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Trooper Says Found Cocaine In Prosthesis

ANDERSON, S.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A South Carolina state trooper says he found cocaine hidden in an amputee’s prosthetic leg after pulling over a car for going too slow on an interstate highway. When highway patrol Trooper Brad Dowis patted down Glodualdo Moreno Lojan, he noticed an odd bulge between the man’s leg and […]

Serial Killer’s Nieces Testify At Sentencing

CLEVELAND, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Nieces of the Cleveland man convicted last month of murdering 11 women told a sentencing jury Tuesday how they were abused by him and other relatives. Two nieces of Anthony Sowell, who faces the possibility of being sentenced to death, testified he had abused them when they were young, The […]

Moody’s, Fitch Keep U.S. Rating Triple-A

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The United States’ credit rating remains top-notch but with an asterisk, two key credit rating firms said Tuesday. While Moody’s Investor Services and Fitch Ratings both said they will keep the country’s credit rating at triple-A for now, the firms said a downgrade is still possible if the U.S. financial […]

Kidnapped California Teen Released

ANTIOCH, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A 16-year-old Antioch, Calif., boy kidnapped at gunpoint during a robbery was later released by his captor, police say. Hasaan Ameer Ford is safe after being kidnapped Monday afternoon at a barbershop where he worked, the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek reported. He was freed by his abductor […]

Man Arrested On White House Grounds

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A man who climbed a fence and got onto White House grounds in Washington was arrested and his backpack was being examined, the Secret Service said. The man scaled the fence along the White House north lawn about 7:45 p.m. EDT, The Washington Post reported. The Secret Service identified the […]

Couple Accused Of Faking Death

SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A California married couple were arrested for allegedly faking the death of the husband to collect $500,000 in benefits, officials say. Lucio Rodriguez, 52, and his wife Rosa Carrasco, 53, were arrested Monday for suspicion of fraud, grand theft, theft of Social Security benefits and burglary, The Orange […]

$1 Million Stolen Statues Found Broken

MONTREAL, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Two stolen bronze statues by Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle valued at $1 million were found smashed in a wooded area of Quebec Tuesday, authorities said. The (Montreal) Gazette reported police said the statues, named “La Dafaite” or “The Defeat,” had disappeared from an unguarded residence in Esterel in the Laurentians […]

2 Die In Edmonton Seniors’ Home Blast

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 2 (UPI) — An explosion and fire at an Edmonton, Alberta, senior citizens residential complex Tuesday left two people dead and police saying they suspect foul play. One victim was identified as Anna Fedorio, a resident of the Bethany Senior Citizen Home. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported sources said the other victim […]

Microbes Involved In Colon Health Studied

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 2 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they’re taking the first up-close look at some microbes that, although rare in the human gut, are fundamental to colon health. The so-called “hydrogenotrophic” microbes make up less than one-hundredth of 1 percent of the microbes that live in the colon but the bacteria and archaea […]

U.S. Moms Get Little Breastfeeding Help

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Only 4 percent of U.S. hospitals provide the full range of support needed to facilitate breastfeeding for new mothers, federal health officials say. Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says improving rates of U.S. breastfeeding by providing better hospital support to mothers […]

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