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Ralph Albertazzie, Nixon’s Pilot, Dies

FALLING WATERS, W.Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) — Ralph Albertazzie, who piloted Air Force One when former President Richard Nixon resigned from office, has died at his home in West Virginia, officials said. Albertazzie died at his home in Falling Waters at age 88, said Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W. Va., which confirmed his death. […]

Norway Commemorates Victims Of Attacks

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Survivors and families of victims killed in a shooting and bombing in Norway attended a national day of commemoration Sunday, officials said. The event commemorated the 77 victims killed in a bomb attack in Oslo and a shooting rampage on the nearby Utoeya Island nearly a month ago, euronews.net […]

Fighter Jet Makes Emergency Landing

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Russian fighter jet made an emergency landing at the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, officials said. “The T-50 fighter stopped the flight for technical reasons,” an air show official told RIA Novosti Sunday. “For the moment we know that the pilot is alive.” Witnesses reported […]

Pope Addresses Faithful At World Youth Day

MADRID, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 Summer Olympics, will host the next World Youth Day, Pope Benedict said in Madrid. “I am pleased now to announce that the next World Youth day will be held in 2013, in Rio de Janeiro,” the Pope said Sunday at a mass at […]

Two Shot At NFL Preseason Game In S.F.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Two shootings and a beating marred the San Francisco 49ers-Oakland Raiders preseason football game at Candlestick Park, police said. At least one suspect was in custody for one of the shootings Saturday night, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday. It was not determined whether the two shootings were related. […]

Demonstrators Arrested Outside White House

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Police near the White House arrested 65 protesters calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to deny a permit for a new oil pipeline, officials said. The demonstrators arrested Saturday were charged with failing to obey a police order related to protests on the sidewalks outside the White House, The Washington […]

Hikers’ Attorney Calls For Leniency

TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (UPI) — The attorney representing two American hikers sentenced to eight years in prison by an Iranian court says he still hopes for leniency. “I still hope for my clients to benefit from Islamic kindness and compassion in this holy month [of Ramadan],” the pair’s attorney, Masoud Shafiee, told CNN. Josh Fattal […]

Four Teens Die In N.J. Accident

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., Aug. 21 (UPI) — A vehicle carrying eight high school students ran off the road and flipped, leaving four of the vehicle’s passengers dead, New Jersey State Police said. Investigators said the 17-year-old driver of the Ford Explorer came up on slower-moving traffic on the Garden State Parkway in Egg Harbor […]

Iraq Al-Qaida Vows Bin Laden Vengeance

BAGHDAD, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Al-Qaida militants in Iraq have pledged to conduct 100 attacks on anyone and everyone in the country in retaliation for the execution of Osama bin Laden in May. A statement posted online Saturday by the group calling itself al-Qaida in Mesopotamia said no one would be spared in the campaign […]

Tropical Storms Dousing Caribbean, Mexico

MIAMI, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Two tropical storm systems were gusting and raining on eastern Caribbean islands and southern Mexico Sunday, U.S. meteorologists in Miami reported. Tropical Storm Irene had 50 mph winds at 8 a.m. as it advanced westward toward Puerto Rico, the National Hurricane Center reported. The system was expected to strengthen and […]

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