QUETTA, Pakistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Eid festival turned tragic Wednesday in Quetta, Pakistan, where a car bomb went off near a group of worshippers, killing several of them, police said. CNN, quoting police, reported at least 11 died in the blast and 21 others were injured. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting […]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus trades in his uniform for civvies Wednesday, retiring from military service in advance of becoming director of the CIA. He assumes his role as America’s spy chief Sept. 6. As the top commander on the ground in Iraq, Petraeus is credited for turning around a […]
MINERAL, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — The Washington area has experienced 19 aftershocks since an earthquake rattled the region eight days ago, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The most recent aftershock was Tuesday, a 2.1-magnitude jolt that was less than the 5.8-magnitude quake Aug. 23, The Washington Post reported. As was the Aug. 23 quake, […]
MIAMI, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Katia is expected to intensify and may become a hurricane later Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. No coastal watches or warnings are in effect. Katia, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph, is about 985 miles west of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, moving west-northwest […]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — President Obama will urge Congress to pass clean extensions of two bills that expire in September, the White House said Wednesday. The daily agenda indicates Obama will: – Receive the daily briefing. – Meet with senior advisers. – Hold an event to call on Congress to pass clean extensions of […]
NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A woman burned herself to death near Chennai, India, in protest at the planned hanging of the killers of Rajiv Gandhi, India’s prime minister, in 1991. The woman, 27, poured gasoline on herself in front of the local tax office in Kancheepuram, around 70 miles from the Tamil Nadu […]
BEIJING, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Nanmadol hit east China’s Fujian Province early Wednesday as a tropical storm, after killing several people in the Philippines and wreaking havoc in Taiwan. The storm landed in Fujian’s Jinjiang city after 2 a.m. Wednesday, bringing heavy rains as it weakened into a tropical depression, Chinese meteorologists said. There were […]
A Federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an Alabama immigration law as a temporary measure to prevent law enforcement officials from carrying out the legislation.
In a statement issued by 2012 GOP contender Ron Paul earlier this week, Paul attacked the Administration of President Barack Obama for its seemingly expanding imperialistic foreign policy in the Middle East following the announcement of a victory in Libya.
As the U.S. economy continues to be burdened by high numbers of unemployed, a public debt that has surpassed gross domestic product and economic policy that is dangerously close to causing an inflation crisis, President Barrack Obama has appointed a new economic adviser. Alan B. Krueger, an Ivy League-trained economist, will lead Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) if he is confirmed by the Senate.