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101-year-old Woman Survives Shooting

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A 101-year-old Richmond, Va., area woman is expected to survive after being shot in the neck during an exchange of gunfire, her daughter said. Naomi Taggart of South Richmond is reported in stable but serious condition, breathing on her own and trying to talk, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported […]

Militants Attack Afghan Guesthouse

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Militants, armed with bombs and other weaponry, attacked a guesthouse in Afghanistan’s Kundoz province Tuesday, killing at least three guards, officials said. A statement issued by the Interior Ministry said the first attacker set off a bomb in a vehicle near the building’s main gates, allowing other militants to […]

August Storm Led To Discovery Of Threat

DALLAS, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The crash of a U.S. passenger jet 26 years ago Tuesday exposed a serious threat to aviation posed by thunderstorms, weather forecasters say. Blame for the crash of Delta Flight 191 near Dallas on Aug. 2, 1985 was placed on a weather phenomenon known as a microburst that can occur […]

Syrian Forces Push Into Hama

HAMA, Syria, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Syrian forces pushed into Hama, maintaining their crackdown on protesters as Western leaders discuss possible reactions to the unstable situation. Many people fled Hama to nearby villages, fearing the army would gain total control in the city, witnesses told the BBC Tuesday. Security forces have cracked down on protests […]

Ex-Detroit Mayor Released From Prison

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was released from prison Tuesday and will go to Texas to rejoin his family, officials said. Kilpatrick, 41, was allowed to transfer supervision of his two-year parole to Texas, where his wife and sons live in Grand Prairie, a Dallas suburb, The Detroit News […]

Restrictions Hampering Somalia Famine Aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — U.S. anti-terrorism restrictions are preventing the delivery of urgently needed food aid to famine-stricken parts of Somalia, a humanitarian aid official said. Shannon Scribner of the international relief agency Oxfam said the drought in East Africa should prompt an end to all restrictions, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. “What needs […]

FBI Aids Michigan Assault Investigation

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 2 (UPI) — The FBI has offered its assistance in the investigation of assaults on young women near the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, a town spokeswoman said. Six assaults, including two rapes, have occurred during the past two weeks and all the victims ranged in age from 18 […]

Detroit Strip Club Owner’s Story Rejected

DETROIT, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Detroit strip club owner apparently fled to the Ukraine in 2005 to escape being charged with human smuggling, a U.S. magistrate has concluded. U.S. Magistrate Laurie Michelson said in newly released court documents that just weeks after Veniamin Gonikman left the country his business partner and family members were […]

Glass Falls From Toronto Condo 5th Time

TORONTO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Glass balcony panels were being removed from a high-rise Toronto condominium Tuesday after two panels crashed to the street for the fifth time this year. Work crews had already been working at removing the glass panels under a city order issued 12 days ago when two tempered panels came loose […]

Mexican Prosecutors Resign En Masse

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Federal prosecutors in 21 of Mexico’s 31 states and federal districts resigned en masse, but the country’s top prosecutor didn’t offer a reason for the exodus. Unclear was whether the 21 senior federal prosecutors were being forced out or were quitting in rebellion over Attorney General Marisela Morales and […]

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