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Firm Holds 1 Million On Anti-terror List

WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. security firm Regulatory DataCorp says it has more than 1 million people and groups on its anti-terror database that it wants to market to government and private-sector clients worldwide. The security industry has seen a dramatic surge in business since it expanded into data processing and intelligence gathering […]

Maliki Can Negotiate On U.S. Troops

BAGHDAD, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Iraqi leaders are considering the possibility that some U.S. military trainers will stay in the country after the withdrawal deadline, a statement said. Iraqi leaders met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to consider the status of U.S. forces in the country. All U.S. forces under the terms of a bilateral […]

Libya’s TNC On Solid Ground

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Diplomatically speaking, the rebel-backed Transitional National Council in Libya has made tremendous progress, a U.S. special representative said. At a July contact group meeting in Istanbul, members of the NATO-led military effort in Libya said Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had lost his legitimacy to lead the country. London and other […]

U.N. Envoy Wants Inside Access To Iran

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A U.N. special envoy on human rights in Iran said he’d like permission to visit the country and hopes Tehran views his authority as legitimate. The U.N. Human Rights Council created a special envoy on human rights in Iran in March. Iranian leaders, however, objected to the measure. Ahmed […]

ADL Asks Rick Perry To Drop Prayer Rally

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Texas religious leaders and civil liberties groups have urged Gov. Rick Perry to cut his ties to The Response, a prayer event scheduled in Houston this weekend. The Anti-Defamation League issued a statement signed by more than 50 leaders in the Houston area, the Houston Chronicle reported. The signatories included […]

Layoffs Rise For Third Month Running

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. companies announced 66,414 layoffs in July, the highest total in 16 months, a private consulting firm said Wednesday. After a first half of the year with announced job losses the lowest since 2000, international outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, said July’s announced layoffs rose 60 percent over the […]

Dozens Charged In Online Child Porn Ring

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Six dozen people were charged with participating in an online child pornography ring that spanned five continents, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the unsealing of three indictments and one complaint charging 72 people for their participation […]

Factory Orders Off 0.8 Percent In June

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. factory orders fell 0.8 percent in June, twice the drop economists expected, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday. Economists expected factory orders to fall 0.4 percent. Orders fell for the second month out of the past three, dropping by $3.8 billion to $440.7 billion. Excluding transportation items, orders rose […]

Police Search Dead Girl’s N.H. Home

WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H., Aug. 3 (UPI) — New Hampshire State Police Wednesday searched the house where Celina Cass, whose body was found earlier this week, lived with her mother and stepfather. The 11-year-old girl’s death is being treated as “suspicious,” The Boston Globe reported. Celina’s body was found Monday in the Connecticut River a week […]

Missing Student Search Moves To Landfill

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Indiana officials say a search for a missing college student may move to a landfill that receives trash from Bloomington, where the missing woman was last seen. The company owning the Vigo County landfill says it is cooperating with the FBI in the search for Indiana University student Lauren Spierer, […]


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