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Extremists Trained In Pakistan Blamed

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Islamic extremists trained in Pakistan were blamed Tuesday for deadly violence in Kashgar in ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region in China’s northwest. Pakistan is a close ally of China but Beijing has been trying to contain growing violence in the border Xinjiang-Uighur region, where the Turkic-speaking Muslim Uighurs resent being ruled […]

Police Officer Facing DUI Kills Self

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A San Diego police officer facing felony drunken driving charges apparently took his own life Monday, police said. Officers responding to an emergency call from his wife found David C. Hall’s body in the backyard of his home in Claremont, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Hall, 41, who had […]

Canada Deports Suspected War Criminal

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Canadian Public Safety Minister announced the deportation of a man accused of being a war criminal. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced Sunday that Manuel De La Torre Herrera, from Peru, was arrested July 25 in Toronto and has been deported, the Winnipeg Free Press reported. Herrera and 29 […]

Tugboat Mate Admits Role In Duckboat Crash

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The first mate of a tugboat involved in a fatal collision with an amphibious tour boat in Philadelphia pleaded guilty Monday during an emotional hearing. Matthew R. Devlin of Catskill, N.Y., admitted he was using his cellphone while he was responsible for steering the tugboat, which was moving a barge, […]

Man Receives $0 9/11 Settlement Check

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A cancer-stricken Ground Zero cleanup worker from Queens says he received a $0 settlement check. Edgar Galvis, 51, who suffered sinus problems, had trouble sleeping and later developed throat cancer after months of clearing dust and rubble from Merrill Lynch offices at the World Financial Center, received a settlement […]

Alleged Marriage Scam Operator Arrested

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Federal officials arrested a man in Sacramento who is allegedly the mastermind behind a bogus marriage scheme, authorities say. Sergey Potepalov was arrested last week on immigration fraud charges, The Sacramento Bee reported Monday. Potepalov allegedly received tens of thousands of dollars from Russian and eastern European nationals for setting […]

Missing Prosecutor Declared Dead

BELLEFONTE, Pa., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania district attorney who vanished six years ago has been declared legally dead. The ruling last week on Ray Gricar allows the missing man’s daughter to settle his estate but does not end speculation about what happened in April 2005, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. Gricar, who was […]

Mounties Hunt Suspect In Brutal Assault

PENTICTON, British Columbia, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Mounties in British Columbia are working with police forces nationwide on a manhunt for a man suspected of a brutal assault, officials say. David Wesley Bobbitt, 35, is charged with the attempted murder of a 22-year-old woman who was found Sunday morning, tied up and savagely beaten inside […]

Ford Issuing Major Recall

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 1 million pickup trucks because a fire hazard related to corrosion, the automaker said Monday. Road salt in colder climates causes corrosion on straps that hold the fuel tank in place, which can potentially lead to a fire should the tank slip […]

Woman Falls, Dies In Yosemite

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) — A hiker from San Ramon, Calif., fell hundreds of feet to her death while descending Yosemite’s Half Dome, officials say. The emergency communications center at the park received a 911 call about noon PDT Sunday, informing them a climber slipped from the cables leading up to Half […]

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