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Maoist Chosen New Nepal PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The Nepalese Parliament, where no political party has a majority, elected a Maoist as prime minister after the parties failed to form a consensus government. Babuarm Bhattarai, 57, who holds a doctorate degree from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, is vice chairman of the United Communist Party of Nepal […]

Irene’s Toll: 22 Dead, $7 Billion Damage

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene is history but the U.S. East Coast and Canada were left Monday to deal with the storm’s aftermath, including flooding and power outages. The Los Angeles Times reported the grim toll in human life stood at 22 and and the initial damage tally was up to $7 […]

Japan Readies For New Prime Minister

TOKYO, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Industry Minister Banri Kaieda appeared the front-runner Monday in the race for prime minister of Japan but could face a runoff. Kaieda, 62, is among five candidates seeking the post of president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, who then normally becomes prime minister. The winner will succeed Naoto […]

Military Has Called Off 10 Executions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Ten of the 16 U.S. military personnel sentenced to death since 1984 have had their sentences overturned, officials say. McClatchy Newspapers reported Sunday military appellate courts spared the defendants the death penalty because of mistakes made throughout the military’s judicial system. Most of the former death row inmates have been […]

Anthony Prosecutor Has Book Coming

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) — One of the prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial says he has a book coming out about the Florida mom acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton told the Orlando Sentinel late Saturday of his plans after word got out on the Internet. […]

Tropical Storm Jose Posing No Threat

MIAMI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Jose pushed northward into the Atlantic Ocean Sunday night, out of reach of any land masses, U.S. forecasters said. In its 8 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Jose was passing to the northwest of Bermuda and, while no storm watches or warnings were […]

Mom Allegedly Kills Daughters With Hatchet

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 28 (UPI) — An Asheville, N.C., mother is charged with allegedly killing her two daughters with a hatchet, police say. Naiyana Patel, 33, is accused of taking a hatchet to her 4- and 8-year-old daughters Saturday, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. Patel then allegedly struck her own head several times with the hatchet […]

Teen Paralyzed At Party, 10 Others Injured

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A teenage girl was left paralyzed and 10 others were wounded in a shooting at a party in New York City that was touted as “drama free” online, police said. Allan Dawkins was throwing the party Saturday for his younger sister, Florence Dudney, who was moving away, the New […]

Baghdad Suicide Bomber Kills 28 In Mosque

BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A suicide bomber killed 28 people inside Baghdad’s Umm al-Qura mosque Sunday, police said. The blast during Sunday evening’s prayer wounded 40 others, a local police source speaking on condition of anonymity told Xinhua, China’s official news agency. Also Sunday, a car bomb killed one person and wounded eight others […]

Texas Boy Punished For Wetting Bed Dies

DALLAS, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Texas couple charged in their 10-year-old son’s dehydration death withheld water to punish him for wetting his bed, authorities say. Jonathan James died in late July at the Red Bird home where he was living temporarily with his father and stepmother, Michael Ray James and Tina Alberson, both 42, […]


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