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Lebanese Tribunal Examining More Cases

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A tribunal investigating the 2005 slaying of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said it was looking into a series of other attacks on Lebanese leaders. The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon recently released detailed information about four suspects with Hezbollah allegedly tied to the 2005 assassination of Hariri […]

76 Charges Filed Against ‘Dougherty Gang’

WALSENBURG, Colo., Aug. 23 (UPI) — Colorado authorities filed a combined 76 charges against the “Dougherty gang,” a woman and her two brothers who led police on a cross-country chase. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, and her brothers Dylan, 26, and Ryan 21, were in shackles when they appeared in a Walsenburg, Colo., court one after […]

Chicago Plans To Sue Two Downstate Towns

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago will sue two downstate Illinois towns that allegedly conspired with business to deprive the city of sales tax revenue. The mayor said the Regional Transportation Authority has accused Kankakee and Channahon of enticing companies to set up sham sales offices, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. […]

Spitzer, Slate Slapped With Lawsuits

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Two insurance brokers filed multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuits against Slate magazine and columnist and former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer. The suits — one seeking at least $60 million in federal court and the other seeking at least $30 million in New York state court — allege Spitzer targeted the […]

Somalia Doles Out Justice After Al-Shabaab

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 23 (UPI) — More tribunals in Somalia are expected with al-Shabaab out of the picture, a government official said after two men were executed by firing squad. The transitional government in Somalia said a soldier and an employee in the defense ministry were executed by firing squad. Both men were blindfolded and […]

Prosecutor: Strauss-Kahn Accuser A Liar

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — New York prosecutors dropped sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, saying in their motion that the accuser was a liar and a fraud. The court document asks for a complete dismissal of the case against the former International Monetary Fund chief, scheduled to appear before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice […]

Arab League Blasts Israel For Raid

CAIRO, Aug. 23 (UPI) — The Arab League said it condemned Israel for launching an attack that killed five Egyptian policemen on the Egyptian side of the border. The Egyptian government through its official MENA news station said an Israeli statement of regret for the attack wasn’t enough considering the gravity of the breach, al-Jazeera […]

Father Held In Drowning Of Two Young Sons

DALLAS, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A Dallas man held in the kidnapping and drowning of his two young sons successfully completed a substance abuse program recently, police said. The program declared Naim Rasool Muhammad, 32, “ready to make the behavioral changes needed to become a pro-social and productive member of society,” The Dallas Morning News […]

Al-Qaida Tie Found In Israeli Bus Ambush

JERUSALEM, Aug. 23 (UPI) — An investigation is under way into reports that al-Qaida groups had a key role in the commando-style attack last week in Israel, intelligence officials said. A U.S. assessment of the incident Thursday determined that either the Palestinian group Popular Resistance Committees or the Gaza-based Army of Islam carried out the […]

Arrest In National Mall Fireworks Threat

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A Florida man has been arrested for allegedly planning to ignite fireworks at the National Mall in Washington. Glenn Neff, 27, of Stuart, was arrested late Monday after Maryland-National Capital Park Police officers noticed him sitting in his vehicle in an isolated area of the park after closing hours, WPTV, […]


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