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57 Convicted In Swedish Doping Ring

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) — After a lengthy trial, 57 people were convicted for their roles in a massive doping ring, one of the largest criminal cases in Swedish history, officials said. Seventy people were originally charged in the case for manufacturing and selling illegal doping drugs, the Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday. […]

Jaywalking Mother Opts For New Trial

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The Georgia mother convicted of jaywalking in an incident that left her 4-year-old son dead will ask for the case to be retried, her attorney said. Raquel Nelson, sentenced last week to a year of probation in the case that left her son A.J. dead, was convicted of secondary vehicular […]

Perry Surgery Included Stem-cell Injection

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Possible U.S. presidential hopeful Rick Perry received an experimental injection of his own stem cells when he had back surgery, his office confirmed. The spinal-fusion and nerve-decompression procedure to treat a recurring back injury of the Republican Texas governor included “the innovative use of his own adult stem cells,” […]

Court Documents Say U.S. Knew About Coke

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) — U.S. officials let the Sinaloa drug cartel smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for intelligence about rival cartels, court documents say. The claim was made by attorneys in defense of Mexico’s Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges […]

Court: Refusal To Bathe Before Sex Is Rape

ROME, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A husband’s refusal to bathe before demanding sex from his wife and his refusal to listen to her pleas to stop constitute rape, Italy’s Supreme Court ruled. Court records indicate a 51-year-old Sicilian shepherd had a habit of “returning from tending sheep in the fields and imposing sex on his […]

New Generals Appointed In Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Turkey appointed a slate of new military commanders Thursday after a number of top generals resigned in a surprise move last week, the government said. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a new set of commanding officers for the Turkish military following three days of talks at the Supreme Military […]

Cardiac Arrest? Here’s A Sandwich

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 63-year-old Swedish man suffered cardiac arrest on a Ryanair flight and the crew simply offered him a sandwich and a soft drink, the man’s angry family said. And the crew insisted he pay for the food, passenger Billie Appleton told the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet. “We want Ryainair to […]

Kuwaiti Police Officer Allegedly Kills Four

MANAMA, Kuwait, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A shooting spree by a Kuwaiti police officer has left four Asians dead, Kuwaiti media reported. The officer was arrested about three hours after the shootings occurred near a mental health hospital where he had been receiving treatment, Gulf News reported Thursday. The shootings took place in Sa’ad Al […]

Would-be Bush Attackers Get Pardon

BAGHDAD, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Three Iraqis serving prison terms in Kuwait for attempting to assassinate former U.S. President George H.W. Bush have been pardoned, officials said Thursday. The trio are part of a group of nine Iraqis imprisoned in Kuwait for their involvement in security breaches, the newspaper Al-Angaa reported. Prison officials were told […]

Libya’s TNC To Set Up U.S. Embassy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The rebel-backed government in Libya is establishing a diplomatic presence at the Libyan Embassy in Washington, a U.S. State Department official said. The State Department in March ordered the Libyan Embassy closed and told members of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave the country. NATO-led forces in […]

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