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‘Tea Party Downgrade’ On Lips Of Many Dems

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) — A former presidential adviser and several Democrats Sunday blamed the U.S. economic downgrade on Tea Party activists in Congress. “The Tea Party brought us to the brink of a default,” David Axelrod, former adviser to President Obama, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “For months, the president was saying, let’s […]

New Hacker Ring Claims Attack On Cop Sites

ATLANTA, Aug. 7 (UPI) — An apparently new hacking group says it is releasing information it obtained from more than 70 law enforcement agencies in the United States. The group calling itself AntiSec says it has no qualms about the release of 10 gigabytes of data, which it says includes personal information about police officers […]

Wildfire Flares Up In Sizzling Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla., Aug. 7 (UPI) — A wildfire flared up Saturday and destroyed about a dozen homes in Edmond, Okla., firefighters said. Several neighborhoods had to be evacuated and Interstate 35 was shut down for a period after the fire that had been burning since Thursday regained strength as a thunderstorm passed through the area. […]

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 […]


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