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Police Retract Stage Collapse Death E-mail

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Indiana State Police have retracted an announcement issued Monday morning that a seventh person had died from injuries in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Meagan Toothman, 24, a cheerleading coach, is on life support and her death is considered imminent, Indiana State Police spokesman First Sgt. David Bursten said […]

Libyan Diplomats In Iran On Holiday

TEHRAN, Aug. 22 (UPI) — With the Libyan government about to topple, an employee at the Libyan Embassy to Tehran said diplomats working there had gone on holiday. The employee told people who called the embassy to try again Tuesday with any questions, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported. IRNA said it confirmed Saad Mojbar, […]

Brit MP Says Hackers Threatened Her Kids

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A conservative member of British Parliament who had urged shutting down social networks during the riots says hacking groups made threats against her children. Louise Mensch, in a post on Twitter from New York Monday, said the groups Anonymous and LulzSec made the threats in an e-mail, The Guardian reported. […]

Shark That Killed Man Called Great White

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A shark that killed a British man on his honeymoon in the island country of Seychelles was a great white, scientists say. South African marine scientists, who examined images of the fragmented tooth taken from victim Ian Redmond’s body, concluded its characteristic serrated edges and unique triangular shape show […]

White House Protest In Third Day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) — About 65 protesters conducted a third straight day of sit-in demonstrations in front of the White House Monday, demanding the president block an oil pipeline. Chanting ironically, “Yes we can” — Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign refrain — the demonstrators want the administration and the U.S. State Department to block approval […]

Man Dies From Drinking Too Much Water

SHEFFIELD, England, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A 29-year-old English man died after spending 32 weeks in the hospital from drinking too much water, family members said. Matthew Ellis drank “pints and pints” of water, then collapsed and was taken to the intensive-care unit at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, the Sheffield Telegraph reported. Family members […]

Neighbors Call For Skunk Action Plan

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Residents of an Illinois neighborhood said they want their city to take action to curb the population of skunks in their area. Neighbors in the Bryan Avenue area of Joliet said the skunk population has been steadily growing during the past few summers and the smell has become a […]

12-Year-Old Detective Tracks Down Suspects

ATLANTA, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A 12-year-old Georgia girl investigating a burglary at her late great-grandmother’s home said she confronted a suspect, but police have made no arrests. Jessica Maple, who attended the Fulton County District Attorney’s Junior District Attorney camp in Atlanta earlier in the summer, said police told her family there were no […]

German To Pay Briton An Old Golf Debt In Beer

PORTISHEAD, England, Aug. 22 (UPI) — A German man said he is planning an autumn trip to Britain to make good on a 5-year-old promise to buy a beer for a man who bested him at golf. Sebastian Steinzen said he lost a bet to the man, who he knew only as Pat, while playing […]

China Seeks To Curb Money Marriages

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Chinese experts said a top court decision on the fate of a house after a divorce is aimed at discouraging young women from “worshiping money.” The Chinese Supreme Court ruled a house will return to the possession of the person who owned it before the marriage in the case of […]

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