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Judge Seals Statements In Abuse Death

MIAMI, Aug. 25 (UPI) — A judge in Miami ruled Thursday that statements a couple charged with killing their adopted daughter gave police must be sealed pending trial. Lawyers for Carmen and Jorge Barahona argued publication of the statements would prejudice potential jurors, The Miami Herald reported. While most documents submitted as evidence in a […]

Turkey: Unfreezing Libyan Assets Critical

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu praised Libyan rebels Thursday, saying they have advanced the causes of “freedom, justice, dignity and democracy.” “Today we are all proud and pleased with the groundbreaking developments on the ground” in Libya, Davutoglu said at an international conference to plan for the country’s transition […]

Irene To Pound Eastern Seaboard

Over the next several days, Hurricane Irene is expected to slam the eastern seaboard, with a direct hit to North Carolina followed by a northwardly trajectory. Many people have already been evacuated from areas expecting a direct hit from the storm; Virginia, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas are preparing for strong winds, possible power outages and a deluge of rain.

3 Shot Dead In Phoenix Apartment Complex

PHOENIX, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Two men and a woman were killed Thursday in a shooting at a Phoenix apartment complex. Phoenix police said the shooting occurred at about 3:30 a.m., The Arizona Republic reported. The men died at the scene and the woman at a hospital, police said, while two other people suffered injuries […]

U.S. House Wants More Oil Shale Options

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Washington is throwing up roadblocks to the development of oil shale, which could meet domestic demands for the next 200 years, a lawmaker said. U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., charged U.S. President Barack Obama has repeatedly gotten in the way of oil shale development in the country. The World Energy […]

Sea Turtle Released To The Wild Found Dead

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) — A sea turtle released from a Florida marine life center after being treated for injuries from a boat propeller has been found dead, officials said. The 170-pound green sea turtle, dubbed Andre, was found injured in June 2010 south of the Juno Beach Pier and was treated for […]

Whale Washes Ashore In Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Researchers say it may be months before they can determine why a pygmy sperm whale washed ashore on Tybee Island in Georgia this week. The whale was alive when beachgoers found it Sunday, wildlife officials said, but seemed to be ill and with little chance of surviving, it was […]

Oil Companies Scramble For Libya’s Riches

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 25 (UPI) — U.S., European and Asian companies are scrambling to get back into Libya to grab a slice of its oil wealth, even though Moammar Gadhafi’s diehard loyalists refuse to submit to seemingly triumphant rebel forces. Firms from Britain, France and Italy, the rebel coalition’s most ardent supporters against Gadhafi in […]

Unprotected HIV Sex Brings Prison Sentence

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 25 (UPI) — A New York man who had unprotected sex with five women including a 15-year-old even though he knew he had HIV has been sentenced to a year in jail. Darryl Fortner, 20, of Buffalo, whose victims included a woman now pregnant with her second child by him, received five […]

Inmate Has Banner Fly For His Day In Court

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) — A man jailed in New York without trial for nearly four years paid a pilot to pull a banner demanding his day in court, officials say. Vadim Vassilenko, 44, was originally put behind bars in 2007, accused of taking part in an identity theft crime ring, the New York […]


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