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Iraq Revives Attempt To Buy U.S. F-16s

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Iraq is renewing its bid to buy F-16 jet fighters from the United States, the Pentagon says. Maj. Christopher Perrine, a Defense Department spokesman, told the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram more negotiations are planned after the sale of 18 warplanes was put on hold because Iraq did not budget the […]

Crashes Drop With Intersection Cameras

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Cameras at intersections to catch drivers running red lights have significantly cut the most dangerous type of collision, a Texas study released Tuesday shows. The Texas Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety compared records at 275 intersections for the three years before and after cameras were installed. Investigators […]

Texas Homeowner Who Killed Teen Cleared

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A San Antonio homeowner who shot a college student to death has been cleared of murder in his second trial. Ray Lemes, 52, was acquitted Monday night in the Aug. 4, 2007, death of Tracy Glass, 19, a student at Angelo State University, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Lemes […]

KFOR Blocks Entry Of Supply Vehicles

JARINJE, Kosovo, Aug. 2 (UPI) — NATO’s Kosovo force has barred entry of vehicles carrying food, medical supplies and heating fuel to Serbs in northern Kosovo, a news agency reports. KFOR soldiers have “an order” to stop vehicles carrying the goods through the entry point at Jarinje, drivers were told, B92 reported, citing the Tanjug […]

Police Seek Stolen Helicopter In Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Police in Oklahoma say a search is on for a helicopter stolen from the grounds of an Oklahoma City construction company. Shortly after the theft was reported at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the search moved to west Oklahoma City where a police officer had earlier reported seeing a helicopter on […]

Peacekeepers Killed In Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Four members of the Ethiopian contingent to a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Sudan were killed Tuesday in the disputed region of Abyei. Ethiopian members of the newly created U.N. Interim Security Force for Abyei were on patrol in the region when they struck a land mine. Four soldiers were […]

Serbia, Kosovo Trade Barbs

BRUSSELS, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Violence along the Serbian-Kosovar border was the act of thugs and criminals, a Serbian official sent to Brussels to speak with European leader said. Serbian President Boris Tadic is upset that Kosovo Albanian authorities announced they were going to open customs offices along the Serbian border. Tadic repeatedly stressed the […]

Ally Says Giffords Will Return To House

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who made a dramatic appearance to vote on the debt bill, will return to Congress, a close friend and colleague said Tuesday. “We are confident that she is going to come back to help us full time,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D- Fla., chairwoman of the […]

July Rebound Month For U.S. Auto Sales

DETROIT, Aug. 2 (UPI) — U.S. auto companies reported sales rebounded in July, as Chrysler led the group with a 20 percent jump compared to July 2010, the company said. Ford Motor Co. sales rose 8.9 percent. For General Motors, sales were up 7.6 percent compared to a year ago, The Detroit News said Tuesday. […]

Man Stabs 3 Victims In Chicago Store

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A man entered a Chicago Walgreens store early Tuesday morning and stabbed three people, police said. The man, in his 20s, walked into the Southwest Side store around 1 a.m., Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman, told the Chicago Tribune. Police arrested him when they saw people running out of […]


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