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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 […]

12,000 Russian Debtors Banned From Travel

MOSCOW, Aug. 22 (UPI) — More than 12,000 Muscovites have been barred from international travel this year because of their debts, Russian officials say. Federal Court Marshals Service said Friday more than 3,700 Moscow residents had to cut their summer travel plans because of debt owed to the state, The Moscow Times reported. By law, […]

U.N. Urges End To South Sudan Violence

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The United Nations urged an end to violence in South Sudan Monday after more than 600 people reportedly died in clashes between ethnic groups in recent days. The clashes between the Murle and Lou Nuer communities in the newly independent country’s state of Jonglei left nearly 1,000 others wounded, […]

LA Teachers Union Knocks Evaluation Plan

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The Los Angeles Unified School District is trying a teacher evaluation program with parent feedback and peer review, but the teachers’ union says it opposes it. The pilot program will feature parent and student feedback, students’ standardized test scores, and more detailed observations given by peers, The Christian Science […]

4 Arrested In Deadly Brinks Robbery

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Four people have been arrested in the robbery of a Brinks armored truck that resulted in the death of a guard in Florida, police say. The South Florida Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Vladimir Louissant, 25, Victoria Barkley, 26, Byron Kyler, 23, and Reginald Mitchell, 26, who were […]

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