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8 Rescued From Sinking Boat

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued eight men shortly before their fishing boat sank off the Southern California coast. KFMB-AM, San Diego, reported the anglers found themselves in trouble Saturday night when smoke started pouring from the engine of the 45-foot fishing boat Osprey. A rescue helicopter flew to the […]

Wing Walker Dies In Fall From Plane

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Aug. 22 (UPI) — An airplane wing walker fell to his death during a stunt at an airshow in Michigan, officials said. Todd Green of the Third Strike Wing Walker group fell about 200 feet while trying to move from the plane to a helicopter about 1:30 p.m. Sunday during a performance […]

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 […]


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