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Abu Ghraib Guard Freed From Prison

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Aug. 6 (UPI) — Charles Graner Jr., a guard convicted in the abuse of Abu Ghraib prison inmates in Irag, was released from military prison Saturday, an Army spokeswoman said. Rebecca Steed said the Army reservist served 6 1/2 years of his 10-year term at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., CNN reported. Steed told […]

U.S. Farmers Markets On The Rise

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) — More than 1,000 new farmers markets dot the U.S. landscape this year, bringing the total number to more than 7,000, federal officials say. The current U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Farmers Market Directory says a total of 7,175 farmers markets operate throughout the United States as more farmers are marketing […]

Firefighters Put Out 10 Of 20 Fires In Russia

MOSCOW, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Firefighters put out 10 wildfires in far eastern Russia, but were still struggling to extinguish 10 more, officials said Saturday. More than 320 people, representing 44 emergency response units and 10 aircraft, have been working to put out the fires in Russia’s Far East, RIA Novosti reported. “Ten forest fires […]

Iran Minister: U.S. Detainees May Go Free

TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday he hopes two American nationals imprisoned in Tehran will be released soon. Salehi said judicial authorities in Iran were examining Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer’s case in a fair manner, Voice of America reported. Salehi said he believes authorities “will proceed in […]

City In China Ends Ban On Dogs

JIANGMEN, China, Aug. 6 (UPI) — The city of Jiangmen, China, has repealed its total ban on dogs after only nine days but still bars them in public areas, officials say. The local ordinance was approved in June, and went into effect July 26, Xinhua reported. The regulation, which banned residents from having dogs within […]

Vallejo, Calif., To Exit Bankruptcy

VALLEJO, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) — After almost three years, the city of Vallejo, Calif., has been approved to come of out Chapter 9 federal bankruptcy, officials say. Judge Michael McManus of U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved Vallejo’s debt-restructuring plan in the Eastern District of California Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported. “I’m pleased how things […]

Eat Gazpacho Right Away To Save Vitamin C

MADRID, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Scientists in Spain recommend eating gazpacho — a soup containing vegetables eaten cold — as soon as it is prepared to retain more vitamin C. Study co-author Elena Maria Rodriguez and colleagues at the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of La Laguna examined gazpacho and compared the levels […]

Police Cars Set On Fire At London Protest

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Two police cars were set on fire in London Saturday during a demonstration to protest the shooting death of a young man by police, police said. A crowd estimated at 300 people gathered in Tottenham, north London, to demand justice for the man’s death, Sky News reported. The BBC reported […]

300,000 Join Israeli Housing Protests

JERUSALEM, Aug. 6 (UPI) — About 300,000 people around Israel joined protests Saturday against the government’s housing policy and the high cost of living in the country. The turnout was about twice what it was July 30, The Jerusalem Post reported. The biggest rally was in Tel Aviv, where the crowd was estimated at 280,000. […]

Tymoshenko Arrest Angers Opposition

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 6 (UPI) — An opposition leader in the Ukrainian Parliament called Saturday for an emergency session on the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The arrest during a court hearing Friday also has been criticized internationally, RIA Novosti reported. Mukola Tomenko, the vice speaker of Parliament said Ukraine is in a […]

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