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Germany Fears Norway Massacre Copycats

BERLIN, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Last month’s attacks by a right-wing extremist in Norway could inspire copycat killings by anti-Islamic zealots, a top German security official says. Alexander Eisvogel, vice president of Germany’s domestic anti-terrorist agency, the Federal Office for Constitutional Protection, told Der Spiegel magazine Sunday the killing spree perpetrated by Anders Breivik in […]

Congress May Vacate Without Funding FAA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Congress will likely leave Washington for a month without resolving a funding standoff that partly shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, aides said. The collapse of a bipartisan Senate plan to end the funding dispute could leave 4,000 furloughed FAA employees and about 70,000 laid-off airport construction workers without paychecks […]

Aquarium Weens Fish Off Kit Kat Habit

LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Workers at a London aquarium said they have successfully broken an 8.8-pound fish of its addiction to Kit Kat chocolate bars. Rebecca Carter of the Sea Life London Aquarium said Gary the gourami had been raised on a diet of Kit Kat pieces by his former owners but she and […]

Reid: No One Happy With Budget-debt Deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — No one’s happy with the budget deal to raise the U.S. debt limit and cut spending, the Senate majority leader said ahead of his chamber’s vote on the measure. “Everybody had to give something up,” said Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. “People on the right are upset. People on the left […]

Officer: Raid Was Always To Kill Bin Laden

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The raid that killed Osama bin Laden was always meant to kill him, and capturing him alive was never an option, a U.S. Navy special-operations officer claims. “There was never any question of detaining or capturing him,” the officer told The New Yorker. “It wasn’t a split-second decision. No […]

Netanyahu: 1967 Border OK, With Conditions

JERUSALEM, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Israel will resume peace talks based on its 1967 borders if the Palestinian Authority stops seeking U.N. Palestinian state recognition, Israel’s leader said. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said his organization would abandon its efforts for a statehood vote if Israel agrees to the 1967 borders and the right […]

Teachers Aide Gets 8 Years On Guns Charge

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A teacher’s aide at a Catholic school in England was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for allowing her boyfriend to stash weapons in their home. Kimberley Bray, 46, of Newall Green was convicted of possession of some of the weapons, the Manchester Evening News reported. Bray said […]

Extremists Trained In Pakistan Blamed

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Islamic extremists trained in Pakistan were blamed Tuesday for deadly violence in Kashgar in ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region in China’s northwest. Pakistan is a close ally of China but Beijing has been trying to contain growing violence in the border Xinjiang-Uighur region, where the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighurs resent being ruled […]

Police Officer Facing DUI Kills Self

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A San Diego police officer facing felony drunken driving charges apparently took his own life Monday, police said. Officers responding to an emergency call from his wife found David C. Hall’s body in the backyard of his home in Claremont, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Hall, 41, who had […]

Canada Deports Suspected War Criminal

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Canadian Public Safety Minister announced the deportation of a man accused of being a war criminal. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced Sunday that Manuel De La Torre Herrera, from Peru, was arrested July 25 in Toronto and has been deported, the Winnipeg Free Press reported. Herrera and 29 […]

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