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Italy Calls For NATO Investigation

ROME, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Italian officials are asking why NATO allegedly refused to help rescue passengers on a boat stranded in Libyan waters with numerous dead people aboard. Italy asked NATO to investigate itself over claims it ignored calls Thursday to help rescue the ship’s nearly 400 passengers. Dozens of the people on the […]

HRW Welcomes Atrocities Initiative

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Directives from Washington aimed at preventing mass atrocities and human rights violations may be effective if implemented properly, Human Rights Watch said. U.S. President Barack Obama called for an atrocities prevention board to respond quickly to early signs of grave human rights abuses. Human rights and war criminals would be […]

Babysitter Allegedly Had Sex With Boy, 14

SOUTHINGTON, Conn., Aug. 5 (UPI) — A young Connecticut woman had sex with a 14-year-old boy she was hired to baby sit, police said. Loni Bouchard, 20, faces charges that include second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a juvenile, the Hartford Courant reported. Bouchard, who lives in Clinton, was arrested by police there […]

Grisly Details Of South Kordofan Recounted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Ethnic cleansing is emerging as part of the growing humanitarian emergency unfolding along the border between Sudan and South Sudan, a U.S. panel was told. U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., presided over a hearing before a House subcommittee on human rights in Africa. Witnesses said there were worrying trends emerging […]

Woman’s Cries Drowned Out By Headphones

READING, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A British cyclist who pulled a woman from a river said several joggers passed the woman without noticing because they were listening to headphones. Matt Drury, 38, said he was cycling July 26 alongside the River Thames in Reading, England, when he heard the woman splashing and gasping for […]

Cost Of Part D Drug Plans To Decrease

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Medicare beneficiaries will see the average price of Part D drug plans drop next year, even as U.S. health costs continue to increase, officials say. The average Part D plan will cost seniors about $30 a month in 2012, down from $30.76 in 2011, the Department of Health and Human […]

White House Names New Technology Chief

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel has been named U.S. technology chief, the White House announced. VanRoekel, 41, becomes chief information officer, succeeding Vivek Kundra, 36, who was the first to take on the IT position when it was created in 2009, a White House release said Friday. VanRoekel said he […]

Italian Police Seize $156M In Mob Assets

NAPLES, Italy, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Italian police say they seized 60 properties Friday from a mob boss in the Camorra’s Casalesi clan — among more than $156 million in assets seized. The seizures from one of the clan’s bosses, Salvatore Belforte, included a more than 13,123-square-foot villa, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. “This […]

Juno’s 5-year Trip To Jupiter Begins

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 5 (UPI) — NASA’s Juno scientific mission to Jupiter launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida Friday, the space agency announced. Juno lifted off atop an Atlas V rocket at 12:25 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 41, NASA said Originally scheduled for 11:34 a.m., the liftoff was accomplished within the 69-minute launch […]

Yulia Tymoshenko Taken To Jail

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Police officers Friday escorted a vehicle transporting Ukrainian opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to jail, her lawyer said. A court in Kiev backed a motion to arrest Tymoshenko for abuses and obstruction during her trial for alleged misdealing involving a 2009 natural gas deal with Russian […]

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