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Bounty Offered For Gadhafi, Dead Or Alive

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Rebels said businessmen had offered a $1.67 million bounty for Moammar Gadhafi Wednesday while one of his sons sought a cease-fire to end the Libyan civil war. Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the rebels’ Transitional National Council, said he supported the offer by Libyan businessmen to pay 2 million […]

Hurricane Irene Hits Bahamas; U.S. Braces For Storm

MIAMI, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene, pumped up to a Category 3 storm, pounded the Bahamas Wednesday and gathered strength as it headed toward the U.S. East Coast, forecasters said. The U.S. Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 2 p.m. EDT advisory Irene’s eye was passing over Crooked Island, and was about 65 […]

3 Plead Guilty To Tax Lien Bid Rigging

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Three New Jersey investors pleaded guilty Wednesday to bid rigging at municipal tax lien auctions, the Department of Justice said. Charges were filed in U.S. District Court in Newark against Isadore H. May of Margate, Richard J. Pisciotta Jr. of Long Beach Township and William A. Collins of Medford, the […]

Google Forfeits $500M In Drug Ads Case

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Google agreed to forfeit $500 million generated from Canadian pharmaceutical advertising directed at U.S. consumers, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday. Google’s AdWords program resulted in the “unlawful importation of controlled and non-controlled prescription drugs into the United States,” Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said in a release. […]

Philly Restaurant Owner Joey Vento Dies

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Joey Vento, who became nationally famous for telling customers of his Philadelphia steak shop to order in English, died suddenly. Vento, 71, had a fatal heart attack Tuesday at his home in South Jersey, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. He had been at work at Geno’s Steaks in South Philly earlier […]

Burkina Faso Sentencing Upsets Students

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A student protest leader in Burkina Faso said the sentencing of three policemen accused of brutality in the death of a detainee wasn’t enough. Two policemen were sentenced to 10 years in prison and third was sentenced to eight years in connection to assault case for Justin Zongo, […]

London Calls Gadhafi ‘delusional’

LONDON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — While there’s much left to do in Libya, it’s clear Moammar Gadhafi is “delusional” in thinking he has any chance of remaining in power, London said. Rebel forces are in control of much of Libya, bringing nearly six months of conflict closer to an end. NATO officials following major military […]

Clinton Has Grim Assessment Of Syria

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — There are credible reports of “gross human rights violations” in Syria, the U.S. secretary of state said as the UN. Security Council considers taking action. The Security Council issued a statement condemning Syrian President Bashar Assad for his government’s brutal crackdown on opposition protests. With international criticism growing, Washington said […]

Russian Spacecraft Crashes In Siberia

MOSCOW, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The wreckage of a Russian space freighter that malfunctioned while separating from a launch rocket crashed in South Siberia’s Altai Republic, authorities said. “At 5:25 p.m. Moscow time [5:25 a.m. EDT Wednesday] we received information about falling wreckage from the M-12M space freighter,” a police source in the region told […]

Class Action Suit In Ind. Stage Collapse

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) — An Indiana law firm says it has filed a class-action lawsuit against multiple parties in the Aug. 13 fatal stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair. The Indianapolis firm of Cohen and Malad said it has filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Indiana, the Indiana State Fair Commission […]

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