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FAA Could Face Another Shutdown

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Members of the U.S. Congress say they hope to avoid another shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration this month. A stopgap funding bill approved by Congress expires Sept. 16, and differences over a new rule by the National Mediation Board making it easier for airline and railroad workers to unionize […]

Hunt Goes On For Calif. Shooting Suspect

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Police combed an area east of Fort Bragg, Calif., after sheriff’s deputies reported spotting a man suspected of killing a city councilman, authorities said. Aaron Bassler, accused of shooting and killing Councilman Jere Melo after Melo stumbled upon an opium poppy field east of the city, was spotted […]

Tornado Touchdown Confirmed In Quebec

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Environment Canada confirmed Monday a tornado touched down in Quebec, uprooting trees, shattering car windows and damaging rooftops. The tornado that ripped through Trois-Rivieres, Que., Sunday night was rated an F-0, the lowest intensity on the Fujita scale, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. “There were a few clues indicating […]

Postal Service Could Shut Down By Winter

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Postal Service, facing a deficit that will reach $9.2 billion this fiscal year, could be forced to close this winter, officials say. “Our situation is extremely serious,” Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said in a New York Times article published Monday. Donahoe has been advocating spending cutbacks recently […]

Settlers Set Fire To West Bank Mosque

MIGRON, West Bank, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Settlers set fire to a West Bank mosque Monday after Israeli police destroyed three illegal houses in the settlement outpost of Migron, Haaretz reported. The Israeli newspaper reported Palestinian sources said the settlers torched the mosque in the village of Qusra, south of Nablus, about 3 a.m. Monday. […]

Pakistan Captures Top Al-Qaida Figure

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Pakistan says it captured, with U.S. help, a top al-Qaida figure suspected of planning attacks on American oil pipelines, tankers and other targets. Pakistani officials said Younis al-Mauritani and two other senior al-Qaida operatives were captured in the southern Pakistan city of Quetta with help from U.S. intelligence agencies, […]

Bill Clinton Friends Gather For Bash

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton celebrated his 65th birthday with friends and family on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The weekend party at Herring Creek Farm’s barn also was to celebrate the birthdays of Vernon and Ann Jordan and host Lynn de Rothschild’s husband Evelyn, The Boston Globe reported. […]

Kurds Attack Off-duty Turkish Police

TUNCELI, Turkey, Sept. 5 (UPI) — A soccer game between off-duty police officers in Turkey turned deadly when suspected Kurdish militants opened fire on players and spectators, authorities said. A police officer and his wife were both killed in the attack Sunday in the eastern town of Tunceli and nine other police officers were wounded, […]

More Black Widow Spiders Seen In Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 5 (UPI) — People in Oklahoma are reporting seeing more venomous black widow spiders this summer than in recent years, authorities said. Exterminators say calls about the spiders are increasing. “The black widows have just exploded,” Mark Lasater, an Edmond exterminator who has been getting a half-dozen calls a day, told The […]

Deadly Plane Crash Sparks Calif. Wildfire

TEHACHAPI, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) — A fire sparked by a deadly small-plane crash in Blackburn Canyon, Calif., burned at least 4,800 acres and was only 5 percent contained Monday, officials said. Two people Sunday when their plane crashed in the heavily forested canyon, The Bakersfield Californian reported. Fire officials said one home was destroyed […]


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