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Baby Born During Backup Over Fatal Crash

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A baby was born during a traffic jam in the Washington, D.C., area caused by a crash that claimed another person’s life, officials say. Jerome Chappelle was driving his pregnant daughter Jeromeka to the hospital Tuesday when they got caught in traffic snarled by a crash involving a tractor-trailer rig […]

Man Charged With $565,000 Postal Theft

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Texas man who worked as a civilian in a post office at a U.S. base in Kuwait has been charged with stealing $565,000 in money orders. Delmus Eugene Scott Jr., 34, of Humble was arrested Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported. He was named in an indictment handed up July […]

Man Convicted In 1964 Racial Killings Dies

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A man convicted in 2007 for the 1964 killing of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi has died in a federal prison, authorities said. James Ford Seale, 76, serving three life sentences at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Ind., died Tuesday, the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger reported. […]

High Mold Air Alert Issued For Midwest

MELROSE PARK, Ill., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The Midwest had the highest mold count for the season Wednesday and an air alert was issued for the Midwest, a Chicago-area allergist says. “The daily count was 59,000, and the threshold for dangerous levels is at 50,000 (for outside air),” said Dr. Joseph Leija, who performs the […]

Search For Possible Assault Victims Ended

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Minnesota authorities say an investigation of a man convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl failed to turn up any additional victims. Police said they believed long-distance truck driver John Heuer, 48, might have other victims across the country after women’s underwear was found locked in […]

Eagle Killed On Washington State Bridge

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A well-known bald eagle that frequently hung around Washington’s Interstate 520 bridge was struck and killed by a bus, officials say. A King County Metro bus hit the eagle, nicknamed “Eddie” by many, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported. Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke said the bus was in […]

Jogger Finds 25 Bricks Of Cocaine On Beach

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A jogger found cocaine valued at $2 million in a bag on Galveston Island, Texas, police say. The jogger discovered the bag at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported. He dragged the bag to his home and discovered it contained 25 bricks of cocaine, packaged in plastic wrap […]

Woman Claims Uncle Was D.B. Cooper

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 3 (UPI) — An Oklahoma woman says she is convinced her uncle was the notorious jetliner hijacker D.B. Cooper. Marla Cooper says she is convinced her late uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper who died in 1999, is the infamous 1971 airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper, ABC News reported Wednesday. “I’m certain he was my […]

Texas To Close Historic Prison

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Texas is preparing to close a prison for the first time in its history, a move some thought “would never come,” a state representative said. The Central Unit in Sugar Land, a deteriorating 102-year-old prison southwest of Houston once featured in the folk song “Midnight Special,” will be vacant […]

Christian Campus Groups Lose Legal Appeal

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — San Diego State University may require student groups, including religious organizations, to have a non-discrimination policy, a federal appeals court ruled. The three-judge panel rejected an appeal by Alpha Gamma Omega and Alpha Delta Chi, a Christian fraternity and sorority The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. In their ruling Tuesday, […]

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