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LA County Resisting Child Death Probe

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Los Angeles County is refusing to hand over child welfare records to California officials despite a subpoena, with its lawyer citing attorney-client privilege. The Legislature is investigating the deaths since 2008 of more than 70 children while under the supervision of the county Department of Children and Family Services. […]

Judge Blocks Planned Parenthood Defunding

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 1 (UPI) — A federal judge in Wichita, Kan., Monday temporarily barred enforcement of a Kansas law that would defund Planned Parenthood’s federal family planning money. The law, signed into law by Republican Sam Brownback, would block federal Medicaid funding from reaching Planned Parenthood, which had claimed it would have to close […]

Flag At WWII Vet’s NYC Home Burned

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A World War II veteran in Staten Island, N.Y., is outraged after returning from a baseball game to find his American flag burned. Harold Bernstein, 85, a Marine who fought at Okinawa in 1945, told WINS radio he discovered the vandalism last week, the morning after he went to […]

Body Found In Search For N.H. Girl, 11

CANAAN, Vt., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Divers searching for a missing 11-year-old New Hampshire girl found a body in the Connecticut River in Vermont Monday morning, officials said. Essex County, Vt., State Attorney Vincent Illuzzi told WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., a female body was found near the Canaan Hydro-Dam on the Connecticut River, which is the […]

Turkey’s Supreme Military Council Meets Over Resignations

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Turkey’s Supreme Military Council began its annual four-day meetings Monday in disarray after the unprecedented mass resignations last week put the country’s new military command structure in question. The crisis began Friday when chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, resigned along with the army’s land forces Commander […]

Accused Conn. Killer Says He’s Not Evil

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Accused Connecticut home-invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky is objecting to harsh attacks from the man whose wife and daughters were slain. In a motion filed in a New Haven court Friday and unsealed Monday, Komisarjevsky says comments made in interviews by Dr. William Petit calling him “evil” and an […]

Taliban Having A ‘bad Year,’ Mullen Says

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Taliban fighters in Afghanistan are having “a bad year” as Afghan forces start to show gains in the country, a top U.S. military official said. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said he’d like his security forces to assume responsibility over operations in the country by 2014. His announcement was […]

Woman’s Death Follows Spa Treatment

MONTREAL, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The death of a 35-year-old Quebec woman following a detoxification session at a spa shows such facilities need regulation, health experts say. Just because a spa offers a particular service “doesn’t mean its safe,” said Louis Francescutti, a University of Alberta professor of emergency medicine and public health. “Most Canadians […]

Prayer Rally Puts Perry On Spot

HOUSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — As Texas Gov. Rick Perry gives more signs of running for president, his participation in a prayer rally is drawing attention and criticism. The Republican governor plans to join thousands of fellow Christians Saturday in The Response, a day of prayer, fasting and repentance at Reliant Stadium in Houston. America […]

Oil Spill Aid Diverted To Child Support

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Louisiana says it is intercepting millions in oil spill payments to collect back child support. Lisa Andry, head of child support enforcement at the Department of Children and Family Services, told the Baton Rouge Advocate $5.5 million in payments for last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster has been intercepted. […]


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