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Hezbollah Challenges Hariri Tribunal Evidence

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Using telecommunications data to accuse members of Hezbollah of assassinating Rafik Hariri is invalid because of Israeli control of the sector, a lawmaker said. The Special Tribunal for Lebanon unveiled details about four suspects tied to Hezbollah that are believed to have played a leading role in the 2005 […]

Activists Flood Hearing On Deportation Program, Confront Official

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Immigration activists flooded into a public hearing and confronted an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official in Virginia to protest a program they say is heavy-handed and a threat to public safety. About 400 opponents of the Secure Communities Program, which uses state and local law enforcement biometric databases to […]

EU Accuses Iran’s Al-Quds Of Aiding Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 25 (UPI) — The European Union leveled sanctions against Iran’s al-Quds military force, which it said was helping the Syrian government crack down on protesters. The EU said al-Quds, an elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, “provided technical assistance, equipment and support to the Syrian security services to repress civilian […]

PKK Blamed For Injuring Turkish Soldiers

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 25 (UPI) — More than a dozen Turkish soldiers were injured Thursday in PKK attack in Hakkari province, the site of last week’s deadly raid, authorities said. Local authorities blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, for an explosion that caused a bus carrying Turkish soldiers to roll over in Hakkari province, […]

LA Riot Figure Rodney King Faces DUI Count

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by police sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was charged with driving under the influence, police said. Police said King, 46, faces one misdemeanor count of drunken driving and one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of marijuana stemming from a […]

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 […]

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