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Former N.Y. Gov. Hugh Carey Died At 92

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Former New York Gov. Hugh Carey, who played a key role in New York City’s financial crisis of the 1970s, died Sunday at the age of 92, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Carey was instrumental in helping the city dig itself out of a harrowing budget ordeal that included President […]

Chicago Child Killed In Shooting At Home

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A 6-year-old girl was killed Sunday when someone opened fire on a home on Chicago’s South Side, police said. Two teenagers were wounded in the shooting, which occurred around dawn when a suspect walked up to the porch and fired into the home. “They were all in the living room […]

San Diego Officer Shot After Stickup

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) — San Diego police say an officer shot in the head Saturday probably didn’t know a shotgun-wielding robbery suspect was on the loose in the area. The unidentified officer was clinging to life Sunday after being shot while waiting at a stoplight while on patrol in San Diego’s City Heights […]

Juarez Police Official Slain In Ambush

JUAREZ, Mexico, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The newly appointed police commander in downtown Juarez, Mexico, was gunned down this weekend in an apparent ambush near the U.S. border, the department said. Victor Nazario Moreno Ramirez, 32, was shot in his vehicle Saturday by a cadre of gunmen after two pickup trucks and two cars boxed […]

Insiders Suspected In Iraq Bank Robbery

BAGHDAD, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Insiders, possibly guards, robbed the Baghdad Bank in Iraq of nearly $1 million, officials said. The thieves made off with more than $850,000 (1 billion dinars) in Saturday’s robbery, bank officials told Aswat al-Iraq. “The robbing of the private Baghdad Bank that took place inside the bank on Saturday, took […]

WikiLeaks: Cuba Confides In Coast Guard

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard has developed into a productive middleman between American and Cuban officials, diplomatic messages released on WikiLeaks revealed. The Coast Guard has had a so-called Drug Interdiction Specialist based in Havana since 1998, and the job has unofficially grown into a point of contact between the two […]

Gun Seized In Argentina Tourist Slayings

SALTA, Argentina, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Officials say they have found a gun that may have been used in the slayings of two French tourists in Argentina. The .22-caliber weapon turned up at a home next to the residence of one of seven suspects detained in the shooting deaths of the two women in Salta […]

Second Soldier Jailed For Afghan Homicides

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Aug. 7 (UPI) — The second of five U.S. soldiers accused of killing Afghan citizens began serving a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to reduced charges. In a plea agreement, prosecutors reduced the original charge of premeditated murder to involuntary manslaughter for 23-year-old Army specialist Adam Winfield at his military […]

Pakistan Building Collapse Toll Rises

LYARI, Pakistan, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Five more bodies have been pulled from a collapsed apartment building in Lyari, Pakistan, raising the death toll to 29, the army said Sunday. The building crumbled Thursday and engineers on the scene told Geo News it would take some time to complete the removal of the debris. The […]

U.K. To Return Four Ancient Items To Egypt

CAIRO, Aug. 7 (UPI) — Egyptian officials say four antiques from the 1300s BC will be returned by British authorities who seized them from a collector who had tried to sell them. The items had been removed from the base of a statue of King Amenhotep III at his tomb in Luxor and recently turned […]

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