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Submarine Found With $180M In Cocaine

MIAMI, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A drug smugglers’ submarine with $180 million worth of cocaine inside has been found off the coast of Honduras, the U.S. Coast Guard says. On July 13, a customs plane spotted a “self-propelled semi-submersible,” and the Coast Guard cutter Seneca stopped it and captured five people, but the crew succeeded […]

Local Gun Bans Falling Under Florida Law

MIAMI, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Florida towns have begun taking down signs banning guns in parks and public buildings to comply with a new state law. Under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature that takes effect Oct. 1, all counties and municipalities must repeal ordinances limiting guns, under penalty of fines of up to […]

Neighbor Killed Over Yardwork, Police Say

IXONIA, Wis., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Wisconsin man was killed by two neighbors during an argument over mowing the lawn, police allege. James Richardson, 51, and James Richards, 19, who was staying with him, were charged Monday with killing Beau Butschke, 28, of Ixonia, Wis., July 14 and hiding his body in a shed, […]

Muslims Condemn Attacking Civilians: Poll

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Muslim Americans are the strongest opponents of attacking civilians, by either the military or small armed groups, Gallup polls released Tuesday show. The findings come from a report by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, “Muslim Americans: Faith, Freedom, and the Future,” based on 2010 Gallup surveys. […]

Poll: President, Congress Should Cut Pay

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An overwhelming majority of U.S. voters want Congress to take a cut in pay until the federal budget is balanced, a Rasmussen Reports survey indicated Tuesday. While 82 percent said lawmakers should take a 25 percent pay cut until the budget is balanced, 48 percent said they thought the president […]

R.I. City Files For Bankruptcy Protection

CENTRAL FALL, R.I., Aug. 2 (UPI) — The city of Central Falls, R.I., battered by debt and years of financial woes, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Robert Flanders Jr., who took over the city’s government last year as a receiver, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Monday, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Among other problems, […]

Lawyer Gets 4 Months For Lying To FBI

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Cleveland lawyer was sentenced to four months in jail Tuesday for his part in a case-fixing scandal involving a former Cuyahoga County auditor. A federal judge in Akron also ordered Joseph O’Malley to spend six months in home confinement, pay a $10,000 fine and perform 250 hours of […]

Gingrich Swears Twitter Followers Are Real

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Newt Gingrich’s campaign says he does have 1.3 million Twitter followers, despite charges that some were made up. On Sunday, the former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate complained to his hometown Georgia newspaper, the Marietta Daily Journal, that the media are ignoring him even though he has […]

Woman Got Benefits For Years After Death

JENNINGS, Mo., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A woman last seen alive in 1994 was still getting Social Security checks when her mummified remains were found in a Missouri home in February, an official says. The remains of Gladys Stansbury were discovered Feb. 26 by relatives cleaning out the Jennings, Mo., home of her 75-year-old daughter, […]

Trial To Be Moved In Zahra Baker Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Elisa Baker’s North Carolina trial will be moved because of excessive publicity surrounding the death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter Zahra, a judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Timothy Kincaid granted a change of venue after Baker’s defense attorney argued it would be impossible for her to get a fair […]

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