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12,000 Iraqis Died In War By Suicide Bombs

BAGHDAD, Sept. 4 (UPI) — More than 12,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed by suicide bombers since the beginning of the war, along with 30,000 injured, a study shows. The study, conducted by Madelyn Hicks and colleagues, shows between 2003 and 2010, 1003 suicide attacks on Iraqi targets resulted in 12,284 deaths, British medical journal […]

Ailing Chirac To Sit Out Corruption Trial

PARIS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Former French President Jacques Chirac’s health has deteriorated and he can’t attend his corruption trial Monday in Paris, his lawyers said. His attorneys gave the presiding judge a letter from Chirac authorizing them to represent him in his absence, Radio France Internationale reported Sunday. The 78-year-old is charged with embezzling […]

Strauss-Kahn Returns Home To France

PARIS, Sept. 4 (UPI) — The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, flew home to France from New York Sunday without speaking to reporters. He had been in New York since May, when a female Sofitel hotel housekeeper accused him of sexual assault. He was arrested and charged and kept under house […]

Typhoon Kills 18 In Japan, Many Missing

TOKYO, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Typhoon Talas, which left western Japan Sunday, killed at least 18 people and at least 50 others were missing, emergency officials in Tokyo said. At its peak Saturday, Talas had 75 mph winds and soaked western Japan with torrential rains that triggered deadly landslides, the Kyodo news agency reported. The […]

Libyan Rebels To Storm Defiant City

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 4 (UPI) — Armed Libyan rebels Sunday said they were mustering around the city of Bani Walid after negotiations for a peaceful takeover went into a stalemate. Rebel negotiator Mahmoud Abdul Aziz told the Arabic news network al-Jazeera rebels had hoped to take over the city without fighting, but tribal leaders loyal […]

Louisiana Getting Tropical Drenching

MIAMI, Sept. 4 (UPI) — The center of slow-moving Tropical Storm Lee came ashore in Louisiana early Sunday amid Miami forecasters’ warnings it could dump 20 inches of rain. Lee’s center reached shore 80 miles west of Morgan City, La., around 5 a.m., the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Its 45 mph winds extended […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Corporate Political Funds May Be Unmasked

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year opened the floodgates to corporate political donations, much of it secret, but a process begun in another government agency may force those donations into the light of day. The 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, better known as McCain-Feingold, prohibited corporations — and unions […]

400,000 Protest In Israel

JERUSALEM, Sept. 4 (UPI) — About 400,000 people angered by the spiraling cost of living and demanding social justice took to the streets in Israeli cities Saturday night, police said. A firm monitoring the turnout put the crowd in Tel Aviv at almost 300,000 strong, with tens of thousands more in Jerusalem, Haifa and other […]

Man Guilty In 8 N.C. Nursing Home Killings

CARTHAGE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) — A 47-year-old North Carolina man was convicted Saturday in a shooting spree at a nursing home that left eight people dead. Robert Stewart was sentenced to 141 to 179 years in prison after being found guilty of eight counts of second-degree murder and related charges for the March 29, […]

Suspected Fla. Family Killer In Custody

LE CENTER, Minn., Sept. 3 (UPI) — A man suspected of killing four members of his family in Florida was in custody Saturday in Minnesota, authorities said. Henry Segura, 31, charged with killing his girlfriend, their son and her twin daughters in Tallahassee, Fla., last November, was arrested Friday morning in southern Minnesota’s Le Sueur […]

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