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Mubarak Sons Could Face Additional Charges

CAIRO, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, could face three new corruption charges, officials said. Prosecutors previously interrogated the two over claims they manipulated Egypt’s stock exchange and made money from the country’s debt settlement, al-Masry al-Youm reported. The brothers are now in Tora Prison, awaiting […]

Lebanon Bombing Kills One, Injures Two In Antelias

ANTELIAS, Lebanon, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Police Thursday tried to determine whether a bomb that exploded in a parking lot in Antelias, Lebanon, was aimed at Judge Albert Serhal or his son. The two bombers involved died and a passerby was slightly injured. The blast near Center Hajj occurred about 11:30 a.m. shortly after Serhal’s […]

Judge Who Demands Punctuality Often Late

TORONTO, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A Canadian judge with zero tolerance for lateness in his Toronto-area court has a poor record of returning to the bench on time, the Toronto Star reported. Last month, Justice Howard Chisvin of the Ontario Court in Newmarket threw out 12 criminal cases when a Crown prosecutor was late in […]

Hackers Pass Breivik E-mails To Police

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A group of Norwegian teen computer hackers claimed they opened e-mails sent by accused killer Anders Breivik, which were then passed to police. The hackers turned over correspondence containing details about Breivik’s contacts and private life to the freelance Norwegian journalist, Kjetil Stormark, who then handed the material to […]

Crew From Missing Jet Found Alive

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The two crew members of an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed for unknown reasons off the California coast have been rescued, officials said. A rescue helicopter pulled the two out of the water Thursday morning near San Diego, where the jet was last seen about 10:30 pm. Wednesday, […]

NATO Urged To Probe Civilian Death Reports In Libya

ZLITAN, Libya, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Amnesty International urged NATO to investigate Libyan government claims that scores of unarmed civilians were killed in this week’s airstrike near Zlitan. “NATO must take all feasible precautions to avoid civilian casualties, even in those cases where [leader Moammar Gadhafi's] forces are using civilian facilities for military purposes,” Hassiba […]

Balance In Alaskan Energy And Environment?

JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Washington can find a way to tap into the energy potential in Alaska while protecting its pristine environment, a U.S. official said. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is visiting Alaska to review its environment and potential for oil and natural gas development. Salazar said during meetings with Alaskan representatives […]

First Black Secret Service Agent Dies

MITCHELLVILLE, Md., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Charles L. Gittens, the first African-American agent in the U.S. Secret Service, has died from a heart attack, officials said. Gittens, who went on to provide security to American presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy, was 82, the Washington Post reported Thursday. “He was a great agent,” […]

China Trade Surplus Soars To $31.5B

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (UPI) — China’s July trade surplus of $31.5 billion eased fears the problems in the U.S. economy and European debt crisis might hit Chinese exports, experts said. The July surplus was the highest in 30 months and resulted from higher-than-expected export growth, especially to the European Union, the government said. Officials and […]

Suspected Bomber Returned To Indonesia

JAKARTA, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A suspect in the 2002 bombing on the Indonesian island of Bali that killed 202 people has been returned to Indonesia from Pakistan for trial, officials said. Umar Patek, allegedly a key leader in Jemaah Islamiyah, an Indonesian terrorist group, was returned to Indonesia Thursday to stand trial for the […]

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