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Iowa To Allow Lead Shot In Dove Hunting

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Iowa lawmakers, going against a national trend, say they will allow lead ammunition for dove hunting in the season set to open Sept. 1. Environmentalists and wildlife experts have been locked in a nationwide battle with hunters and gun groups over whether hunters should be permitted to use […]

Mexico Arrests Suspected Cartel Leader

CHIHUAHUA CITY, Mexico, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Mexican authorities say they’ve arrested a man believed to be the successor to “El Diego,” a Juarez drug cartel leader captured earlier this month. Jesus Antonio Rincon Chavero was arrested Aug. 16 by the Mexican army in Chihuahua City and handed over to a federal organized crime unit, […]

Dating Site Will Screen Out Sex Offenders

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The online dating Web site Match.com has settled a California lawsuit by agreeing to screen known sex offenders from membership. The suit, filed by screenwriter Carole Markin, placed a spotlight on the perils of computer-generated dating, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Markin, 54, was attacked on a second […]

Poll: Romney, Obama Tied In Popular Vote

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is tied with President Obama in the popular vote and Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 6 points back, a new poll showed. The latest Public Politic Polling indicated Obama is tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 45 percent, the same as […]

Feds Break Up Florida Pill Mill Operation

MIAMI, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Federal authorities used racketeering statutes to charge 32 people with operating Florida pill mills that racked up profits of more than $40 million. FBI Special Agent in Charge John V. Gillies said law enforcement dismantled the nation’s largest criminal organization that was illegally distributing painkillers and steroids, The Miami Herald […]

A Third Say Race Relations Have Improved

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A third of Americans say race relations have improved under President Obama but a plurality say they haven’t changed, a Gallup-USA Today poll indicated. Thirty-five percent said they think race relations improved while 23 percent said relations got worse, results released Wednesday indicated. Forty-one percent said they thought race […]

Ex-officer Charged In Journalist’s Death

MOSCOW, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A former senior Russian police officer was arrested on suspicion of organizing the 2006 murder of investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya, officials said. Lt. Col. Dmitry Pavlyuchenkov, who was detained Tuesday, also is suspected of supplying the killer a weapon in the fatal shooting of Politkovskaya, RIA Novosti reported. “The investigation […]

Perry Presided Over Most Executions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — As the chief executive of the state of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has overseen more executions than any other governor in modern history, records indicate. To date, the Republican presidential primary candidate has allowed 234 death row inmates in Texas to be executed, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. That number, […]

Colombia Opts For Sovereign Public Schools

BOGOTA, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The Colombian government has decided against a controversial plan to allow private companies to finance public universities, officials said. President Juan Manuel Santos said in a press release Tuesday the government has discarded a proposal that would have ended the autonomy of public universities, El Tiempo reported. “The government accepts […]

DuPree Primary Win Historic In Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Aug. 24 (UPI) — History was made in Mississippi when Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree became the first African-American in modern times to be a major-party nominee for governor. DuPree, 57, defeated Clarksdale lawyer and businessman Bill Luckett, 63, in the Democratic runoff Tuesday, capturing 55 percent of the vote, The (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger reported. […]

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