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ULFA Signs Cease-fire With India

NEW DELHI, Sept. 3 (UPI) — The militant separatist organization United Liberation Front of Asom signed a cease-fire with the Assam state and Indian governments Saturday, officials said. ULFA has been fighting for 32 years to secure independence for the northeastern region. The Hindustan Times reported comes just ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit […]

California Wildfire 30 Percent Contained

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) — The Cajon Pass wildfire in Southern California was 30 percent contained Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The 1,200-acre brush fire, first reported about 12:40 p.m. Friday, started in the center median of Interstate 15, but San Bernardino County Fire Department spokeswoman Tracey Martinez told the Los Angeles Times it […]

Canadian Glacial River Runs Dry

ATLIN, British Columbia, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A glacial river feeding a large Canadian lake has gone dry, leaving a muddy riverbed strewn with icebergs and dropping the lake’s level 50 feet, hikers say. “We were able to walk right into the river bed and stand among the 60-foot icebergs that are grounded now,” hiker […]

Obese Babysitter Dies, Smothers Infant

GREENLAWN, N.Y., Sept. 3 (UPI) — A 1-month-old baby was smothered to death when his obese babysitter collapsed and died on top of him at his home in Greenlawn, N.Y., authorities say. Michael Baldwin III was found dead with his 39-year-old sitter, Teresa Coffey, by his father, local TV personality Michael Baldwin, Thursday night at […]

FBI Interview With Terror Suspect Criticized

DETROIT, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Federal agents in Detroit interviewed the alleged “underwear bomber” when he was “heavily sedated and semiconscious,” his lawyer said. Anthony Chambers, a lawyer for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to block prosecutors from using statements his client made to the FBI at a hospital […]

Will Scottish Conservatives Rebrand Party?

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 3 (UPI) — A candidate for leadership of the Scottish Conservative Party plans to reconstitute the party under a different name if he wins, The Telegraph said Saturday. Malcolm Fraser, a lawyer and member of the Scottish Parliament who is considered the front-runner for party leadership, thinks the Conservatives have become a […]

No Word Yet From Palin On Presidential Run

INDIANOLA, Iowa, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin remained coy on her presidential aspirations during a speech Saturday at a Tea Party rally in Iowa. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register she has made no decision. She made a brief statement to the newspaper while autographing a […]

Texas Resort Area Gets 2nd Wildfire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 3 (UPI) — As Texas endures its worst wildfire season in decades, Possum Kingdom Lake was enduring its second major fire in six months Saturday. Firefighters were seeking donations to help one of their comrades who lost his home Friday, WFAA-TV in Dallas reported. Ed Shelton, a former Arlington police officer, […]

Flooding Kills Dozens In Pakistan

HYDERABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 3 (UPI) — Torrential monsoon rains in Sindh province in southeast Pakistan killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of acres of crops, officials said Saturday. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority put the death toll at 66, the Pak Tribune reported. More than 2 million people were driven from their homes or […]

Documents: CIA, MI6 Worked With Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 3 (UPI) — British and U.S. intelligence agencies worked closely with Libya, including the rendition of terrorism suspects, documents found in Tripoli suggest. Human Rights Watch and foreign reporters Friday found two binders of English-language papers marked MI6 and one marked CIA in the office of the Libyan intelligence chief, The New […]


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