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10,000 Palestinians Flee Syrian City

LATAKIA, Syria, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Syria’s assault on principal port city of Latakia is a crime against humanity, a senior Palestinian official said as 10,000 Palestinians fled the city. The regime of President Bashar Assad has “lost rationality,” Yasser Abed Rabbo, an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told Voice of Palestine Radio […]

London Police Mulled Shutting Down Twitter

LONDON, Aug. 17 (UPI) — London police mulled shutting down the Twitter microblogging service at the height of the rioting but had no power to do so, the city’s top police officer said. Scotland Yard officials, including Metropolitan Police Service Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin, discussed shutting down the social-networking Web site “a few times” as […]

Mainstream Media Attacked For Non-Coverage Of Ron Paul

Stemming from the public outcry over Representative Ron Paul’s media mistreatment after his impressive Ames performance, some in the media have been forced to admit to Paul’s extending influence in the 2012 election season.

Obama Embarks On Midwest Bus Tour

President Barack Obama began a bus tour of the Midwestern United States to combat Republican assertions that have arisen from the first series of GOP debates. Obama’s message got an early boost from an unlikely source, an opinion piece by billionaire Warren Buffett.

Florida Law Eliminates Gun Restrictions

The Florida State Legislature has taken significant steps towards eliminating restrictions that had been previously placed on firearms. Governor Rick Scott has signed the Penalties for Violating Firearms Preemption Law, a measure that forces the repeal of all regulations passed in violation of the 2nd Amendment.

Universities Are Embracing Organic And Sustainable Farming Courses

Today’s college students are in a position to be at the forefront of the burgeoning agricultural revolution, as more colleges and universities add organic and sustainable farming courses to their curricula.

Obama Blames Republicans For Gridlock

PEOSTA, Iowa, Aug. 17 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, in an interview Tuesday with CNN, said Republicans in the House of Representatives are responsible for the current political gridlock. Obama said when Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and members of his caucus refused to support a deficit plan with $4 trillion in cuts because it included […]

Boat Capsizes, At Least 12 Missing

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A boat capsized in the Kamal River in eastern Nepal, leaving at least a dozen people missing, authorities said. said at least 17 people swam to safety after the boat capsized Tuesday evening near the districts of Siraha and Dhanusha. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, quoting other media, […]

China Refutes U.S. Stealth Copter Report

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — China is dismissing a report Pakistan gave Chinese experts access to a crashed U.S. stealth helicopter used in the Osama bin Laden raid. The highly secret U.S. Blackhawk helicopter crashed during the May 2 raid by a U.S. Navy SEALs team in which the al-Qaida leader was killed in his […]

Gray Whale Dies In Klamath River

CRESCENT CITY, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A female gray whale died early Tuesday in the Klamath River in northern California, about 10 hours after beaching on a sandbank, biologists said. Dawn Goley, a marine biologist at Humboldt State University, told the (Eureka, Calif.) Times-Standard the whale died at 4:19 a.m. Goley’s students and members […]


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