BLENHEIM, New Zealand, Aug. 8 (UPI) — An aircraft engineer was killed Monday when he was sucked into a turbojet engine at an airbase in New Zealand, authorities said. TVNZ reported Miles Hunter, 51, of Renwick was testing a Rolls Royce T56 Turbo Prop engine at Woodbourne Airbase near Blenheim when the accident occurred. Hunter […]
DEIR EL-ZOUR, Syria, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Saudi Arabia demanded Syria end the bloodshed Monday and recalled its ambassador after troops killed nearly 70 people in a single day of military assaults. “What is happening in Syria is not acceptable for Saudi Arabia,” King Abdullah said in a statement read over the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya news […]
CINCINNATI, Aug. 8 (UPI) — An 18-year-old student died after police used a stun gun on him on the University of Cincinnati campus, officials say. Everette Howard, who was attending college prep classes at the university, went into cardiac arrest after being stunned by police Saturday and could not be resuscitated, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. […]
BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Religious extremists in northwestern China’s ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region will face a harsh crackdown, the area’s top Communist Party official said. Zhang Chunxian ordered the crackdown following the recent deadly violence in Kashgar city, which has been blamed on Islamic extremists trained in Pakistan, which is a close ally of […]
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.