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Woman Gets Five Years In Navy Veterans Scam

CLEVELAND, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A Cleveland judge sentenced a Tampa, Fla., woman to five years in prison for bilking donors to a phony veterans charity whose founder remains at large. Blanca Contreras, 39 — who admitted falsifying documents and cashing nearly $500,000 in checks from fraudulent U.S. Navy Veterans Association accounts — wept as […]

New Policy In Chlamydia Treatment In Mass.

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Massachusetts says new regulations will allow sex partners of patients with chlamydia to get a prescription for antibiotic treatment without seeing a doctor. State health regulators say the new rules are aimed at controlling chlamydia, which is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States and endemic […]

Betty Ford Wills $500K To Ford Center

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Former first lady Betty Ford left $500,000 to the California addiction treatment center she co-founded after her own battle with alcoholism, officials said. Mary Pattiz, chairwoman of the board at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, said Wednesday $400,000 was a direct bequest to the center and […]

Britain’s Riot Suspects Include 11-year-old Girl

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — An 11-year-old girl is among the 1,500 arrested in four days of rioting and violence in Britain, police said Thursday. Though she apparently was the youngest suspect, others were almost as young. The girl was charged with criminal damage and attempted criminal damage in Nottingham, England, where three 14 year […]

Not Giving Daughter Medicine Ruled Neglect

DETROIT, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The lawyer for a Detroit mother found guilty of neglect for refusing to give her daughter medicine for a mental disorder says he’s considering appealing. Maryanne Godboldo was found in neglect Wednesday by a Wayne County jury, The Detroit News reported. Godboldo allegedly kept police in a four-hour standoff and […]

Bail Set At $1.25 Million For Doughertys

PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Bail was set at $1.25 million each Thursday for a Florida woman and her brothers, captured in Colorado after a cross-country drive. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, and Ryan Dougherty, 21, could face charges in Florida, Georgia and Colorado, and possibly federal charges as well, The Denver […]

2 Drown In Rough Lake Michigan Waters

SAUGATUCK, Mich., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The bodies of two Michigan men were found in Lake Michigan after being swept away in huge waves and rip currents brought on by high winds, authorities said. Daniel J. Reed, 46, of Redford Township, and his nephew, Brad Stoner, 22, of Livonia, were found Wednesday about a quarter […]

Poll: Casey Anthony The Most Hated In America

ENCINO, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Casey Anthony, the Florida mother acquitted in her daughter Caylee’s death last month, is the most hated person in America, E-Poll Market Research said. Of the 53 percent of respondents who were aware of Anthony, 94 percent said they disliked her, E-Poll said. Spencer Pratt of MTV’s “The Hills” […]

Feds Argue For Treatment Of Loughner

TUCSON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Prosecutors in the Tucson shooting case that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded say prison officials have the right to medicate suspect Jared Lee Loughner. In a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, federal prosecutors argued an inmate awaiting trial can be medicated to reduce their dangerousness, the […]

Destroyer Sunk To Create Artificial Reef

BALTIMORE, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer has been sunk off the coast of Maryland to create the east coast’s largest artificial reef. A marine salvage crew sent the USS Radford to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday, The Baltimore Sun reported. Tourism and natural resources officials in Delaware, New Jersey […]


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