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U.S. Urges Russia To Back Off Georgia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Washington calls on Moscow to pull troops out of parts of Georgia and honor a 2008 cease-fire that ended conflict there, the State Department said. Moscow and Tbilisi traded insults Monday, the third anniversary of a Russian military response to Georgia’s invasion of the separatist republic of South Ossetia in […]

Dallas Roasts For 38 Days, And Counting

DALLAS, Aug. 9 (UPI) — The string of triple-digit temperature days in Dallas reached 38, with forecasters warning the heatwave could stretch into the middle of August. The current heat spell ranks second on the all-time list for the number of consecutive days of 100-degree temperatures in Dallas, eclipsing a 29-day span in 1998, […]

Police Locate Suspects In Five Killings

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Police in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory said Tuesday they had located three of four suspects wanted for the slaying of five people. The bodies of the five were found in cabins, an abandoned mine and a gully Monday, ITAR-Tass reported. On Monday, the body of a watchman was found in […]

Italy’s Foreign Ministry Eyes London Riots

ROME, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Italian nationals in and around London are advised to avoid crowded areas in the city as rioting in England entered its fourth day, the Italian government said. Demonstrators set two police cars on fire Saturday in London after roughly 300 people gathered to demand justice for a man killed by […]

Recalls Put Wis. Senate Control In Play

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Six Wisconsin Republican state senators face recall votes Tuesday, putting control of the state’s upper chamber in play. One Democratic senator has withstood a recall attempt, and on Aug. 16, two more Democrats will face recall votes. State Government Accountability Board officials won’t offer turnout projections, but people on […]

U.N.’s Ban Hails U.S. Genocide Measure

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Measures declared last week by Washington to work to prevent genocide and mass atrocities are positive steps, the U.N. secretary-general said. U.S. President Barack Obama called for an atrocities prevention board to respond quickly to early signs of alleged human rights abuses. Human rights abusers and war criminals would […]

Dagestan Street Brawl Leaves Seven Dead

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) — An argument in the Dagestan region turned violent, escalating into a street fight in which seven people died, including a young girl, Russian police said. Police said the confrontation between two groups of young men in the republic’s Untsukulovsky district disintegrated rapidly into a shootout, The Moscow News reported. About […]

No Conclusion Yet In Death Of Homeless Man

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Prosecutors in California said they are still investigating whether Fullerton police used excessive force against a homeless man suffering from schizophrenia. Kelly Thomas, 37, died several days after being confronted by six Fullerton officers at a bus depot last month, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Orange County District […]

Russia Top Court Affirms Spy Case Sentence

MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Russia’s top court upheld the 25-year prison sentence meted out in absentia to the foreign intelligence officer who revealed a spy ring in the United States. The court’s ruling Tuesday reaffirmed a Moscow military district court decision that found 59-year-old Col. Alexander Poteyev guilty of high treason in June, the […]

Philadelphia Targets Youth Flash Mob Attacks

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Mayor Michael Nutter has warned youths they will face the full force of the city’s criminal justice system if they assault anyone in Philadelphia. Nutter issued the warning during an announcement of earlier curfews and increased police patrols designed to prevent attacks by groups of roving youths, the Philadelphia Daily […]


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