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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 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 […]

Ford: Support For Syrian Protesters A Must

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Ambassador to Syria said Sunday he “doesn’t particularly” care if he’s considered an enemy of the state for his talks with anti-government protesters. The Syrian government was “certainly angry” with his trip to Hama, where President Bashar Assad stepped up his crackdown by sending in tanks, cutting water, […]

Pawlenty Hopes For Upward Charge This Week

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Sunday he’s looking to gain ground in a GOP debate and in the Ames, Iowa, straw poll. “My record of cutting government spending, appointing conservatives justices, doing health care reform the right way and more is now getting out as […]

Scary Cash Crunch At Poe Museum

BALTIMORE, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The operators of the Edgar Allen Poe museum in Baltimore say the loss of financial support from the city could force them to close. Poe House is located off the beaten tourist track and has been operating on its reserve funds since last year when the city cut off its […]

More Witnesses Pending In Jeffs Trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Prosecutors say they will present more witnesses when the penalty phase of polygamous leader Warren Jeffs’ trial resumes in Texas. A rare Saturday session in the San Angelo courtroom included tearful testimony from a 28-year-old woman who claimed she was molested by Jeffs in his office when she […]

Graham: Is Obama A One-term President?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — If President Obama were a coach in the Southeastern Conference, he’d be fired based on his performance, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday. “He would not have his contract renewed,” Graham said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” However, former presidential senior adviser David Axelrod said the 2012 election “isn’t […]

Mexican Copter Misses Mark; Lands In Texas

LAREDO, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The crew of a Mexican military helicopter was allowed to fly back across the border after mistakenly landing in Texas, U.S. Customs officials said. The chopper touched down Saturday afternoon at Laredo International Airport after apparently mistaking the airport for a landing strip in Nuevo Laredo. “The only thing […]


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