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Girl, 11, Forced Off Train In Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Swedish train conductor was suspended for forcing an 11-year-old girl to get off a train when she was unable to produce a ticket, authorities said Wednesday. The girl, an immigrant from Africa who speaks little Swedish, was traveling with her older sister, who had the tickets and was […]

Damaged $1 Million Statues To Be Repaired

MONTREAL, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Two million-dollar bronze statues by Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, recovered after being stolen and broken by thieves, will be repaired, officials say. Art dealer Simon Blais said the pieces are being sent to Montreal to be restored, something made easier because they are made of bronze, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

N.J. Politician Quits Over Nude Pictures

BRIDGETON, N.J., Aug. 3 (UPI) — An influential South New Jersey politician resigned his elected office after a political activist published nude photos of him on a Web site. Louis Magazzu, who also has resigned as chairman of the county Democratic Committee, submitted his resignation as a Cumberland County freeholder Tuesday, The News of Cumberland […]

Iron Ore Project Threatened By Politicking

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Political controversy over an iron ore mine development in central Uruguay threatens to scuttle the project amid signs the Indian mining company and investment partner may be losing patience over the politicking by opposition and environmentalist groups, officials indicated. The Minera Aratiri project’s early development is seen by the […]

Slave Lake Getting $189 Million To Rebuild

SLAVE LAKE, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The Canadian town of Slave Lake, devastated by wildfires this spring, will get another $189 million to rebuild, Alberta’s provincial government said Wednesday. The additional money will go primarily toward infrastructure and temporary housing for people in Slave Lake and the surrounding region, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. […]

Poll: Most Voters Disapprove Of Debt Deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A majority of U.S. voters disapprove of the debt ceiling agreement, and most doubt it will lower government spending, Rasmussen Reports said Wednesday. Results of a Rasmussen Reports survey indicated 22 percent of likely voters approve of the agreement, 53 percent disapprove and 26 percent said they weren’t sure how […]

Cougar That Attacked Girl Killed In Canada

KANANASKIS, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A cougar that attacked a Canadian girl has been shot and killed by conservation officers, officials said. The big cat attacked the girl Sunday while she was hiking with her family near Barrier Lake in Bow Valley Provincial Park in the Kananaskis area of Alberta, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

Arizona Holding Woman In Okla. Slaying

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Arizona authorities say a woman will be extradited back to Oklahoma in the coming days to face charges in the shooting death of her husband last month. Raelynne Simonin, 23, Sallisaw, Okla., was jailed this week in Pinal County after she called Arizona deputies to report her husband had been […]

Obama To Conduct Bus Tour In August

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — President Obama will tour America’s Midwest during the summer to help buttress political support in battleground states, a White House official said. While a schedule isn’t set, observers note the tour likely would include states where the economy remains lackluster, including states where Democrats suffered the brunt of the party’s […]

27 Hurt When Hay Wagon Tips In Canada

SHERBROOKE, Quebec, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A hay wagon carrying about 50 people tipped over in Canada Wednesday afternoon, sending 27 people to the hospital, authorities said. The accident occurred on the outskirts of Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The injured, who included several children, had serious injuries, including broken bones, the CBC […]

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