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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison …

Quote of the Day

“The overall price trend is upward.” ~OSAMA BIN LADEN to Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, the Qaeda general manager, in a 2010 letter encouraging the terrorist group to invest in gold. The day his letter was dated, gold closed at $1,414.08 an ounce. Today, the price is hovering around $1,230 an ounce. …

Istanbul rattled by signs of Islamic State support

ISTANBUL (AP) — Istanbul University student Aysegul Korkut is outraged by the images coming out of Syria. But these days the Islamic State group’s horrors seem closer to home: She recently faced off against masked supporters of the brutal militants on her own campus. “I couldn’t understand what was happening …

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Today is Sunday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2014 with 80 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Elmer Sperry, who devised …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Today is Thursday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2014 with 111 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include German optician Carl Zeiss in …

UN: Spread of polio now a world health emergency

LONDON (AP) — Raising a worldwide alarm, the World Health Organization announced Monday that spread of polio is an international public health emergency that could grow in the next few months and unravel the nearly three-decade effort to eradicate the crippling disease. The agency described current polio outbreaks in Asia, …