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ATF Says Agents Were Not Promoted

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms denies a published report that three of its agents involved in a controversial weapons operation were promoted. The agency said Wednesday the agents were transferred to Washington from Phoenix with no change in rank and pay grade. “They did not receive salary or […]

Ohio Brother Accused Of Killing Sister

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 19 (UPI) — An Ohio man is accused of killing his sister, who helped send him to jail on bank fraud charges, police say. Montgomery County sheriff’s arrested Zachary Burba, 39, Wednesday for allegedly killing his sister with a single gunshot to the head, three weeks after he was released from federal […]

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 […]

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