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FBI Probes Beating Of Homeless Man

FULLERTON, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — The FBI and California authorities said they are investigating the death of a homeless man five days after a run-in with Fullerton, Calif., police officers. Witnesses said six officers fought with Kelly Thomas, 37, a schizophrenic, and used a stun gun to subdue him July 5, the Los Angeles […]

Iraq, Afghan War Vets Win PTSD Lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars won a post traumatic stress disorder class-action settlement with the federal government, officials said. The settlement means lifetime healthcare benefits will be awarded to more than 1,000 veterans discharged because of PTSD but were denied disability retirement benefits, The Washington Post reported […]

Kosovo’s President Favors Dialogue

PRISTINA, Kosovo, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Kosovo is ready to have negotiations with any country, including Serbia, about its interests, the president of Kosovo declared. NATO forces were sent to the border between Kosovo and Serbia last week to quell tensions between the countries. The deployment was in response to Kosovo sending police to the […]

50 Nigerians Run Over During Robbery

LOKOJA, Nigeria, Aug. 3 (UPI) — More than 50 Nigerians died when they were run over by a bus during a robbery, police said. Around 5 a.m. Tuesday, armed bandits stopped a bus in Lokoja, in the central state of Kogi, ordered the passengers out and made them lie face-down on the ground as they […]

Report Documents Widespread Cyberattacks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A U.S. computer security firm said its analysis of computer hacking of more than 70 corporations and government entities shows it came from “nation-state.” MacAfee computer security firm used logs produced by one server to trace cyberattacks on entities such as a news service, the U.N. secretariat, a […]

Missing Oregon Hiker Rescued

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 3 (UPI) — An Oregon woman, lost for three days in the Mount Hood National Forest, is reported in serious condition after being rescued by Oregon’s Army National Guard. A guard helicopter spotted Pamela Salant of Portland sitting on a log in Lindsey Creek Canyon, The (Portland) Oregonian reported. Salant, 28, who […]

Search Continues For Missing Mo. Trooper

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Dozens of Missouri state troopers searched in the northwestern portion of the state for a missing trooper believed drowned, authorities said. Frederick Guthrie, 46, disappeared while on flood duty in the area of Big Lake in northwest Missouri, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported. Guthrie’s patrol vehicle was […]

Arsonist May Be Victim Of Senior Home Fire

EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Neighbors of a man killed in an explosion and fire at an Edmonton, Alberta, seniors’ residence Tuesday told police he had talked of killing himself. Early Tuesday, a car in the parking lot of the Bethany Senior Citizens Home exploded and shortly after, an explosion in a third-floor unit […]

Danziger Bridge Trial Wrapping Up

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Attorneys for New Orleans police officers charged in the 2005 Danziger Bridge shootings want jurors to consider the stress their clients were under. Lawyers for the five current or former police officers said their clients were suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina when six people were shot, two […]

Traffic Stop Turns Into Deadly Shootout

RAPID CITY, S.D., Aug. 3 (UPI) — An afternoon traffic stop turned deadly in Rapid City, S.D., ending with the death of one police officer and wounding of two others, police said. Officer James Ryan McCandless, 28, died shortly after arriving at Rapid City Regional Hospital, the Rapid City Journal reported Wednesday. Officer Nick Armstrong […]

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