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U.S. Dismisses ‘so-called’ Abkhazia Vote

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Georgia is a sovereign state with internationally recognized borders, the U.S. State Department said after a breakaway republic held elections for a president. Catherine Ashton, the top foreign policy official at the European Union, and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen each issued statements during the weekend in which they dismissed […]

Clinton Off To Paris To Discuss Libya

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — With Libyan rebels offering an ultimatum to Gadhafi loyalists, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced plans to review Libya’s future in Paris. The U.S. State Department announced Clinton was headed to Paris to take part in a top-level meeting for the Contact Group in Libya set for Friday. The […]

Study: Recession Can Hit Children Hard

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Chicago say a recession can have long-lasting effects on children of people who are unemployed. The researchers say material hardship and stress associated with unemployment can reduce the quality of the home environment and adversely affect children. “There is growing evidence that parental job loss […]

Millionaire Accused Of Money Laundering

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Florida millionaire has been accused of laundering money for a family of purported psychics who defrauded desperate customers seeking help, authorities said. Peter Wolofsky, 84, pleaded not guilty Monday to money laundering in connection with the alleged $40 million scam, the Palm Beach Post reported. Wolofsky was […]

Lawyer Asks For Sanctions In Stripper Suit

DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The lawyer for the family of a slain exotic dancer says the city of Detroit should have to pay for allegedly obstructing the investigation into her death. Attorney Norman Yatooma filed an objection Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, asking for sanctions and a default judgment in the $150 […]

Hurricane Irene Swept Seabirds Inland

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Hurricane Irene brought a bonus for Philadelphia-area birders with species usually found far out to sea or in the tropics showing up in the city’s suburbs. In Cape May, N.J., one of the world’s top birding spots even in normal weather, some people hit the beach at daybreak Sunday as […]

Police Impersonators Made Hurricane Irene Warnings

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) — New York police allege a man posing as a law enforcement official tried to get people to evacuate before Hurricane Irene so houses could later be burglarized. Authorities said Daniel DiGianni, 46, a former city correction officer, and his girlfriend, Linda Fleshner, 28, were walking along Liberty Avenue on […]

Thousands Of Haitian Babies Born In Tents

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Twenty months after the devastating Port-au-Prince earthquake, thousands of Haitian children are being born in tent camps, aid workers say. Haiti had the highest maternal and child death rates in the Americas before the quake. Pregnant women among the 600,000 people still living in camps are often going without […]

Calif. Man Allegedly Threw Son From Boat

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) — A California man was accused of throwing his son, 7, overboard after the boy saw the man and his girlfriend fighting on a harbor cruise, authorities said. Witnesses said Sloane Briles, 35, hit his son and then threw the boy in the water in Newport Harbor, where people […]

ACLU Fighting Schools Over Banning Gay Web Sites

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) — The American Civil Liberties Union is battling local school districts who use Internet filters to block gay Web sites. Gay rights groups are concerned school administrators are blocking gay educational and advocacy Web sites, while conservative groups such as the Alliance Defense Fund say the ACLU’s “Don’t Filter Me” campaign […]


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