Archive for August, 2012
VERO BEACH, Fla., (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said a man accused of attacking a pizza delivery driver said he punched the other man because he forgot the garlic knots. The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said the driver called 911 Aug. 19 and reported he had been punched in the face by Vero Beach […]
LONDON, (UPI) — Guinness World Records, based in London, said the world’s shortest man and the world’s shortest woman met for the first time for a photo shoot. The recordkeeping organization said 21.5-inch-tall Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, of Nepal and 24.7-inch-tall Jyoti Amge, 18, of India met for the first time, which also marked the […]
BOCA RATON, Fla., (UPI) — A Florida woman said her wallet was returned to her with its contents intact nine months after she lost it on her way to depositing $153 cash in a bank. Katt Mucklow of Boca Raton said she lost the wallet nine months ago while she was a student at Boca […]
MIAMI, (UPI) — A Florida man pleaded guilty in court to sending five envelopes containing a white powder to a sheriff’s office and courthouse. Tarvess Taylor, 26, did not say why he sent the envelopes — four of which also contained threatening letters to himself — when he pleaded guilty to the crime Wednesday, the […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — A federal three-judge panel in Washington Thursday rejected a request from Texas to approve its voter photo-identification law. Under Section 5 of the Civil Rights Act, certain sections of the country, including Texas, must receive permission from the U.S. attorney general or a three-judge panel in Washington before implementing voter changes. Blocked […]
PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — A Philadelphia blogger’s “Kill Mitt Romney” Facebook page has drawn the notice of the U.S. Secret Service, officials said. Joshua Scott Albert, 26, whose inflammatory and profanity-laced “Staph Meal” blogs attacked chefs and their restaurants until a lawsuit from noted chefs Georges Perrier and Shola Olunloyo caused Albert’s identity to be known, […]
SAVANNAH, Ga., (UPI) — Three Fort Stewart, Ga., soldiers charged with murder in attempting to keep a clandestine militia group secret could face the death penalty, officials said. Isaac Aguigui, the alleged ringleader of a group that allegedly killed two people and described in court papers as plotting to overthrow the government and engage in […]
ST. PAUL, Minn., (UPI) — Friends of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle rallied to his defense in a defamation suit filed by ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura over his portrayal in Kyle’s memoir. Ventura, whose real name is James Janos and was known as the wrestler “The Body,” filed suit against Kyle’s portrayal of a bar […]
According to estimates from AAA, an explosion at a Venezualen oil refinery and the effects of Hurricane Isaac are driving the price of American fuel through the roof leading up to Labor Day.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa isn’t a particularly noteworthy fellow in his own right. Despite serving as the mayor of the Nation’s second-largest city, Villaraigosa is a virtual unknown outside Democratic Party flacks and pro-illegal alien hate groups.