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Government Intervention Causes Market Volatility

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that current volatility in the stock market is related to constant government manipulation and creation of a false sense of security among investors who are looking forward to more bailouts.

FEMA Cleanup Begins After Weaker-Than-Expected Irene

As Tropical Storm Irene makes its way across northeastern Canada, many headlines throughout the U.S. say New York City escaped what might have been a major disaster. The storm hit with far less intensity that originally predicted.

Remnants Of Nanmadol Headed Toward China

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Remnants of Typhoon Nanmadol headed toward China’s Fujian Province Tuesday after lashing Taiwan with heavy rains and killing 16 people in the Philippines. The storm was expected to make landfall in the province after weakening over Taiwan, China Daily reported. Nanmadolwas known as Mina in the Philippines, where it struck […]

Australia Pays Asylum Seekers To Go Back

SYDNEY, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Australia has been giving grants of as much as $4,000 to help people who have failed to win asylum in Australia return to their nation of origin, records show. The so-called reintegration assistance program has awarded cash and other considerations to unsuccessful asylum seekers, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Monday. […]

11 Years In Prison For Tibetan Monk

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Chinese court sentenced a Tibetan monk to 11 years in prison for “intentional homicide” in the self-immolation death of his 16-year-old nephew, also a monk. The accused was identified as Drongdru, a monk in the Kirti Monastery in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang region in southwest China’s Sichuan province, the state-run […]

19 More Trapped Miners Rescued

BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Relief teams in northern China Tuesday rescued 19 of the 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine for eight days, authorities said. The search went on for the other three, said the vice governor of Heilongjiang Province where the mine is located, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Rescuers […]

Dismissed For ‘empathy,’ Students Sues

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A student who says he was dismissed from a Webster University program for lacking empathy has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Missouri school. David Schwartz, 44, said he was told by Dr. Stacy Henning, the director of counselor education at the school, that he lacked sufficient empathy […]

Videotaped Confessions Televised In Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Martinique, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Mexican law enforcement officials are taking to the TV airwaves, televising videotaped confessions that critics call suspect. The Washington Post reports officials have resorted to the confessions — known as “the presentation” — more and more as a tactic to try to prove to skeptical viewers the suspects […]

STD Experiments On Unwitting Guatemalans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Federal investigators said they determined Monday U.S. researchers conducted sexual disease experiments on unwitting Guatemalans in the 1940s. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues reported U.S. government researchers knew they were acting unethically when they intentionally infected people with sexually transmitted diseases without the subjects’ knowledge because […]

Motorcyclist’s Throat Sliced By Line

TORONTO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A 26-year-old motorcyclist hospitalized after his throat was cut by a wire or string strung across a road in Toronto said he saw blood but felt no pain. “I didn’t feel anything and then all of a sudden there was blood squirting in front of me,” Humayun Kobir told CablePulse24-TV, […]

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