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Wholesale Inventories Rose In June

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — U.S. wholesale inventories rose 0.6 percent in June following a downwardly revised level for May, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The June increase to a seasonally adjusted $458.7 billion put inventories 15.8 percent higher than June 2010. May’s inventory level was revised down by $200 million, which dropped the estimated […]

Another Arrest In Britain Phone Hack Case

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Police in Britain have made another arrest in the investigation of alleged telephone hacking by a newspaper, officials said. Greg Miskiw, 61, is a former news editor of the News of the World, and was being investigated for allegedly hacking into the phone messages of celebrities and public figures between […]

Politics Held Hostage In Yemen, U.S. Says

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The democratic process in Yemen shouldn’t be held in limbo while the country’s president weighs his options from Saudi Arabia, a U.S. official said. There are conflicting reports about whether Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is to return to Yemen after his release from a hospital in Saudi Arabia. He […]

2 Months For Officer In Alleged Rape Case

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A former New York police officer was given a two-month sentence Wednesday for official misconduct that involved the alleged rape of a drunken woman. Franklin L. Mata allegedly acted as a lookout while his partner, Kenneth Moreno, had sex with the woman in her Manhattan apartment. But a jury […]

DRC Sexual Violence Haunts Amnesty

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Amnesty International said the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo needs to do more to bring perpetrators of sexual violence to justice. Veronique Aubert, deputy director of African affairs at Amnesty International, said in a statement that only a handful of charges were brought against perpetrators of war crimes […]

Israel Deploys UAVs To Monitor Gas Fields

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Israel’s air force has deployed aerial drones to keep watch on the country’s disputed offshore gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean after Hezbollah threatened to target Israel’s energy facilities if it tried to “steal Lebanon’s resources from Lebanese waters.” The Israeli military drew up a plan to protect […]

Sex Offender Arrested At Iowa Fairgrounds

DAVENPORT, Iowa, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A convicted sex offender was arrested after greeting children and families outside an Iowa fairground in the costume of a popular TV character, police said. James Lester Rogers was arrested at the entrance of the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa, because as a convicted sex offender he is […]

Deputy Allegedly Took Bribes To Run Drugs

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Texas deputy has been charged with taking bribes to escort cocaine shipments through Laredo. Eduardo Garcia, 44, was arrested Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. He faces years in prison if he is convicted of bribery and unauthorized access to the law enforcement computer system. Federal prosecutors in Houston […]

Tymoshenko Lawyer Kept Out Of Trial

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A court in Ukraine refused Wednesday to allow former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyer to return to the trial. The court also denied a defense motion to remove prosecutors from the case, Interfax-Ukraine reported. Tymoshenko said prosecutors Lilia Frolova and Oleksandr Mykytenko violated the country’s constitution and laws by […]

Lebanon Monitoring Israeli Border Activity

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The Lebanese military announced it was put on high alert after Israeli forces allegedly advanced several hundred feet across the border. The Lebanese military said it deployed a unit to the border to monitor Israeli activity. The military claimed about a dozen members of the Israeli military advanced more […]


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