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Man Sentenced In ‘Sex Chamber’ Case

HALMSTAD, Sweden, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A court in Sweden sentenced a man to five years in prison for kidnapping a woman and raping her in what officials described as an underground sex chamber. The woman, in her 30s, came forward when two amateur photographers discovered the chamber in the cellar of an abandoned farmhouse […]

Gadhafi: Rebels Are ‘rats’ And ‘traitors’

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi lashed out at rebels Monday, calling them “rats” and “traitors” and appealing to his followers to rise against them. In a message on Libyan television, Gadhafi called NATO the “colonizer” and said it “can now only resort to lies,” Sky News reported “The end … […]

Highly Decorated U.S. WWII Hero Dies

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Charles Murray, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War II, died at the age of 89 at his home in Columbia, S.C., his son said. Murray, who retired from the Army as a colonel, received the Medal of Honor, three Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, and the […]

Gasoline Leak Reported In Missouri River

ONAWA, Iowa, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Water raging through the Missouri River might have unearthed part of a pipeline that leaked gasoline into the river, a spokesman for Enterprise Products said. Enterprise Products reported a pipeline ruptured somewhere between Decatur, Neb., and Onawa, Iowa, KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa, reports. Enterprise said it wasn’t certain […]

4 Accused Of Plot To Bomb Russian Train

MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Four men were arrested on suspicion of plotting to bomb a Moscow-to-St. Petersburg express train, Russian officials said. The suspects were detained last month, RIA Novosti reported Monday. The Federal Security Service accused the men of planning to bomb the express train Sapsan as it traveled by Khimki, a town […]

Ind. State Fair To Reopen, Honor Victims

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A public memorial service honoring five people killed in the collapse of a stage in high winds marks the reopening of the Indiana State Fair, officials said. The fair was scheduled to reopen Monday, CNN reported. It closed Saturday following the accident shortly before the country duo Sugarland took the […]

Freak Winter Storm Socks New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A freak winter storm with heavy snow and bitterly cold weather hit New Zealand, grounding air traffic and closing roads, officials said. Four people were taken to a hospital in Auckland after high winds dropped a tree on their home. Forecasters warned people to avoid travel and to […]

Tropical Storm Gert Heads For Bermuda

MIAMI, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A tropical storm warning was posted for Bermuda Monday, with Tropical Storm Gert expected to strengthen as it moved toward the island, forecasters said. Gert, about 175 miles southeast of Bermuda, had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph and was moving along a northerly path at 14 mph, the National […]

Bombings, Shootings Rock Iraq

BAGHDAD, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A series of bombings and shootings across Iraq Monday killed dozens of people and wounded scores more, police said. The number of dead varied, with CNN reporting at least 67 people and The Washington Post reporting 70. CNN reported at least 170 people were wounded. Iraqi security forces were the […]

Barak Approves New Housing In Ariel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Defense Minister Ehud Barak has approved the construction of 277 housing units in Ariel in the West Bank. Israel Radio said Monday 100 of the 277 housing units will be allocated to evacuees of the 2005 Gaza Strip disengagement and the rest will be sold on the open market. Construction […]

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