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Man Accused Of Shooting At City Truck

NEWARK, Ohio, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A Newark, Ohio, man was arrested and charged with shooting at a city truck spraying for mosquitoes, police said. David Brown, 56, is accused of shooting at a Licking County Health Department truck multiple times Wednesday afternoon, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported. The driver, Ronald Dierks, 71, drove to […]

Suit Over Mexican Teen’s Death Dismissed

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The parents of a Mexican teenager shot and killed by a U.S. border patrol agent have no grounds in U.S. law to sue the government, a federal judge says. Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones threw out the lawsuit filed by Maria Guadalupe Guereca Betancour and Jesus Hernandez, […]

Terror Deaths Drop For Third Year — Report

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — The number of worldwide deaths from terrorism dropped in 2010 for the third consecutive year, the U.S. State Department said Thursday. In its annual “Country Reports on Terrorism 2010,” the department said al-Qaida remained the pre-eminent terrorist threat to the United States. Though al-Qaida’s core in Pakistan “has become weaker, […]

Argentina Primaries Hint At Tough Election

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Argentina is heading for a tough campaign for the Oct. 23 presidential election after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner emerged victorious in a primary election seen as a test of her continued appeal and the fragmented opposition’s collective strength. The incumbent’s clear victory had two immediate outcomes: It gave […]

Report: Husband Suspect In Wife’s Killing

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 18 (UPI) — A man who was shot four times and survived was being questioned about his wife’s killing in New Jersey with a single shot to the heart, a police source said. The source told the New York Post that Kashish Pervaiz’s wounds were all “superficial.” Pervaiz and his wife, Nazish […]

Former Miss. Federal Prosecutor Dies

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Dunn Lampton, a federal prosecutor in Mississippi who pursued two civil rights cases dating from the 1960s, has died, a coroner said. Lampton, 60, of McComb, died Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Miss., Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. She said Lampton, who was […]

U.S. Probe Questions S&P Ratings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Washington is probing whether Standard & Poor’s improperly issued mortgage securities credit ratings to benefit itself, people involved in the probe said. The investigation began before S&P, part of the McGraw-Hill Cos., downgraded the long-term U.S. debt rating this month, The New York Times reported Thursday. The inquiry is likely […]

One-Month Inflation Vacation Is Over

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) —  The Consumer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in July while the core rate rose 0.2 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. The index has risen 3.6 percent in the last 12 months before the seasonal adjustment, the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a release. […]

Leading Indicators Show Weak Growth

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) —  The U.S. index of leading economic indicators rose 0.5 percent in July after rising 0.3 percent in June, the Conference Board said Thursday. The Leading Economic Index in July rose to 115.8 with gains in the money supply and in lower interest rates. That was it, however, for gains. […]

Existing Home Sales Up From A Year Ago

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped from June to July but rose sharply from June 2010, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Sales of single-family homes, including co-ops, condominiums and townhouses, fell 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.67 million homes. Sales, however, were 21 percent […]

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