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Clinton Urges Funding For Food Program

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged support Thursday for President Barack Obama’s “Feed The Future” program, which faces a drastic budget cut. Clinton, addressing the International Food Policy Research Bureau in Washington, said the East African drought would have been even more devastating than it has been without the […]

Telephone Trumps Social Media By Teens

ATLANTA, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Many parents may think teens prefer social media over the telephone, but Georgia researchers say most teens favor the telephone. Dr. Martha S. Tingen, the Charles W. Linder Endowed Chair in Pediatrics at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, surveyed 188 ninth-11th graders in four rural Georgia counties. Nearly 54 […]

Pipe Bomb Found On Okla. Gas Line

OKEMAH, Okla., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Authorities said they discovered a pipe bomb attached to a natural gas line on a remote site in Oklahoma. The 12-by-12-inch pipe bomb, disarmed by FBI and state officials, was found near Okemah, about 70 miles east of Oklahoma City Wednesday, The Oklahoman reported. The Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department […]

Missing Grandsons Found In Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The three abducted grandsons of U.S. Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., have been found unharmed in Tijuana, Mexico, police said. The boys, an 11-year-old and twin 9-year-olds, were found with their mother, Jennifer A. Lopez and her husband George DeJongh, in the Mesa de Otay section of Tijuana, The San […]

Appeals Court Overturns Death Penalty

CINCINNATI, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A man sentenced to death in a 1984 killing had his conviction overturned after a federal appeals court in Ohio found his due process rights had been violated. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled John David Stumpf’s rights were violated when prosecutors led a lower court […]

Obama: 2012 ‘more Important’ Than 2008

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) — President Barack Obama said Thursday the U.S. political system is “broken” and that makes the 2012 election “more important than 2008.” Speaking at a fundraiser at the New York home of film producer Harvey Weinstein, Obama reflected on an appearance earlier in the day in Michigan, where he said […]

Owner Could Get Deadly Snakes Back

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The owner of 60 venomous reptiles that were seized from his home by authorities in North Carolina will get them back if he is not charged, officials say. The snakes and lizards, along with nearly 100 frozen dead reptiles, were confiscated from Walter Kidd’s mobile home last week after […]

Kinder Denies Dancer’s Allegations

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Thursday he frequently visited a strip club years ago but denied a former dancer’s claims he was one of her customers. “Like most people, I am not proud of every place I have been. But this woman’s bizarre story is not true,” Kinder, […]

Aruba Asks FBI For Help In Missing Woman Case

ORANJESTAD, Aruba, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Aruba officials are asking the FBI for information on a man being held as a suspect in the disappearance of a woman off the shore of Aruba. Gary Giordano, 50, was initially considered a witness in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md., but after an investigation, […]

Bulger Girlfriend Indicted On Conspiracy

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Catherine Greig, girlfriend of Boston gangster James Whitey Bulger, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on conspiracy charges, prosecutors said. Greig, 60, of Quincy, Mass., was charged with conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive, The Boston Globe reported. The U.S. attorney’s office said Greig knew of a […]

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