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Obama Creates Atrocities Prevention Board

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — President Obama signed a proclamation Thursday barring human-rights violators from entering the United States. Obama also announced Thursday he is setting up an Interagency Atrocities Prevention Board to help detect and raise early warning signs to better prevent potential atrocities. The board would be set up within 120 days from […]

One Of Norfolk Four Cleared Of Killing

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A former sailor, one of the group known as the Norfolk four, was cleared Thursday in Virginia of a 1997 rape and murder. A special prosecutor told Circuit Court Judge Charles Poston there is not enough evidence to convict Derek Tice of the crime, The Virginian-Pilot reported. “It’s a […]

2 Boys Attacked By Bear At N.J. Campsite

BRANCHVILLE, N.J., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Two boys were treated for injuries after being attacked by a black bear in tents at a New Jersey state forest, officials said. The bear first attacked an 11-year-old sleeping at Stokes State Forest in Sussex County in northwestern New Jersey Wednesday, then a 12-year-old from Jersey City, the […]

Therapy Dog Made Honorary Nurse

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A golden retriever has been made an honorary registered nurse for her services as a therapy dog at a San Antonio hospital. Cindy and her owner and colleague, Suzanne Stanley, were presented with a pin and a Paws That Heal plaque in a ceremony Wednesday at Christus Santa Rosa […]

Hero Cop Faces Prison For Molesting Boys

WELLSBORO, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A former New York City police officer honored in 1982 as a father of the year has pleaded no contest in Pennsylvania to molesting three boys he adopted. William Fox, 66, faces up to 69 years in prison when he is sentenced, the New York Daily News reported. His […]

Judge: Rumsfeld Lawsuit Can Go Forward

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A U.S. judge says a former military translator held in Iraq for nine months can sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for alleged torture. U.S. District Judge James S. Gwin, in court documents ruling on the suit filed in Washington, said the unnamed Arabic translator had a constitutional right to […]

U Of I Names New Chancellor

URBANA, Ill., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Phyllis M. Wise, who has held leadership roles at major public research universities, has been named chancellor of the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus. Wise, now provost and executive vice president at the University of Washington, is to take on the new role Oct. 1, pending approval by the […]

N.Y. Priest, 87, Arrested On Sex Charges

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — An 87-year-old New York priest was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl who had just begun working in his church, authorities said. Father Jaime Duenas was arrested Wednesday inside the rectory of the Church of the Blessed Lady in Queens, the New York Daily News reported. The […]

Karachi Violence Troubles London

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A peaceful Karachi is integral to a prosperous and stable Pakistan, the British government said amid concerns of ethnic violence. Ethnic and political violence in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, claimed at least 10 lives in recent days, raising the death toll to at least 36 during the first week of […]

Suit: School’s ‘Wigger Day’ Discriminatory

RED WING, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A lawsuit charges a Minnesota school violated anti-discrimination law by allowing a racist homecoming event in which white students mocked African-Americans. During “Wigger Day” — a reference to whites who imitate mannerisms, speech and clothing of some African-Americans — dozens of students wore baggy pants and displayed gang […]

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