroud Abdulmutallab, 24, told a judge Thursday he is being “unjustly detained” and should be judged by the Koran, not U.S. Laws, The […]

FBI Agent Disputes CIA Changes In Book

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A former FBI agent says the CIA has demanded cuts in his book on the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States because it fears embarrassment. Ali H. Soufan, who spent years on counterterrorism, called the CIA’s cuts “ridiculous,” The New York Times reported. The FBI has already cleared his […]

Concern Heightens As 9-11 Approaches

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Security concerns are heightening in the United States as the country approaches the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 Islamist terror attacks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a special terror bulletin, warned of “insider” threats to critical infrastructure, such as electrical grids and chemical plants. In the warning issued […]

Two Chicago Firefighters Out Of Hospital

CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Two of four Chicago firefighters injured when a fire suddenly flared in an attic were released from hospitals, Fire Commission Robert Hoff said. One firefighter was treated and released from Loyola University Hospital Friday morning and the other was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday night and released. “It’s a […]

Nigerian Attacks Unjust, World Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — There is no justification for violence targeting the United Nations, Washington said after the Islamic Boco Haram took responsibility for attacks in Nigeria. Boco Haram told the BBC it carried out Friday’s attack that left 18 people dead and many more injured at the U.N. offices in Abuja. U.S. Secretary […]

Israeli Embassy In Cairo Stormed

CAIRO, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Egyptian protesters said during Friday protests in Cairo they wanted “retribution” for those killed by Israeli forces in Sinai last week. The Israeli military last week launched a raid on Egyptian targets after militants crossed the border in the Sinai Peninsula, killing eight Israelis. Six Egyptian security personnel were killed […]

U.S. Raps Syria For Attack On Cartoonist

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The brutal beating of one of Syria’s most popular political cartoonists is an example of the deplorable legacy of the regime, the U.S. State Department said. Despite growing international condemnation, Syrian security forces continue an assault on opposition protesters during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The United Nations put […]

Pediatrician Gets Life For Raping Kids

LEWES, Del., Aug. 26 (UPI) — A Delaware pediatrician was sentenced to life with no parole Friday for what a prosecutor called “unspeakable acts” of sexual assault on young patients. Dr. Earl Bradley, 58, who practiced in the Lewes area, received 14 life sentences, The News Journal of Wilmington reported. Superior Court Judge William C. […]

U.S. Wants More From Truce In Sudan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department said it welcomed a cease-fire in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan but stressed access to the region was needed. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir called for a two-week cease-fire in South Kordofan near the border with South Sudan. Bashir, state-run Sudan News Agency said, received a […]

Truck Hanging From Overpass Closes I-40 In Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Interstate 40 through Oklahoma City was closed Friday after a semi-truck jackknifed, leaving a trailer load of gravel over the side of an overpass, police said. It took at least an hour for rescue crews to gingerly pluck the trucker from the cab of the vehicle, which struck a […]


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