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Bomb-sniffing Dog/human Teams Growing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The number of bomb-sniffing dogs since the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001 has grown dramatically, officials said. Before those attacks there were fewer than 200 dog-handler teams looking for explosives at airports and train stations — that number has now increased to more than 800 — and […]

Rebels, ICC To Meet On Saif Gadhafi

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Libyan rebel leaders hadn’t said Monday if they’d transfer Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who was captured, to the International Criminal Court on an arrest warrant. Saif, Saadi and Mohammed Gadhafi, sons of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, were captured Sunday by rebels who stormed Tripoli in their quest to overthrow the […]

Iran Transferring Centrifuges To Bunker

TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Iran is transferring centrifuges from its Natanz nuclear facility to the Fordow nuclear enrichment plant in the north, the country’s atomic energy chief said. The centrifuges are being taken to an underground bunker at the recently constructed plant, Britain’s Telegraph reported. “Transferring the centrifuges of the Natanz site to Fordow […]

Official: Human Tracking Chips Don’t Work

RESTON, Va., Aug. 22 (UPI) — A U.S.-based security official says the technology needed to make human-implantable tracking devices work “just isn’t there.” That’s information thousands of Mexicans could use because the practice of implanting the small radio frequency identification chips has climbed 317 percent in five years because of an increase in kidnappings, The […]

Muslim Leader: Put Islam Into U.S. Context

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — If Islam is to be understood in the United States, it must be put “into an “American context,” Muslim leader Iqbal Unus said in Washington. Unus, whose home and workplace were raided by federal agents in the months after the terrorist attacks on the United States Sept. 11, 2001, said […]

Hurricane Irene Near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Irene strengthened into a hurricane Monday and warnings were posted for several Caribbean Islands, the National Hurricane Center said. Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 hurricane season, prompted hurricane warnings for Puerto Rico, Vieques and Culebra and the northern coast of the Dominican Republic from the […]

Harvey Soaks Mexico’s Eastern Coast

MIAMI, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Harvey moved inland over the Mexican state of Veracruz as rain pounded portions of southern Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said Monday. A tropical storm warning was posted along the Mexican coast from Punta el Lagarto to Barra de Nautla, the center in Miami said in its 5 […]

Rockets Launched After Cease-fire Declared

JERUSALEM, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The Popular Resistance Committee in Gaza doesn’t recognize a Hamas-declared cease-fire with Israel but will temporarily abide by it, a spokesman said. The PRC is willing to temporarily halt rocket attacks on Israel, the spokesman said in a report from Maariv Monday. Twelve rockets were fired at Israel after Hamas […]

N. Korea Taking Over South’s Resort Asset

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Tensions between the Koreas escalated Monday, with the North planning to take over the South’s property at the Mount Kumgang resort jointly operated by the two. North Korea, accusing the South of not responding to its proposals for handling the assets of the resort, said it will legally […]

Biden: Mongolia ‘a Shining Example’

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Mongolia “captured the imagination of the world” by its transition to democracy, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Monday during a brief visit to the country. The United States and Mongolia have a shared history of more than a hundred years, Biden said during a joint statement with […]


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