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Former Miss. Federal Prosecutor Dies

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Dunn Lampton, a federal prosecutor in Mississippi who pursued two civil rights cases dating from the 1960s, has died, a coroner said. Lampton, 60, of McComb, died Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Miss., Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. She said Lampton, who was […]

Mo. Lieutenant Gov Admits Foolishness

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he was young and “foolish” when he became fascinated by an exotic dancer at a strip club in Sauget, Ill. Kinder, a Republican from Cape Girardeau, is expected to run for governor next year against Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon. On Wednesday, Kinder told […]

Syrian Refugees Dig In For Long Haul

WADI KHALED, Lebanon, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Syrian refugees fleeing the violence of the 5-month-old uprising against the regime of President Bashar Assad say they have lost hope of returning home soon. Human rights organizations estimate 1,700 people have died in the fighting and nearly 3,000 are missing. Some 5,000 more have fled to a […]

White House To Agencies: Cut Budgets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The White House asked agencies to cut budget requests by up to 10 percent on top of already reduced domestic appropriations as part of the debt reduction deal. In a memo to agencies this week, Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said unless they are otherwise directed, departments […]

Reward Offered In Sea Lion Killings

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) — The head of Marine Mammal Rescue says many sea lions may have been shot off Southern California without detection. At least two sea lions are known to have died, the Los Angeles Times reported. An adult female washed ashore mortally wounded Aug. 3 on Venice Beach while a […]

Police Check Out Lead In Missing Mom Case

WEST VALLEY, Utah, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Utah mother of two plan to travel to Ely, Nev., to check out a possible lead, police said Thursday. Sgt. Mike Powell of the West Valley Police issued a brief statement that said the department had received “information in regard to the […]

Conn. State Workers Approve Concessions

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Connecticut state employees Thursday ratified a concessions agreement that will save the state $1.6 billion in two years, averting layoffs, union leaders said. The agreement had been rejected in June, but Department of Social Services employee Dawn Tyson told a news conference a second vote, which ended Wednesday, was […]

Sweden Halts Official Wolf Hunt

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Sweden says it has halted a controversial licensed wolf hunt meant to cull the animals that have been attacking livestock. The Swedish government said it would consider resuming the hunt in the winter of 2012-2013, while announcing it was removing a previously set ceiling of 210 wolves that can […]

Detroit To Get Kilpatrick’s Book Proceeds

DETROIT, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Any money former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick makes from his upcoming memoirs must be used to pay $1 million in restitution to the city, a judge said. In a ruling Wednesday, Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner refused to reverse his June ruling that the proceeds from “Surrendered: The Rise, […]

Stage Collapse Kills 2 At Belgium Festival

HASSELT, Belgium, Aug. 18 (UPI) — At least two people were killed Thursday and scores injured when a stage collapsed at an outdoor music festival near Hasselt, Belgium, officials said. The town’s mayor said early reports indicated there were two dead and at least 40 people injured when the Chateau stage at the Pukkelpop festival […]


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