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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 […]

Reports: Libyan Rebels Infiltrate Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Libyan rebels seeking to topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime said Sunday they had made strategic advances in Tripoli despite government denials. The rebels released a video Sunday in which a spokesman for the Transitional National Council said gains were being made on reaching Gadhafi’s home compound, CNN reported. As […]

Hospital Boiler Blast Kills Three In China

CHANGZHI, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A boiler explosion at Chengqu Hospital in Changzhi killed three people and injured 17 others, officials at the hospital in northern China’s Shanxi province say. Saturday’s explosion instantly killed one person and two others died as they were being taken to the hospital’s emergency ward, Xinhua, China’s official news […]

Gunfire Empties Mexican Soccer Stadium

TORREON, Mexico, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Gunmen attacked a police station in Torreon, in northern Mexico, sending players and spectators at a nearby soccer game running, officials said. Military troops searched the area and found an abandoned vehicle with a cache of weapons parked near the stadium, CNN reported. No one at Saturday’s game was […]

Israel Mulls Response To Rocket Attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 21 (UPI) — One Israeli was killed and scores were injured after approximately 100 rockets were fired at southern Israel, police and military officials said. Rockets fired by Palestinians in Gaza fell in Beersheba and the Ashkelon area Sunday morning, the army said. One rocket fell on a school in Beersheba […]

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