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Couple Agrees To Plead Guilty In Baby Sale

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) — An Indiana couple has agreed to plead guilty to trying to purchase a baby from a homeless couple for about $300, officials said. If a judge approves the plea deal, Michael Overby, 57, would serve four years in prison, while his wife, Debbie Overby, 50, would serve two years; both […]

Dozen Donors Give Big Bucks To Super PACs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A dozen donors gave more than half the money collected by the biggest political action committees trying to influence the 2012 election, an analysis indicates. The USA Today review published Thursday indicated donations collected by Republican-affiliated groups outpaced Democratic groups by more than 2-to-1. Overall, seven so-called super PACs raked […]

School Store Pulls Obama-mocking Mints

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Officials with the University of Tennessee bookstore got rid of novelty candies mocking President Barack Obama after a state congressman found them offensive. David Kent, director of the bookstore, said the $2.99 mints, which bear the president’s image and the words, “This is change? Disappointmints,” were pulled from the […]

57 Convicted In Swedish Doping Ring

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) — After a lengthy trial, 57 people were convicted for their roles in a massive doping ring, one of the largest criminal cases in Swedish history, officials said. Seventy people were originally charged in the case for manufacturing and selling illegal doping drugs, the Swedish news agency TT reported Thursday. […]

Jaywalking Mother Opts For New Trial

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The Georgia mother convicted of jaywalking in an incident that left her 4-year-old son dead will ask for the case to be retried, her attorney said. Raquel Nelson, sentenced last week to a year of probation in the case that left her son A.J. dead, was convicted of secondary vehicular […]

Perry Surgery Included Stem-cell Injection

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Possible U.S. presidential hopeful Rick Perry received an experimental injection of his own stem cells when he had back surgery, his office confirmed. The spinal-fusion and nerve-decompression procedure to treat a recurring back injury of the Republican Texas governor included “the innovative use of his own adult stem cells,” […]

Court Documents Say U.S. Knew About Coke

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) — U.S. officials let the Sinaloa drug cartel smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for intelligence about rival cartels, court documents say. The claim was made by attorneys in defense of Mexico’s Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges […]

Court: Refusal To Bathe Before Sex Is Rape

ROME, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A husband’s refusal to bathe before demanding sex from his wife and his refusal to listen to her pleas to stop constitute rape, Italy’s Supreme Court ruled. Court records indicate a 51-year-old Sicilian shepherd had a habit of “returning from tending sheep in the fields and imposing sex on his […]

New Generals Appointed In Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Turkey appointed a slate of new military commanders Thursday after a number of top generals resigned in a surprise move last week, the government said. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a new set of commanding officers for the Turkish military following three days of talks at the Supreme Military […]

Cardiac Arrest? Here’s A Sandwich

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 63-year-old Swedish man suffered cardiac arrest on a Ryanair flight and the crew simply offered him a sandwich and a soft drink, the man’s angry family said. And the crew insisted he pay for the food, passenger Billie Appleton told the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet. “We want Ryainair to […]

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