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Yemen To Form Revolutionary Council?

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Opposition groups in Yemen announced they formed a 143-member committee that will lead the country’s revolution against the president. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed to “soon” return to Yemen after spending nearly two months in Saudi Arabia recovering from wounds suffered in a June 3 attack. Saleh has […]

14 Dead In Israel Terror Attack

EILAT, Israel, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Seven Israelis were killed in a three-stage terror attack on roads near Eilat and the Egyptian border, army and police officials said. Israeli emergency services said two women and five men were killed in the attack and at least 30 were injured, Israel Radio said. Details of where all […]

Hurricane Greg Strengthens In Pacific

MIAMI, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Hurricane Greg was picking up strength Thursday as the center passed south of the Socorro Islands off Mexico’s west coast, the National Hurricane Center said. Greg, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, was about 320 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, […]

Teacher Suspended For Facebook Posting

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Florida education officials have suspended a teacher from the classroom for his alleged Facebook postings about gay and lesbian marriages. Jerry Buell, a former teacher of the year, was reassigned pending an investigation into comments he allegedly made on his Facebook page about homosexual marriages, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel […]

Gadhafi Looking For Exit Door?

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Sources were conflicted about the status of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and whether he and his family are planning to leave the country. The rebel-backed Transitional National Council in Libya has gained diplomatic momentum in recent weeks, securing recognition as the sole governmental authority in Tripoli from several Western governments. […]

Miami Archdiocese Sued Over Alleged Abuse

MIAMI, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The Archdiocese of Miami has been sued over allegations a now-retired priest sexually abused three young boys in the 1960s, officials said. The suits claim Father Neil Flemming, now in his 80s and living in Florida, abused three boys between the ages of 12 and 14 at Boystown, a former […]

Spanish Protesters Against Pope’s Visit

MADRID, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Spanish demonstrators clashed with police in a protest against public funding of a visit that began Thursday by Pope Benedict XVI, officials said. At least 11 people were injured and eight arrested Wednesday after an estimated 20,000 demonstrators marched in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square to protest the pope’s controversial […]

Mladic Has Surgery, Two Trials Sought

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Ratko Mladic, accused of war crimes during the Bosnian conflict, underwent surgery to repair a hernia, an international court at The Hague, Netherlands, said. Mladic had the surgery on Wednesday and called his family after the operation, B92 reported. His condition was not revealed. “We do not release […]

Madoff’s Wife Living With Her Sister

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Ruth Madoff, wife of convicted Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff, is living with a sister in Florida who was also scammed in Madoff’s schemes, officials say. Ruth Madoff is living in Boca Raton with her older sister Joan, 73, and her brother-in-law Robert Boman, 76, the South Florida […]

‘World’s’ U.S. Reporter Arrested In London

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A former “News of the World” reporter in Hollywood has been arrested in London in connection with the telephone hacking scandal there, officials said. James Desborough was arrested Thursday when he arrived at a south London police station to answer questions about his alleged involvement in the telephone hacking investigation […]


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