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Man Arrested For Shooting Raccoons

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Costa Mesa, Calif., man was arrested on suspicion of shooting two raccoons, police say. Samuel K. Gregory, who allegedly shot a mother and baby raccoon, could be charged with cruelty to animals, a felony, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two raccoons were brought to All Creatures […]

‘Wired’ Glove Improves Touch Sense

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Researchers at Georgia Tech say a newly developed glove with a special vibrating fingertip can improve the wearer’s sense of touch. Applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip during the glove’s use improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance, Georgia Tech scientists Jun Ueda and Minoru Shinohara said. […]

4 Sentenced For Killing Couple

PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Four men who admitted participating in the killing of a Florida couple during a home invasion and robbery were sentenced Thursday to prison terms. Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Sr., Gary Lamont Sumner Jr., Rakeem Chavez Florence and Frederick Lee Thornton Jr. all pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. At the sentencing, […]

4 Former Soldiers Sentenced To 6,060 Years

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Former members of the Guatemalan army were each sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for 201 deaths in a 1982 massacre during the Guatemalan Civil War. Lt. Carlos Antonio Carias and special forces soldiers Manuel Pop Sun, Reyes Collin Gualip and Daniel Martinez were each sentenced to 30 years […]

Toy Truck Saves Soldiers From Bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A U.S. Army sergeant says a radio-controlled toy truck given to him by his brother saved the lives of six fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden said he’s been using the tiny truck, equipped with a miniature video camera, to run ahead on patrol and look for […]

Guilty Plea In Transgender Attack

TOWSON, Md., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Maryland woman admitted Thursday she attacked a transgender woman and pleaded guilty to assault and a hate crime. Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said he plans to ask for a five-year sentence for Teonna Monae Brown, 19, The Baltimore Sun reported. She is scheduled to be sentenced […]

Namibia Donates $500,000 For Somalia

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Namibia has pledged $500,000 for famine relief in Somalia, Information Minister Joel Kapaanda announced Thursday. Kapaanda told Voice of America that Namibian officials hope its action will inspire other African Union countries. “Our government has decided to support the people of Somalia and of the Horn of Africa,” Kapaanda […]

Levi Aron Fit For Trial; Pleads Not Guilty

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A man accused of kidnapping, murdering and dismembering an 8-year-old New York boy pleaded not guilty Thursday after he was deemed fit to stand trial. Levi Aron’s lawyers said during the arraignment they would still consider an insanity defense and requested state Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog keep Aron […]

Sowell Said ‘meaner’ After Service Stint

CLEVELAND, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The half sister of Anthony Sowell testified the convicted Cleveland serial killer became meaner after he returned from a stint in the military. In the sentencing phase of the trial of Sowell, convicted July 22 for the murder of 11 women in and around his Cleveland-area home, Tressa Garrison said […]

Murder Trial Delayed For Retardation Tests

EL RENO, Okla., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused in five deaths was postponed by a judge after the man’s lawyers argued he may be deemed legally mentally retarded. A mental-retardation determination would make defendant Joshua Steven Durcho, 28, ineligible for the death penalty on the five counts of […]

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