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Responders Not Invited To Sept. 11 Event

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) — First responders who rushed to the disaster scene on Sept. 11, 2001, are not invited to this year’s memorial service at Ground Zero, New York officials confirm. The service is scheduled for Sept. 11, 10 years after the terror attacks. In a statement, a spokesman for New York Mayor […]

Russia’s New Stealth Fighter Debuts

ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Russia’s new stealth fighter jet, the Sukhoi T-50, made its public debut Tuesday at the MAKS-2011 air show near Moscow. The jet, also called the PAK FA, will enter service in 2014 or 2015, Russia’s air force chief said Tuesday, RIA Novosti reported. “We will receive a T-50 prototype […]

Alleged Adulteress Kills Self, 2 Children

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Bangladeshi woman who killed herself and two of her children did so because she had been declared an outcast for adultery, investigators said Tuesday. The High Court ordered nine people, including the local police chief, to answer questions about Ferdousi Akhter’s murder-suicide, reported. The 35-year-old woman jumped […]

Cornyn Upset By ATF Promotions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn Tuesday bashed the decision to promote three federal law enforcement supervisors at the center of a controversial gun sting operation. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday William G. McMahon, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ deputy director of operations in the West, and […]

Panetta: Cuts Could ‘hollow Out’ Defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A $350 billion cut in the U.S. Defense Department’s budget and the threat of losing $500 billion more would “result in hollowing out the force” and weaken the country’s ability to respond to threats, U.S. Defense Secretary Lean Panetta said Tuesday. “I don’t think we have to choose between our […]

Maintenance Man Admits Killing Feral Cats

COLORADO SPRINGS, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A maintenance man at a mobile home park for retirees in Colorado Springs has admitted killing three cats. David Leisage faces a fine of up to $1,000 when he is sentenced, KKTV reported Monday. Investigators said Leisage, trying to keep down the number of stray cats at La Cresta […]

Ariz. Border Immigrant Deaths Drop 38 Pct

TUCSON, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Migrant deaths along the Arizona border declined 38 percent in the past 10 months compared with the same period a year ago, officials said. The Border Patrol’s Tucson sector reported 132 migrant deaths for the 10 months ending July 31, down from 212 a year before, The Arizona Republic reported. […]

Mass. City Loses Discrimination Appeal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 16 (UPI) — The long legal fight by Cambridge, Mass., officials against a racial discrimination case has made the ultimate verdict more expensive, a lawyer says. Ellen Zucker, who represents Malvina Monteiro, told The Boston Globe the city will have to pay more than $10 million. In 2008, a jury ruled Monteiro […]

Man Arraigned On Charge Of Killing Girl

KENNETT, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Missouri man who allegedly told police he killed a 3-year-old neighbor and dumped her body in a drainage ditch was arraigned Tuesday on a murder charge. Shawn Morgan, 43, of Senath appeared at the Dunklin County courthouse under heavy guard and wearing a bulletproof vest and chains, The […]

Buzz Aldrin Battling His Family In Court

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Buzz Aldrin, the former U.S. astronaut renowned as the second man to walk on the moon, is locked in a legal battle with his estranged wife and her daughter. Aldrin, 81, filed for divorce from Lois Driggs Aldrin, his wife of 23 years, on June 15, citing irreconcilable differences. […]


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