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Father-in-law Says Missing Susan Powell Flirted

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Aug. 25 (UPI) — The father-in-law of a missing Utah woman says she made sexual advances to him behind her husband’s back. Steven Powell told ABC News in an interview on “Good Morning America” his relationship with Susan Powell was “a little beyond the pale.” “There was really a disconnect between […]

Marriage, Divorce Rates Higher In South

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Marriage and divorce rates are highest in the U.S. South and lowest in the Northeast, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. The divorce rate for men was 10.2 per 1,000 in the South, 7.2 in the Northeast and 9.2 nationally, the bureau said in a report, “Marital Events of Americans, 2009.” […]

Bush Recalls 9/11 Attacks In Interview

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Former President George W. Bush says he “didn’t have a strategy” and “was living day by day” in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. An extensive interview with Bush was to air Sunday in a National Geographic Channel documentary, “George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview,” ABC News […]

Swedes Search For Pedophile Victims

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Swedish investigators say an accused pedophile may have contacted hundreds of children through the Internet. Police are asking the public for help in identifying potential victims of the 41-year-old man who has been in custody since April, accused of five counts of sexual assault and 13 counts of sexual […]

Study Finds Less Tolerance For Racism

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 (UPI) — U.S. residents are more willing to allow people with unorthodox views to speak publicly, teach and publish than they were 40 years ago, a survey finds. That includes atheists, Communists and people who advocate military dictatorship, researchers at the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago reported Thursday. […]

Chilean Student Protests Snowballing Into Political Revolt

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Chilean student protests are snowballing into a political storm with President Sebastian Pinera finding himself right at the center of it and not liking it. The millionaire president, who retains vast business interests but swears by arrangements aimed at avoiding conflicts of interests, faced widening revolt this week after […]

Serb Official Says Talks On Kosovo Needed

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 25 (UPI) — A top Serbian foreign affairs official says Serbia must begin international discussions on the status of northern Kosovo. “We must preserve our influence in Kosovo, and create conditions for the status of northern Kosovo, which would be acceptable for the people residing there, so that Serbia can at the […]

Man Loses Lawsuit Over Penis Amputation

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 25 (UPI) — A Kentucky jury ruled against a man who sought $16 million over the loss of his penis, agreeing with a doctor who said he found cancer and had to remove it. Phillip Seaton of Waddy, Ky., had sued Dr. John Patterson for loss of “service, love and affection,” arguing […]

Iran: Some Urge Caution In Aiding Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 25 (UPI) — The European Union imposed new sanctions on Iran’s elite al-Quds Force, clandestine arm of the Revolutionary Guards, for helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, Tehran’s strategic ally, crush a 5-month-old insurrection. But it seems there are some in Tehran who are urging the Iranian leadership to step back from using […]

Report: Cartoonist Badly Beaten In Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 25 (UPI) — An Arab cartoonist who has sharply criticized the Syrian government was severely beaten by the country’s security forces, activists say. Ali Farzat was hospitalized after being forced from his car in Damascus, beaten and dumped on the side of the road, the BBC reported. Farzat’s cartoons have taken aim […]


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