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Appeal Filed For Hikers In Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The attorney representing two U.S. hikers jailed as spies in Iran said he was “hopeful … authorities will show mercy” and release his clients soon. Lawyer Masoud Shafiee told CNN Sunday it could be days or months before he receives a response to the appeal he filed on behalf of […]

Recall Issued For U.S. Salmon Product

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Chicago company has recalled 8,088 packages of smoked salmon sold at major supermarkets due to potential bacterial contamination, U.S. regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration said the fish was supplied by Vita Food Products and may have listeria bacteria in it, which could cause fever, nausea and diarrhea […]

Suspects Sought In Mexico Casino Arson

MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Mexican authorities have released sketches of three suspects in the arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed at least 52 people. The suspects are believed to be part of a crew of gunmen who stormed into the Casino Royale Thursday, poured gasoline around the interior and set […]

Water Shortage Perplexes Libyan Rebels

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Leaders of Libyan rebels that overtook Tripoli this week are grappling with an unexplained disruption of fresh water to the city, a spokesman said. Rebel spokesman Alamin Belhaj told CNN it wasn’t immediately known why water wasn’t flowing for the capital’s million residents. He said water tanker trucks had […]

Abbas Says No To Jewish State

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The Palestinian Authority refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Palestinian officials in Ramallah. “Don’t order us to recognize a Jewish state, we won’t accept it,” Ynetnews.com quoted Abbas saying Saturday in response to international demands that he drop the Palestinian statehood […]

Netanyahu Says No Rush To Amend Treaty

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Israel should not rush to amend its peace treaty and allow more Egyptian troops into Sinai, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday. The Israeli prime minister was referring to Egypt’s request to increase its military presence in the Sinai Peninsula due to the worsening security situation there. The moves requires […]

Gilad Shalit Spends Birthday In Captivity

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Gilad Shalit’s parents led dozens of protesters outside the prime minister’s Jerusalem office to mark the soldier’s 25th birthday Sunday. It was soldier’s sixth birthday since he was captured by Hamas near the Gaza border in June 2006 and forced to Gaza. “Netanyahu, a birthday present for Gilad — his […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Just How Fair Does Justice Have To Be?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court is getting ready to hear argument in the upcoming term on a core issue of the nation’s legal system, one that goes to the heart of fairness in criminal cases — under what circumstances do prosecutors have to reveal evidence that might help defendants show innocence? […]

Irene Punishes East Coast

MIAMI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Deadly Hurricane Irene rumbled up the U.S. East Coast toward New York City Sunday, knocking out power to millions and sending others fleeing, authorities said. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 2 a.m. advisory that Irene was still a Category 1 storm with 80 mph sustained winds […]

Explorer Franklin’s Ships Remain Lost

OTTAWA, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The latest effort to find the doomed ships of 19th century British arctic explorer Sir John Franklin ended in failure, Canadian officials say. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday archaeologists who spent six days searching an area west of King William Island found no sign of the shipwrecks HMS Erebus […]

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