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Ex-NYC Top Cop Tells U.K. To Toughen Up

LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A former New York City police commissioner says British police need to instill fear in response to rioting by youth in five English cities this week. Prime Minister David Cameron took on Bill Bratton as an adviser to deal with rioting that spread from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and […]

GOP: Obama Made Weak Economy Worse

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — President Barack Obama “inherited a weak economy” from a Republican administration, but isn’t making it better, Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said Saturday. In the party’s weekly media address, Toomey said the president’s Democratic strategies had made a bad situation worse. “President Obama inherited a weak economy, but by nearly every […]

American Kidnapped In Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 13 (UPI) — Gunmen kidnapped a U.S. businessman Saturday from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, police said. Police told The Nation newspaper “some two dozen” armed men converged on the guarded home of 65-year-old Jason Warner and abducted him about 3:30 a.m. Several security guards were injured in the attack at Warner’s […]

Obama: ‘Let Them Know’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday urged Americans who have “had it with (political) gridlock” to contract members of Congress to “let them know.” In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president talked about steps the United States could take immediately to increase employment, including extending a payroll tax cut, […]

Police: Man Swindled $600K To Buy Car

ENGLEWOOD, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they arrested a 69-year-old man accused of scamming about $600,000 from a 97-year-old woman who was under his care to buy a Lamborghini. Investigators said Joseph Cirillo, 69, who became a roommate of Depaulis Seidel, 97, eight years ago at the Boca Royale Golf and […]

Rep. Rogers: Cyber Espionage Major Threat

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — The head of the House Intelligence Committee says cyber espionage is one of the greatest challenges facing U.S. intelligence agencies today. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told retired U.S. intelligence officers in a speech Friday in Washington that Russia and China appear to be the major players in state-sponsored espionage, the […]

Program: Teen Depression, Suicide Drops

CINCINNATI, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A suicide prevention program has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, U.S. researchers say. Cathy Strunk, a registered nurse and suicide prevention expert at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, developed Surviving the Teens, a curriculum that focuses on educating students about the warning signs of suicide in […]

Hot Dog Stand Now Has ‘Felony Franks’ Sign

CHICA, Ill., Aug. 13 (UPI) — The owner of a Chicago hot-dog stand has finally been allowed to post his “Felony Franks” sign, after two years of opposition by some city officials. Jim Andrews, purveyor of the ‘misdemeanor wiener” hires released prison inmates, WGN-TV, Chicago, reported. He wanted a sign to match. The sign went […]

Marine To Receive Medal Off Honor

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A former corporal is to be the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, the White House announced. Dakota Meyer, now a sergeant in the inactive ready reserve, is to receive the highest U.S. military honor from President Barack Obama at a […]

Verizon Strike Enters Second Week

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) — The first week of a strike at Verizon ended Friday with thousands of employees walking picket lines at facilities in the northeastern United States. Officials with the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers say the telecommunications company is demanding concessions that would cost their […]

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