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Reports: Libyan Rebels Infiltrate Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Libyan rebels seeking to topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime said Sunday they had made strategic advances in Tripoli despite government denials. The rebels released a video Sunday in which a spokesman for the Transitional National Council said gains were being made on reaching Gadhafi’s home compound, CNN reported. As […]

Hospital Boiler Blast Kills Three In China

CHANGZHI, China, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A boiler explosion at Chengqu Hospital in Changzhi killed three people and injured 17 others, officials at the hospital in northern China’s Shanxi province say. Saturday’s explosion instantly killed one person and two others died as they were being taken to the hospital’s emergency ward, Xinhua, China’s official news […]

Gunfire Empties Mexican Soccer Stadium

TORREON, Mexico, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Gunmen attacked a police station in Torreon, in northern Mexico, sending players and spectators at a nearby soccer game running, officials said. Military troops searched the area and found an abandoned vehicle with a cache of weapons parked near the stadium, CNN reported. No one at Saturday’s game was […]

Israel Mulls Response To Rocket Attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 21 (UPI) — One Israeli was killed and scores were injured after approximately 100 rockets were fired at southern Israel, police and military officials said. Rockets fired by Palestinians in Gaza fell in Beersheba and the Ashkelon area Sunday morning, the army said. One rocket fell on a school in Beersheba […]

Israel, Egypt Try To Defuse Tensions

JERUSALEM, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Israeli and American officials worked through the weekend to defuse rising tensions between Jerusalem and Cairo, officials said. Cairo demanded Israel apologize for the deaths of at least three of its border guards killed by Israeli soldiers while pursuing terrorists who killed 8 Israelis near the Egyptian border Thursday, Israel […]

Deficit Reduction: Common Cents Or Common Sense?

Solving the U.S. deficit crisis may be more a matter of common sense than dollars and cents. A Democrat and a Republican unveiled propositions for reducing the deficit — an imbroglio before President Obama and Congress reached a plan as part of raising the debt ceiling — in recent weeks: One would change budgeting while […]

Under The U.S. Supreme Court: Will Funny Money Elect The Next President?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Is the American political process drowning in corporate money, dammed-up funds in long confinement finally set loose by a U.S. Supreme Court decision so controversial even its supporters defend it with a wink and a smirk? As you read this, tens of millions of dollars, much of it from secret […]

Woman, Mother, Grandmother Die In Wreck

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21 (UPI) — A sport utility vehicle blew a tire and overturned in North Carolina Saturday, killing a New York woman, her mother and grandmother, authorities said. The North Carolina Highway Patrol identified the victims as Rosanny Marte, 22, Angela Marte, 46, and Rosa Marte, 71, all of New York City, the […]

2 Colo. Bear Attacks Under Investigation

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo., Aug. 21 (UPI) — Colorado officials are investigating two separate bear attacks on campers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass wilderness area. The first attack involved a bear biting a man camping in the Crater Lake area early Friday, KMGH-TV of Denver reported. The victim told officials he and another camper didn’t have any […]

Giffords Told About Shooting Spree Victims

TUCSON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, severely wounded in a shooting spree in January, has now been given details about the other 18 victims, her staff says. The Arizona Democrat, who is recovering from a bullet wound to the head that nearly took her life, learned last month that the six victims […]


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