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2 Of 13 Beached Dolphins Die

EASTHAM, Mass., Sept. 1 (UPI) — An animal welfare organization was monitoring the health of 11 surviving dolphins found beached in Eastham, Mass. Two dolphins have already died since they came ashore Wednesday, The Boston Globe reported. It is unclear why the dolphins beached themselves on the 500-foot stretch of beach. The New England Aquarium […]

Judge Rejects Mother’s Death-row Appeal

WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 1 (UPI) — A judge in Pennsylvania dismissed claims a death-row inmate found guilty of starving her 7-year-old daughter to death was wrongfully convicted. Jim McHugh, an assistant federal defender, argued Michelle Tharp, convicted of the 1998 starvation of her daughter did not receive a fair trial because mitigating circumstances were not […]

Apple Loses Another IPhone

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An Apple employee apparently left an iPhone 5 prototype at a San Francisco bar in an incident reminiscent of iPhone 4’s debut, CNET reported Thursday. An Apple employee lost the iPhone 5 at Cava 22 in San Francisco in late July. The device may have been sold on Craigslist […]

Ohio Asks For Help Against Asian Carp

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Ohio and six other states say they’ve asked 27 state attorneys general to help lobby for a permanent barrier to halt the spread of invasive Asian carp. Officials in the Great Lakes region are hoping their support will pressure the federal government to stop the spread of the invasive […]

13 Accused Of Sending Stolen Cars To Iraq

DETROIT, Sept. 1 (UPI) — U.S. officials say they’ve arrested 13 people for their alleged involvement in a large scale car theft scheme to transport stolen cars to Iraq. The arrests, nine in Detroit and four in San Diego, were the result of “Operation Hot Wheels,” a two-year investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

Man Fined $3,250 For Neglecting Hurt Dog

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Canadian judge has fined a man $3,250 for refusing to have his suffering pet dog treated for a broken leg after it was hit by a car in Edmonton, Alberta. Provincial Judge Ferne LeReverend set the fine for Kevin Truong, 24, after hearing prosecutors describe Truong’s acts as […]

World Vows Libya Will Lead Its Own Transition

PARIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) — While the international community will steer Libya’s Transitional National Council in the right direction, transition is Libyan owned, a British official said. Paris is hosting international delegates at a conference aimed at clearing the way for a post-war stabilization plan for Libya. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a […]

Man Charged In Assault With Power Line

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Washington lawyer is facing assault charges for allegedly threatening another man with live power wires downed by Hurricane Irene, authorities said. Police said 32-year-old Richard Bialczak tailed a man with his car Aug. 28 in an incident of road rage and then attacked him, WRC-TV, Washington, reported. Derek Edwards, […]

White House To Offer Online Petitions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Americans will have a “direct link to the White House” through online petitions, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. In a statement from the White House, Obama said the online “We the People” function, to be unveiled this month, will enable people to create and sign petitions seeking action from the […]

Concerns Mount Ahead Of Gambian Vote

BANJUL, Gambia, Sept. 1 (UPI) — There are serious concerns about the potential for major human rights abuses as Gambia starts preparations for November elections, advocates say. Campaign season is getting under way in Gambia for November elections. Ayodele Ameen, a Gambian campaigner for Amnesty International, told the U.N. humanitarian news agency IRIN there were […]


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