Colo. businessman on trial for falsely luring nurses to the U.S.

DENVER, June 5 (UPI) -- A Colorado man accused of falsely promising high wages to lure foreign nurses to the United States denied all allegations at trial, court records showed.
U.S. House members propose change to rules of war

U.S. House members propose change to rules of war

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Some members of the U.S. House are proposing a change to the way so-called associated forces with cursory ties to al-Qaida are targeted, officials said.

Police question suspect in stabbing of four at Albuquerque church

ALBUQUERQUE, April 29 (UPI) -- Police in Albuquerque said they were questioning a suspect in the stabbing of four choir members, two of whom were critically wounded, at a Catholic church.

Chad quits Mali war, French stick it out

BAMAKO, Mali, April 16 (UPI) -- Chadian President Idriss Deby says he's withdrawing his troops from Mali, where they've been helping the French battle Islamist insurgents.

Man on trial for 3 arson fire deaths

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 25 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor told a jury in Connecticut Monday a man accused of setting a house fire that killed three people was secretly recorded saying he did it.

Production contract for Nett Warrior radio

CLARKSBURG, Md., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A new low-rate production contract for secure radios has been given to Thales Communications Inc. for the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior program.

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Drunk driver drives into cop parking lot

BARNSTABLE, Md., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Police in Maryland say a drunk driving suspect essentially turned himself in when he drove into the back parking lot of a police station.

New Army order for Rifleman radios

CLARKSBURG, Md., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has given Thales Communications Inc. a second low-rate production order for AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radios.

No room for al-Qaida in Mali, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Any U.S. effort in the conflict in Mali needs to center on the government in policy that doesn't give al-Qaida room to grow, a defense official said.

Experts discuss efforts to counter threats

ASPEN, Colo., July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department is constantly working with industry and international partners to counter various threats to the country, security officials said.

Thales radio receives U.S. certification

CLARKSBURG, Md., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Thales Communications Joint Tactical Radio has gained U.S. military certification for the Ultra High Frequency satellite communications Integrated Waveform.

Paper wasps: Small brains, big memories

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A U.S. study finds paper wasps, with brains less than a millionth the size of a human's brain, can remember individual wasps for at least a week.
Ike causing cruise ships to change course

Ike causing cruise ships to change course

MIAMI, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- South Florida's cruise industry says Hurricane Ike is forcing changes in itineraries so ships can avoid the massive storm.

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Woman banished from cruise line

CLEVELAND, May 26 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman was been banished from a major cruise line's ships for making too many waves, she said.

Cruise ships' crime reporting examined

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress is looking into the cruise ship industry and how it handles crimes at sea.

NYPD studies militant Islamic ideology

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Streetwise New York City police officers are being schooled in militant Islamic ideology to better understand terrorist threats.

Virgin Mary photo icon goes to N.M. church

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A life-size replica of a revered Mexican image of Jesus' mother will be installed in a New Mexico church, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday.

Tugboat and barge ram cruise ship

KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A tugboat and a barge rammed into a moored cruise ship at Key West, Fla., Friday leaving an eight-foot puncture on the side of the hull.

Cruise liner spots Cuban refugees

MIAMI, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has eight Cuban migrants in custody after their sinking boat was spotted by a cruise ship and provided care.

Pope accepts Phoenix bishop's resignation

PHOENIX, June 18 (UPI) -- The Vatican accepted the resignation Wednesday of Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. O'Brien, accused of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident.

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Report: Insider may testify on Zubaydah

SEATTLE, April 2 (UPI) -- A convicted terrorist turned government witness will likely play a major in the prosecution of Abu Zubaydah, a reputed top lieutenant in al Qaida who was arrested in Pakistan this week and turned over to the United States. Federal government sources told