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9/11 Families, Holder Discuss Hacking

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States asked Attorney General Eric Holder to expand a phone-hacking investigation. The FBI has been investigating a claim made in a British newspaper that someone working on behalf of the defunct News of the World tried […]

Casey Anthony Reports For Probation

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Casey Anthony, not seen in public since a jury acquitted her of killing her daughter, reported for probation on an unrelated conviction, Florida officials said. Officials of the Department of Corrections said Anthony reported to a probation officer Wednesday, a day after an appeals court ruled she had to […]

Calif. Propane Tanker Fire Under Control

LINCOLN, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Residents of Lincoln, Calif., were allowed to return to their homes Thursday after a fire on a propane tanker train car was brought under control, police said. Fire officials said flames seen rising from the car’s top hatch were part of a controlled burn and officials expressed confidence the […]

Police Block 3,000 Protesters In Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Police stopped about 3,000 protesters led by allies of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as they marched in downtown Kiev, officials said. The protesters were stopped during an Independence Day rally, UkranianJournal.com reported. “This is what the government is for: to keep order,” Hanna Herman, a top adviser […]

LA Jetway Collapse Hurts Pilot, Passenger

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) — American Airlines said it would inspect all of its jet bridges at Los Angeles International Airport following a jetway collapse that injured two people. Airline officials said it was unclear why the bridge collapsed Wednesday, injuring the captain and a passenger on Flight 557 as they exited a Boeing […]

Police Deny Reports Of American’s Rescue

LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Pakistani police denied published reports that kidnapped American Warren Weinstein was rescued in an operation in Khushab, about 100 miles from Lahore. Several news agencies, citing law enforcement sources, had reported Weinstein was rescued. Ahmed Raza Tahir, a police official, dismissed the reports, Geo News reported. In addition, high-ranking […]

PM Urges Hazare To End Hunger Strike

NEW DELHI, Aug. 25 (UPI) — India’s prime minister Thursday appealed to a frail 74-year-old social activist to end his anti-corruption hunger strike, now on its 10th day. As tens of thousands of supporters of Anna Hazare at New Delhi’s Ramlila grounds watched their leader continue his fasting amid failing health, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh […]

Reward Offered For Gadhafi, Dead Or Alive

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Rebels worked to secure funds to govern Libya Thursday and reported they were encountering areas of resistance from forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Opposition leaders promised a $1.4 million reward and amnesty for anyone who captures or kills Gadhafi, whose whereabouts remained unknown, CNN reported. Mustafa Abdul Jalil, […]

Hurricane Irene Blows Across Bahamas; N.C. Evacuates

MIAMI, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene hit the Bahamas with more high winds and rain Thursday and forced an evacuation order in parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said. A hurricane watch was posted early in the day for North Carolina, from Surf City to the Virginia state line. The Bahamas had already […]

Sri Lankan President Lifts Emergency Laws

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday lifted emergency laws that were imposed in 1983 at the start of the Tamil Tiger rebellion. Rajapaksa, whose military put down the rebellion in May 2009, told Parliament there was no longer a need to extend the laws, the Sri Lankan government […]

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