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U.S. jobless claims drop further, reach eight-year low

U.S. jobless claims drop further, reach eight-year low

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell sharply, reaching an eight-year low, as the labor market bounces back to pre-recession levels.
Ananth Baliga
Norway warns of possible imminent terrorist attack by Syrian extremists

Norway warns of possible imminent terrorist attack by Syrian extremists

OSLO, Norway, July 24 (UPI) --Norway's Police Security Service (PST) announced Thursday that recent information indicates a terror attack against Norway may be imminent.
JC Finley
Pub in Ireland bans 'loud' Americans

Pub in Ireland bans 'loud' Americans

WATERVILLE, Ireland, July 24 (UPI) --A pub in Ireland, Peter's Place Café, has drawn criticism after it put up a sign banning "loud" Americans.
Evan Bleier
Natural Trap Cave reopened to scientists

Natural Trap Cave reopened to scientists

CHEYENNE, Wyo., July 24 (UPI) --After a 30 year absence, scientists are returning to dig for fossils at the bottom of Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave.
Brooks Hays
Iraq elects president, prepares to choose prime minister

Iraq elects president, prepares to choose prime minister

BAGHDAD, July 24 (UPI) --Kurdish leader Fouad Massoum was elected Iraq's new president by Parliament Thursday and immediately sworn in.
Ed Adamczyk
Australia sends 50 police to MH17 crash site

Australia sends 50 police to MH17 crash site

CANBERRA , Australia, July 24 (UPI) --Fifty police officers from Australia have been sent to the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Ed Adamczyk
FAA lifts ban on travel to Tel Aviv airport

FAA lifts ban on travel to Tel Aviv airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 24 (UPI) --FAA lifts its ban on U.S. airlines traveling to Tel Aviv's Ben Guiron Airport after Hamas rocket strikes near airport.
Danielle Haynes
2 Christian aid organization workers killed in Afghanistan

2 Christian aid organization workers killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 24 (UPI) --Two foreign workers with International Assistance Mission were killed in western Afghanistan on Thursday.
JC Finley
Soccer match with Israeli team Maccabi Haifa stopped due to pro-Palestinian protesters

Soccer match with Israeli team Maccabi Haifa stopped due to pro-Palestinian protesters

BISCHOFSHOFEN , Austria, July 24 (UPI) --A soccer friendly between Maccabi Haifa and Lille was stopped when pro-Palestinian protesters with Palestinian flags confronted Maccabi players.
Evan Bleier
Father and son flying around world crash, son dies, father missing

Father and son flying around world crash, son dies, father missing

PLAINEFIELD, Ind., July 23 (UPI) --A father and son attempting to fly around the world crashed after taking off from American Samoa, killing the son and leaving the father missing.
Matt Bradwell
NASA likely to miss target dates for next big rocket launch, GAO says

NASA likely to miss target dates for next big rocket launch, GAO says

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --A new report by the Government Accountability Office says NASA and its contracting partners are unlikely to meet their goal of a December 2017 test flight.
Brooks Hays
Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is retiring from Congress at the conclusion of this term, but said she is considering a presidential run in 2016.
Aileen Graef
Trial begins for man who allegedly shot young woman on his porch

Trial begins for man who allegedly shot young woman on his porch

DETROIT, July 23 (UPI) --Lawyers gave their opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Theodore Wafer who allegedly shot a teen who banged on his door after a drunken car crash.
Frances Burns
Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

Hamas calls FAA travel ban into Israel 'a great victory'

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 23 (UPI) --Hamas says FAA ban on U.S. airlines travel to Tel Aviv is a victory and serves to isolate Israel from the rest of the world.
Danielle Haynes




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