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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 […]

Father Suspects Son’s A Killer

FORT BRAGG, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) — The father of a man suspected in the slaying of a Northern California city councilman said he believes his son likely committed another killing 30 miles away. The suspect, Aaron Bassler, 35, allegedly was guarding two small opium poppy fields he cultivated on private wooded land when he […]

15 Killed In Six Days In Tijuana

TIJUANA, Mexico, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Authorities say they’re investigating 15 slayings that occurred in Tijuana, Mexico, in a six-day span. The killings brought the number of homicides in the city this year to 341, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday. All the killings occurred on the city’s east side, three of them Monday, the […]

Report: Cantor Softens On Disaster Relief

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31 (UPI) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., seemed Wednesday to soften his insistence that Hurricane Irene disaster aid be offset by cuts in other spending. Cantor had told Fox News Channel this week the federal government would “find the money if there is a need for additional money but those […]

Suspect In U.S. Woman’s Disappearance Held

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Maryland man arrested in Aruba after his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner, vanished can be held for another 60 days, a judge ruled Wednesday. Gary Giordano, 50, has not been formally charged with anything, although he was jailed soon after Gardner vanished Aug. 2, ABC News reported. He told […]

Woman Charged With Molesting Kid Relatives

WINCHESTER, Ky., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Kentucky woman has been charged with sexually molesting a boy and girl, both relatives of hers. Juanita Fisher, 34, of Charlestown. Ky., appeared in court Tuesday in Clark County, WLKY-TV, Louisville, reported. Bail was set at $75,000. Fisher has been charged with incest and molesting children. She was […]


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