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Utah Looking Into Jeffs’ Trial Evidence

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Utah prosecutors say they’re looking into evidence from the Texas trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to see if he should be charged in Utah. Jeffs, 55, who was sentenced to life in prison in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and […]

School Bus Crashes Into Fla. Pond

VIERA, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Viera, Fla., school bus with 26 students aboard ran off the road and into a retention pond Wednesday, coming to rest in 4 feet of water, police say. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the driver, Ronald Bacchi, 67, suffered from a medical condition that caused him to lose […]

Obama Remembers Muslim Victims Of Terror

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — President Barack Obama remembered the American Muslims killed on Sept. 11, 2001, as he hosted the annual Iftar dinner Wednesday at the White House. The dinner, a meal held to break the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has been a tradition at the White House since […]

Machine Gun Found In Kids’ Swim Area

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A machine gun was found in the water at the Children’s Pool beach in San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood, police say. A person walking along the seawall near the Children’s Pool noticed the MAC-10 automatic weapon and several rounds of ammunition in about 2-3 feet of water Tuesday afternoon […]

Principal Dead, Student Suspect Held

MEMPHIS, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Memphis police said they were holding a 17-year-old student suspect in the slaying of Memphis Junior Academy Principal Suzette York. York, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday morning, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported. The suspect is a student at the Seventh-day Adventist-affiliated school, which started session Monday, the […]

9/11-related PTSD Haunts Thousands

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center left 10,000 firefighters, police officers and civilians with post-traumatic stress disorder, officials say. Many of those affect have not recovered, The New York Times reports, citing figures compiled by three Sept. 11, 2001, health programs. Those with the disorder suffer a […]

SWAT Teams Responding To ‘swatting’ Hoaxes

DALLAS, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Police in the United States and Canada have been sending out SWAT teams in response to prank phone calls about fake hostage situations, officials say. The practice, called “swatting,” has been increasing in both countries in recent months, ABC News reports. A swatter or group of swatters is often behind […]

Carney: Obama Focused On Economy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — President Barack Obama conferred with Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and other top advisers on the economy Wednesday as the U.S. markets took another sharp dive. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling and Chief of Staff Bill Daley joining Obama and Bernanke in the Oval Office discussion […]

Colbert Iowa Ad: Write In ‘Rick Parry’

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 10 (UPI) — U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert’s political action committee released a TV ad Wednesday urging Ames Straw Poll voters to write in “Rick Parry,” not Rick Perry. “A storm is gathering over Iowa, a money storm. Out-of-state groups like Grow PAC and Jobs for Iowa PAC are flooding the Iowa airwaves, […]

U.S. Deficit $1.1 Trillion Through July

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday the budget deficit through July has reached $1.099 trillion, $70 billion less than the same time last year. The small closure in the gap was due to more government revenues, the department said in a statement. Total spending was up from $2.921 trillion to […]

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