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British Council Targeted In Suicide Blasts

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Two suicide explosions went off Friday near the British Council in the Afghan capital of Kabul, with casualties reported, authorities said. CNN reported at least four were injured in the attacks. One of the attackers set off the first blast after driving his explosives-laden vehicle close to the British […]

Relatives Deny Girl’s Abuse Death

PHOENIX, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Four relatives of a 10-year-old Phoenix girl who died inside a plastic box have pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges. Judith Deal, 72, the dead girl’s grandmother; Cynthia Stolzmann, 39, her aunt; and two other family members, John and Samantha Allen, both 23, appeared in court Wednesday, […]

Nogales Tunnel Allegedly Used For Drugs

NOGALES, Ariz., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Two young men and a juvenile have been charged with smuggling a ton of marijuana through a tunnel between Nogales, Mexico, and Nogales, Ariz. The trio were arrested Tuesday, the Nogales (Ariz.) International reported. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they were in a truck loaded with more than 2,600 […]

Former Wis. Governor To Run For Senate

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson has announced campaign co-chairmen, but stopped short of formally announcing he will run for the U.S. Senate. Thompson said Wednesday that state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Jim Klauser, a top aide to Thompson when he was governor, will be the co-chairmen of […]

2 Plead Guilty In Swastika Branding Case

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Two New Mexico men pleaded guilty Thursday to hate crimes in a racially motivated attack on a developmentally disabled Navajo man, federal prosecutors said. Paul Beebe, 27, and Jesse Sanford, 25, had entered Alford pleas last month in state court, where they were accused of branding a swastika and drawing […]

Guilty Plea In Times Square Bomb Case

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A New York man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to running an unlicensed money transfer business between the United States and Pakistan. One of the money transfers facilitated by Mohammad Younis was used to fund the May 1, 2010, attempt by Faisal Shahzad to set off a car […]

Judge Denies Motions In Facebook Suit

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18 (UPI) — A judge has denied a series of motions by an upstate New York businessman who claims to have co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg. Paul Ceglia is seeking a 50 percent share of Facebook, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News reported. A lawyer for Zuckerberg said he believes Ceglia has little chance. […]

Judge Acquits ‘predator’ Snared By TV Show

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 18 (UPI) — A California man who was snared five years ago by the NBC show “To Catch a Predator” has been acquitted of sex charges. A judge in Sonoma County dismissed the charges Tuesday against Joseph Roisman, 26, of Watsonville, The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported. Judge Arthur Wick […]

Judge Dismisses Teenage Prostitute’s Suit

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) — An online advertising company cannot be held responsible for its use by a pimp offering a 14-year-old girl for sex, a federal judge in St. Louis says. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Mummert ruled Monday that and Village Voice Media Holdings are protected by the Communications Decency Act from […]

Rep. Want U.S. Ballots In English Only

DENVER, Aug. 18 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., says he plans to introduce legislature to have all U.S. ballots printed English only. Coffman said Wednesday his legislation will repeal Section 203 of the 1973 Voting Rights Act that requires jurisdictions with large populations of residents who are not proficient in English to print […]


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