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Gulf Of Guinea Pirates Trigger Alarm

PORTO-NOVO, Benin, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa are increasingly sharply in a region that is becoming a major oil-producing zone and trading hub. Security and shipping analysts say the number of attacks is underreported and that, left unchecked, the emerging crisis could soon rival the Somali piracy scourge […]

Tymoshenko Predicts End To Ukraine’s Government

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 15 (UPI) — It’s only a matter of time before the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych falls like other authoritarian regimes, Yulia Tymoshenko writes. Tymoshenko, a former prime minister and opposition leader, is jailed in Kiev during her trial on corruption charges stemming from a 2009 gas deal with Russian energy […]

Butte Robber May Be ‘bad Hair Bandit’

BUTTE, Mont., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Montana police say a woman who robbed a Butte bank may be the “bad hair bandit” suspected in 18 bank robberies in Oregon and Washington since 2010. A heavy-set woman wearing a wig entered the Butte bank and gave the teller a note demanding money, implying she had a […]

DRC Gears Up For November Election

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said more people registered to vote for November presidential elections than expected. Voters in the DRC head to the polls to elect their next president in November. Slightly more than 25 million people registered for the 2006 vote. […]

Pit Bull Kills Pregnant Calif. Woman

PACIFICA, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) — The husband of a pregnant California woman fatally mauled by the family’s pet pit bull says he doesn’t blame the dog, which was shot and killed by police. “They are the most loving animals I have ever had in my life. Whatever happened right now was not the breed’s […]

Record Rainfall Inundates NYC

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The nearly 8 inches of rain soaking parts of New York City broke records, stranded drivers, and is what one would expect in a major hurricane, officials said. Sunday’s rain is the most recorded in New York City in a single day since the National Weather Service started keeping […]

Rustlers Make Off With Texas Cattle

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Rustlers struck a Fort Worth, Texas, ranch, making off with a horse trailer and an undetermined number of cows, their owner said. On Saturday,Tommy Russell, 53, went to a leased pasture where he keeps 44 head of cattle and found the thieves had cut a gate lock and […]

Toxins In Calif. Sport Fish Measured

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A study of toxins in California sport fish found worrisome levels of PCBs and methylmercury at several spots near San Diego Bay, authorities said. Moderate-to-high levels of pollutants were found in species including bass, perch, rockfish and shark, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday. San Diego, like other industrial […]

Egyptian Booted Out Of Sweden Freed

CAIRO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — An Egyptian man deported from Sweden to Egypt and held in a Cairo prison for nearly a decade has been freed, officials said. It remained to be seen Monday if Sweden will let Ahmed Agiza return to the country where he has family, Svergies Television said. Janne Flyghed, professor of […]

Detroit Seeks Protective Order In Death

DETROIT, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Police are “stonewalling” at every turn in a lawsuit in the death of a 7-year-old girl, allegedly shot by a Detroit police officer, an attorney said. The city wants a protective order to keep secret all documents and depositions in the May 16, 2010, incident, in which a police officer […]


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