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Boy Survives 20 Minutes Underwater

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A 12-year-old Washington boy has amazed doctors by surviving after being immersed in the Pacific Ocean for almost 20 minutes, authorities said. Charles “Dale” Ostrander’s limp body was recovered from the waters off Long Beach, Wash., 20 minutes after being pulled into the ocean by a riptide Aug. 5, […]

Four-year-old Girl Allegedly Found Naked With Neighbor

REDLANDS, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A California man says he found his 4-year-old daughter naked in a neighbor’s apartment with the unclothed 52-year-old man, police said. The father called Redlands police and waited for them outside the neighbor’s door, The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise reported. Terence Anthony Giberson was arrested Monday night. “He showed remarkable restraint […]

California Girl, 9, Mauled By Pit Bull

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A California girl is recovering after a savage mauling by a neighbor’s pit bull but may have suffered permanent nerve damage, doctors say. Sabrina Carrasco, 9, of Sacramento, was attacked Saturday night, The Sacramento Bee reported. Animal control officers said the pit bull got out of the fenced yard where […]

Man Charged With Raping Teen Prostitutes

SEATTLE, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Seattle man posing as a law enforcement officer allegedly raped two 15-year-old prostitutes and handcuffed a third prostitute. Julian Tarver allegedly found the two 15-year-olds on Backpage.com, a Web site owned by Village Voice Media, Seattlepi.com reported Tuesday. Backpage is under fire for allegedly allowing underage prostitutes or their […]

Gbabgo Allies Rounded Up In Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A lawyer for former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo said the current government can’t call for reconciliation while simultaneously arresting former officials. Herve Gouamene, a lawyer for Gbagbo, said he condemned the arrest of former regime officials in Ivory Coast by the government of President Alassane Ouattara. “What we […]

Double-dip Could Squeeze Farmers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Purdue University agriculture economist Mike Boehje said a second U.S. recession could disrupt demand enough to squeeze profits out of livestock farming. “A situation like that certainly has the potential to take the profitability out of livestock production,” he said, pointing out that farmers are vulnerable to a […]

Two Convicted For Coating Seniors In Ointment

UKIAH, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Two women convicted of coating patients at a California nursing home with ointment for a practical joke on colleagues have been sentenced to 20 days in jail. Monica Rose Smith, 52, and Jennifer Louise Burton, 34, must also serve two years probation, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat reported. They […]

Two Convicted For Coating Seniors In Ointment

UKIAH, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Two women convicted of coating patients at a California nursing home with ointment for a practical joke on colleagues have been sentenced to 20 days in jail. Monica Rose Smith, 52, and Jennifer Louise Burton, 34, must also serve two years probation, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat reported. They […]

Syria Ignores International Community: HRW

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Syria is clearly ignoring the international community through its continued use of force against civilian protesters, Human Rights Watch said. The U.N. Security Council last week issued a statement condemning Damascus for the crackdown against demonstrators in the country. Members of the Arab, Western and European communities have condemned the […]

Libya’s TNC Staffing Embassy In London

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Libya’s rebel-backed Transitional National Council is staffing the Libyan Embassy in London, the British foreign secretary announced. London said in July that it recognized the TNC as the sole governmental authority in Libya. All members of the regime of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi were subsequently asked to leave the country. […]

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