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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 […]

Old Military Camp Munition Found

MACON, Ga., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Live World War II-era explosives were found in a wooded area of Georgia where there had been an Army training camp, officials say. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the munitions were found on the border between Bibb and Twiggs counties where Camp Wheeler once stood, the Macon […]

Police Retract Stage Collapse Death E-mail

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Indiana State Police have retracted an announcement issued Monday morning that a seventh person had died from injuries in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Meagan Toothman, 24, a cheerleading coach, is on life support and her death is considered imminent, Indiana State Police spokesman First Sgt. David Bursten said […]

Libyan Diplomats In Iran On Holiday

TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (UPI) — With the Libyan government about to topple, an employee at the Libyan Embassy to Tehran said diplomats working there had gone on holiday. The employee told people who called the embassy to try again Tuesday with any questions, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported. IRNA said it confirmed Saad Mojbar, […]

Brit MP Says Hackers Threatened Her Kids

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A conservative member of British Parliament who had urged shutting down social networks during the riots says hacking groups made threats against her children. Louise Mensch, in a post on Twitter from New York Monday, said the groups Anonymous and LulzSec made the threats in an e-mail, The Guardian reported. […]

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