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Search For Possible Assault Victims Ended

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Minnesota authorities say an investigation of a man convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl failed to turn up any additional victims. Police said they believed long-distance truck driver John Heuer, 48, might have other victims across the country after women’s underwear was found locked in […]

Eagle Killed On Washington State Bridge

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A well-known bald eagle that frequently hung around Washington’s Interstate 520 bridge was struck and killed by a bus, officials say. A King County Metro bus hit the eagle, nicknamed “Eddie” by many, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported. Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke said the bus was in […]

Jogger Finds 25 Bricks Of Cocaine On Beach

GALVESTON, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A jogger found cocaine valued at $2 million in a bag on Galveston Island, Texas, police say. The jogger discovered the bag at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported. He dragged the bag to his home and discovered it contained 25 bricks of cocaine, packaged in plastic wrap […]

Woman Claims Uncle Was D.B. Cooper

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 3 (UPI) — An Oklahoma woman says she is convinced her uncle was the notorious jetliner hijacker D.B. Cooper. Marla Cooper says she is convinced her late uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper who died in 1999, is the infamous 1971 airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper, ABC News reported Wednesday. “I’m certain he was my […]

Texas To Close Historic Prison

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Texas is preparing to close a prison for the first time in its history, a move some thought “would never come,” a state representative said. The Central Unit in Sugar Land, a deteriorating 102-year-old prison southwest of Houston once featured in the folk song “Midnight Special,” will be vacant […]

Christian Campus Groups Lose Legal Appeal

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — San Diego State University may require student groups, including religious organizations, to have a non-discrimination policy, a federal appeals court ruled. The three-judge panel rejected an appeal by Alpha Gamma Omega and Alpha Delta Chi, a Christian fraternity and sorority The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. In their ruling Tuesday, […]

Cargill Recalls 36M Lbs. Of Ground Turkey

MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Cargill Inc. said Wednesday it is recalling about 36 million pounds of ground turkey produced at its Arkansas plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak. Cargill Value Added Meats Retail, a business unit of Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. in Wichita, Kan., a subsidiary of Cargill Inc. of Minnetonka, Minn., […]

Former Rep. Clarence Miller, R-Ohio, Dies

LANCASTER, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Clarence Miller, who represented Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives for 26 years, has died at age 93. He died Tuesday at Fairfield Medical Center, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Miller was elected to Congress in 1966, during the Vietnam era, and won 12 more terms. In 1992, he […]

26 Charged With Prescription Fraud

DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Michigan pharmacist who owns 20 drugstores orchestrated a scheme that cost Medicare and Medicaid $60 million, federal prosecutors say. Babubhai “Bob” Patel, 49, of Canton, 12 pharmacists, four doctors and others were named in an indictment unsealed Tuesday, The Detroit News reported. A total of 26 defendants were named. […]

Rare Crystals Found In Meteorite

TOHOKU, Japan, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Japanese researchers say they found opal-like crystals in a meteor that fell in Canada in 2000, the first extraterrestrial discovery of such unusual crystals. Reporting the find in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, scientists from Tohoku University said the crystals may have formed in the primordial cloud […]

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