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DRC Sexual Violence Haunts Amnesty

LONDON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Amnesty International said the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo needs to do more to bring perpetrators of sexual violence to justice. Veronique Aubert, deputy director of African affairs at Amnesty International, said in a statement that only a handful of charges were brought against perpetrators of war crimes […]

Israel Deploys UAVs To Monitor Gas Fields

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Israel’s air force has deployed aerial drones to keep watch on the country’s disputed offshore gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean after Hezbollah threatened to target Israel’s energy facilities if it tried to “steal Lebanon’s resources from Lebanese waters.” The Israeli military drew up a plan to protect […]

Sex Offender Arrested At Iowa Fairgrounds

DAVENPORT, Iowa, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A convicted sex offender was arrested after greeting children and families outside an Iowa fairground in the costume of a popular TV character, police said. James Lester Rogers was arrested at the entrance of the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa, because as a convicted sex offender he is […]

Deputy Allegedly Took Bribes To Run Drugs

HOUSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Texas deputy has been charged with taking bribes to escort cocaine shipments through Laredo. Eduardo Garcia, 44, was arrested Monday, the San Antonio Express-News reported. He faces years in prison if he is convicted of bribery and unauthorized access to the law enforcement computer system. Federal prosecutors in Houston […]

Tymoshenko Lawyer Kept Out Of Trial

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A court in Ukraine refused Wednesday to allow former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyer to return to the trial. The court also denied a defense motion to remove prosecutors from the case, Interfax-Ukraine reported. Tymoshenko said prosecutors Lilia Frolova and Oleksandr Mykytenko violated the country’s constitution and laws by […]

Lebanon Monitoring Israeli Border Activity

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The Lebanese military announced it was put on high alert after Israeli forces allegedly advanced several hundred feet across the border. The Lebanese military said it deployed a unit to the border to monitor Israeli activity. The military claimed about a dozen members of the Israeli military advanced more […]

Evidence Found In Missing Mo. Child Case

SENATH, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Police said Wednesday they were investigating a new piece of evidence that may be tied to the disappearance of 3-year-old Breeann Rodriguez of Senath, Mo. Police declined to discuss the nature of the evidence, The Daily Dunklin Democrat in Kennet reported Wednesday. “We’re out south of Senath” searching the […]

U.S Airstrike Kills Chinook Attackers

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan killed the insurgents thought to be responsible for an attack on a helicopter that killed 38 people, officials said Wednesday. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen said the military in Afghanistan tracked the insurgents after they shot down the NATO Chinook helicopter during the […]

U.S.: Cancer Researcher Falsified Data

BOSTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A researcher at the Boston University School of Medicine Cancer Research Center fabricated data in two papers published in scientific journals, authorities say. Federal authorities say former BU Assistant Professor Sheng Wang engaged in research misconduct in projects supported by two federal grants from the National Cancer Institute, The Boston […]

Man Sues Over Police Dog Bite To Groin

GRETNA, La., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A man says his civil rights were violated by a Gretna, La., police officer whose police dog bit into his groin area and virtually severed his penis. Cody Melancon filed a lawsuit against the Gretna Police Department alleging the injury occurred when the officer loosed his dog onto Melancon […]

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