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Police Discharge Gun At Denver Airport

DENVER, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Denver police were called to Denver International Airport this past weekend to test fire an undeclared handgun found in a piece of luggage, officials say. The police received the request to investigate and discharge an undeclared gun found in a checked bag Sunday morning, The Denver Post reported. Lt. Matt […]

Commandos Were Targeting Taliban Leader

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The 38 people, including 30 U.S. troops, killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had been on a mission targeting a Taliban leader, sources told CNN. The deaths of the Americans, including 22 elite Navy SEALS, constituted the worst single-day toll on U.S. forces in the decade-long Afghan war. Their […]

Ex-Sen. Mark Hatfield Dead At 89

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8 (UPI) — Mark Hatfield, a liberal Republican who represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, died Sunday at age 89, a longtime aide said. Gerry Frank said Hatfield had been ill for a long time, The New York Times reported. The Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., reported Hatfield died […]

Missing Scouts May Have Fled Country

KRISTIANSTAD, Sweden, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Police say 12 young people from Sierra Leone who disappeared from the World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby, Sweden, may have fled to Denmark. In a news conference Saturday, police officials said they were looking into whether a crime was committed; however, they said they believe the scouts left the […]

U.S. Agency’s Name Decision Draws Protest

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. maritime boundary agency’s reported decision to go with the “Sea of Japan” name for the waters between South Korea and Japan has made Seoul unhappy. South Korea, which uses the name “East Sea” for the body of the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, lodged an informal […]

Emergency Declared Over Swine Fever

KRYLOVSKAYA, Russia, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A district in Russia’s southern Krasnodar Region has declared a state of emergency due to a swine fever outbreak, emergency response officials say. The emergency was declared Sunday for the region after 50 pigs died because of the disease, RIA Novosti reported. The virus was discovered near the village […]

Muifa Weakens As It Approaches China

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Typhoon Muifa weakened Monday as it turned north, targeting the coastal areas of China’s Shandong province. The powerful storm, spawned in the west Pacific, headed toward China and North Korea. Authorities had canceled several flights at Qingdao city airport in Shandong, Xinhua news agency reported. About 53 tourists, stranded on […]

Canada’s Harper In South America

BRASILIA, Brazil, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, packing a let’s-make-a-deal attitude, arrived in Brazil Sunday to start a four-nation Latin America trade tour. The conservative Canadian leader was to meet with the left-leaning leader of Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff, Monday, The Globe and Mail reported. Harper also is to stop in […]

T.S. Emily Is History

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami closed out its books on Tropical Storm Emily Sunday evening as the storm broke up over the Caribbean Sea. In its final advisory about Emily, the hurricane center said at 5 p.m. EDT the remnants of the storm were about 295 miles south-southeast of […]

Dead Shark Found In N.H. Woods

MILTON, N.H., Aug. 7 (UPI) — People in Milton, N.H., are wondering how a dead shark wound up in nearby woods, nearly an hour from any seawater. Lloyd Ellis says his brother discovered the carcass of the 6- to 8-foot shark on private property off a rural road last week, WMUR-TV reported. “He happened to […]


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