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Endangered Frog Sustains Another Setback

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) — Attempts to reintroduce endangered yellow-legged frogs in California were derailed by the death of 104 frogs in a zoo’s breeding tanks, zoo officials said. Federal officials believe fewer than 200 of the federally endangered species of frog exist in the wild, the Los Angeles Times reported. Their natural habitat […]

Rick Perry Comments On Climate Change, Obama

BEDFORD, N.H., Aug. 17 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential hopeful, says global warming has been “politicized” and “is more and more being put into question.” In a campaign appearance in Bedford, N.H., Perry said Wednesday he believes global warming is not taking place, The Hill reported. “I do think global warming […]

Refugees Being Moved To Mainland In Italy

LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Thousands of immigrants authorities say they believe are from sub-Saharan Africa are arriving in Italy. Lampedusa, an island off of Italy’s southern coast, has received 2,600 refugees, who are arriving by boat, since the weekend, ANSA reported. Boats are taking the refugees to immigrant reception centers in mainland cities […]

Man Charged In $200K Scam

MIDDLESEX, Mass., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A Weston, Mass., man has been charged with stealing a total of $200,000 from four women he met on Internet dating sites, officials say. A Middlesex, Mass., grand jury indicted Albert Lovering, 54,on 23 counts of larceny, The Boston Globe reported. Lovering, who was arraigned Wednesday morning, conned the […]

Convicted Child Killer Execution Date Set

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A judge in Texas has set a November date for the execution of a man who raped and killed a young girl 12 years ago. State District Judge Mary Roman announced Tuesday that Guadalupe Esparza is to be executed by lethal injection Nov 16, the San Antonio (Texas) Express-News […]

Suit: Student Rape Victim Called Liar

REPUBLIC, Mo., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A special education student who reported being raped by a classmate was told by school officials in Missouri they didn’t believe her, a lawsuit alleges. Republic School District officials referred the middle school girl to juvenile authorities, accusing her of filing a false report, and the girl recanted, the […]

WTC Steel Sent Nationwide For Memorials

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Pieces of World Trade Center steel are being sent across the United States for new Sept. 11 memorials nationwide, officials say. Almost 1,200 pieces of mangled steel pulled from Ground Zero are being sent to all 50 states and some overseas locations to be used to in memorials commemorating […]

Porn Heir Gets 35 To Life For Murder

MARIN, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) — The heir to a porn empire has been sent to prison in California for 35 years to life for killing his ex-girlfriend. James Mitchell, who was convicted July 12 for clubbing Danielle Keller to death with a baseball bat, was given the maximum sentence Tuesday in Marin, Calif., Superior […]

Experts Say Fair Stage Collapse Foreseen

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 17 (UPI) — The stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair that killed five people was predictable, experts say. The deadly Saturday night incident that fair spokesman Andy Klotz called “a freakish act of God” on Tuesday was caused by storm winds the National Weather Service and warned about, The Indianapolis Star […]

Secret Service Agent Arrested In DUI

DECORAH, Iowa, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A Secret Service special agent faces a drunken driving charge after being pulled over in Iowa last weekend ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit, police say. Daniel L. Valencia, 40, of Washington, allegedly ran a red light about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Decorah, The Des Moines Register reported Wednesday. […]


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