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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 […]

House To End Page Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The two most ideologically opposite but powerful House leaders jointly announced the end of the congressional page program that goes back more than 200 years. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., said Monday the House page program, which can be traced back to the First […]

Brazil’s Arms Buying Up For Review Again

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Brazil’s multibillion-dollar defense acquisition program is up for review again after the latest high-profile departure from President Dilma Rousseff ‘s Cabinet. Defense Minister Nelson Jobim, who resigned after criticizing the government, was promptly replaced by former Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, heralding further change in the Latin American country’s […]

Travel Warning Issued For Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department Monday issued a travel warning for Pakistan, reminding U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in that country. Although Pakistan has upgraded security measures, especially in major cities, the State Department warned the presence of al-Qaida, Taliban and other militant terrorists pose a danger to U.S. citizens. […]

U.S. Special Ops Command Change

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 8 (UPI) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta presided over a closed ceremony in Florida Monday giving Adm. William McRaven control of the U.S. Special Operations Command. McRaven, by reputation one of the most experienced terrorist hunters in the United States military, took over from Adm. Eric T. Olson. Both admirals have extensive […]

Court Won’t Dismiss Rumsfeld From Suit

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled 2-1 Monday not to remove former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a defendant in a torture lawsuit. The suit was brought by two employees of Shield Group Security, Nathan Vance and Nathan Ertel, who say they were imprisoned in Iraq without charge […]

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