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U.S. Agency’s Name Decision Draws Protest

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. maritime boundary agency’s reported decision to go with the “Sea of Japan” name for the waters between South Korea and Japan has made Seoul unhappy. South Korea, which uses the name “East Sea” for the body of the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, lodged an informal […]

Emergency Declared Over Swine Fever

KRYLOVSKAYA, Russia, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A district in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region has declared a state of emergency due to a swine fever outbreak, emergency response officials say. The emergency was declared Sunday for the region after 50 pigs died because of the disease, RIA Novosti reported. The virus was discovered near the village […]

Muifa Weakens As It Approaches China

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Typhoon Muifa weakened Monday as it turned north, targeting the coastal areas of China’s Shandong province. The powerful storm, spawned in the west Pacific, headed toward China and North Korea. Authorities had canceled several flights at Qingdao city airport in Shandong, Xinhua news agency reported. About 53 tourists, stranded on […]

Canada’s Harper In South America

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, packing a let’s-make-a-deal attitude, arrived in Brazil Sunday to start a four-nation Latin America trade tour. The conservative Canadian leader was to meet with the left-leaning leader of Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff, Monday, The Globe and Mail reported. Harper also is to stop in […]

T.S. Emily Is History

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami closed out its books on Tropical Storm Emily Sunday evening as the storm broke up over the Caribbean Sea. In its final advisory about Emily, the hurricane center said at 5 p.m. EDT the remnants of the storm were about 295 miles south-southeast of […]

Dead Shark Found In N.H. Woods

MILTON, N.H., Aug. 7 (UPI) — People in Milton, N.H., are wondering how a dead shark wound up in nearby woods, nearly an hour from any seawater. Lloyd Ellis says his brother discovered the carcass of the 6- to 8-foot shark on private property off a rural road last week, WMUR-TV reported. “He happened to […]

Orange Goo An Alaskan Mystery

KIVALINA, Alaska, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A mysterious orange substance that washed up at Kivalina on Alaska’s northwest coast, has people scratching their heads trying to figure out what it is. The material started showing up on Kivalina’s shore last Wednesday night, KTUU-TV reported. Photos provided by City Administrator Janet Mitchell show the orange sheen […]

Triple Slaying-suicide Probed In Maryland

BROOKLYN PARK, Md., Aug. 7 (UPI) — A Maryland man shot a woman and two teenagers to death Sunday before killing himself, authorities said. Anne Arundel County Police Lt. J.D. Batten said officers were sent to a townhouse in Brooklyn Park about 9 a.m. after the mother of a man who lived there said she […]

Eight Dead In Ohio Shooting Rampage

COPLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A man went on a shooting rampage in Copley Township, Ohio, Sunday, leaving eight people dead, including the gunman, police said. Copley Police Chief Michael Mier told newsnet5.com the first 911 call was placed about 11 a.m. Sunday about a shooting near Schocalog Road and Goodenough Avenue, 40 […]

Ex-intel Chief: U.S. Cyber-vulnerable

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The United States isn’t ruthless or broad enough in cybersnooping, former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said Sunday. “All governments, sophisticated governments, run an electronic espionage effort,” McConnell said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “The [Group of Eight] are the most sophisticated. The United States has a policy […]

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