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Teacher, 80, Fired Over Bathroom Dispute

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) — An 80-year-old New York City kindergarten teacher said she was fired for complaining about the long walk her class had to take to use the bathroom. Lillie Leon detailed in a suit filed in Manhattan that every time one of her kindergarten students needed to go to the bathroom, […]

Prison Director Arrested In Riot Deaths

JUAREZ, Mexico, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The director of the Cereso prison in Juarez was arrested in the deaths of 17 people in a late July riot, Mexican officials said. Lucio Cuevas Sanchez was detained on suspicion of illegal public service and of a crime committed within a prison, the El Paso Times reported Wednesday. […]

U.S. Very Troubled By Sudanese Violence

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Washington is very concerned about the escalation of violence in South Kordofan state in Sudan, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said. Washington dispatched Princeton Lyman, its U.S. special envoy for Sudan, to the region last week to press both sides to restart negotiations on border security. South Sudan […]

Feds Probe Death Of Golden Eagles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said federal authorities are investigating the deaths of at least six golden eagles at a California wind project. The facility under scrutiny was identified as the Pine Tree Wind Project in the Tehachapi Mountains operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and […]

Russian Girl, 5, Wounded By Bomb

KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR, Russia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A 5-year-old Russian girl is in danger of losing her sight after she picked up a bomb packaged like a toy, authorities say. The girl, a kindergartner in the far eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, picked up a small homemade explosive that had a sticker with a smiley face on […]

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 […]

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