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Book Prompts Questions In Wallenberg Case

STOCK, Sweden, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Researchers say Russia intentionally withheld information about a Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. The assertion is based on a new book, “Secrets of the Third Reich Diplomacy,” which includes transcripts of interrogations of German diplomats imprisoned after World War II […]

Canada Rules HIV Killer Dangerous

HAMILTON, Ontario, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Canadian court Tuesday imposed the designation of dangerous offender on a man in Hamilton, Ontario, convicted of killing two women by giving them HIV. Ontario provincial Justice Thomas Lofchik ruled 54-year-old Johnson Aziga, the first man in Canada convicted of first-degree murder via human immunodeficiency virus transmission, was […]

Senate Approves Debt Limit Bill, Passes To Obama

Today, the United States Senate approved the compromise bill that passed the House yesterday. The bill, which raises the debt ceiling and reduces the deficit, will now be passed to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

Rep. Doug Lamborn Sorry For Obama Comment

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Republican congressman has apologized to President Barack Obama for saying being linked to him was “like touching a tar baby.” Speaking of the debt ceiling issue, Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., said during an interview with a Denver radio station Friday: “I don’t even want to have to be associated […]

Iraq Revives Attempt To Buy U.S. F-16s

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Iraq is renewing its bid to buy F-16 jet fighters from the United States, the Pentagon says. Maj. Christopher Perrine, a Defense Department spokesman, told the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram more negotiations are planned after the sale of 18 warplanes was put on hold because Iraq did not budget the […]

Crashes Drop With Intersection Cameras

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Cameras at intersections to catch drivers running red lights have significantly cut the most dangerous type of collision, a Texas study released Tuesday shows. The Texas Transportation Institute’s Center for Transportation Safety compared records at 275 intersections for the three years before and after cameras were installed. Investigators […]

Texas Homeowner Who Killed Teen Cleared

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A San Antonio homeowner who shot a college student to death has been cleared of murder in his second trial. Ray Lemes, 52, was acquitted Monday night in the Aug. 4, 2007, death of Tracy Glass, 19, a student at Angelo State University, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Lemes […]

KFOR Blocks Entry Of Supply Vehicles

JARINJE, Kosovo, Aug. 2 (UPI) — NATO’s Kosovo force has barred entry of vehicles carrying food, medical supplies and heating fuel to Serbs in northern Kosovo, a news agency reports. KFOR soldiers have “an order” to stop vehicles carrying the goods through the entry point at Jarinje, drivers were told, B92 reported, citing the Tanjug […]

Police Seek Stolen Helicopter In Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Police in Oklahoma say a search is on for a helicopter stolen from the grounds of an Oklahoma City construction company. Shortly after the theft was reported at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the search moved to west Oklahoma City where a police officer had earlier reported seeing a helicopter on […]

Peacekeepers Killed In Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Four members of the Ethiopian contingent to a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Sudan were killed Tuesday in the disputed region of Abyei. Ethiopian members of the newly created U.N. Interim Security Force for Abyei were on patrol in the region when they struck a land mine. Four soldiers were […]

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