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Mom Allegedly Shot By Her Child’s Dad

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A young New York woman whose dispute with her mother was aired on a television show has been fatally shot by the father of her baby, police and the family said. Jashaya Stanley, 19, of Brooklyn had gotten into a brawl with ex-con Joshua Knox just moments before he […]

Perry’s Comments In Book Now In Spotlight

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Provocative statements Texas Gov. Rick Perry wrote in a book last year are now in the spotlight during his Republican presidential campaign run, observers say. Since he entered the GOP presidential sweepstakes, more people are taking notice of Perry’s musings in “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from […]

U.N. Welcomes Kabul’s Political Moves

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A decision reached by the Afghan Independent Election Commission is a welcome end to a long institutional impasse, the U.N. mission there said. In December, Afghan President Hamid Karzai created an independent panel to investigate alleged fraud in September’s election for the Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of Parliament. […]

Muslims View Foreign Law Bill As Attack

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A Michigan lawmaker has introduced a measure in the state Legislature that Muslims charge is a veiled attack on Islam’s Shariah law. The measure, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Dave Agema of Grandville, Mich., mirrors legislation introduced in more than 20 other states that prohibits citing foreign laws in U.S. […]

Thai Human Rights Record Under Microscope

BANGKOK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Thailand needs to do more to address demands for exploitative labor, a root cause of human trafficking, a U.N. official said after a visit. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the U.N. special envoy on human trafficking, has concluded a visit to Thailand to examine the country’s human rights record. Reports indicate that […]

U.S. Senate Control May Be In Play

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Enough U.S. Senate seats now occupied by Democrats are in play that a shift in control could occur in the 2012 elections, observers said. Republicans need to pick up four seats to claim control of the chamber, an attainable effort, some analysts said, because 23 of the 33 seats up […]

Financial Watchdog Warren May Face Dilemma

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Former Obama administration adviser Elizabeth Warren will have to walk a fine line as she tries to raise funds for a possible U.S. Senate bid, observers said. Warren’s appeal to the left, forged during her work as the Troubled Asset Relief Program watchdog and as the developer of the Consumer […]

Infant Critical After Four-story Fall

ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 23 (UPI) — An infant was critically injured in a four-story fall from a parking garage in California and police said they were trying to determine how it happened. Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange County Police Department said a witness saw the 3-month-old baby falling from the structure at a hospital […]

Town Halls Not Popular Forum This Recess

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — The majority of U.S. House lawmakers aren’t conducting town halls open to the public during their August break, a survey by a non-partisan group indicated. The group No Labels said its members phoned every House member’s office and learned that 174 — about 40.5 percent — were conducting public events, […]

Obama Gets Advice On Jobs Plan

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 23 (UPI) — President Barack Obama got advice for his jobs plan from billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Ford chief Alan Mulally, a White House spokesman said. Josh Earnest told The Hill the president took time from his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Monday to talk with Buffett about possible measures that […]

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