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Egyptian Regime Trial Postponed

CAIRO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The murder trial for former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib el-Adly was postponed to Aug. 14 to give lawyers time to review evidence, the court said. Adly appeared in court Wednesday alongside former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Mubarak’s two sons and other members of the former regime. They stand accused of […]

Firm Offers NYC ‘backyard Time Share’

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A New York firm said it is offering 3,200 square feet of grassy space to rent for sunbathing and barbecues for $50 an hour. Jacqui Kavanagh, 24, the mastermind behind the scheme, said rentals of the 145 Ludlow St. “backyard time share” will begin next week, the New York […]

Quake Hits Russia’s Kuril Islands

SEVERO-KURIL’SK, Russia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck near Russian’s Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning, U.S. seismologists said. The temblor that struck at 9:51 EDT was centered 142 miles south/southwest of Severo-Kuril’sk, about 1100 miles northeast of Tokyo, the U.S. Geological Survey said in a release. The depth was […]

Man Charged In Death Of Dismembered Woman

MACON, Ga., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 25-year-old Georgia law school graduate has been charged with the murder of a fellow graduate whose body was found dismembered, authorities said. Stephen Mark McDaniel was charged with killing Lauren Giddings, 27, cutting up her body with a hacksaw and trying to hide her remains in late June, […]

Rape, Not Reporting, The Crime In Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 4 (UPI) — After Sudan sentenced a journalist to prison for reporting on a rape case, a U.N. envoy on sexual violence said Khartoum was targeting the wrong crime. A court in Khartoum last week ordered journalist Amal Habani to pay a $600 fine or spend one month in jail for reporting […]

Seniors Knit To Save Medicare

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Senior citizens held “knit-ins” outside multiple New York state banks to protest potential Medicare cuts by creating “Save Medicare” blankets. The seniors gathered outside banks Wednesday in New York and Long Island to knit the “Save Medicare” blankets, which the groups said they plan to deliver to Congress in […]

Arrest In Killings Of Russian Family

MOSCOW, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Police in a small city south of Moscow say they’ve arrested a suspect in the killing of a family of five, including three children. Authorities in Tula, 135 miles from Moscow, said the suspect was a 26-year-old man who met the family in 2008 when he fixed their computer and […]

Tiger Will Call Russian Sanctuary Home

MOSCOW, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Wildlife officials in Russia’s Far East say a Siberian tiger that attacked dogs has been captured and will be transferred to a local private wildlife sanctuary. The female Siberian, or Amur, tiger was caught by animal inspectors following attacks on several dogs in villages in the Khabarovsk Territory, RIA Novosti […]

Pelosi: GOP Bills ‘destroy Up To Two Million Jobs’

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — GOP lawmakers have passed bills to “destroy up to 2 million jobs” and rejected 10 Democratic job-creation bills, U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. Democrats believe “nothing is more critical to Americans’ economic security than good-paying jobs,” Pelosi, D-Calif., wrote in an op-ed piece in USA Today. But […]

100 Chickens Run Loose On The Interstate

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Authorities in Atlanta said a section of northbound Interstate 285 was closed for 45 minutes while they rounded up about 100 chickens freed by a crash. Keith Turner, who was pulling tandem trailers filled with household products, said rain created a hazard on the road between Interstate 20 and the […]

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