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U.N.: Uruguay Must Investigate Abuse

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Uruguay must investigate allegations of sexual misconduct by its military personnel serving in Haiti, the United Nations said Wednesday. An 18-year-old Haitian man was allegedly raped in Port-Salut by Uruguayan peacekeepers and a video of the incident may exist, the United Nations said in a release. “Under the procedures […]

Israel Says Hamas Bomb Attacks Foiled

JERUSALEM, Sept. 7 (UPI) — An attempted suicide attack in Jerusalem was foiled and dozens of Hamas terror suspects were arrested in recent months, Shin Bet said Wednesday. Several attacks against Israel were in the works by members of 13 different terror cells in the West Bank and Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported. Shin Bet, […]

Police: Family Picked Pizza Over Relative

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Wisconsin woman and her son left her 70-year-old sister linger for two days after falling until she died and then they went out for pizza, authorities allege. Veronica King, 71, and her son Steven King, 45, of Evansville are scheduled to appear in court Thursday on charges of […]

Judge Orders Student E-mails Released

CHICAGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Northwestern University must release e-mails detailing the efforts of students to release a man serving a life sentence, an Illinois judge said Wednesday. As part of the school’s Medill Innocence Project, former Northwestern University journalism Professor David Protess and his students investigated a case in which Anthony McKinney was given […]

Man Gets Life In Dismemberment Slaying

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for killing and dismembering his wife. Tesfai Negasi will have to serve at least 17 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The 56-year-old Edmonton man was convicted of second-degree murder and a […]

Colombian President Shakes Up Military

BOGOTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has replaced the country’s entire military command after growing concerns of increased violence, officials said. Santos booted his defense minister, named a new armed forces commander and appointed new heads of the army, air force and navy, El Espectador reported Wednesday. “I am sure that […]

Colombian Towns Not Ready For Rainy Season

BOGOTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Colombian residents in the northern part of the country who have been flooded for the last 18 months are not ready for the coming rainy season, officials said. Eight Colombian villages in the northern department of Bolivar were inundated a year and half ago when a broken dam caused water […]

Searchers Hunt For Missing Canadian Boy, 3

SPARWOOD, British Columbia, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A massive search was under way in Canada Wednesday for a missing 3-year-old boy, authorities said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Kienen Hebert was reported to have vanished from his home in Sparwood, British Columbia, early in the day, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Helicopters and police […]

California Drivers Switch To Mileage Plans

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 7 (UPI) — Millions of California drivers have switched to insurance plans that offer discounts for cars driven fewer miles, insurers say. Jeffrey Spring, a spokesman for the Auto Club of Southern California, said more than 80 percent of their policyholders have made the change since the discount was offered six months ago, […]

U.S. Must Give Info On Cellphone Tracking

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department must provide information on cases in which warrantless cellphone tracking was used to get convictions, a federal appeals court says. Three judges on the federal appellate court in Washington ruled Tuesday for the American Civil Liberties Union in cases in which defendants were convicted or pleaded […]


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