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Geithner: Debit fee pushback no shock

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the Obama administration will not retreat on banking reform despite the banks’ latest pushback on debit card fees.

Geithner told CNN Tuesday new limits on transaction fees char…

U.N. resolution on Syria vetoed

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Russia and China Tuesday vetoed a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would have condemned Syria’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

The proposed resolution included a call for an immediate end to alleged…

26 Bahrainian protesters sent to prison

SAKHIR, Bahrain, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Bahrain’s National Safety Court Tuesday sent 26 protesters to prison for as much as 15 years for their roles in protests this year.

Bahrain’s government said in a statement the defendants were given terms ranging from…

Tomblin elected governor in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin won the office in a special election Tuesday, defeating Republican Bill Maloney, returns showed.

With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Tomblin was ahead of Maloney 49 per…

9 N. Korean defectors arrive in Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Nine North Korean defectors who initially made their way to Japan arrived in South Korea Tuesday, officials said.

The refugees — six adults and three children — kept their faces hidden by jacket hoods, caps, sunglasses and me…

Police extend search for Mo. baby

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police say they have expanded their search for a missing 10-month-old Kansas City girl who disappeared after she was put to bed in her crib.

An Amber Alert was issued for Lisa Irwin at 7 a.m. Tuesday after her father…

Ariz. dust storm causes pileups

TUCSON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — An intense dust storm that reduced visibility to zero Tuesday caused three major pileups in Arizona that left at least one person dead, authorities said.

Two chain-reaction crashes involving 16 vehicles occurred about 12:15 p….

Amanda Knox arrives home on first day of freedom

PERUGIA, Italy, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Amanda Knox landed in Seattle Tuesday on her first day of freedom in four years, after an Italian court overturned her conviction in the murder of her roommate.

Speaking briefly to reporters and onlookers at Sea-Tac Ai…

Man charged after stepson, 10, kills teen

JAFFRAY, British Columbia, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Canadian man has been charged with criminal negligence after his 10-year-old stepson accidentally shot and killed a teenage boy, authorities said Tuesday.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said George Phil…

Victim’s parents stunned by Knox acquittal

ROME, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The family of Meredith Kercher said they were “stunned” by the verdict clearing Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her 2007 murder in Italy.

The family said they would continue to seek justice for Kercher, and said they belie…


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