TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Toronto police said they were holding a man on the federal immigration department’s most-wanted list Thursday with plans to deport him a second time. Walford Steer, 39, was arrested Tuesday at a west-end motel with a 16-year old girl in his room. He was charged with six offenses related to […]
TRIPOLI, Libya, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An official with Libya’s transitional government said rebel fighters have cornered fugitive leader Moammar Gadhafi, a statement one of Gadhafi’s sons denies. The transitional government official said Gadhafi was boxed in at a desert stronghold about 150 miles from Tripoli and that he was being urged to surrender, The […]
MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Hurricane Katia showed little change in strength Thursday but could become a major hurricane in the next few days, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Katia, a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, was about 1,065 miles east of the Leeward Islands, moving westerly at […]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Obama has several closed-door meetings Thursday, the White House said. The daily schedule indicates Obama will: – Receive, along with Vice President Joe Biden, the daily briefing. – Meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. – Meet with senior advisers.
According to CBS News, President Barack Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, the same evening a Republican Presidential debate in California is scheduled to take place, has caused many to speculate that the President did so in an attempt to overshadow the GOP.
According to Shanghai Daily, a sexual education textbook will be issued to Chinese students in the city following a similar move in Beijing. The textbook, which depicts the sexual organs on illustrated children and images of sexual intercourse between tadpoles, will be issued to first and second grade-aged students.
On Wednesday, the newest results from a Rasmussen telephone poll show President Barack Obama’s approval rating at only 19 percent and Congressional approval at only 6 percent, as the public, according to the organization, focuses heavily on the economy.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 (UPI) — The former speaker of the Pennsylvania House pleaded guilty Wednesday to using state money for political expenses. John M. Perzel, who represented a district in Northeast Philadelphia for many years, appeared before a state judge in Harrisburg, the state capital, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. He acknowledged his role in […]
RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia college student who stripped to a pair of running shorts to protest intrusive search procedures will be allowed to sue two airport screeners. A Federal judge in Richmond, Va., ruled Tuesday that the portion of Aaron Tobey’s lawsuit dealing with free speech rights can go forward, The Christian Science Monitor reported.
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Kosovo man admitted in court he killed two U.S. airmen in an attack at a Frankfurt, Germany, airport but said he doesn’t know why he did it. Arid Uka, made the admission as his trial began in Frankfurt Wednesday. He told the court he had been radicalized by […]