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Miami Archdiocese Sued Over Alleged Abuse

MIAMI, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The Archdiocese of Miami has been sued over allegations a now-retired priest sexually abused three young boys in the 1960s, officials said. The suits claim Father Neil Flemming, now in his 80s and living in Florida, abused three boys between the ages of 12 and 14 at Boystown, a former […]

Spanish Protesters Against Pope’s Visit

MADRID, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Spanish demonstrators clashed with police in a protest against public funding of a visit that began Thursday by Pope Benedict XVI, officials said. At least 11 people were injured and eight arrested Wednesday after an estimated 20,000 demonstrators marched in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square to protest the pope’s controversial […]

Mladic Has Surgery, Two Trials Sought

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Ratko Mladic, accused of war crimes during the Bosnian conflict, underwent surgery to repair a hernia, an international court at The Hague, Netherlands, said. Mladic had the surgery on Wednesday and called his family after the operation, B92 reported. His condition was not revealed. “We do not release […]

Madoff’s Wife Living With Her Sister

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Ruth Madoff, wife of convicted Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff, is living with a sister in Florida who was also scammed in Madoff’s schemes, officials say. Ruth Madoff is living in Boca Raton with her older sister Joan, 73, and her brother-in-law Robert Boman, 76, the South Florida […]

‘World’s’ U.S. Reporter Arrested In London

LONDON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A former “News of the World” reporter in Hollywood has been arrested in London in connection with the telephone hacking scandal there, officials said. James Desborough was arrested Thursday when he arrived at a south London police station to answer questions about his alleged involvement in the telephone hacking investigation […]

Two IED Blasts Kill 2 Dozen Afghans

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Coalition forces and Afghan government leaders condemned a roadside bombing that killed 24 Afghans and wounded 11 Thursday in Herat province. Afghan officials said Taliban insurgents were behind the bombing, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force said in a release. “Insurgents plan attacks such as these without […]

Insurgents Responsible For Afghan Deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan says 80 percent of the civilian casualties there are caused by “anti-government elements.” Militants have stepped up their suicide attacks on civilians, the UNAMA said in its June report to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The biggest killer of civilians in Afghanistan […]

Daycare Workers Cleared Of Assault Charge

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A Canadian judge ruled two daycare workers who taped an unruly 3-year-old boy to a chair weren’t guilty of assault in the Winnipeg, Manitoba, facility. The incident dates back to 2009 when the two unidentified daycare workers admitted to loosely taping the boy to a chair twice after they […]

‘Underwear Bomber’ Can Represent Himself

DETROIT, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Umar Faroud Abdulmutallab, accused of trying to blow up an airplane over Detroit Christmas Day 2009, is competent to act as his own attorney, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds announced her ruling Wednesday after asking Abdulmutallab if he understood the charges, legal procedures and possible penalties, The […]

Abbas Hoists Palestinian Flag In Beirut

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hoisted the Palestinian flag atop the new Palestinian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, officials said. “In these days it delights us as Palestinians to see the Palestinian flag flying in the heart of Lebanon, in the heart of the Lebanese people, and in the heart of […]


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