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Chieko Okazaki, Mormon Writer, Dies At 84

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Chieko Okazaki, a popular Mormon writer and speaker, has died at the age of 84 in Salt Lake City. Okazaki died of congestive heart failure Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. She spent the last few months of her life in an assisted living facility. A convert to […]

Data: Healthcare Law Saved Seniors Money

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Seventeen million Medicare recipients got free preventive services and 900,000 got a 50 percent break on prescription costs under healthcare reform, data show. “The Affordable Care Act is delivering on its promise of better healthcare for people with Medicare,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday in a […]

Kosovo Says Border Deal Unacceptable

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The government in Kosovo announced it didn’t back a NATO plan to have its forces in control of border checkpoints through the middle of September. Erhard Buehler, the commander of NATO’s Kosovo police force, or KFOR, reached a preliminary agreement that would give KFOR control over checkpoints between Kosovo […]

Obama Faces PC Complaints On Terror Plan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The chairman of a U.S. committee on homeland security warned Washington’s new strategy on extremism in the United States might be too politically correct. U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a new strategy meant to address violent extremism in the United States. The plan notes that Washington would be “ill-suited” to […]

Pawlenty: Raise SoSec Retirement For Young

MIAMI, Aug. 4 (UPI) — GOP presidential hopeful and ex-Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he would tell young workers they’d have to work to an older age to collect Social Security. People born after 1959 now have to wait till age 67 to collect full benefits. “If you’re on the program now or anywhere near […]

Obama Creates Atrocities Prevention Board

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — President Obama signed a proclamation Thursday barring human-rights violators from entering the United States. Obama also announced Thursday he is setting up an Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board to help detect and raise early warning signs to better prevent potential atrocities. The board would be set up within 120 days from […]

One Of Norfolk Four Cleared Of Killing

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A former sailor, one of the group known as the Norfolk four, was cleared Thursday in Virginia of a 1997 rape and murder. A special prosecutor told Circuit Court Judge Charles Poston there is not enough evidence to convict Derek Tice of the crime, The Virginian-Pilot reported. “It’s a […]

2 Boys Attacked By Bear At N.J. Campsite

BRANCHVILLE, N.J., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Two boys were treated for injuries after being attacked by a black bear in tents at a New Jersey state forest, officials said. The bear first attacked an 11-year-old sleeping at Stokes State Forest in Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey Wednesday, then a 12-year-old from Jersey City, the […]

Hero Cop Faces Prison For Molesting Boys

WELLSBORO, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A former New York City police officer honored in 1982 as a father of the year has pleaded no contest in Pennsylvania to molesting three boys he adopted. William Fox, 66, faces up to 69 years in prison when he is sentenced, the New York Daily News reported. His […]

Judge: Rumsfeld Lawsuit Can Go Forward

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A U.S. judge says a former military translator held in Iraq for nine months can sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged torture. U.S. District Judge James S. Gwin, in court documents ruling on the suit filed in Washington, said the unnamed Arabic translator had a constitutional right to […]


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