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SUV Crashes Into Miami Shop, 2 Women Dead

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Two women were killed when a salsa singer’s father drove his SUV into a Miami shop, police said Wednesday. Celeste Gaitan, 33, owner of Celeste Boutique, and an unidentified woman in her 20s were killed in the accident shortly after noon Tuesday, The Miami Herald reported. Rescue workers rushed Gaitan, […]

Italian Ban On Burqas Advances

ROME, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A parliamentary committee in Italy has approved a bill that would ban the wearing of the burqa and other garments that cover the face. Parliament is expected to vote on the bill in September, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Italy has banned the wearing of clothing aimed at concealing […]

N.Z. Man Killed In Hovercraft Accident

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Aug. 3 (UPI) — New Zealand authorities say an investigation has begun into the death of a man killed while test-driving a hovercraft. Investigators say the 40-year-old man was driving the hovercraft he had built from a kit for the first time in West Auckland when a problem with the engine caused […]

Experts Debate Florida Execution Drug

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) — As Florida prepares to conduct its first execution using a new lethal drug combination, doctors are debating whether the drug cocktail causes pain. Manuel Valle, 61, who killed a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago, is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 1 with a three-drug mixture that includes […]

Niger Nabs Alleged Coup Plotters

NIAMEY, Niger, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A key suspect is still on the loose though authorities in Niger said Wednesday that 10 people were arrested in connection with a July coup attempt. An unidentified source told the BBC in July that soldiers were plotting to assassinate Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou. Sources told The Christian Science […]

Swedish Police Seek Bow-and-arrow Suspect

OREBO, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Police in Sweden say they are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked a group of teenagers with a bow and arrow. The teens told police a woman wearing “strange, old clothes” approached them Monday near a school in the central Swedish city of Orebo, The Local reported. The […]

U.S. Lays Off Al-Shabaab For Somali Aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Restrictions on working with terrorist group al-Shabaab are eased so relief workers can help those in need in drought-stricken Somalia, a U.S. official said. A drought expected to last much of the year prompted humanitarian aid agencies to warn of a disaster unfolding in the Horn of Africa. Al-Shabaab spokesman […]

Syrian Tanks, Troops Storm Hama

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Tanks, armored vehicles and snipers seized the central square of the northern Syrian city of Hama, where witnesses and activists reported casualties Wednesday. Witnesses reported near-constant gunfire Wednesday and many casualties, The New York Times reported. Hama has been a hub for the months-long popular uprising against President Bashar […]

Sharp Radiation Spike Found At Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Extremely high radiation has been recorded on a pipe at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. says. Workers detected radiation exceeding 10 sieverts per hour on the pipe, which links the containment vessels of the No. 1 and 2 reactors to a main exhaust stack, Sunday while […]

Some Of The U.S. Still Can’t Beat The Heat

DALLAS, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The heat wave responsible for dozens of deaths across the U.S. midsection is entering its second month, meteorologists said. Temperatures topped 100 degrees during the day and fell only to the upper 80s during the night in cities such as Dallas, Oklahoma City and Kansas City, Mo., CNN reported. […]


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