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Alleged Teen Hacker Faces U.K. Charges

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A teenager who allegedly hacked into computer systems was charged with various offenses, British law enforcement officials said. Jake Davis, 18, arrested last week, was charged with unauthorized access to a computer system, conspiring with others to launch online attacks against the United Kingdom’s Serious and Organized Crime Web site […]

Girl, 13, Dies; Her Warning Saved Friends

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A 13-year-old girl killed by a vehicle that crashed into her home warned other children to get out of the way before she was struck, New York City police said. Investigators were still trying to determine the sequence of events that left Kira Goddard and the driver of the […]

Acosta Says 1,500 Killed On His Command

JUAREZ, Mexico, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Antonio Acosta Hernandez, a reputed Juarez, Mexico, drug kingpin in police custody, confessed to ordering the killings of about 1,500 people, authorities said. Among the violence Acosta admitted involvement in was a 2010 car bombing in downtown Juarez in which three people died, the deaths of three people affiliated […]

Federal Judge Matthew J. Perry Dies

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 1 (UPI) — U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Perry, known for his civil rights work, died at his home in Columbia, S.C., officials said. He was 89. Perry, who would have turned 90 this week, was found dead Sunday, apparently of natural causes, The State newspaper in Columbia reported Monday. His body […]

Coast Guard Finds 25 Bodies On Boat

ROME, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The Italian coast guard Monday found 25 bodies in the hold of a boat transporting migrants to the Italian island of Lampedusa near Tunisia, officials said. Pietro Bartolo, a doctor accompanying a boarding team, said the victims, all male, likely died of asphyxiation from breathing noxious motor fumes. “They were […]

Sentencing Phase Begins For Serial Killer

CLEVELAND, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A jury in Cleveland decides this week if convicted serial killer Anthony Sowell gets the death penalty. Jurors return to the Cuyahoga County Justice Center courtroom Monday to determine Sowell’s sentence for killing 11 women whose remains were found in and around his home in 2009, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer […]

Japanese Lawmakers Denied S. Korea Entry

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (UPI) — South Korea denied entry to three Japanese lawmakers upon their arrival in Seoul, apparently to visit an island near two islets claimed by both countries. Earlier, South Korea had informed Japan it would ban a planned visit by the lawmakers to Ulleung Island near the Dokdo islets. After being denied […]

Tropical Storm Eugene Gets Stronger

MIAMI, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Eugene was strengthening off western Mexico, about 700 miles west-northwest of Zihuatanejo, the National Hurricane Center said Monday. Eugene was expected to intensify during the next couple of days and could become a hurricane by Tuesday, the Miami-based center said in its 5 a.m. Eastern time advisory. No […]

Netanyahu Ramadan Video: ‘Wish You Peace’

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Israel’s prime minister said “I would like to wish you peace” in a message to Muslims who began observing Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Binyamin Netanyahu uploaded a video on his Facebook page and wished Muslims peace and democracy, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday. If Arab democracy will take […]

Obama’s Schedule For Monday, Aug. 1

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama has three meetings listed on his daily schedule for Monday, the White House said. The schedule indicates Obama will: – Receive the daily briefing. – Meet with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke – Meet with senior advisers.

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