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NATO Recovers Bodies From Downed ‘copter

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The bodies of 38 U.S. and Afghan soldiers were removed from the wreckage of a downed helicopter southwest of Afghanistan’s capital, officials said Sunday. International Security Assistance Force spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings told CNN the process of notifying U.S. families of the deaths had begun. The large CH-47 […]

North London Erupts In Fiery Rioting

LONDON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Police in the North London district of Tottenham said 26 of its officers were injured in rioting that began Saturday night and spilled into Sunday morning. Much of the district was cordoned off Sunday as investigators combed through burned out buildings and cars and smashed windows were boarded up, the […]

Netanyahu Forms Team To Deal With Demands

JERUSALEM, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Hours after some 300,000 Israelis took to the streets demanding social justice, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu formed a task force to deal with the demands. “We must provide a real solution,” Ynetnews.com quoted Netanyahu saying Sunday morning. “We cannot ignore the voices rising from the public. We must give real […]

Syrian Army, Tanks Operating In City

DEIR EZZOR, Syria, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Syrian troops and tanks were deployed in Deir Ezzor Sunday, a day after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about rising violence. An opposition activist told CNN loud explosions could be heard in a number of neighborhoods after troops entered the city located in northeastern Syria. The unnamed […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Race-based Affirmative Action In Peril

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Two cases are pushing affirmative action toward the U.S. Supreme Court again where simple arithmetic suggests it might snap like a board under too much pressure. The high court ruled on race-based affirmative action in two landmark cases in 2003. Then, like now, the court was divided into a conservative […]

Record 45.8 Million Receiving Food Stamps

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Alabama, hit by severe storms, pushed the total number of U.S. food stamp recipients to an all-time high of 45.8 million people in May, officials say. Food stamp use — officially known as the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — surged in Alabama from 868,813 in April to 1,762,481 in […]

2 Yemeni Leaders Leave Saudi Hospital

RIDYAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Mujawar left a hospital in Saudi Arabia Saturday, a Saudi official said. “The Yemeni president left the military hospital this evening at 9 p.m. after receiving the necessary treatment and was taken to a temporary residence for a […]

China Braces For Typhoon Muifa

SHANGHAI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Typhoon Muifa was still a day from landfall but was already impacting China Sunday, officials said. Shanghai closed two major sea bridges as wind gusts buffeted the region, Xinhua reported. Authorities also imposed speed limits on highways and were conducting safety inspections of transportation infrastructure, the state-run news agency said. […]

Mobile Home Tips, Kills Two

ST. AMABLE, Quebec, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Two men died and a third was seriously injured when the mobile home they were moving in St. Amable, Quebec, tipped over on them, officials say. Capt. Yannick Parent of the Richelieu-Saint-Laurent Regional Police said the three men were moving the home for their friend and neighbor when […]

Montreal Tunnel Reopened

MONTREAL, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Ville Marie Tunnel in Montreal was reopened to traffic Saturday after being shutdown for almost a week, officials say. The tunnel reopened after a 27.5 ton section of the roof of the eastbound side collapsed, barely missing traffic, The (Montreal) Gazette reported. The 50-foot slab, meant to keep sunlight from […]

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