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Baby Hawks To Be Released Into Wild

NOBLE, Okla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — More than 200 baby hawks saved from heat and drought in Oklahoma will be released back into the wild in September, wildlife rescuers say. The Mississippi kites were found abandoned after jumping from their nests due to temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, The Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain reported. Rescuers […]

Abuses Uncovered At Zimbabwe Diamond Field

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Members of the Kimberly Process are turning a blind eye to rampant abuses at Zimbabwe’s diamond mines, Human Rights Watch said. Human Rights Watch discovered that, through a six-month investigation, police and private security guards working at the Marange diamond field shot, beat and unleashed attack dogs on […]

EU Considers Syrian Oil Embargo

BRUSSELS, Aug. 30 (UPI) — An oil embargo targeting Syria is expected to become reality within the next few days from the members of the European Union, diplomats said. Syria has exported most of its crude oil to European countries. The 150,000 barrels of crude exported each day provide Damascus with around 30 percent of […]

Libya Running Out Of Water

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 30 (UPI) — UNICEF is working in war-torn Libya to make up for a water shortage, which the aid agency said could lead to serious health problems if it continues. Fuel shortages and sporadic fighting mean water must be carried from the pipeline sending water to millions of people in Tripoli, Benghazi […]

‘Smart Collars’ Will Track Wildlife

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say “smart collars” will enable people to learn how animals live their lives and possibly transform how wild populations are managed. The collars will use a combination of global positioning technology and accelerometers for recording an animal’s actions as it leaps, runs or is sleeping, The […]

Cheney Opposed Auto Industry Bailout

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney says he opposed a federal rescue of the auto industry, saying he would have preferred the government not get involved. In his book, “In My Time” published Tuesday, Cheney said he understood why former President George W. Bush wanted to give the incoming Obama […]

Aide: Gabrielle Giffords Continues Improvement

TUCSON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — An aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., says he is certain his boss is on the road to a full recovery from her near-fatal gunshot wound. Ron Barber, Giffords’ district director, told a Tucson audience that Giffords has her full mental faculties and is working toward a goal of returning […]

Most U.S. Muslims Back Ground Zero Mosque

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Most Muslim Americans support the proposal to build a controversial mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero, a survey shows. The Pew Research Center survey found 81 percent of U.S. Muslims have heard about the project and, of those, 72 percent say it should be allowed to be built. […]

Crews Survive NATO Air Collision

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Both pilots ejected safely Tuesday when a Lithuanian military jet crashed after colliding with a French fighter, officials said. The French Mirage was able to land at Zokniai, a military base in northern Lithuania, Sky News reported. The crew of the Lithuanian L-39 Albatros, a combat training aircraft, were […]

Kilpatrick Denied Memoir Profits

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The Michigan Court of Appeals Tuesday denied former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s bid to retain profits from his memoir. A judge earlier had ordered the money be placed in an escrow account. Tuesday’s ruling means the funds can be used to pay off Kilpatrick’s $860,000 restitution tab, the Detroit Free […]


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