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Romney Engages Angrily With Questioners

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney got into a shouting match Thursday with a few liberal hecklers at the Iowa State Fair. The former Massachusetts governor was the target of aggressive questioning at the beginning of a question-and-answer period following a speech, The Hill reported. The event was organized […]

U.N. Reports Illegal Ivorian Executions

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 11 (UPI) — There were more than two dozen cases of summary executions in Ivory Coast during the last 30 days, the U.N. mission to the West African nation said. Ivory Coast is struggling to recover for a political crisis that pushed the country to the brink of war. Thousands of […]

Turkey Braces For Syrian Refugee Crisis

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The Turkish military said it recalled retired officers to serve at border outposts along the Syrian border in anticipation of a massive influx of refugees. The Turkish General Staff announced that it sent duty summons to military officers who have retired within the last five years. Most of them […]

Pelosi Announces ‘supercommittee’ Picks

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday tapped three former members of her Democratic leadership team for the U.S. debt “supercommittee.” Pelosi’s picks are Reps. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. All three are seen as close to the former Democratic speaker of the House, while […]

Hard-liner Said To Take Over Al-Shabaab

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab, increasingly a target for covert U.S. operations, was reported Thursday to have replaced its longtime leader, Ahmad Abdi Godane, with a seasoned military commander who advocates global jihad. If the reported elevation of Ibrahim Haji Mead, aka Ibrahim al-Afghani, is correct, it would put […]

Sinkhole Forms Under Boston’s ‘Big Dig’

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Ground under Boston’s “Big Dig” tunnel has settled more than expected, creating a large sinkhole, transportation officials say. Frank DePaola, acting highway administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, revealed the problem Wednesday at a meeting of the agency’s board. He said the sinkhole is not an immediate safety threat, […]

U.S. Military Loses Second Hypersonic Aircraft

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The U.S. military Thursday lost its second Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic aircraft in just over a year — a total loss of $308 million, officials said. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said it lost contact with the Falcon, an unmanned aircraft capable of flying 20 […]

Paris Concerned By Tymoshenko Trial

PARIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The French Foreign Ministry said it has serious concerns about the trial against Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Tymoshenko was sent to jail this week in connection with an ongoing trial in Kiev. She is under investigation for abuse of power in connection with a 2009 […]

Gadhafi Envoys In London Fire Sale

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Officials loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi tried to sell assets to raise cash for the regime before they were kicked out of London, sources say. British Foreign Secretary William Hague this week said representatives of the rebel-backed Transitional National Council in Libya were staffing the Libyan Embassy in London. […]

Arrest Made In Florida Killings

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida say police have made an arrest in connection with the death of four people in Ocala, found by firefighters in a burning home. James Edward Bannister, 31, is in custody facing four counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel […]


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