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6-magnitude Quake Jolts Indonesia

JAKARTA, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A 6-magnitude undersea earthquake jolted southwest Sumatra, Indonesia, early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Indonesia’s Antara news agency, quoting the Indonesian meteorological agency, reported the quake with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred at 3.12 […]

Man Goes On Rampage, Kills Scout Leader

BUNKER HILL, Ind., Aug. 22 (UPI) — An Indiana man on a rampage allegedly stabbed and killed an assistant Boy Scout leader who was on a hiking trip, police say. Shane Golitko, 22, allegedly stabbed Arthur Anderson, 76, to death on the Nickel Plate Trail in Bunker Hill, Ind., ABC News reported. When police arrived, […]

Biden Arrives In Tokyo

TOKYO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Tuesday with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Tokyo to discuss Japan’s earthquake-related reconstruction, officials said. Biden, who arrived from Mongolia on the final leg on his Asian tour, expressed continued U.S. support as Japan recovers from the devastation of the March earthquake and […]

Soccer Player’s Father Freed In Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The father of a Chelsea, England, soccer player who had been kidnapped in Nigeria has been freed, officials said Monday. Michael Obi, the father of Mikel John Obi, who also has played for the Nigerian national team, had last been seen Aug. 12 in Jos. The father told the […]

Lockerbie Bomber Extradition Sought

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Libyan rebels, still fighting government forces Monday, were hearing demands for the extradition of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney were among those calling for the nascent Libyan rulers to act before they even had control of […]

Louisville, Colo., Named Top Small Town

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Louisville — the one in Colorado pronounced Lewisville, not the famous one in Kentucky called “Louie-ville” — is the top U.S. small town, Money magazine says. Louisville was followed by Milton, Mass., Solon, Ohio; Leesburg, Va.; and Papillion, Neb. Rounding out the first 10 of the magazine’s Top 100 […]

Poll Puts 4 GOP Contenders Close To Obama

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 22 (UPI) — At least four GOP 2012 presidential hopefuls have about as much U.S. voter support as President Barack Obama, a Democrat, a poll released Monday indicated. New Jersey polling firm Gallup said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a two-point edge over Obama, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tied […]

Mayor Of Russian Town Shot To Death

SERGIEV POSAD, Russia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The mayor of Sergiev Posad, Russia, was killed by a gunshot to his head Monday, officials say. Yevgeny Dushko, who was elected mayor of the town near Moscow in April, was killed as he got into his car to go to work, RIA Novosti reported. The identity of […]

Fatal Arctic Jet Crash Probed

RESOLUTE BAY, Nunavut, Aug. 22 (UPI) — U.S. aviation crash experts are in Canada helping investigate a weekend charter jetliner crash that claimed a dozen lives, officials said Monday. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement it had sent a team of investigators to the Canadian arctic to look into the crash of […]

Lawmakers Vow Fight To Save Page Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Members of Congress have vowed to fight a decision to eliminate the U.S. House page program, calling it an “integral part of the legislative process.” It is the first time lawmakers have formally opposed the decision to eliminate the program, Roll Call reports. “Pages have been an integral part of […]

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