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Ex-deputy Bail Hiked For Facebook Post

HIGHLAND, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A former Highland, Calif., deputy, accused of having sex with a minor in a police vehicle, had his bail raised for his Facebook comments, a judge said. Nathan James Gastineau’s bail was raised from $150,000 to $350,000 Monday for posting about “revenge” and “payback” on a Facebook page made […]

Oregon Rep. Wu Officially Resigns

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., his career dashed by sexual allegations, gave notification Wednesday his resignation would be effective just before midnight. Wu submitted his notice to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhabe and U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Roll Call reported. “Serving as a U.S. congressman has been the greatest […]

Al Shabab Appears Split On Foreign Aid

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A United Nations relief group has been able, for the first time in two years to land a load of supplies at a Somali airstrip controlled by Al Shabab. While the group’s leadership remains opposed to accepting aid from western agencies, moderate local commanders appear to be more willing […]

Teller Allegedly Gambles Away Stolen $70K

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A credit union teller in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is accused of stealing $70,000 and then gambling the money away, police say. Alexander Buduria Flores, 36, allegedly took the money over the span of a month, The Orange County Register reported. “He lost all the money gambling,” Jim Amormino, […]

Baby Born During Backup Over Fatal Crash

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A baby was born during a traffic jam in the Washington, D.C., area caused by a crash that claimed another person’s life, officials say. Jerome Chappelle was driving his pregnant daughter Jeromeka to the hospital Tuesday when they got caught in traffic snarled by a crash involving a tractor-trailer rig […]

Man Charged With $565,000 Postal Theft

HOUSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Texas man who worked as a civilian in a post office at a U.S. base in Kuwait has been charged with stealing $565,000 in money orders. Delmus Eugene Scott Jr., 34, of Humble was arrested Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported. He was named in an indictment handed up July […]

Man Convicted In 1964 Racial Killings Dies

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A man convicted in 2007 for the 1964 killing of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi has died in a federal prison, authorities said. James Ford Seale, 76, serving three life sentences at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Ind., died Tuesday, the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion Ledger reported. […]

High Mold Air Alert Issued For Midwest

MELROSE PARK, Ill., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The Midwest had the highest mold count for the season Wednesday and an air alert was issued for the Midwest, a Chicago-area allergist says. “The daily count was 59,000, and the threshold for dangerous levels is at 50,000 (for outside air),” said Dr. Joseph Leija, who performs the […]

Search For Possible Assault Victims Ended

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Minnesota authorities say an investigation of a man convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl failed to turn up any additional victims. Police said they believed long-distance truck driver John Heuer, 48, might have other victims across the country after women’s underwear was found locked in […]

Eagle Killed On Washington State Bridge

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A well-known bald eagle that frequently hung around Washington’s Interstate 520 bridge was struck and killed by a bus, officials say. A King County Metro bus hit the eagle, nicknamed “Eddie” by many, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported. Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke said the bus was in […]

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