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Archive for August, 2011

Suspect Admits Frankfurt Airport Shooting

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Kosovo man admitted in court he killed two U.S. airmen in an attack at a Frankfurt, Germany, airport but said he doesn’t know why he did it. Arid Uka, made the admission as his trial began in Frankfurt Wednesday. He told the court he had been radicalized by […]

Police Officer Charged With Squad Car Rape

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Philadelphia police officer was charged Wednesday with raping a woman after offering her a lift from the stop where she was waiting for a bus at 3:30 a.m. Keith Corley II, 27, who has been with the police department for four years, was arrested and suspended, The Philadelphia Inquirer […]

Double Trouble For Washington Monument

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene revealed new cracks in the Washington Monument, which was already closed following the Virginia earthquake, the National Parks Service said. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson told CNN Wednesday Parks Service employees found standing water in the monument when they inspected it Monday. She said engineers tried to find holes following […]

N.Korea, Russia Consider Naval Cooperation

PYONGYANG, North Korea, Sept. 1 (UPI) — North Korea and Russia plan to increase their naval cooperation, a Russian military spokesman said. Senior commanders from the two nations have been considering such steps and the issue was discussed during the current North Korea visit of Adm. Konstantin Sidenko, commander of Russia’s Eastern Military District, China’s […]

Nurse Pleads Guilty To Medicare Fraud

MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Miami-area nurse pleaded guilty Wednesday to billing Medicare $118,000 for home health services that were unneeded or never provided. Farah Maria Perez, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud before U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard. Perez, who worked for Florida Home Health […]

Ex-senator Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

BOSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Former Massachusetts state Sen. Bernard Joseph Tully pleaded guilty to a bribery scheme in which he and a co-conspirator split about $12,000 from a landlord. In exchange for the payments, Tully, 84, told the landlord he would pay off state lawmakers to ensure the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles did […]

Aquino, Hu Discuss Sea Dispute

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (UPI) — China and the Philippines agreed to find a peaceful resolution to a South China Sea dispute that has raised international concerns. The issue was discussed by visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and his Chinese host, President Hu Jintao. The two leaders stood firm about their countries’ territorial claims in […]

Jamaican Drug Kingpin Pleads Guilty

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Christopher Coke, who prosecutors said led a violent international drug and arms trafficking enterprise, pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy. Coke, whose June 2010 arrest in Kingston, Jamaica, followed a battle between his supporters and police and military troops that left 73 people dead, also pleaded guilty to one […]

China Says Sabotage Thwarted

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Police in northwest China’s Xinjiang-Uighur region, home to Muslim Uighurs, thwarted attempts to sabotage public safety, a local Communist Party official said. The report by China’s official Xinhua news agency comes as Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari was visiting Urumqi, capital of the violence-hit region, where the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighurs […]

Ex-Canadian Official’s Son Sent To Prison

OTTAWA, Aug. 31 (UPI) — John “Jack” Tobin, the son of ex-Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Brian Tobin, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for a drunken driving death. The 24-year-old also was banned from driving for seven years, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Tobin pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death in the […]

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