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Suspect Flees In A Police Cruiser

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, Quebec, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Police in Canada said a man arrested for a driving infraction escaped by stealing a police vehicle. Officers in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, said the 33-year-old man, whose name was not released, was arrested at 4 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Sources and Roger Pilon boulevards and somehow managed to […]

High Wire Artist Loses Footing At 330 Feet

SHAOYANG, China, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A Chinese high-wire walker completed a 50-foot stroll between two hot air balloons at 100 feet, but lost his balance trying to repeat the stroll at 330 feet. Saimaiti Aishan, a seventh-generation high wire artist, completed the walk between the balloons at an altitude of 100 feet Sunday in […]

U.S. Troops’ Remains To Land At Dover AFB

DOVER, Del., Aug. 9 (UPI) — The United States will succeed in Afghanistan despite 30 U.S. troop deaths in a helicopter shot down by Islamist Taliban militia, President Barack Obama said. “We will press on, and we will succeed,” Obama said Monday as the troops’ remains were being prepared to be flown to Dover Air […]

Euro, Asian Markets Continue Selloff

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) — European and Asian stocks plunged Tuesday ahead of Wall Street’s opening bell in a rampant global selloff on Europe’s debt crisis and the U.S. credit downgrade. British, German and French stock indexes fell more than 2 percent in early-morning trading following daylong gyrations in Asian markets. In late-afternoon trading […]

Crisis Meeting Following British Mayhem

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Rioting in 10 London districts and three other British cities quieted by dawn Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold a crisis-response meeting. Cameron reversed an earlier decision not to cut short his central Italy vacation and took a military plane home around 3 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT […]

Easy Ways To Cut Calories

Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think if they change their eating environment and how they eat, a U.S. researcher says. One myth, he says, is that people know when they are full and stop before they overeat.

US To Grant Waivers On NCLB

The Administration of President Barack Obama said it will grant waivers to U.S. States saying they can’t meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. Efforts to reform the signature education legislation of President George W. Bush have stalled in Congress.

Man Suspected Of Killing Grandmother, Aunt

PRESTON, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A young man was being questioned Monday in northern England after the bodies of his grandmother and aunt were found in their burning house, police said. The dead women were identified as Maureen Allen, 79, and her daughter, Geraldine Allen, 56, the Daily Mirror reported. Maureen Allen had lived […]

Riots Interrupt Top Pols’ Vacations

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Violent riots erupted in London with most senior members of the British government out of the country on vacation. A Royal Air Force plane was dispatched to Italy late Monday to pick up Prime Minister David Cameron, The Guardian reported. Cameron, who was in Tuscany with his family, planned to […]

China Inflation Hits 6.5 Percent In July

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) — China’s inflation rate jumped to 6.5 percent in July, the government said Tuesday amid plunging global stock prices. The July consumer price index, the main gauge of the country’s inflation, was up from June’s 6.4 percent and a hit a 37-month high, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The announcement […]

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