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Victim’s parents stunned by Knox acquittal

ROME, Oct. 4 (UPI) — The family of Meredith Kercher said they were “stunned” by the verdict clearing Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her 2007 murder in Italy.

The family said they would continue to seek justice for Kercher, and said they belie…

Plane with 4 aboard crashes in Canada

LUTSELK’E, Northwest Territories, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A plane carrying four people crashed in Canada’s Northwest Territories province Tuesday, authorities said.

The fate of the four people aboard the Air Tindi aircraft was not known, the Canadian Broadca…

Prosecutor: No parole for cannibal model

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) — A California woman serving time for killing her husband and eating his remains should be denied early release, prosecutors plan to argue at her parole hearing.

Former model Omaima Nelson was found guilty of second-degree…

Wall Street protest gains union support

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Several top unions Tuesday threw their support behind protests on Wall Street and across the nation demanding U.S. social and economic policy change.

The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, the Commu…

Reward upped for fugitive with 96 aliases

HOUSTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Police in Texas say they have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of a Mexico-native known by at least 96 aliases.

Gang member Ernesto Alonso Garcia Gomez is listed among the Top 10 most wanted fugitive…

Obama challenges Cantor on jobs bill

DALLAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, speaking to a Texas audience Tuesday, openly challenged Republicans to explain what they don’t like about his jobs bill.

The president is pushing hard for his American Jobs Act, but on the flight to Dal…

Advocates: Forced marriage laws needed

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Advocates say better laws should be on the books to protect young girls and women who refuse forced marriages in the United States.

A survey conducted by the Tahirih Justice Center shows about 300 New York state women and 3,…

Pa. boy locked in coffin, parents missing

SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania couple was missing after their 7-year-old son was found locked in a dark, bug-infested basement wearing a diaper, police said.

Lori Gardner, 26, and Brian Sleboda, 31, face felony counts of endangering th…

Presbyterian Church USA to ordain 1st gay

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A man who left the ministry 21 years ago is looking forward to becoming the first openly gay person ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA.

At the ceremony Sunday, Scott Anderson, 56, now executive director of the Wisc…

U.S. continues push for global development funding

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Increased capital funding to multilateral development banks will promote economic prosperity and national security, witnesses told a U.S. House of Representatives committee Tuesday.

In a hearing on international monetary p…


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