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Search For A Missing Mom Ends

WEST VALLEY CITY, Nev., Aug. 21 (UPI) — The search for a still-missing West Valley City, Nev., mother has come to an end, police say. The Nevada desert search for Susan Cox Powell, who has been missing for 20 months, was ended on Saturday afternoon, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. A four-member detective team gathered […]

Man With Urine Fetish Violates Parole

DELAWARE, Ohio, Aug. 21 (UPI) — An Ohio man with a urine fetish returned to jail for violating his parole by threatening his probation officer, police say. Alan D. Patton, 59, of Columbus reportedly was angry about the condition of his court-ordered probation, and repeatedly harassed and threatened his probation via phone on July 14, […]

Bus Accident Kills 23 In Kenya

MBOONI, Kenya, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A minibus that plunged into the Uwaani River in Kenya left 23 people dead and 34 injure, police say. The bus drive reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the river Saturday night, The Sunday Nation in Nairobi reported. Passenger Zainab Mzee said the minibus was carrying […]

Mother Accused Of Trying To Sell Child

SEMINOLE, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Florida mother was arrested for allegedly trying to sell her son for $2,000, police say. Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jessica Marie Beers, 28, of Seminole Saturday after being tipped off by James Gardner, 58, who said she was trying to sell her 5-year-old son to him, the […]

Gibbs: I Didn’t Say Romney Was ‘weird’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama’s re-election campaign does not plan to assault Republican front-runner Mitt Romney’s character as “weird,” an Obama adviser said Sunday. “If I was making the case to somebody about why you should vote for somebody and why you shouldn’t vote for somebody else, I don’t think ‘weird’ would […]

McCain: Gadhafi May Be Ousted Within Hours

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi could be ousted within hours, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday. “It’s a matter of hours, if not days,” McCain told the CBS News program “Face the Nation.” Rebel forces were reported Sunday pushing to 7 miles west of Tripoli after overrunning a major military […]

Better Educated More Likely Go To Church

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 21 (UPI) — U.S. researchers challenge the conventional wisdom that the more educated people are, the more likely they are to stop going to church or abandon their faith. Study author Philip Schwadel, associate professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, analyzed a nationwide sample of thousands of respondents to the […]

Rove: Palin Likely To Make White House Bid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin must decide soon and will likely join the Republican presidential contest, GOP political strategist Karl Rove said Sunday. “I’m not much of a gambler, but I’d put a little more money that she gets in than if she doesn’t, because of the schedule she’s got […]

Florida Candidate Revamps Military Record

PLANT CITY, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Florida candidate for U.S. Senate backed off claims about his military record amid allegations he may have padded his resume. Republican Mike McCalister, a retired colonel in the Army Reserves, said this weekend he accepted responsibility for “any misrepresentation” that might have been included in his campaign […]

Afghans To Replace Nine Parliament Members

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 21 (UPI) — Afghanistan’s election commission said Sunday it would change the results of elections for nine seats in Parliament. The Independent Election Commission said it would remove nine members of Parliament and restore nine other candidates who had been accused of election irregularities. “We did not willingly get involved in this […]

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