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Putin, Medvedev Photos Put In Gonorrhea Ad

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Siberian police say they’re seeking prison for three men suspected of placing photos of Russian officials on a billboard for a clinic that treats gonorrhea. The Moscow Times said the billboard for the Barnaul medical clinic originally depicted gonorrhea and other ailments as ugly monsters and sported the slogan “Do […]

Report: Land Deals Helped Make Perry Rich

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Critics say Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become a millionaire while in office largely through a handful of real estate deals owing to political connections. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Republican presidential candidate’s bank account belies his continual emphasis on his roots as a rural farmer. Among […]

Miami-Dade Jails Found To Abuse Prisoners

MIAMI, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Federal investigators say they found a pattern of constitutional violations at Miami-Dade County jails, the eighth-largest jail system in the country. In findings included in a report issued Monday by the U.S. Justice Department, the Miami-Dade County jail system, which holds about 7,000 inmates on any given day, was found […]

Sociologist Ray Mack Dead At 84

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 29 (UPI) — U.S. race relations expert Raymond Mack, a former Northwestern University provost and sociology professor, has died at his North Carolina home. He was 84. Mack died Thursday at Chapel Hill, the Evanston, Ill., university said in a release. “It’s hard to imagine anyone who has had such enduring […]

Polygamist Jeffs Hospitalized After Fast

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Warren Jeffs, the polygamist sect leader and convicted child rapist, was in critical condition at a Texas hospital Monday after a fast, prison officials said. “Jeffs has not been eating/taking in fluids as he should,” Texas prison spokesman Jason Clark said in a press release. “He indicated he […]

Casey Anthony Probation Documents Released

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — The Florida Department of Corrections has released documents Casey Anthony read and signed to begin her one year of probation in a check fraud case. Her attorneys had argued Anthony had served probation for the check fraud charge while awaiting trial for first-degree murder and other charges in the […]

Perry Calls Social Security A Ponzi Scheme

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Republican presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry won’t back down from stating he believes Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme” for young people. During a weekend campaign stump in Iowan, Perry said Social Security deceives young workers because the federal program won’t be around when they’re ready to […]

Detroit Schools Turn To Security Scanners

DETROIT, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Students at Detroit schools will face photo-taking detection machines that will indicate the location of any metal objects on their bodies, officials said. Detroit Public Schools is the first district in the nation to install the machines, similar to airport security systems, it in all of its high schools, the […]

Ban Urges U.N. Members To Sign Nuke Ban

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 29 (UPI) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all nations, including the United States, Monday to ratify the United Nations-backed treaty banning nuclear weapons. “Over the course of the Cold War, hundreds of nuclear weapon tests left behind a devastating legacy for local citizens and their natural environment,” he said in a […]

Cheney Says Iraq Leaks Came From Bush

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s soon-to-be-released memoir says former President George W. Bush authorized the Iraq strategy leak. Cheney wrote in “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” to be released Tuesday, that he was stunned to find that Bush authorized the leaks, as Cheney believed doing so could […]

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