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Pirate In Quest Case Gets Life

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 22 (UPI) — A Somali pirate convicted for his role in the deaths of two American couples was sentenced Monday in Norfolk, Va., to life in federal prison. Ali Abdi Mohamed is the first pirate in the Quest yacht case to be sentenced, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported. A second defendant also was […]

Segway Owner Leaves $600 Million To Wife

LEEDS, England, Aug. 20 (UPI) — The late owner of Segway scooters left more than $600 million to his wife and family, attorneys for his estate in the United Kingdom said. Jimi Heselden, 62, died when he accidentally drove one of the computerized two-wheeled people movers over a cliff and into the River Wharfe last […]

Pawnshops See Weird On The Rise

DETROIT, Aug. 20 (UPI) — Pawn shop owners in Michigan say that tough times brings out stranger items that customers want to sell. “With people being so desperate, they bring in anything hoping to get something,” said Rick Green, manager of Highland Park pawn shop Aaron’s Jewelry and Loan Inc. “People are desperate,” echoed Susie […]

Obama Says Gadhafi Regime Ending

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Aug. 22 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that while the situation in Libya was “still very fluid,” Moammar Gadhafi’s regime “is coming to an end.” Speaking at a podium on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts where he and his family are vacationing, Obama said he had conferred by phone with […]

SoCal Police Find Bodies At Shootout Scene

EL CAJON, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Police in a San Diego suburb said Monday that two bodies were in a burned out home where a weekend shooting left a police officer seriously wounded. One of the bodies in the ruins was believed to be the alleged gunman and the other his mother-in-law, El Cajon […]

Bombings In Caucasus Region Injure 15

MAKHACHKALA, Russia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — At least 15 people, including three children, were injured in two bomb explosions in Dagestan in the Caucasus region of Russia, authorities said. A blast was set off Sunday in a supermarket in Dagestan’s capital city of Makhachkala, and a second bomb was detonated after security forces arrived at […]

Yemeni Security High On News From Tripoli

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Security through much of Yemen was reportedly ramped up as word spread that the regime of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi was falling, witnesses said Monday. Libyan rebel forces by Monday claimed control of much of Tripoli and were said to have members of Gadhafi’s inner circle in custody. The so-called […]

ICC Briefed By Libyan Rebels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The International Criminal Court, noting it had warrants out for many Gadhafi regime officials, said Monday it had been briefed by Libyan rebel forces. The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court requested that judges issue an arrest warrant for Moammar Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and […]

Plane Crashes In Siberia; 1 Killed, 3 Hurt

KYZYL, Russia, Aug. 22 (UPI) — One person was killed and three others seriously injured Monday in the crash-landing of a biplane in the Siberian republic of Tuva, Russian officials said. Authorities said the crash occurred about 75 miles from the republic’s capital of Kyzyl. An emergency helicopter flew to the site after survivors contacted […]

Canada Mulls New Healthcare Pact

OTTAWA, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Canada’s health minister says any deal on health transfers from the federal government to the provinces will hold the provinces accountable for spending. The present healthcare agreement between the provinces and the federal government is set to end in 2014, Postmedia News reported Sunday. “Although we are still in the […]

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