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Bachmann, Pawlenty Say Goodbye To ‘Minnesota Nice’

On Thursday night, eight candidates seeking the Republican nomination in the 2012 Presidential election faced off in a fiery Iowa primary debate. Tensions that had previously simmered between the GOP race’s two Minnesotans, Representative Michele Bachman and former Governor Tim Pawlenty, erupted in a clash over Bachmann’s record of accomplishments.

Ex-Tunisian Security Chief Faces 2nd Trial

TUNIS, Tunisia, Aug. 12 (UPI) — A Tunisian court acquitted Ali Seriati, former head of the presidential guard, of helping the ousted president escape Friday. Seriati’s acquittal on a charge of forging passports for President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his immediate family does not end his legal problems, the BBC reported. He is being […]

Gallup: House GOP Majority In Trouble

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 12 (UPI) — Republicans might find their grip on the U.S. House slipping with the latest Gallup poll indicating more than half of registered voters leaning Democratic. Fifty-one percent of those polled said if elections were held today, they would vote Democratic, with 44 percent saying they’d vote Republican. “The Democratic Party […]

Northrop, USO Team For Troops

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman employees in Colorado worked with the United Service Organizations to provide 12,000 care packages for deploying service men and women. The company said about 250 employees from the company’s Colorado Springs, Boulder and Aurora locations volunteered at an Operation USO Care Package Stuffing Party to assemble deployment […]

Election Ruling Stokes Afghan Division

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Afghan lawmakers expressed division over a decision by Afghan President Hamid Karzai to order an election tribunal to finalize last year’s election. Lawmakers in Kabul have squared off over access to ballots from last year’s election for the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of Parliament. Election officials threw out […]

Training Wheels May Be Missing Girl’s

SENATH, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) — Training wheels found in Missouri may be those of a missing 3-year-old neighbors last saw riding her bike five days ago, authorities said. “We’ve still got a missing child and a missing bicycle and these wheels are similar to the ones that were on the bicycle,” said Senath, Mo., […]

Hackers Targeting Smaller Web Sites

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12 (UPI) — An estimated 8 million Web pages have been hijacked and set up to take control of the computers of unsuspecting site visitors, U.S. security researchers said. In a new style of hacking on the Internet, the sites are mostly those of smaller merchants and professional companies, Web site security […]

Marist Poll: Obama Not Blamed For Economy

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Aug. 12 (UPI) — Voters do not blame U.S. President Barack Obama for the dismal shape of the economy, a McClatchy-Marist poll indicated Friday. When asked if Obama is responsible for economic conditions, 59 percent of the poll respondents said no and 33 percent said yes. The poll also found two-thirds of those […]

U.S. Touts Benefits Of Envoy To Damascus

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) — U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is challenging the Syrian regime about its unfulfilled promises of reform, the U.S. State Department said. Syrian President Bashar Assad has rolled out a series of political reforms his regime claims address concerns expressed by anti-government protesters in recent months. The official Syrian Arab […]

Shuttles Prepare For New Display Homes

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) — In a rare sight, two of NASA’s space shuttle orbiters were together as their decommissioning continued at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The retired shuttles Discovery and Endeavour presented a rare photo opportunity Thursday as they passed each other while swapping buildings in the ongoing process of being prepared […]


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