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U.S. Facing Myriad Of Threats In Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Terrorist activity, as well as severe restrictions on official movement in Pakistan, is behind the latest travel warning, the U.S. State Department said. The State Department announced it has issued a travel warning for U.S. citizens in Pakistan, an ally in Washington’s fight against international terrorist groups like al-Qaida. “The […]

Returnees Now Face Scrutiny At U.S., Mexico Border

PHOENIX, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Efforts to stop the flow of guns and money from the United States to Mexico have made it more difficult for illegal immigrants to return home, officials say. U.S. immigration agents now scrutinize passengers on southbound buses, The New York Times reports. Pedestrians and those traveling by car are also […]

Rumors Surround Syria’s Defense Minister

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Syrian President Bashar Assad swore in Gen. Dawood Rajiha as the country’s defense minister Tuesday, the state news agency said. The official Syrian Arab News Agency reports Assad received Rajiha, a Christian, as the new defense minister “and provided him with his directives.” The announcement followed reports that former […]

Prof Said To Retaliate Against Students

CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Widener University Law School says it suspended an instructor for allegedly retaliating against students who said he made violent, racist and sexist statements. Lawrence J. Connell, an associate professor, has been suspended for a year without pay, ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment and formally apologize, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. […]

Former Philippines Pres. Arroyo On Immigration Watch List

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo cannot leave the Philippines without the government’s permission, the Bureau of Immigration said Tuesday. Arroyo has been placed on an immigration watch list due to corruption cases pending against her, reported from Manila. The former president faces plunder charges alleging she illegally used hundreds […]

Search Still On For ‘crime Spree’ Siblings

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 9 (UPI) — The FBI says a massive search is ongoing for three Florida siblings on the run after allegedly shooting at a police officer and later robbing a bank. The search for 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty and her two brothers, Dylan, 26, and Ryan, 21, began after a police officer in […]

FBI: ‘D.B. Cooper’ Test Inconclusive

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — DNA testing of a necktie belonging to airline hijacker “D.B. Cooper” has failed to link it to a new suspect in the four-decade-old case, the FBI says. However, the bureau said, the testing does not definitely rule out a man named L.D. Cooper, now deceased, as a suspect, USA Today […]

Masked Men Attack Moscow Preservationists

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Fifteen preservationists trying to stop the demolition of a 19th century building in Moscow were beaten by a group of some 50 masked men, activists said. They said the attackers also slashed the tires of residents’ cars and refused to allow paramedics access to people injured in the incident, The […]

Guilty Plea In S.C. School Bomb Case

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Aug. 9 (UPI) — A South Carolina teenager agreed to plead guilty to charges he shot at a school officer and took pipe bombs to the school in September, his attorney said. Christian Helms, 15, who was facing trial as an adult on charges of attempted murder and three counts of transporting […]

Eleanor Josaitis, Detroit Activist, Dies

DETROIT, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Eleanor Josaitis, a suburban housewife who became a “stalwart of community activism in Detroit,” has died at 79. Josaitis suffered from liver cancer, The Detroit News reported. She died early Tuesday in Angela Hospice in Livonia. After the 1967 riots rocked the city, Josaitis moved with her husband and five […]


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