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Japan Readies For New Prime Minister

TOKYO, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Industry Minister Banri Kaieda appeared the front-runner Monday in the race for prime minister of Japan but could face a runoff. Kaieda, 62, is among five candidates seeking the post of president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, who then normally becomes prime minister. The winner will succeed Naoto […]

Military Has Called Off 10 Executions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Ten of the 16 U.S. military personnel sentenced to death since 1984 have had their sentences overturned, officials say. McClatchy Newspapers reported Sunday military appellate courts spared the defendants the death penalty because of mistakes made throughout the military’s judicial system. Most of the former death row inmates have been […]

Anthony Prosecutor Has Book Coming

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) — One of the prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial says he has a book coming out about the Florida mom acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Ashton told the Orlando Sentinel late Saturday of his plans after word got out on the Internet. Amazon.ca […]

Tropical Storm Jose Posing No Threat

MIAMI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Jose pushed northward into the Atlantic Ocean Sunday night, out of reach of any land masses, U.S. forecasters said. In its 8 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Jose was passing to the northwest of Bermuda and, while no storm watches or warnings were […]

Mom Allegedly Kills Daughters With Hatchet

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 28 (UPI) — An Asheville, N.C., mother is charged with allegedly killing her two daughters with a hatchet, police say. Naiyana Patel, 33, is accused of taking a hatchet to her 4- and 8-year-old daughters Saturday, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported. Patel then allegedly struck her own head several times with the hatchet […]

Teen Paralyzed At Party, 10 Others Injured

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A teenage girl was left paralyzed and 10 others were wounded in a shooting at a party in New York City that was touted as “drama free” online, police said. Allan Dawkins was throwing the party Saturday for his younger sister, Florence Dudney, who was moving away, the New […]

Baghdad Suicide Bomber Kills 28 In Mosque

BAGHDAD, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A suicide bomber killed 28 people inside Baghdad’s Umm al-Qura mosque Sunday, police said. The blast during Sunday evening’s prayer wounded 40 others, a local police source speaking on condition of anonymity told Xinhua, China’s official news agency. Also Sunday, a car bomb killed one person and wounded eight others […]

Texas Boy Punished For Wetting Bed Dies

DALLAS, Aug. 28 (UPI) — A Texas couple charged in their 10-year-old son’s dehydration death withheld water to punish him for wetting his bed, authorities say. Jonathan James died in late July at the Red Bird home where he was living temporarily with his father and stepmother, Michael Ray James and Tina Alberson, both 42, […]

Ron Paul: FEMA Stands In Way Of Recovery

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said the federal agency founded to deal with the aftermath of disasters is a disaster itself. The Federal Emergency Management Agency isn’t “a good friend of most people in Texas” because it has hindered local people and cleanup efforts, Paul said on […]

Killer Denies Stalking Swedish FM In 2003

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The convicted killer of Sweden’s foreign minister says a drug-induced impulse led him to attack Anna Lindh on a Stockholm street in 2003. In his first interview since the slaying, Mijailo Mijailovic told Expressen he did not plan to kill Lindh and decided to do it on a moment’s […]

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