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Aruba Asks FBI For Help In Missing Woman Case

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Aruba officials are asking the FBI for information on a man being held as a suspect in the disappearance of a woman off the shore of Aruba. Gary Giordano, 50, was initially considered a witness in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md., but after an investigation, […]

Bulger Girlfriend Indicted On Conspiracy

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Catherine Greig, girlfriend of Boston gangster James Whitey Bulger, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on conspiracy charges, prosecutors said. Greig, 60, of Quincy, Mass., was charged with conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive, The Boston Globe reported. The U.S. attorney’s office said Greig knew of a […]

Poll: Voters Want To End Afghan Mission

ASBURY PARK, N.J., Aug. 11 (UPI) — A majority of likely U.S. voters say U.S. forces should be out of Afghanistan either immediately or within a year, a poll released Thursday reported. Rasmussen Reports said 59 percent of those surveyed want the troops home, 28 percent say there should not be a timetable for withdrawal […]

Hacker Invades U. Of Wisconsin System

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A hacker may have compromised the names and Social Security numbers of 75,000 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students and employees, the school said. Tom Luljak, the vice chancellor for university relations, said there is no proof anyone has been misusing the data, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Thursday. He said investigators […]

U.S. Threatens Gaza Aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department Thursday warned Hamas leaders in Gaza their demands to audit American-financed charities could cost them $100 million in aid. The message was prompted after Hamas suspended International Medical Corps’ operations in Gaza because IMC refused an onsite audit by Hamas, The New York Times reported. Most […]

Lawsuit: Bureaucracy Helped Kill Boy

DENVER, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A Colorado woman filed suit over her son’s death from asthma, charging he was mistakenly denied Medicaid for the drugs he needed to control the disease. The plaintiffs named in Zuton Lucero-Mills’ lawsuit include the city and county of Denver and three employees of the county Department of Human Services, […]

Elizabeth Warren To Challenge Scott Brown In U.S. Senate?

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — An aide to Elizabeth Warren, who has taken heat as a presidential economic adviser, says the Harvard Law professor may make a U.S. Senate run in Massachusetts. Warren would face freshman Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, in 2012. A Massachusetts Democrat assisting her possible campaign told The Hill Warren would […]

Firm Getting $16M Tax Refund In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Ohio and 11 counties have received what one official called “an unpleasant surprise” — an order to repay $16 million in use taxes collected illegally. The money was collected from a single company, which has not been identified, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported. The state is to repay $12 […]

Venezuelans Worry Over High Inflation

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 11 (UPI) — As Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez undergoes cancer treatment in Cuba, the national economy’s management he left in the hands of his trusted stewards is proving to be another test of nerves for economists, investors and ordinary consumers alike. With little sign of a two-year recession dissipating in response to […]

Ill. Diocese Pays $6.3M To Abuse Victim

BELLEVILLE, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The Roman Catholic diocese of Belleville, Ill., has paid $6.3 million for sexual abuse a former altar boy suffered almost 40 years ago, a lawyer says. James Wisniewski of Champaign, Ill., was awarded $5 million by a jury in 2008, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The additional money paid […]


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