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Humala Sworn In As President Of Peru

LIMA, July 28 (UPI) — Ollanta Humala did the expected as he was sworn in Thursday as president of Peru and announced increases in the minimum wage and old-age pensions. Humala, a left-of-center politician who ran for president on a more centrist platform, announced the creation of a new department, the ministry of development and […]

AWOL Soldier Evidently Aimed At Fort Hood

KILLEEN, Texas, July 28 (UPI) — An AWOL soldier arrested in Killeen, Texas, appeared to be preparing for a bomb attack on Fort Hood, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Pfc. Nassar Jason Abdo had been absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., since July 4. He was arrested Wednesday in a motel room in Killeen, […]

Warren Jeffs Acts As Own Lawyer At Trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 28 (UPI) — Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was allowed Thursday to handle his own defense in a Texas trial and then made no opening statement. Jeffs announced he had fired his legal team as opening statements were about to start in his trial for allegedly taking teenage girls as plural wives, […]

Tropical Storm Don Headed To U.S.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 28 (UPI) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tropical Storm Don will hit the Texas coast near Corpus Christi late Friday or early Saturday morning. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass. A tropical storm watch was in […]

Tea Party Blasts GOP ‘Stupak Defectors’

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) — Tea Party activists Thursday denounced four GOP House members for breaking a pledge to vote against a debt-limit increase without a balanced-budget amendment. Tom Trento, national security chairman for the Tea Party National Convention and a director of the Tea Party Founding Fathers, called out GOP Reps. James Lankford of […]

Why Americans Live Shorter Lives

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) — The U.S.-European life expectancy gap would disappear if obesity, diabetes and hypertension among middle-age Americans dropped to European levels, experts say. Dana Goldman, director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at University of Southern California, and colleagues at Rand Corp. and Harvard School of Public Health, […]

Swedish Boy Convicted For Underage Sex

HELSINGBORG, Sweden, July 28 (UPI) — A 15-year-old Swedish boy on appeal was found guilty of child exploitation because he had sex with his underage girlfriend. The Court of Appeal for Skane and Blekinge reversed an acquittal handed down in May by the Helsingborg District Court, the Helsingborg Dagbladet reported Wednesday. The teen said he […]

Four Arrested In Footlocker Death Of Child

PHOENIX, July 28 (UPI) — Phoenix police said Thursday they arrested four people in the death of a 10-year-old girl who suffocated in a footlocker earlier this month. Ame Deal died inside the footlocker July 12 during what the suspects said was a game of hide-and-seek; however, police said in a written statement further investigation […]

Slow Sales Slash Gaming Device Price

REDMOND, Wash., July 28 (UPI) — Nintendo officials said they are cutting the price of the handheld 3DS gaming device from $249.99 to $169.99 in the United States. The move possibly indicates the company, of Kyoto, Japan, is disappointed with the device’s slow sales, CNN reported Thursday. The 3DS’s price is scheduled to be slashed […]

Libya Jihadists: Clear And Present Danger?

LONDON, July 28 (UPI) — As Libya’s Transitional National Council edges toward power, the North African country’s fraught political scene is overshadowed by what Donald Rumsfeld would have called a great known unknown. No one knows or can tell how strong the extreme Islamist or jihadist element actually is in Libya’s rebel ranks but many […]

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