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R.I. City Files For Bankruptcy Protection

CENTRAL FALL, R.I., Aug. 2 (UPI) — The city of Central Falls, R.I., battered by debt and years of financial woes, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Robert Flanders Jr., who took over the city’s government last year as a receiver, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Monday, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Among other problems, […]

Lawyer Gets 4 Months For Lying To FBI

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Cleveland lawyer was sentenced to four months in jail Tuesday for his part in a case-fixing scandal involving a former Cuyahoga County auditor. A federal judge in Akron also ordered Joseph O’Malley to spend six months in home confinement, pay a $10,000 fine and perform 250 hours of […]

Gingrich Swears Twitter Followers Are Real

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Newt Gingrich’s campaign says he does have 1.3 million Twitter followers, despite charges that some were made up. On Sunday, the former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate complained to his hometown Georgia newspaper, the Marietta Daily Journal, that the media are ignoring him even though he has […]

Woman Got Benefits For Years After Death

JENNINGS, Mo., Aug. 2 (UPI) — A woman last seen alive in 1994 was still getting Social Security checks when her mummified remains were found in a Missouri home in February, an official says. The remains of Gladys Stansbury were discovered Feb. 26 by relatives cleaning out the Jennings, Mo., home of her 75-year-old daughter, […]

Trial To Be Moved In Zahra Baker Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 2 (UPI) — Elisa Baker’s North Carolina trial will be moved because of excessive publicity surrounding the death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter Zahra, a judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Timothy Kincaid granted a change of venue after Baker’s defense attorney argued it would be impossible for her to get a fair […]

Jobs To Be Top Focus In The Fall

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Discussions about jobs shoved aside debt ceiling talk just minutes after the U.S. Senate passed a bill raising the debt limit and cutting the federal deficit. President Obama pledged Tuesday he would “fight for what the American people care most about: new jobs, higher wages and faster economic growth.” Congressional […]

Book Prompts Questions In Wallenberg Case

STOCK, Sweden, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Researchers say Russia intentionally withheld information about a Swedish diplomat credited with saving the lives of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. The assertion is based on a new book, “Secrets of the Third Reich Diplomacy,” which includes transcripts of interrogations of German diplomats imprisoned after World War II […]

Canada Rules HIV Killer Dangerous

HAMILTON, Ontario, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Canadian court Tuesday imposed the designation of dangerous offender on a man in Hamilton, Ontario, convicted of killing two women by giving them HIV. Ontario provincial Justice Thomas Lofchik ruled 54-year-old Johnson Aziga, the first man in Canada convicted of first-degree murder via human immunodeficiency virus transmission, was […]

Senate Approves Debt Limit Bill, Passes To Obama

Today, the United States Senate approved the compromise bill that passed the House yesterday. The bill, which raises the debt ceiling and reduces the deficit, will now be passed to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

Rep. Doug Lamborn Sorry For Obama Comment

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A Republican congressman has apologized to President Barack Obama for saying being linked to him was “like touching a tar baby.” Speaking of the debt ceiling issue, Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., said during an interview with a Denver radio station Friday: “I don’t even want to have to be associated […]

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