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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 […]

NYC Food Stamp Soda Ban Rejected

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) — The U.S. Agriculture Department Friday rejected a plan to use New York as a test for banning the purchase of sugary drinks with food stamps. Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a two-year pilot program to see if the ban would reduce obesity rates among food stamp recipients, The New York […]

Militants Hit Checkpoints In Sinai

CAIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Gunmen attacked seven checkpoints Friday in Sinai, Egyptian security officers said. Sources in the security forces told Al-Masry Al-Youm there was an hourlong gun battle at the Reisa checkpoint on the road to Jordan. Traffic was halted 2 two hours there. The attacks began Thursday night. Militants bombed a natural […]

U.N. Agency Sends Food To Bangladesh

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Thousands of destitute families, driven from their homes by severe flooding in Bangladesh, remain stranded on sandbanks, the United Nations said Friday. Heavy rain in the past two weeks has left parts of Satkhira district in southwestern Bangladesh underwater, Michael Dunford, country director for the World Food Program, said. […]

2 Irish Women Killed In Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A teenage waiter in Turkey has admitted killing two Northern Irish women, saying one victim refused to let him marry her daughter, authorities said Friday. The alleged killer, identified as Recep C., 17, offered to give the women a tour of the area around Izmir in western Turkey, Today’s […]

Tropical Storm Harvey Forms In Gulf

MIAMI, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday and was approaching the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. Harvey was located about 240 miles east-southeast of Belize City and was moving west at 12 mph, the National Weather Service said […]

U.K. Police Detective Charged With Leaking

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A detective constable with London’s Metropolitan Police has been charged with leaking information on the investigation into phone hacking. The man, 51, was released on bail Thursday after being arrested at work and suspended from the force, the BBC reported. He was part of Operation Weeting, the investigation of phone […]

Poll: Student Loans OK; Grants Not So Much

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Most U.S. voters favor keeping government loans for poor and middle-income students but are less keen on federal grants that aren’t repaid, a survey indicated. Results of the Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday indicated 75 percent of likely U.S. voters think the government should make loans available to a good […]


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