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50 Shed Clothes On Wall Street, 3 Arrested

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A New York artist said he convinced 50 people to disrobe along Wall Street for his project and three of the performers were arrested. Zefrey Throwell said his performance piece, titled “Ocularpation: Wall Street,” involved 50 people dressed as street sweepers, secretaries, chief executive officers and other occupations shedding […]

Man Robs 7-11 In SpongeBob Suit

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they were trying to identify an armed man who robbed a 7-11 store while dressed as the cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants. Osceola County sheriff’s spokesman Twis Lizasuain said the costumed robber and a second man held up the store, located outside of Orlando, Thursday and […]

Panel Has 100 Days To Cut Deficit $1.5T

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Congressional leaders have two weeks to name members of a 12-member panel to find ways within 100 days of cutting the U.S. budget deficit by $1.5 trillion. The panel’s six Democrats and six Republicans from both chambers of Congress are required by the budget and debt law President Barack Obama […]

Short-term FAA-funding Bill May Be Lofted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Democratic lawmakers may offer a short-term U.S. Federal Aviation Administration funding bill after Congress took a five-week recess without funding the agency. The bill would end a partial shutdown of the agency that regulates and oversees all aspects of U.S. civil aviation, without cutting funding for rural airports and without […]

Mubarak Leaves Hospital For Cairo Trial

CAIRO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was moved to Cairo from a Red Sea hospital early Wednesday to be tried on corruption charges and killing protesters. Mubarak, 83, was to be flown about 240 miles by air ambulance to Cairo’s Police Academy on the outskirts of the capital, from the Sinai […]

Ohio Fair Features ‘strongman Sermon’

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The religious presence at the Ohio State Fair includes Sunday church services and an “illustrated sermon through feats of strength.” The Rev. Craig Eilerman, who led the Catholic service at the fair Sunday, said Catholic and Protestant services were offered, in part, to make sure the approximately 280 members […]

Wine Arsonist Asks To Retract Guilty Plea

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The California wine connoisseur who pleaded guilty in 2009 to torching more than $200 million worth of wine asked to retract his guilty plea, officials say. Mark Christian Anderson, 62, went to court Tuesday to retract his 2009 guilty plea, arguing his previous attorney, Mark Reichel, was unprepared for […]

Karachi Violence Rages, Malik Warns

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Ethnic and political violence in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, exploded again overnight with several killed as the government warned of a stern response. The latest wave of violence in the beleaguered city claimed at least 10 more lives overnight, raising the death toll in shootings and other acts of […]

British Student Killed In Krakow

KRAKOW, Poland, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A British student found battered to death in Krakow, Poland, has been identified as Catherine Zaks, who was studying at the University of Kent. Zaks, who had dual British and Polish citizenship, was spending the summer working in Krakow, The Independent reported. Grant Pooke, one of her teachers at […]

One In 10 Seniors Skip Costly Medication

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — About 10 percent of U.S. Medicare patients — including cancer survivors — do not take their medication because it is too expensive, Harvard researchers found. Dr. Larissa Nekhlyudov and colleagues from Harvard Medical School show cost-related medication non-adherence — skipping pills to make the medicine last longer, and not filling […]

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