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Bear Paws In Luggage Bring Arrest In B.C.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Canadian has been charged with attempting to smuggle bear paws to China in his carry-on luggage at Vancouver International Airport, authorities said. Dismembered bear parts were discovered as the luggage passed through an X-ray machine at airport security Sunday. “We see it occasionally,” Sgt. Dave Jevons told […]

Moody’s Says U.S. Growth Likely Diminished

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A second rating service has lowered its expectations of the U.S. economy, saying the prospects of a substantial recovery soon have declined. Moody’s Analytics, which The Wall Street Journal defines as “a sister company to credit-ratings company Moody’s Investors Service,” has lowered its forecast for the real U.S. gross […]

Toddler Dies After Escape From Home Fire

ALEXANDRIA, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A child who escaped a fire that killed his mother and two siblings in Ontario has died as a result of injuries suffered in the escape, authorities said. The 22-month-old boy, Maxime Desjardins, was injured Friday when his father jumped from a window of the family’s burning home with […]

Bomb Squad Checked Boehner’s Office

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Authorities said they found no explosives after responding to a report of suspicious briefcases found at the Ohio office of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. A West Chester Township police officer noticed the three black briefcases at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Police and a […]

Border Officials Target Trains, Buses

MIAMI, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A growing number of undocumented immigrants are being caught aboard Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains, lawyers and others say. The searches on public transportation, which have not received much publicity, mark the latest attempt to crack down on undocumented immigrants, The Miami Herald reported Sunday. Steve Cribby, a spokesman for […]

Homeowners Go For Shorter Loans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Nearly 40 percent of U.S. homeowners refinancing in the second quarter chose shorter loans, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said Monday. Freddie Mac said 37 percent of those people off 30-year loans in a refinancing deal in the quarter chose a 15- or 20-year loan. It was the highest […]

Gulf Of Guinea Pirates Trigger Alarm

PORTO-NOVO, Benin, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa are increasingly sharply in a region that is becoming a major oil-producing zone and trading hub. Security and shipping analysts say the number of attacks is underreported and that, left unchecked, the emerging crisis could soon rival the Somali piracy scourge […]

Tymoshenko Predicts End To Ukraine’s Government

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 15 (UPI) — It’s only a matter of time before the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych falls like other authoritarian regimes, Yulia Tymoshenko writes. Tymoshenko, a former prime minister and opposition leader, is jailed in Kiev during her trial on corruption charges stemming from a 2009 gas deal with Russian energy […]

Butte Robber May Be ‘bad Hair Bandit’

BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Montana police say a woman who robbed a Butte bank may be the “bad hair bandit” suspected in 18 bank robberies in Oregon and Washington since 2010. A heavy-set woman wearing a wig entered the Butte bank and gave the teller a note demanding money, implying she had a […]

DRC Gears Up For November Election

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said more people registered to vote for November presidential elections than expected. Voters in the DRC head to the polls to elect their next president in November. Slightly more than 25 million people registered for the 2006 vote. […]


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