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ADLA reports rise in anti-Semitic threats

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Reported anti-Semitic incidents of threats and harassment rose in 2010, fueling the first uptick in total incidents since 2004, a report said Tuesday.

The Anti-Defamation League said its annual audit found physical assaults …

Journalists awarded $100K over RNC arrests

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Three journalists who sued over their arrests at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., will receive a total of $100,000 in a settlement.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Monday the cities of S…

MSU investigates racial incidents

LANSING, Mass., Oct. 4 (UPI) — Michigan State University is investigating three racial incidents reported on campus in the past month, a university official said.

MSU’s Black Student Alliance was holding a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss two in…

Teen kills older brother in sibling spat

LEOMINSTER, Mass., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Massachusetts teenager was charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed his brother to death during an argument, prosecutors said.

Andrew Morales, 18, allegedly plunged a knife into the chest of h…

Alarm rises over missing Libyan missiles

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Air assets of the U.S. Africa Command are being reassigned to monitor Libya’s borders in the hunt for missiles looted from Moammar Gadhafi’s arsenals.

U.S. Army Gen. Carter Ham, head of AFROCOM, said those assets include u…

Ex-Kilpatrick aide strikes plea deal

DETROIT, Oct. 4 (UPI) — Emma Bell, who had been a longtime fundraiser for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, pleaded guilty to tax evasion and agreed to testify against Kilpatrick.

Bell, 66, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to not paying taxes…

U.S. foreign aid, international influence likely to decline

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) — U.S. State Department officials acknowledged a smaller budget is probable and the country’s influence abroad likely will decline.

“We’re going to have to do more with less — or less with less, depending on how you look at…

Theme park’s oldest dolphin dies at age 51

VALLEJO, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) — One of the oldest dolphins in captivity in North America has died at the age of 51 at a California theme park, officials said.

Marine mammal and veterinary staff at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo were with Ter…

Man charged with Facebook threats

DES ALLEMANDS, La., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A Louisiana man is accused of posting threatening messages against police and the St. Charles Parish School Board on Facebook, police said.

Witney P. Curole, 39, of Des Allemands was arrested Friday and charged wit…

Conn. man sentenced for Kuwait kickback

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 (UPI) — A contract manager at a U.S. Army base in Kuwait was sentenced in federal court in Connecticut for taking a kickback from a Kuwaiti vendor.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Barry S. Szafran, 49, of Jewett City accepted…


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