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45 Babies Born In 48 Hours At Hospital

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Doctors at a California hospital said the full moon may have had something to do with 45 babies being born in just 48 hours at the facility. Dr. Matthew Guile of Sutter Memorial Hospital said the miniature baby boom may be a Sacramento-area record for most babies born in a […]

U.N. Calls For Determination In Somalia

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 16 (UPI) — All authorities in Somalia are called on to take part in a September meeting to chart a road map for the country’s future, the U.N. Security Council said. A September conference planned in Somalia is expected to develop “clear timelines and benchmarks” to be carried out by the transitional […]

Coup Trial Judges Asked To Step Down

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Members of Turkey’s judiciary were accused of lacking objectivity and independence by 21 defendants on trial on charges of plotting to undermine the government. Defense attorneys for the 21, including War Academies commander Gen. Bilgin Balanli, demanded that the judges recuse themselves from the case, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News […]

Man Was ‘a Billionaire For A Minute’

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Florida man said he was shocked to discover he was “a billionaire for a minute” when his bank froze his account and flagged a $999.99 million deposit. Otelo Vizcaino, 42, of Orlando, said he discovered after his card was rejected at a gas pump last week his account […]

Perry’s Dollar Dash Prompts Concern

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s work to build a funding network before entering the Republican presidential race has backers worried about some donors, observers say. Perry’s allies accepted help from a lobbyist Perry criticized last year in the GOP gubernatorial primary for apparently suggesting on film he could get meetings […]

Twins Switched For $50K Hockey Shot

FARIBULT, Minn., Aug. 16 (UPI) — Organizers of a Minnesota charity hockey event have not said whether a $50,000 prize will be awarded to a boy who made a shot while posing as his twin. Pat Smith said his 11-year-old son, Nick, had gone outside when the raffle tickets were drawn, so his twin brother, […]

Ga. Teen Arrested In Fatal Sword Attack

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Georgia teenager has been arrested after a sword attack Monday left his great-grandmother dead and his grandmother injured, police said. The stabbing took place at a home in Douglasville, west of Atlanta, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported. Police said the teen’s 77-year-old great-grandmother was fatally stabbed while the grandmother, thought […]

Newspaper Hacked; Fake Death Report Posted

MONTREAL, Aug. 16 (UPI) — The Web site of the French-Canadian newspaper Le Devoir in Montreal was hacked early Tuesday and wrongfully reported the provincial premier had died. Staff noticed the posting around 1 a.m., but couldn’t immediately fix it, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The article claimed 53-year-old Liberal Premier Jean Charest had died […]

North Africa Refugees Arrive In Italy

LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A boat carrying hundreds of refugees from North Africa landed on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Tuesday, authorities said. Nearly 2,500 migrants have landed on the island off the coast of Sicily in the past three days, ANSA reported. A total of around 40,000 migrants fleeing unrest […]

Tymoshenko Wants Her Trial Slowed Down

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has urged the judge at her abuse of office trial in Kiev to slow down the proceedings. Tymoshenko said Tuesday the almost daily hearings and the amount of material to be examined is depriving her of her right to a defense, the RIA […]

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