ROME, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A bomb alert at the Colosseum in Rome was canceled after a suspicious device was found to be harmless, officials say. The Carabinieri bomb squad officials said they believed a barrel found Sunday under some arches in the monument was a fake and could not be exploded, Agenzia Gionalistica Italia […]
DENVER, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Denver police were called to Denver International Airport this past weekend to test fire an undeclared handgun found in a piece of luggage, officials say. The police received the request to investigate and discharge an undeclared gun found in a checked bag Sunday morning, The Denver Post reported. Lt. Matt […]
China has begun working on an aircraft carrier, and American defense officials predict that the Asian country will probably develop at least two of the mammoth warships.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) recently told fellow Republicans that they should utilize Congress’ August recess to sell their constituents on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
On Friday morning, in an interview on MSNBC’S Morning Joe, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), was openly critical of the media’s coverage of the debt ceiling debate. Specifically, Kerry spoke of fiscal conservatives’ influence in the debate.
The National Rifle Association recently filed a lawsuit over new Federal legislation that requires gun merchants near the Mexico border to report bulk sales of some semiautomatic rifles.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The 38 people, including 30 U.S. troops, killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had been on a mission targeting a Taliban leader, sources told CNN. The deaths of the Americans, including 22 elite Navy SEALS, constituted the worst single-day toll on U.S. forces in the decade-long Afghan war. Their […]
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8 (UPI) — Mark Hatfield, a liberal Republican who represented Oregon in the U.S. Senate for 30 years, died Sunday at age 89, a longtime aide said. Gerry Frank said Hatfield had been ill for a long time, The New York Times reported. The Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., reported Hatfield died […]
KRISTIANSTAD, Sweden, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Police say 12 young people from Sierra Leone who disappeared from the World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby, Sweden, may have fled to Denmark. In a news conference Saturday, police officials said they were looking into whether a crime was committed; however, they said they believe the scouts left the […]
SEOUL, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. maritime boundary agency’s reported decision to go with the “Sea of Japan” name for the waters between South Korea and Japan has made Seoul unhappy. South Korea, which uses the name “East Sea” for the body of the water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, lodged an informal […]