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U.S. Army Orders 7,000 More Trucks

OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Oshkosh Defense says it will deliver nearly 7,000 additional Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks and trailers to the U.S. Army. The order for the vehicles — from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command – brings Army orders for FMTV truck and trailers to nearly 26,000. “We […]

U.S. Soldier Charged For Planned Attack

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A U.S. soldier who allegedly planned a bombing and shooting attack on troops from Fort Hood, Texas, has been charged in U.S. District Court. U.S. Army Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, an infantryman with the 101st Airborne, has initially been charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device. Abdo, 21, of […]

July Heat Set Record Highs Across U.S

CINCINNATI, Aug. 1 (UPI) — July wrapped up pretty much as it began for much of United States — blistering hot with more than 2,600 daily record highs broken, meteorologists say. The record-breaking heat ushered in August Monday, with AccuWeather.com forecasters saying a dome of high pressure that cooked the nation during July will remain […]

Medical Pot Measure Offered In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Medical marijuana may be headed for a referendum in Ohio as supporters file preliminary petition signatures. Backers submitted 2,143 signatures for a summary of the proposed state constitutional amendment to Attorney General Mike DeWine last week, the Dayton Daily News reported. Once 1,000 signatures have been verified, DeWine will […]

Crude Oil Jumps On Debt-ceiling Deal

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Crude oil prices rose sharply in New York, climbing above $97 per barrel after President Barack Obama announced a debt ceiling deal had been reached. Republicans and Democrats have been sparring for weeks on a budget plan that was tied to the debt ceiling. The Treasury Department had warned […]

Al-Shabaab To Launch Ramadan Offensive?

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Somali militant group al-Shabaab has received a cache of weapons in preparation for an assault to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan, a source said. Al-Shabaab has declared war on the African Union’s peacekeeping mission in Somalia. The transitional government in Mogadishu is struggling to exert control over […]

Lawyers Decry Treatment Of Asylum-seekers

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The Australian Lawyers Alliance has slammed government officials for giving police the authority to use stun guns on Malaysian asylum-seekers. The alliance said the Australian Federal Police shouldn’t have the “carte blanche” authority to user stun guns to force asylum-seekers to board planes back to detention centers in Malaysia, […]

Ex-teacher Charged In Child Porn Case

MIAMI, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Defense attorneys say a former teacher can’t be prosecuted for viewing child pornography because he did so before a law banning it was enacted. Prosecutors disagree and are pursuing charges against a Harvard-educated attorney who later earned a master’s degree in elementary education, The Miami Herald reported Monday. Prosecutors allege […]

Kurds Weigh In On PJAK Border Conflict

TEHRAN, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Authorities in Iraq need to take a stronger stance against militants threatening regional security, a Kurdish official said. Iraqi officials have expressed concern to Iran over cross-border raids in pursuit of militants with the Party for Free Life of Kurdistan, or PJAK. Iranian officials have acknowledged sending troops to the […]

Drone Attack Kills 6 Suspected Militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Six suspected militants were killed in a drone attack on a vehicle in Pakistan’s tribal region of South Waziristan Monday, intelligence officials said. The Pakistani officials told CNN a drone fired two missiles at the vehicle. South Waziristan is on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and the majority of drone […]

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