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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 […]

King Seeks Investigation Of Bin Laden Film

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Rep. Peter King said Wednesday he wants an investigation into whether the White House is providing filmmakers with secret information on the bin Laden raid. King, R-N.Y., Wednesday released a letter to inspectors general for the CIA and Pentagon asking for an investigation and a classified briefing on whether the […]

Poll: Americans Agree With S&P

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Most Americans agree with S&P’s downgrade of U.S. government debt, and barely a quarter are confident the government can improve the economy, a poll indicates. Just 26 percent of respondents in a Washington Post poll said they believe policymakers can right the national economic ship, a sharp drop from 47 […]

Gizmodo Cleared, 2 Charged In IPhone Sale

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) — The San Mateo County, Calif., district attorney Wednesday filed misdemeanor charges against two men accused of selling a lost iPhone 4 prototype in 2010. However, no one at Gizmodo, the Web site that bought the prototype before it was released by Apple, will be charged, Ars Technica reported. […]

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