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Wildlife Photographer Admits Faking Photos

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 5 (UPI) — An award-winning Swedish nature photographer has admitted doctoring some photos, authorities say. The pictures by Terje Helleso came into question when Gunnar Gloerson, a conservationist for the Swedish Association for Hunting and Wildlife Management, examined a suspicious-looking photo of a lynx, The Local reported Monday. “Doesn’t this lynx in […]

GOP Presidential Tilt May Be Clearer Soon

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) — With Labor Day unofficially kicking off the 2012 campaign season, the field of Republican presidential hopefuls could begin to crystallize, observers say. Even though months remain before Republicans attend primaries and caucuses that count, party leaders said the race could, essentially, be locked down by the end of October, […]

Martial Artist Accused Of Knocking Out Mom

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) — A Florida man was arrested for allegedly knocking out his mother after she complained about his practicing martial arts in their home, authorities said. Collier County sheriff’s deputies arrested Cory William Morrel, 27, of East Naples after arriving at the home and finding his mother disoriented, the Naples Daily […]

Social Dems, Greens Win Regional Election

BERLIN, Sept. 5 (UPI) — The center-left Social Democrats reclaimed power in regional elections in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, officials said. Preliminary results also indicated Green Party candidates were elected Sunday to the region’s parliament for the first time, The New York Times reported. The Social Democrats won 36 percent of the […]

Clashes Disrupt Mubarak’s Trial

CAIRO, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Testimony was heard Monday about how the Egyptian Interior Ministry under former President Hosni Mubarak used weapons to fire on protesters this spring. Outside the courtroom at the Police Academy near Cairo, clashes erupted between anti-Mubarak factions and police guarding the academy, al-Masry al-Youm reported. Mubarak supporters were protected by […]

Report: 750K Somalis Could Starve To Death

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 5 (UPI) — About three-quarters of a million Somalis could starve to death because of poor crop production and reduced purchasing power, a U.N. food agency said Monday. A survey indicated acute malnutrition and the mortality rate pushed southern Somalia’s bay region into the famine category, the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis […]

Knox’s Appeal In Roommate’s Death Resumes

PERUGIA, Italy, Sept. 5 (UPI) — The family of the British student killed while studying in Italy say they don’t want the woman to be forgotten nor her death to be in vain. Stephanie Kercher said she wrote to the family’s lawyers in Italy, expressing “anxiety and trouble” about an appeal by two of the […]

Lee Moves Inland; Blamed For 3 Deaths

MCCOMB, Miss., Sept. 5 (UPI) — The storm once called Tropical Storm Lee moved inland Monday after flooding parts of the Gulf Coast and being blamed for three deaths in Texas, officials said. The storm, with sustained winds of about 34 mph, was moving on a northeasterly track at about 7 mph, the National Hurricane […]

S. Korean Suicide Rate Rises Sharply

SEOUL, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Suicides in South Korea hit 15,413 in 2009, or more than 42 per day, a government report said Monday. The 2009 deaths were more than double the number reported in 1999 and were the highest among the 34-member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, said the report […]

Obama’s Schedule For Monday, Sept. 5

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — President Obama flies to Detroit to participate in a Labor Day event Monday, the White House said. During the afternoon event, Obama will deliver remarks on his efforts to create jobs and strengthen the economy, the daily agenda indicates. Obama will deliver his jobs plan to a joint session of […]


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