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Judge Denies Motions In Facebook Suit

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) — A judge has denied a series of motions by an upstate New York businessman who claims to have co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg. Paul Ceglia is seeking a 50 percent share of Facebook, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported. A lawyer for Zuckerberg said he believes Ceglia has little chance. […]

Judge Acquits ‘predator’ Snared By TV Show

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) — A California man who was snared five years ago by the NBC show “To Catch a Predator” has been acquitted of sex charges. A judge in Sonoma County dismissed the charges Tuesday against Joseph Roisman, 26, of Watsonville, The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported. Judge Arthur Wick […]

Judge Dismisses Teenage Prostitute’s Suit

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) — An online advertising company cannot be held responsible for its use by a pimp offering a 14-year-old girl for sex, a federal judge in St. Louis says. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Mummert ruled Monday that and Village Voice Media Holdings are protected by the Communications Decency Act from […]

Rep. Want U.S. Ballots In English Only

DENVER, Aug. 18 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., says he plans to introduce legislature to have all U.S. ballots printed English only. Coffman said Wednesday his legislation will repeal Section 203 of the 1973 Voting Rights Act that requires jurisdictions with large populations of residents who are not proficient in English to print […]

No Burial Yet For Slain 2-year-old’s Ashes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) — The ashes of a 2-year-old Florida boy allegedly beaten to death by his 12-year-old half-brother remain in the custody of the city of Jacksonville. David Galarraga’s closest relatives are both in custody, charged with his death, The Florida Times-Union reported Wednesday. Cristian Fernandez is charged with first-degree murder while […]

Police Seize Big Cocaine Shipment

LA SPEZIA, Italy, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Italian police say they arrested five suspects and seized 2,000 pounds of pure cocaine behind a false wall in a container ship. The ship was traveling from Colombia to Genoa in northern Italy. It was intercepted by police and customs officials in La Spezia, ANSA reported Thursday. Police […]

Louisiana Homicide Witness Killed

BRIDGE CITY, La., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Investigators in Jefferson Parish near New Orleans say they are unsure if the killing of a witness to a homicide is related to his cooperation with police. Charles Smith, 46, was gunned down Wednesday in the driveway of his Bridge City home, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported. A […]

Russell Means: I’ll Come Back As Lightning

PORCUPINE, S.D., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Russell Means, one of the leaders of the American Indian Movement, said he is treating his esophageal cancer with traditional and alternative remedies. Means, 71, who lives near Porcupine on the Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, told the Rapid City Journal he would not have accepted […]

Possible TB Exposure At Texas High School

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Health officials say a San Antonio student with tuberculosis may have exposed more than 100 people to the disease. Dr. Thomas Schlenker, director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, said Wednesday 105 students and staff members at Roosevelt High School were potentially exposed to TB by the infected […]

Police: Woman Tried To Drown Her Grandson

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A Houston woman has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to drown her grandson, police say. Auburne Jeanine Benson, 46, had not yet been arrested Thursday for the incident, alleged to have taken place Aug. 7, KTRK-TV, Houston, reported. The boy told police his grandmother filled a bathtub […]


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