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Teen Describes Finding Mom’s Body

PHOENIX, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A teenager has told the jury in the “Baseline Killer” trial about finding his mother’s body in their Phoenix home when he was 8. The boy testified for the prosecution Wednesday against Mark Goudeau, who is charged with a series of killings and sexual assaults along Baseline Road, The Arizona […]

Bedbugs Found In A NYC School

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Queens elementary school was found to have the worst bedbug problem across New York City’s five boroughs, officials say. The Education Department received 3,590 reports of bedbugs at schools in the 2010-11 school year, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Each time, officials said the bugs were […]

WikiLeaks: The Guardian Broke Security

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — WikiLeaks says one of Britain’s leading newspapers, The Guardian, revealed a password giving access to unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables. In a statement on Twitter, the Internet whistleblower said it was taking steps to sue, the BBC reported. The Guardian has responded by blaming WikiLeaks for a “security breach.” WikiLeaks has […]

Mother Held In Stabbing Death Of Children

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A woman who allegedly stabbed her two children to death was released from a Philadelphia hospital Thursday and turned over to police, authorities said. Police took Chanthy Mao, 27, identified as a recent immigrant from Cambodia, into custody after she underwent a psychiatric evaluation at the Hospital of the University […]

Florida Cities Repealing Gun Laws

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Several Florida communities are racing to repeal local gun laws before Oct. 1, when a new state law allows local officials to be fined for regulating guns. Local gun regulations have been illegal since 1987 under a state law, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Thursday, but a […]

Quake Shifted Nuke Plant Storage Casks

LOUISA, Va., Sept. 1 (UPI) — The 5.8-magnitude earthquake last week caused storage casks containing spent fuel at a Virginia nuclear power plant to shift 1 to 4 inches, officials said. When 25 of the 27 cylinders at the North Anna Power Station near Louisa, Va., shifted, no radiation was released, said Rich Zuercher, spokesman […]

2 Of 13 Beached Dolphins Die

EASTHAM, Mass., Sept. 1 (UPI) — An animal welfare organization was monitoring the health of 11 surviving dolphins found beached in Eastham, Mass. Two dolphins have already died since they came ashore Wednesday, The Boston Globe reported. It is unclear why the dolphins beached themselves on the 500-foot stretch of beach. The New England Aquarium […]

Judge Rejects Mother’s Death-row Appeal

WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 1 (UPI) — A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed claims a death-row inmate found guilty of starving her 7-year-old daughter to death was wrongfully convicted. Jim McHugh, an assistant federal defender, argued Michelle Tharp, convicted of the 1998 starvation of her daughter did not receive a fair trial because mitigating circumstances were not […]

Apple Loses Another IPhone

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An Apple employee apparently left an iPhone 5 prototype at a San Francisco bar in an incident reminiscent of iPhone 4’s debut, CNET reported Thursday. An Apple employee lost the iPhone 5 at Cava 22 in San Francisco in late July. The device may have been sold on Craigslist […]

Ohio Asks For Help Against Asian Carp

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Ohio and six other states say they’ve asked 27 state attorneys general to help lobby for a permanent barrier to halt the spread of invasive Asian carp. Officials in the Great Lakes region are hoping their support will pressure the federal government to stop the spread of the invasive […]

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