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Three Arrested In Ariz. Airport Bomb Hoax

PHOENIX, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Arizona authorities say three African refugees were arrested after a security check at the Phoenix airport uncovered what appeared to be an explosive device. A U.S. Transportation Security Administration employee discovered a cellphone attached to a container of organic material during a security check on carry-on bags at Phoenix Sky […]

Trio Convicted Of Medicare Fraud

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Two pastors of a defunct Los Angeles church and their former employee have been convicted of healthcare fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said. The three were charged in a $14.2 million Medicare fraud scheme. A federal jury in Los Angeles late Tuesday found Christopher Iruke, 60; his wife, Connie […]

Troops Remove Mine From Afghan Mosque

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces prevented an explosion inside a mosque in southern Afghanistan by removing a mine, the U.S. Defense Department said. The combined forces were searching for a Taliban operative when the Afghan forces discovered an antipersonnel mine Tuesday inside a mosque in the Zharay district of […]

Woman Hurt As Glacier Wave Hits Boat

JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A 60-year-old woman was injured when the tour boat she was aboard was hit by ice chunks and a wave from a calving glacier in Alaska, authorities said. The woman reportedly lost her balance and fell to the deck of the boat when the craft was rocked by the […]

GOP ‘supercommittee’ Picks All Anti-tax

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Sen. Pat Toomey were announced Wednesday as two of six GOP members of the panel charged with cutting the U.S. budget by $1.5 trillion. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio selected Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp and Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, both […]

Members Of Texas Prison Gang Arrested

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Authorities in Texas say members of the Mexican Mafia prison gang have been arrested in Hondo on drug and firearm charges. Nine members and associates of the group, considered the oldest and most powerful prison gang in the United States, were arrested Tuesday in a joint state and federal […]

Capital One To Expand With $2.6B HSBC Deal

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Capital One Financial said Wednesday it had agreed to buy the U.S. credit card division from HSBC for about $2.6 billion in a cash and stock deal. The deal is not expected to close until the second quarter of 2012, Capital One said in a statement. The firm said […]

Boy Survives 20 Minutes Underwater

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A 12-year-old Washington boy has amazed doctors by surviving after being immersed in the Pacific Ocean for almost 20 minutes, authorities said. Charles “Dale” Ostrander’s limp body was recovered from the waters off Long Beach, Wash., 20 minutes after being pulled into the ocean by a riptide Aug. 5, […]

Four-year-old Girl Allegedly Found Naked With Neighbor

REDLANDS, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A California man says he found his 4-year-old daughter naked in a neighbor’s apartment with the unclothed 52-year-old man, police said. The father called Redlands police and waited for them outside the neighbor’s door, The (Riverside) Press-Enterprise reported. Terence Anthony Giberson was arrested Monday night. “He showed remarkable restraint […]

California Girl, 9, Mauled By Pit Bull

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A California girl is recovering after a savage mauling by a neighbor’s pit bull but may have suffered permanent nerve damage, doctors say. Sabrina Carrasco, 9, of Sacramento, was attacked Saturday night, The Sacramento Bee reported. Animal control officers said the pit bull got out of the fenced yard where […]


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