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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 […]

Re-enactor Shooter Says He’s No Outlaw

RAPID CITY, S.D., Aug. 7 (UPI) — A Western re-enactor who accidentally shot three tourists in South Dakota says his brushes with the law could give people the wrong idea about him. Paul Doering, 49, of Summerset, S.D., says he is “not an outlaw” and was as shocked as anyone when the pistol he used […]

Stem Cell Researchers Wary Of Republicans

BOSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Scientists say they are concerned Republican presidential candidates are lining up against federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The Boston Globe said Sunday virtually the entire GOP field backed the idea of scaling back stem cell funding, a stance that has researchers worried the field of study would wither […]

Obama Marks 1998 Africa Embassy Bombings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — President Obama Sunday marked the 1998 bombings of two U.S. Embassies in Africa by calling this year’s death of the reputed mastermind as a blow against terror. The blasts killed 218 people in Kenya and 11 more in Tanzania and were an early clash between the United States and al-Qaida. […]

‘Tea Party Downgrade’ On Lips Of Many Dems

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A former presidential adviser and several Democrats Sunday blamed the U.S. economic downgrade on Tea Party activists in Congress. “The Tea Party brought us to the brink of a default,” David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “For months, the president was saying, let’s […]

New Hacker Ring Claims Attack On Cop Sites

ATLANTA, Aug. 7 (UPI) — An apparently new hacking group says it is releasing information it obtained from more than 70 law enforcement agencies in the United States. The group calling itself AntiSec says it has no qualms about the release of 10 gigabytes of data, which it says includes personal information about police officers […]

Wildfire Flares Up In Sizzling Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla., Aug. 7 (UPI) — A wildfire flared up Saturday and destroyed about a dozen homes in Edmond, Okla., firefighters said. Several neighborhoods had to be evacuated and Interstate 35 was shut down for a period after the fire that had been burning since Thursday regained strength as a thunderstorm passed through the area. […]

Former N.Y. Gov. Hugh Carey Died At 92

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Former New York Gov. Hugh Carey, who played a key role in New York City’s financial crisis of the 1970s, died Sunday at the age of 92, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Carey was instrumental in helping the city dig itself out of a harrowing budget ordeal that included President […]

Chicago Child Killed In Shooting At Home

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A 6-year-old girl was killed Sunday when someone opened fire on a home on Chicago’s South Side, police said. Two teenagers were wounded in the shooting, which occurred around dawn when a suspect walked up to the porch and fired into the home. “They were all in the living room […]

San Diego Officer Shot After Stickup

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) — San Diego police say an officer shot in the head Saturday probably didn’t know a shotgun-wielding robbery suspect was on the loose in the area. The unidentified officer was clinging to life Sunday after being shot while waiting at a stoplight while on patrol in San Diego’s City Heights […]

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