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Report: Canada Renaming Military Branches

OTTAWA, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Canadian officials have decided to go back to the country’s old names for its military branches, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. The CBC said it obtained a document revealing the Maritime Command and Air Command will revert to their old names of Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air […]

Anonymous Attacks SF Transit Agency Over Cellphone ‘Censorship’

On Thursday, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), a San Francisco-area transit agency, cut off cellphone service for that city’s Civic Center Station, citing public safety concerns over a rumored protest being planned for the station via social media. The agency has come under fire from the hacktivist group Anonymous, which has called BART’s actions “censorship” — the group reportedly attacked BART’s website on Sunday and organized another protest for Monday.

Man Arrested In Oklahoma Pipe Bomb Attempt

OKEMAH, Okla., Aug. 15 (UPI) — An Oklahoma man has been arrested after authorities said he called 911 and reported he put a pipe bomb on a natural gas pipeline. Daniel Wells Herriman, 40, of Konawa, was arrested Friday, the FBI said, The (Oklahoma City) Oklahoman reported. Special Agent in Charge James Finch said the […]

Obama Quizzed About Choosing Cannon Falls, Minn.

CANNON FALLS, Minn., Aug. 15 (UPI) — The final questioner at President Obama’s town hall meeting in Cannon Falls, Minn., Monday didn’t ask about healthcare or taxes but about Cannon Falls. Why come to Cannon Falls to discuss jobs, building the economy and rural America-related issues, the inquiring pre-teen girl wanted to know. “Well, I […]

Jailed Mob Boss Suspected In Philly Ring

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A jailed mob under-boss is suspected of financing part of a South Philadelphia drug-trafficking and loan-sharking ring, court documents show. The Philadelphia Inquirer Monday identified the under-boss as Joseph “Mousie” Massimino, 61. In a motion this month, authorities said a state investigation was focused on William “Billy” Andrews, a convicted […]

Cherokee Nation Swears In Acting Chief

TAHLEQUAH, Okla., Aug. 15 (UPI) — The Cherokee Nation has sworn in an acting principal chief, who will hold the post until a winner is declared in the chief’s race, officials said. S. Joe Crittenden of Stilwell was sworn in Sunday as deputy chief and will act as temporary principal chief until a winner is […]

Thirty-one Fish Killed, Mutlilated On School Campus

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Police in California say they are searching for someone who killed and mutilated 31 catfish being raised at a high school as part of a student project. A student working on a Future Farmers of America project arrived at the school in Woodland Sunday to find a gate […]

Bear Paws In Luggage Bring Arrest In B.C.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Canadian has been charged with attempting to smuggle bear paws to China in his carry-on luggage at Vancouver International Airport, authorities said. Dismembered bear parts were discovered as the luggage passed through an X-ray machine at airport security Sunday. “We see it occasionally,” Sgt. Dave Jevons told […]

Moody’s Says U.S. Growth Likely Diminished

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A second rating service has lowered its expectations of the U.S. economy, saying the prospects of a substantial recovery soon have declined. Moody’s Analytics, which The Wall Street Journal defines as “a sister company to credit-ratings company Moody’s Investors Service,” has lowered its forecast for the real U.S. gross […]

Toddler Dies After Escape From Home Fire

ALEXANDRIA, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A child who escaped a fire that killed his mother and two siblings in Ontario has died as a result of injuries suffered in the escape, authorities said. The 22-month-old boy, Maxime Desjardins, was injured Friday when his father jumped from a window of the family’s burning home with […]

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