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Woman May Have Been Killed By Pit Bullls

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A woman found dead in her home Tuesday in Philadelphia may have been killed by the five pit bulls she and her husband owned, police said. Chief Inspector Scott Small said an autopsy would be done to determine the cause of death, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. He said the 50-year-old […]

New Bilateral Communique Sought

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A fourth U.S.-China communique is needed to make Washington stop selling arms to Taiwan, an opinion piece in the China Daily said Wednesday. The piece — by Pang Guoping, professor of international laws at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing in southwest China — said current bilateral […]

N.E. Corridor Rail Service Resumes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Rail service on the busy northeast corridor line between Washington and Boston resumed Wednesday, four days after Hurricane Irene hit the region. Trains were halted after the storm by flooding that covered the tracks in Trenton, N.J. The station is built over a tributary to the Delaware River and the […]

China To Step Up Internet Crime Fighting

BEIJING, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Public security departments across China should conduct deeper research into crimes committed through the Internet, the country’s top police officer said. Speaking at a meeting in Beijing Tuesday on an operation conducted jointly with the FBI, Chinese Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu said, “Although China and the United States have […]

Key Part Of Texas Abortion Law Thrown Out

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Texas doctors cannot be compelled to display sonogram images and describe fetuses to women seeking abortions, a federal judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin ruled that parts of the state’s new abortion law are unconstitutional, the Houston Chronicle reported. Sparks said the law — which […]

China Warns Of Mail-order Bride Ads

SHANGHAI, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Chinese authorities are warning men to be wary of marriage agency advertisements to find them wives from Southeast Asian nations. Global Times, part of the Chinese Communist Party paper People’s Daily, reported in Shanghai officials have found several cases involving young Southeast Asian women in the city this year. There […]

Partisan Overtones In VA Cemetery Lawsuit

HOUSTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A conservative group says its lawsuit over rules restricting religious references at veteran funerals in Houston is not meant to needle President Barack Obama. The Liberty Institute went to court this summer to defend a practice in which volunteer honor guards at the national cemetery in Houston read a tribute […]

Judge Denies New Trial For Serial Killer

CLEVELAND, Aug. 30 (UPI) — An Ohio judge has rejected a request for a new trial for convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell, whose lawyers claim a juror was biased against him. The claim Tuesday that juror misconduct led to Sowell’s death sentence this month failed to convince Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Dick Ambrose, The […]

Chechnya Explosions Kill 7, Injure 18

GROZNY, Russia, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Two explosions in Grozny, Chechnya, killed at least seven people and injured 18 others Tuesday evening, the head of the Russian North Caucasus republic said. Ramzan Kadyrov said five police officers, an Emergencies Ministry official and a civilian died in the explosions in the Chechnyan capital, and the injured […]

Drug, Gun Sting Leads To Indictments Of 60

MANSFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A yearlong storefront sting operation in Ohio targeting firearms and illegal drugs led to the indictment of 60 people, authorities said Tuesday. Undercover agents working in a Mansfield, Ohio, store that sold sneakers, jerseys and other athletic apparel expressed interest in firearms and narcotics, Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney […]


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