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Obama: I’m dinged up but confident

DALLAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) — President Obama warned Democratic supporters in Dallas Tuesday the 2012 election will affect the nation’s direction for generations to come.

Obama told the crowd at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser that while his adm…

Mogadishu blast kills dozens

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A suspected suicide explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed dozens of people, officials said Tuesday.

Witnesses told the BBC a truck carrying explosives drove into a gate near a government building and detonated. A…

Arrest made in Calif. freeway shootings

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police credited an alert citizen with helping them make an arrest Tuesday in a string of freeway shootings in the San Diego area.

Enrique Avon, 24, was arrested after California Highway Patrol officers pulled over his car a…

Helicopter crashes in NYC’s East River

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City Tuesday, leaving four people injured and one unaccounted for, authorities said.

One of the four injured in the 3:20 p.m. EDT accident was in critical condition, The N…

Sholom Rivkin, last U.S. chief rabbi, dies

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Sholom Rivkin, the former chief rabbi of St. Louis and the last person to hold that position in the United States, has died. He was 85.

Jacqueline Rivkin of New York told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch her father, who was diag…

TSA: Faster screenings for some passengers

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Some frequent fliers will get through screening at four U.S. airports faster if they provide requested information about themselves, officials say.

The Transportation Security Administration’s “PreCheck” progra…

U.S. graduate student on trial in Iran

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Scientists and academics are pushing for the release of a 29-year-old University of Texas student held in his native Iran on espionage charges since winter.

Omid Kokabee’s trial began with a closed hearing in Iran Tuesd…

Man sues over alleged abuse by priest

BELLEVILLE, Ill., Oct. 4 (UPI) — An Illinois man has sued a former Catholic priest saying he recently recovered memories of being sexually molested when he was a young altar boy.

In his complaint filed Monday in St. Clair County, the man, identified…

2 severed heads found in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Two severed heads were discovered along a busy highway in Mexico City Monday, authorities said.

The New York Times reported one of the heads was found on the hood of a sport utility vehicle, the other, nearby on a sidewal…

Mounties come under fire in Saskatchewan

CARROT RIVER, Saskatchewan, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Two Canadian mounties had the front windshield of their marked vehicle shot out Tuesday while checking out a report of shots fired at tribal reservation.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers dispatche…


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