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3 Charged In Mini-golf Slaying

BARRIE, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A weekend outing at a mini-golf course with his daughter and girlfriend left a Canadian man dead and three alleged young assailants facing murder charges. Bradley Hubbard, 42, of Collingwood, Ontario, was killed about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Putting Edge in Barrie, an indoor glow-in-the-dark, mini-golf facility north of […]

Release Urged For Men Accused Of Being Gay

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Amnesty International called Monday for the immediate release of two young men to be tried Thursday in Cameroon on charges of homosexuality. The human rights group also urged repeal of the “draconian” law used to imprison them. The two men, identified only by first names — Jonas, 19, and […]

New Maps Likely To Help Georgia GOP

ATLANTA, Aug. 15 (UPI) — New rules for the Georgia Senate likely will quicken passage of political maps favoring the Republican majority, observers say. The rules, in effect only during the special session, expected to last at least a few weeks, won passage Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The rules do away with the required […]

Egg Cholesterol Depends On What Hen Eats

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 15 (UPI) — How much cholesterol eggs give a person depend on what the hen laying the eggs eats, researchers in Israel say. Dr. Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University’s School of Health Professions and colleagues designed feeds that were high in antioxidants and lower in omega-6 fatty acids, based on […]

Man Sentenced In Iran Missile Plot

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — An Iranian national who pleaded guilty to attempting to export missile components and radio test sets to Iran was sentenced in Chicago to 51 months in prison. Davoud Baniameri, 38, of Woodland Hills, Calif., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayanin, the Justice Department said Monday. “This defendant […]

Study: Pathogens In Produce Resist Washing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 15 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say a study showing E. coli and salmonella can live inside plant tissues means washing the outside of produce may not be enough to remove them. Scientists at Purdue University say E. collie was found in the tissues of mung bean sprouts and salmonella in peanut […]

3 Wounded In Winnipeg Garage Shooting

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Three men were wounded when a gunman opened fire as they stood in a garage in suburban Winnipeg, Manitoba, police said. The victims of the 9 p.m. Sunday shooting had not been named but were listed as 26, 29 and 30 years old, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. All […]

Five Plead Not Guilty In Alleged Jihad Plot

NEW BERN, N.C., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Five North Carolina men Monday pleaded not guilty to being part of a local terrorism ring that planned jihad overseas. Two other defendants have pleaded guilty, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported. Daniel Patrick Boyd, described as the ringleader of the group, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy […]

Pakistan Gave China Peek At U.S. Copter

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Pakistan gave Chinese military experts access to a top-secret U.S. stealth helicopter used in the Osama bin Laden raid, Financial Times reported Monday. The British business newspaper said it learned Chinese military engineers were allowed to take photographs and remove pieces of the high-tech aircraft U.S. forces left behind […]

Retailers Expect Flat Back-to-school Sales

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A national trade group said U.S. retailers could expect back-to-school sales on par with 2010 or just slightly under that. The National Retail Federation predicted back-to-school shopping to average $604 per family, just $2 shy of what was predicted a year ago, The Detroit News reported Monday. Many stores this […]

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