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Two opposing parties claim win in Honduras presidential election

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The conservative ruling party and a leftist coalition both claimed victory in the Honduras presidential election.

Homicide rate up in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Mexico's homicide rate increased by 5.6 percent last year, its fourth annual increase in a row, a government survey reported, due to the ongoing drug war.

15 tons of meth worth $4B seized in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Mexico say they seized a record 15 tons of methamphetamine valued at $4 billion in one fell swoop.

Critics dispute Mexico's drug war deaths

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Drug-related violence killed nearly 13,000 people in the first nine months of 2011, the Mexican government said.

Man accused of living on base as impostor

TAMPA, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- A civilian contractor lied his way into MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Fla., and got close to top commanders, prosecutors charge.

U.S. Special Forces staying in Iraq

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. Special Forces personnel in Iraq will remain static following an August drawdown date for combat troops, military leaders said in Washington.

Spider feeds mainly on plant food

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian scientists say they've discovered a Central American spider species that is the first known to mainly survive on plant food.

U.S. Special Ops chief arrives in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 19 (UPI) -- A top U.S. Special Operations Command officer arrived in Beirut to meet with Lebanese defense officials to discuss military assistance for Beirut.

Commander: U.S. Special Forces changing

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. special forces branches are changing their missions from high-profile anti-terrorism raids to "indirect action" such as training, their commander says.

Study: MicroRNA may be cardiovascular aid

DALLAS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered a tiny piece of ribonucleic acid, or RNA, helps control heart tissue and blood vessel development.

A cancer research breakthrough in Texas

DALLAS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Researchers in Dallas have found that mature muscle fibers are able to develop into a soft-tissue cancer in children and teens.

Taliban attacks lessen in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 8 (UPI) -- The number of Taliban and militant attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan has been drastically reduced, said a senior U.S. commander in the country.

Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- About 18,000 U.S. soldiers enjoyed Thanksgiving feasts thousands of miles away from home in Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said.

Washington Agenda-General

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
By United Press International

Mexico challenges Texas execution

DALLAS, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Mexican government officials Monday announced an 11th-hour bid to halt Wednesday's scheduled execution of a Mexican national in Texas for the murder of a Dallas undercover narcotics officer nearly 14 years ago.
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Twenty two year old Cpl. Eric Olson salutes the Colors while holding 9 month old daughter Tori before boarding the USS Bonhomme Richard as it prepares to get underway away December 6, 2004, as 6,000 Marines and sailors from Expeditionary Strike Group 5 departed from the 32nd Street Naval Station in San Diego, California aboard six ships bound for the Western Pacific and Iraq. UPI Photo / Earl S. Cryer ......
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