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Archive for January, 2012

Mediterranean Sea most deadly for refugees

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Migrants and refugees are more likely to die in the Mediterranean Sea than any other body of water in the world, a United Nations agency said Tuesday.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees estimates more than 1…

Accident kills leopard at Ohio zoo

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 31 (UPI) — An accident at an Ohio zoo killed a leopard that had previously survived an incident in which 48 exotic animals were killed after being freed by their owner.

The male spotted leopard, which had been housed at the Colu…

Lawyer: No common sense in boys’ drowning

ZANESVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Prosecutors argue the parents of two young boys who drowned in an Ohio river last summer should be convicted of manslaughter.

Kasey L. Klein, 25, and Richard H. Klein Jr., 38, were charged in September with two coun…

Teacher arrested for tying up students

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Los Angeles elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with lewd acts on 23 children whom he allegedly tied up and photographed, police said.

Mark Berndt, 61, was being held Tuesday in lieu of $2.3 million…

Toddler twins die in Canada house fire

MACKENZIE, British Columbia, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A house fire in Mackenzie, British Columbia, Tuesday claimed the lives of 18-month-old twins, police said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the boy and girl were among five family members in the hom…

Carbon monoxide kills man in W.Va. hotel

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Holiday Inn Express in South Charleston, W.Va., was evacuated Tuesday after a man died of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire officials said.

At least three other guests were hospitalized, one in critical condi…

Obama: ‘U.S. auto industry is back’

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — President Barack Obama told executives, engineers and designers at the Washington Auto Show Tuesday, “The U.S. auto industry is back.”

Obama inspected about 15 new electric and hybrid models from Ford, Dodge, and General …

New Kennedy tapes donated to archives

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Audiotapes of conversations on Air Force One after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy have been donated to the National Archives.

The Raab Collection, which deals in historical autographs, has donated an …

PayPal Founders Throw Money To Paul Campaign

Co-founders of the online payment company PayPal, which is currently owned by eBay Inc. have reportedly donated funding to Endorse Liberty, a Super PAC supporting Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. According to Reuters, the PAC announced on Tuesday that PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel and Luke Nosek and Scott Banister threw in money alongside Internet advertising […]

Group Plans Protests Ahead Of China Visit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A coalition of U.S. labor unions, Democratic politicians and trade advocacy groups is planning a trade protest ahead the Chinese vice president’s U.S. visit. The coalition said it plans to announce Tuesday the final states of its campaign in Washington, The New York Times reported. The group said it will […]

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