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Libyan Army, Rebels Battle In Brega

BREGA, Libya, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Libyan rebels are fighting government forces for control of the oil town Brega, authorities say. Col. Ahmed Omar Bani, a spokesman for the Libyan rebels, said Saturday the insurgent forces are trying to wrest control of a second residential district in the eastern part of the oil town, the […]

Turkey May Intervene In Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Turkish officials say an international intervention in Syria has not been ruled out, should Syrian government violence against its own citizens continue. Turkish President Abdullah Gul sent a letter to Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday saying that should Syrian troops continue attacking its own people, the country would no […]

Bear Kills 2 In Russia

PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, Russia, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A brown bear killed two people in Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, officials say. The victims, a man and a woman, were resting near the Paratunka River at the Serebryany Spring in the Yelizovo district with a group of people Saturday when they were attacked, ITAR-Tass reported. The bear came out […]

Bus Crash Injures 25

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 13 (UPI) — A bus crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on its way to St. Louis Saturday, injuring 25 passengers, officials say. The Greyhound bus overturned on the turnpike at 6 a.m., 1 mile east of the Lebanon-Lancaster exit, WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa., reported. The bus driver, Kareem Edward Farmer of Philadelphia, […]

5 Escape From Connecticut Halfway House

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Law enforcement authorities were searching for five inmates who escaped from a Hartford, Conn., halfway house before dawn Saturday, police said. Officials at the Stillman Halfway House alerted police at 12:30 a.m. Saturday that Omar Hernandez, 35, Tory Keith, 21, Willie Hughes, 32, Dajuan Hill, 27, and Luis Padua, […]

One Dead In Texas Mid-air Plane Collision

CONROE, Texas, Aug. 13 (UPI) — One person was killed Saturday when two planes collided in mid air over Lake Conroe in Texas, authorities said. The two planes hit each other at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over the northern part of the lake in Montgomery County, KTRK-TV, Houston, reported. One aircraft was able to land safely, […]

Body Of Drowned NYPD Officer Found

SMITHTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) — The body of a New York Police Department officer who disappeared while kayaking with his 5-year-old son was recovered Saturday from Smithtown Bay, police said. Authorities found the body of Patrick Luca, 41, shortly before noon Saturday after a massive search overnight, NBC-TV, New York, reported. Luca’s son, who […]

Report: Syrian Tanks Enter Latakia

LATAKIA, Syria, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Syrian government tanks rolled into Latakia Saturday, with residents fleeing under heavy gunfire, human-rights activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London said women and children fled en masse after tanks and armored personnel carriers descended on the southern district of Al-Ramleh, which has seen large demonstrations […]

Small Cairo Rally Calls For Secular Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A demonstration calling for a secular state in Egypt drew a few hundred protesters to Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protest was held Friday evening after iftar, the daily meal that breaks the fast held during daylight hours in Ramadan, CNN reported. Those gathered in the square, scene of huge […]

SEC To Look At S&P Downgrade Of U.S. Debt

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Regulators will examine the straw that broke the Wall Street camel’s back, S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt from AAA to AA+, sources told The Wall Street Journal. The U.S. Treasury Department has said the downgrade by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s is the result of a $2 trillion mathematical […]


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