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Archive for July, 2012

Woman, 88, Still Working For Oklahoma Agency

OKLAHOMA CITY, (UPI) — Melba Morrow says she plans to spend her 88th birthday the way she spends many of her days, answering phones for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Morrow, who is a year older than the agency, said she has been working as a receptionist for the bureau for about 13 years […]

Dump Truck Rolls Into House

TAMPA, Fla., (UPI) — Police in Florida said a dump truck rolled into a home while the driver was inside a neighboring restaurant. Tampa police said Daniel Echols, 53, parked the 1998 Volvo dump truck at the La Teresita Plus Club restaurant around 8:50 p.m. Sunday and went inside to eat, the Tampa Bay (Fla.) […]

Woman Arrested Trying To Get Into Jail

HAMILTON, Ohio, (UPI) — Authorities in Ohio said they arrested a woman accused of trying to break into a jail while shouting, “I want to be arrested.” The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said Tiffany Hurd, 36, was spotted attempting to climb over a barbed wire fence early Sunday at the jail in Hamilton and a […]

Fake $100 Bills Had Lincoln Watermark

PRESCOTT, Ariz., (UPI) — Police in Arizona said they were trying to identify a suspect who allegedly tried to pass two counterfeit $100 bills bearing a watermark of Abraham Lincoln. Prescott police said the man first attempted to use a phony $100 bill about 8 p.m. July 18 at a Goodwill store. A worker noticed […]

Some Olympic Volunteers Sell Props

LONDON, (UPI) — Some volunteers in the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies have called colleagues “crass” and “disrespectful” for selling props from the show. Items including costumes, a book read to the audience by J.K. Rowling, programs and confetti from the Opening Ceremonies have popped up for sale on eBay and London 2012 officials said they […]

U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan Questioned

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — A report by a special inspector general for Afghanistan said Monday the billions of U.S. dollars invested in Afghanistan’s infrastructure could be lost. The report to Congress by the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction said construction projects are running way behind schedule and it is questionable whether the Afghan government will […]

'Dark Knight' Suspect Faces 142 Charges

CENTENNIAL, Colo., (UPI) — Suspect James E. Holmes faces 142 charges, including 24 first-degree murder counts, in the massacre at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, in which 12 people died. The charges were announced Monday during a 45-minute hearing in Centennial, Colo. Holmes also was charged with 166 counts of attempted murder, one count of […]

Arms Treaty Collapse Met With Frustration

NEW YORK, (UPI) — Negotiations over an international arms trade treaty set the mark for what’s expected in a binding treaty, a director from the ICRC said. Parties to monthlong negotiations meant to find common ground on an international arms trade treaty failed to find a consensus. Peter Herby, head of the arms control unit […]

Cheney: Obama Worse Than Carter

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said he thinks Barack Obama is “one of our weakest presidents,” and worse than ex-President Jimmy Carter. “I obviously am not a big fan of President Obama. I think he’s been one of our weakest presidents,” Cheney, a Republican, told ABC News Sunday. “I just fundamentally […]

Poll: Jobs, Corruption, Deficit Top Issues

PRINCETON, N.J., (UPI) — Job creation, reducing corruption on the federal level and lowering the federal budget deficit were the top issues listed by U.S. voters in a new Gallup survey. Americans listed the three as the most important of 12 issues the next president should address, the USA Today-Gallup survey released Monday indicated. Job […]

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