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Missing California Hikers Found Unharmed

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Three men who failed to return from a weekend day hike in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles were found unharmed early Tuesday, authorities said. Steve Goldsworthy, a volunteer with the Montrose Search and Rescue Team in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, said the hikers were discovered […]

Obama Praises ’9/11 Generation’ Of Vets

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama praised the “9/11 generation” of military veterans Tuesday and vowed the federal government wouldn’t abandon those who served. “These men and women succeeded together as one American team,” Obama said in a speech before the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis. “In a decade of war, they’ve […]

12 Seals Die On Russian Cargo Plane

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Twelve of 20 fur seals died while being flown to a dolphinarium in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, a Pacific Oceanological Institute spokesman said. Local prosecutors said the seals, in the cargo bay of an aircraft transporting them from Sakhalin Island, could have been affected by high temperatures […]

Hatch Aide To Head ‘supercommittee’ Staff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A U.S. Senate tax lawyer will head the staff of the congressional “supercommittee” tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, leaders said Tuesday. The appointment of Senate Finance Committee tax lawyer Mark Prater was announced jointly by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who are co-leaders […]

U.N. Action In Syria Days Or Weeks Away

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — It will likely be some time before members of the U.N. Security Council agree on a formal resolution condemning the violence in Syria, Washington said. U.N. estimates put the death toll in Syria at more than 2,000, including hundreds allegedly killed at the hands of Syrian security forces during the […]

Health Of Khmer Rouge Officials Reviewed

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A geriatric specialist told a tribunal in Cambodia one former member of the Khmer Rouge regime was impaired though “Brother No. 2″ was fit for trial. The U.N.-backed Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia is investigating alleged atrocities committed by the ruling Khmer Rouge regime in the […]

U.S. Dismisses ‘so-called’ Abkhazia Vote

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Georgia is a sovereign state with internationally recognized borders, the U.S. State Department said after a breakaway republic held elections for a president. Catherine Ashton, the top foreign policy official at the European Union, and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen each issued statements during the weekend in which they dismissed […]

Clinton Off To Paris To Discuss Libya

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — With Libyan rebels offering an ultimatum to Gadhafi loyalists, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced plans to review Libya’s future in Paris. The U.S. State Department announced Clinton was headed to Paris to take part in a top-level meeting for the Contact Group in Libya set for Friday. The […]

Study: Recession Can Hit Children Hard

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Chicago say a recession can have long-lasting effects on children of people who are unemployed. The researchers say material hardship and stress associated with unemployment can reduce the quality of the home environment and adversely affect children. “There is growing evidence that parental job loss […]

Millionaire Accused Of Money Laundering

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Florida millionaire has been accused of laundering money for a family of purported psychics who defrauded desperate customers seeking help, authorities said. Peter Wolofsky, 84, pleaded not guilty Monday to money laundering in connection with the alleged $40 million scam, the Palm Beach Post reported. Wolofsky was […]

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