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La. Plant Closed While Fish Kill Probed

BOGALUSA, La., Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Louisiana paper mill is closed while environmental investigators try to determine what killed thousands of fish in the Pearl River, officials said. A state Environmental Quality Department spokesman said Monday plant owner Temple-Inland was working closely with environmental officials to help get to the bottom of the fish […]

Chlorine Leak Sends 20 To Hospital

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A chlorine leak at a wave pool in Sacramento Monday sent about 20 people to hospitals, firefighters said. KCRA-TV, Sacramento, reported firefighters declared a Level 2 hazardous materials incident at Raging Waters, a water park located on the grounds of Cal Expo. “All we know right now is there was […]

Cameron: Time To Rebuild ‘broken Society’

WITNEY, England, Aug. 15 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday he hopes to “turn around the lives of 120,000 most troubled families.” “The broken society is back at the top of my political agenda,” Cameron said. “I have an ambition, before the end of this Parliament, we will turn around the lives […]

Hospital Patients Forced To Live In Tents

PORT HEDLAND, Australia, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Some chronically ill patients at an Australian hospital, including dialysis patients, say they have to live in the open or in small tents near the facility. They say they are stuck there because they need regular healthcare from the hospital but cannot afford to live anywhere else, the […]

Starbucks CEO: Stop Giving To Campaigns

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The chief executive of Starbucks is urging business leaders to stop giving to political campaigns until lawmakers develop a solid plan to cut the U.S. deficit. Howard Schultz, Starbucks Coffee Co. chairman, president and chief executive officer, says he has already stopped contributing. He made his request for others to […]

Ex-Minn. Man In Court On Terror Charge

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A former Minneapolis man accused of conspiring to help the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab is back in Minnesota after being extradited from the Netherlands. Mahamud Said Omar, 45, who was indicted two years ago, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court Monday on charges he conspired to provide material […]

Wife Leaves Fraudster Bernie Madoff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The wife of a convicted multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff has left him in an attempt to put her life back together, his biographer said. Ruth Madoff, whose husband was sentenced to 150 years in prison for the Ponzi scheme, is looking to reconcile her relationship with her remaining […]

New Al-Qaida Leader Urges Attacks On U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Al-Qaida’s new leader is urging followers to keep targeting the United States. A video by Ayman al-Zawahiri surfaced Monday on a Web site that often posts al-Qaida videos, ABC News reported. “America today is staggering,” said Zawahiri. “Hunt her down wherever you may encounter her. Hunt her down to cut […]

3 Charged In Mini-golf Slaying

BARRIE, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A weekend outing at a mini-golf course with his daughter and girlfriend left a Canadian man dead and three alleged young assailants facing murder charges. Bradley Hubbard, 42, of Collingwood, Ontario, was killed about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Putting Edge in Barrie, an indoor glow-in-the-dark, mini-golf facility north of […]

Release Urged For Men Accused Of Being Gay

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Amnesty International called Monday for the immediate release of two young men to be tried Thursday in Cameroon on charges of homosexuality. The human rights group also urged repeal of the “draconian” law used to imprison them. The two men, identified only by first names — Jonas, 19, and […]

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