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Obama’s Schedule For Wednesday, Aug. 3

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet the travels to Chicago for Democratic Party events, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: — Receive the daily briefing. — Conduct a Cabinet meeting. — Meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. — Meet with Attorney General Eric Holder. […]

Hurricane Eugene Expected To Weaken

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Hurricane Eugene remained far away from the Mexican coast Wednesday as it churned about in the Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. Eugene, a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 115 mph, was about 570 miles from Baja California, Mexico, moving west-northwest at 14 mph, the Miami-based center […]

Japan Warns Of Beijing’s Maritime Policies

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — China’s maritime activities are “overbearing” and arouse “anxiety about its future direction,” Japan’s annual Defense Ministry white paper states. The document called “Defense of Japan, 2011″ — approved by the Cabinet — describes China’s rapid modernization of its military hardware as an attempt to “strengthen its capacity to have its […]

After Debt Fight, Obama Moves To Jobs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — President Barack Obama said he would move beyond the U.S. debt-limit fight and tackle job creation as Washington was about to release its latest jobs report. “In the coming months, I’ll continue … to fight for what the American people care most about — new jobs, higher wages and faster […]

50 Shed Clothes On Wall Street, 3 Arrested

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A New York artist said he convinced 50 people to disrobe along Wall Street for his project and three of the performers were arrested. Zefrey Throwell said his performance piece, titled “Ocularpation: Wall Street,” involved 50 people dressed as street sweepers, secretaries, chief executive officers and other occupations shedding […]

Man Robs 7-11 In SpongeBob Suit

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they were trying to identify an armed man who robbed a 7-11 store while dressed as the cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants. Osceola County sheriff’s spokesman Twis Lizasuain said the costumed robber and a second man held up the store, located outside of Orlando, Thursday and […]

Panel Has 100 Days To Cut Deficit $1.5T

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Congressional leaders have two weeks to name members of a 12-member panel to find ways within 100 days of cutting the U.S. budget deficit by $1.5 trillion. The panel’s six Democrats and six Republicans from both chambers of Congress are required by the budget and debt law President Barack Obama […]

Short-term FAA-funding Bill May Be Lofted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Democratic lawmakers may offer a short-term U.S. Federal Aviation Administration funding bill after Congress took a five-week recess without funding the agency. The bill would end a partial shutdown of the agency that regulates and oversees all aspects of U.S. civil aviation, without cutting funding for rural airports and without […]

Mubarak Leaves Hospital For Cairo Trial

CAIRO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moved to Cairo from a Red Sea hospital early Wednesday to be tried on corruption charges and killing protesters. Mubarak, 83, was to be flown about 240 miles by air ambulance to Cairo’s Police Academy on the outskirts of the capital, from the Sinai […]

Ohio Fair Features ‘strongman Sermon’

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The religious presence at the Ohio State Fair includes Sunday church services and an “illustrated sermon through feats of strength.” The Rev. Craig Eilerman, who led the Catholic service at the fair Sunday, said Catholic and Protestant services were offered, in part, to make sure the approximately 280 members […]

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