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Jill Biden, Frist Urge More Somalia Aid

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — An opinion piece by Jill Biden and former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist says famine in Somalia “threatens to overwhelm the international response.” The piece is scheduled to be published Friday in USA Today, the White House said. Jill Biden is a physician and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife. Frist, from […]

Pair Charged With Killing Officer From UAE

HOUSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Two young Houston men face capital murder charges for allegedly killing a military captain from the United Arab Emirates during a robbery. Detone Lewayne Price, 18, was arrested Wednesday at his home, the Houston Chronicle reported. Police were searching for Corey Trevon Perry. Salem Al Mazrouei, 28, was staying in […]

Drug Trial Delayed For Zahra’s Stepmom

STATESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Elisa Baker, the North Carolina woman charged with killing her stepdaughter, will not face federal drug charges until at least November, a judge has ruled. At a hearing Wednesday, the judge scheduled a new hearing Nov. 7 in Statesville, N.C., on the drug charges, the Charlotte Observer reported. Baker […]

Woman Gets Five Years In Navy Veterans Scam

CLEVELAND, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A Cleveland judge sentenced a Tampa, Fla., woman to five years in prison for bilking donors to a phony veterans charity whose founder remains at large. Blanca Contreras, 39 — who admitted falsifying documents and cashing nearly $500,000 in checks from fraudulent U.S. Navy Veterans Association accounts — wept as […]

New Policy In Chlamydia Treatment In Mass.

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Massachusetts says new regulations will allow sex partners of patients with chlamydia to get a prescription for antibiotic treatment without seeing a doctor. State health regulators say the new rules are aimed at controlling chlamydia, which is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States and endemic […]

Betty Ford Wills $500K To Ford Center

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Former first lady Betty Ford left $500,000 to the California addiction treatment center she co-founded after her own battle with alcoholism, officials said. Mary Pattiz, chairwoman of the board at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, said Wednesday $400,000 was a direct bequest to the center and […]

Britain’s Riot Suspects Include 11-year-old Girl

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — An 11-year-old girl is among the 1,500 arrested in four days of rioting and violence in Britain, police said Thursday. Though she apparently was the youngest suspect, others were almost as young. The girl was charged with criminal damage and attempted criminal damage in Nottingham, England, where three 14 year […]

Not Giving Daughter Medicine Ruled Neglect

DETROIT, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The lawyer for a Detroit mother found guilty of neglect for refusing to give her daughter medicine for a mental disorder says he’s considering appealing. Maryanne Godboldo was found in neglect Wednesday by a Wayne County jury, The Detroit News reported. Godboldo allegedly kept police in a four-hour standoff and […]

Bail Set At $1.25 Million For Doughertys

PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Bail was set at $1.25 million each Thursday for a Florida woman and her brothers, captured in Colorado after a cross-country drive. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, and Ryan Dougherty, 21, could face charges in Florida, Georgia and Colorado, and possibly federal charges as well, The Denver […]

2 Drown In Rough Lake Michigan Waters

SAUGATUCK, Mich., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The bodies of two Michigan men were found in Lake Michigan after being swept away in huge waves and rip currents brought on by high winds, authorities said. Daniel J. Reed, 46, of Redford Township, and his nephew, Brad Stoner, 22, of Livonia, were found Wednesday about a quarter […]

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