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London Police Keepstreets Calm During Fair

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — London police say they thwarted attempts to incite rioting at the Notting Hill Carnival via social media. About 16,000 police officers were stationed across the city Sunday for the start of the carnival in the upscale neighborhood, which is the largest street festival in Europe, The Daily Telegraph reported. “We […]

Cantor Unveils Jobs Plan Big On Regulation Cuts

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlined a jobs plan that would target 10 regulations for elimination and enact one major tax cut for businesses. Cantor, outlined his plan — presented as contrast to jobs proposals President Obama plans to offer next week — in an e-mail to rank-and-file Republicans, […]

IRS Audits Calif. City Bond Issuance

VERNON, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) — The Internal Revenue Service says it’s auditing a bond issue by Vernon, Calif., in the third major investigation of the troubled community in the past year. City officials said they were notified this month by the IRS that it had obtained information about the $490 million tax-exempt bond issue […]

Gypsy Crime Gangs Expanding In Australia

SYDNEY, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Australian investigators say gypsy gangs may have expanded their crime operations into drug dealing. The Daily Telegraph reported in its Tuesday edition the Department of Fair Trading has uncovered alleged ties between gypsy gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs. Officials estimate gypsy gang crime, which often includes scams against the elderly, […]

German Chancellor Unhappy With Plane

BERLIN, Aug. 29 (UPI) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to switch out her new Airbus A340 for an older plane, inherited from communist East Germany. The plane, meant to be Germany’s response to the United States’ Air Force One, has been having technical issues, The Local reported Monday. Issues include engines overheating and […]

Scotland’s University Fees Rate Attacked

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A legal challenge to Scotland’s university fees policy calls it “anti-English” as English undergraduates pay large fees while Scottish students pay nothing. Under the policy instituted by Scotland’s nationalist administration, English students face paying up to $59,000 to attend Scottish universities while local undergraduates will pay nothing, The Daily […]

Activists Plan Protests Against G8, NATO

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Activists are planning massive protests in Chicago to coincide with a Group of Eight and North Atlantic Treaty Organization gatherings next spring. More than 160 people representing 50 activist organizations met in Chicago Sunday to begin planning two demonstrations and a march for the week-long joint G8-NATO summit scheduled for […]

Man Walking Dog Aids Cop In Arrest

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Chicago man walking his dog came to the aid of a police officer struggling to put a man under arrest. Tom Lashinski, 28, was exercising his mother’s dog early Sunday when he saw what looked like two people fighting, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He then realized one of the […]

Pentagon Looks At Ways To Cut Budget

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department is considering options across all military branches to reduce spending, officials said. The Army is considering ending some targeting and communications systems and trimming combat brigades. The Navy might delay ship construction and cut back on the number of sailors, among other things, The Washington Times […]

Bachmann: Irene, Quake ‘God’s Way’

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann was joking when she said Hurricane Irene and a recent quake were God’s attention-getters, an aide said. “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians,” Bachmann said Sunday at a campaign appearance in Sarasota, Fla. […]


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