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Man Sues Ex-fiancee For Fraud And Deceit

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A California man has filed a lawsuit accusing his ex-fiance of fraud and deceit and demanding she return a $52,000 ring and a sport utility vehicle. James Mekalian is suing Nichole Grazioli in Fresno County Superior Court, accusing her of fraud and deceit regarding the April meltdown of their […]

Girls Rewarded For Returning Found Money

FORT COLLINS, Colo., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Three Fort Collins, Colo., girls received rewards for their honesty in returning $1,100 in cash they found in a park, officials said. Elise Forzley, Amy Moreng and Claire Hooker, all 13, received acclaim from city police and $100 each from the owner of Plato’s Closet, the rightful owner […]

U.S. Has Concerns, Confidence On Libya

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 24 (UPI) — The Obama administration has concerns but also “confidence” Libyan rebels can achieve a peaceful transition once Moammar Gadhafi is deposed, a spokesman said. Asked during the daily briefing on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, where the president is vacationing, whether there are concerns about the rebel Transitional National Council’s […]

Obama Has Been Working While On Vacation

MARTHA’S VINYARD, Mass., Aug. 24 (UPI) — President Barack Obama mixed work and vacation again on Massachusetts’ Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday, playing golf after getting daily briefings from his staff. “As usual, this morning the president received his presidential daily briefing from [counterterrorism adviser] John Brennan,” White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. “Mr. […]

Video Cameras Confiscated At Town Hall

CINCINNATI, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Police, acting at the direction of aides to U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, confiscated video cameras from two Democratic activists, a Chabot spokesman said. The incident occurred Monday in Cincinnati, where Chabot was attending a town hall meeting, reported Wednesday. Chabot spokesman Jamie Schwartz told the Web site he […]

School Offers Students $100 To Go To Class

CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Camden, N.J., school officials say they are trying a different approach to reduce truancy among high school students, paying some $100 to make it to class. Camden’s “I Can End Truancy” program — ICE-T — will pay 66 students who signed pledges, along with their parents, promising not to […]

Poll: Perry Holds Commanding GOP Lead

PRINCETONN, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Less than two weeks after officially becoming a candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry holds a commanding lead over Mitt Romney among Republicans, a poll indicates. The Gallup poll found 29 percent of Republican voters say they’re most likely to support Perry, to 17 percent for Romney, the former Massachusetts […]

2 Charged In Biggest Blaze Ever In Ariz.

PHOENIX, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Two cousins were charged Wednesday with leaving an unattended campfire that ignited the biggest wildfire in Arizona history. Caleb Joshua Malboeuf, 26, of Benson and David Wayne Malboeuf, 24, of Tucson each face five federal counts for allegedly leaving a campfire unattended and building a fire on national forest land […]

NYC Jail Loses $11,000 Worth Of Beef

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Cooks at New York City’s Rikers Island jail were ordered to throw away $11,000 worth of beef patties that allegedly had turned rancid, officials say. Jail officials ordered the 14,000 Jamaican beef patties tossed last week after it had been determined they had gone bad, the New York Daily […]

U.S. Preps For Hurricane Irene

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Preparations in North Carolina for the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene included mandatory evacuations in the Outer Banks Wednesday, state officials said. Irene was upgraded Wednesday to a Category 3 storm and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said it could become a Category 4 storm by […]


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