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Florida Turns To Facebook To Catch Poachers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Florida wildlife officials have turned to Facebook and other social media to catch poachers who display photos of their illegal catches. “People go on Facebook bragging about their exploits. They think they’re protected,” Lt. George Wilson, who oversees the Internet Crimes Unit of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

Canada Again Debates Assisted Suicide

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The debate to legalize assisted suicides has resurfaced in Canada, where two challenges are in provincial courts this week in British Columbia. The Farewell Foundation, which advocates supervised and regulated assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, is challenging the provincial government for denying it non-profit status, the Globe […]

11-foot Python Captured At Florida Farm

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Aug. 2 (UPI) — An 11-foot Burmese python suspected in the disappearance of several chickens, goats and pet cats was captured in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, authorities said. Firefighters were the first to respond to a call of the snake being spotted at a farm in Homestead near the Everglades, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel […]

Consumers Curbed Spending In June

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Consumer spending dropped 0.2 percent in June, a clear indication the U.S. economy is sputtering, The Bureau of Economic Analysis said Tuesday. Consumer spending is often cited as making up 70 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, which the government said last week rose by only 1.3 percent in […]

Autopsy Awaited On 11-year-old Celina Cass

WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H., Aug. 2 (UPI) — As a New Hampshire town awaited Tuesday’s autopsy report on Celina Cass, it emerged that her stepfather has a history of crime and insanity. The 11-year-old girl’s body was found Monday in the Connecticut River near the home in West Stewartstown, N.H., where she lived with her mother, […]

Woman’s Corpse Gnawed By Cats In Russia

ABAKAN, Russia, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Authorities in Russia say cats chewed on the corpse of an 85-year-old woman after her daughter left the body in a locked room with the animals. Police in Siberia said the daughter, who is said to have a drinking problem, covered her mother’s body with a blanket and locked […]

Spanish Pilots Blamed For Plane Crash

MADRID, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An investigation into one of the worst plane crashes in Spanish aviation history revealed the accident could have been avoided, officials said. A new report from Spain’s Accident Investigation Commission shows the pilot for Spanair flight JK-5022, which was bound for Gran Canaria from Madrid in 2008, lost control on […]

Mullen Lauds Iraqi Leaders’ Work

BAGHDAD, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking in Baghdad Tuesday, blamed Iran for the violence he said is meant to destabilize Iraq. “The Iranian regime continues to violate Iraqi sovereignty by intervening in Iraqi social and political affairs, training and equipping militias to conduct attacks on Iraqi […]

Acquitted Man Confesses To Homicide

MONTPELIER, Vt., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Vermont officials said there is little they can do in the case of a man who recently confessed to a homicide he was acquitted of in 2004. Isaac Turnbaugh of Randolph, Vt., was found not guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal 2002 shooting of pizza restaurant co-worker Declan […]

Cuba To Ease Restrictions On Travel

HAVANA, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Cuba will ease migration rules, both for emigres visiting home and Cubans going abroad, state media say. Speaking to the National Assembly of Peoples’ Power Monday, President Raul Castro said the government “is making advances with the reform and elaboration of a series of regulations” that have been in force […]

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