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Hackers Go After Military Computers

SEOUL, Aug. 20 (UPI) — South Korean military officials say hackers have attacked their computer systems 37 times since May, and six times so far this month. The military warned all staff to refrain from opening e-mails from “navyojo@hanmail.net,” which contains an attachment, that if opened could infect the user’s computer with a code that […]

Speeding Afghan Bus Crashes, 35 Killed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 20 (UPI) — A speeding bus overturned between the southern Afghan cities of Kandahar and Kabul Saturday, killing 35 people and injuring 24 others, emergency officials said. Public health official Abdul Qayoom Pokhla said initial findings showed the bus driver was speeding and lost control of the vehicle early Saturday, the BBC […]

GOP: Clinton Compromised, Obama Can Too

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) — A former senior Republican congressman now governor of Ohio, John Kasich, said President Obama could take a lesson from former President Bill Clinton. In the party’s weekly media address, the former chairman of the House Budget Committee who took office as governor in January decried the partisan divisiveness in Washington […]

Obama: Politics Holding U.S. Back

ALPHA, Ill., Aug. 20 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday politics is “what’s holding this country back” and he called on members of Congress to “put country before party.” In his weekly radio and Internet address — recorded during his visit this week to Alpha, Ill. — the president said Washington “can learn […]

$320K Ransom In No. Ireland Kidnapping

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 20 (UPI) — A mother and son kidnapped in Northern Ireland were found 24 hours later south of the border after her partner paid a large ransom, police said. Investigators said the crime may have been the work of a dissident Republican group trying to raise money, the Belfast Telegraph reported. […]

Number Of Obama Fundraisers Outpaces Bush, Clinton

President Barack Obama has wasted little time in fundraising, despite claiming that “it’s not election season yet” at a town hall in Cannon Falls, Minn. Brendan Doherty, an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy and part-time researcher at the non-partisan White House Transition Project, recently looked at fundraising numbers for Obama and the five Presidents that preceded him, and found that the 44th President has held far more fundraisers.

Ocean City, N.J., To Vote On BYOB

OCEAN CITY, N.J., Aug. 20 (UPI) — Voters in Ocean City, a Jersey Shore resort founded by four Methodist ministers, will decide in November if patrons can bring beer and wine to restaurants. City Clerk Linda MacIntyre said Thursday supporters of the BYOB policy have gathered enough signatures to get the issue on the ballot, […]

Conditions Deteriorating In Tripoli

TRIBPOLI, Libya, Aug. 20 (UPI) — Residents of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, described a city under siege Friday as rebels captured Zawiyah, 30 miles away. The New York Times reported that Tripoli residents in telephone interviews said trash is not being collected and crime is commonplace. Many people are trying to get out, they said. […]

Mom, Kids Die In Pittsburgh Floods

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 (UPI) — A fast-moving flash flood killed a woman and her two children Friday in Pittsburgh as storms dumped inches of rain on the city, authorities said. Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper said at an evening news conference that a 70-year-old woman was missing, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Drivers described the water […]

Police: Husband, Woman Arranged Wife Death

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 20 (UPI) — A Massachusetts woman was charged Friday with arranging to have the wife of Boston man killed during a visit to her family in New Jersey. Investigators said they have recovered text messages between Kashif Parvaiz and Antoinette Stephen of Billerica, Mass., during the days before Nazish Noorani, 27, was […]

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