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Quebec Settles Sled Dog Slaughter Case

KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ, Quebec, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Quebec officials Monday signed a document recognizing the slaughter of sled dogs decades ago had a significant effect on the Canadian province’s Inuit culture. Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Native Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley were joined by Makivik Corp. President Pita Aatami in Kangiqsualujjuaq to put their names to […]

China Tries To End Sex-selective Abortions

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The Chinese government says it will be cracking down on sex-selective abortions for non-medical purposes. The family planning policy, announced by the Chinese government in a release Monday, is an attempt to put an end to illegal sex-selective abortions and balance the sex ratio in the country where many people […]

Texas Town Without Water In Heat Wave

KEMP, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Kemp, Texas, had to shut off its water system due to 37 days of triple-digit temperatures depleting the town’s water supply, officials say. The Sunday afternoon shutdown was to give the town’s aging water system time to refill its reserves, WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth reported. The hot weather has […]

Man Living In Tent Had 37 Huskies

LACHUTE, Quebec, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Authorities say they returned 19 huskies taken by animal advocates to a Canadian man living in a tent with 18 more of the dogs. Canadian broadcaster CTV reported Monday the Lachute, Quebec, man had taken in several of the huskies some time ago after the dog sledding company where […]

100 Birds, Live And Dead, Found In House

TROY, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A veterinarian is asking for help in removing as many as 60 exotic birds from a condemned house in Troy, Ohio, they say are being mistreated. Daniel Brauer of Dayton South Veterinary Clinic removed 10 macaw, cockatoo and African Grey parrots from the house but he says many more […]

101-year-old Man Assaulted, Robbed

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 8 (UPI) — A 101-year-old man was assaulted and robbed as he walked to his home in Savannah, Ga., police say. The elderly victim had just gotten off a bus Sunday afternoon and was walking toward his home when he was attacked, the Savannah Morning News. Police say the attacker grabbed the […]

Maid Files Civil Suit Against Frenchman

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The New York hotel cleaning woman who accuses the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund of sexual assault is suing him, her lawyer says. The lawsuit, filed Monday by Nafissatou Diallo, a Sofitel hotel housekeeper originally of Guinea, in state Supreme Court in the Bronx, comes at […]

Canadian Town Assesses Tornado Damage

SAINTE-ELISABETH-DE-PROULX, Quebec, Aug. 8 (UPI) — People in Sainte-Elisabeth-de-Proulx, Quebec, spent Monday cleaning up and beginning repairs after a weekend tornado hammered the area, officials said. The F1 storm damaged buildings and blew down trees Saturday night, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. “It was incredible; it wasn’t one tree after another; it was three, four, […]

Convicted Killer Enters Penalty Phase

CLEVELAND, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell said in an apology read Monday in the penalty phase of his Cleveland trial that his crimes were “not typical” of him. Sowell, 51, was convicted in July of aggravated murder, abusing a corpse and tampering with evidence in the deaths of 11 women whose […]

Tapes Heard In Jeffs Trial Penalty Phase

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Prosecutors presented more audio evidence to jurors Monday in the penalty phase of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs’ child sex assault trial in Texas. Jeffs was convicted in a San Angelo court Thursday of sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child. Monday was […]


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