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Conservatives Ask Widow To Stop Using Logo

MONTREAL, Aug. 16 (UPI) — The Conservative Party of Canada sent a letter to a Quebec widow, asking her to stop using the party’s logo on her anti-asbestos Web site. Michaela Keyserlingk, whose husband died of mesothelioma — a cancer of the lungs that is linked to asbestos poisoning — received the cease-and-desist letter by […]

Tibetan Monk Immolates Self

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (UPI) — A 29-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk died after setting himself on fire in China to protest Chinese rule in Tibet, the Free Tibet advocacy group said. The incident, also reported by China’s official Xinhua news agency, occurred Monday in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the second self-immolation incident in five months, which […]

Police: Son Kills Father With Weed Whacker

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Woodridge, Ill., man has been arrested on a charge of killing his father with a weed whacker, police said. Yashesh Desai, 21, allegedly beat his father, Sanjiv Desai, to death with a weed whacker Saturday while his father slept on a futon in their home, the Chicago Tribune […]

Administration Airs Plan For Rural America

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Initiatives offered by the White House Rural Council focus on increasing access to capital, job training and healthcare services, the administration said. “These are tough times for a lot of Americans — including those who live in our rural communities,” said President Obama said in a release announcing the initiatives […]

China’s Aircraft Carrier Ends Sea Trial

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) — China’s first aircraft carrier has completed its four-day maiden sea trial and returned to port for more refitting, Chinese media reported. The giant platform was pulled back by seven tugboats into the northeast Dalian port Sunday morning, Xinhua reported, noting that while the flight deck and the radar system could […]

Man Spends 5th Day Atop Tulsa Tower

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 15 (UPI) — A man police say has a history of mental illness Monday spent his fifth day atop a communications tower in Tulsa, Okla., as authorities waited below. Police said William Boyd Sturdivant II was first spotted on the roof of the Clear Channel Communications building Wednesday. He was chased off […]

Bataan Death March Survivor, 105, Dies

NASHVILLE, Ill., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Albert Brown, who survived the Bataan Death March in the Pacific Theater during World War II, has died at 105, his biographer said. Brown, of Pinckneyville, Ill., the oldest American survivor of the 1942 forced march that claimed the lives of as many as 11,000 Allied soldiers captured by […]

Russian Blogger Held In Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Russian blogger will be held in a Moldovan prison for another 30 days for further investigation into his alleged involvement in 2009 riots, officials say. Eduard Bagirov will remain jailed in Chisinau, Moldova, his lawyer announced Monday, ITAR-Tass reported. “A court meeting was held urgently on Friday evening, […]

La. Plant Closed While Fish Kill Probed

BOGALUSA, La., Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Louisiana paper mill is closed while environmental investigators try to determine what killed thousands of fish in the Pearl River, officials said. A state Environmental Quality Department spokesman said Monday plant owner Temple-Inland was working closely with environmental officials to help get to the bottom of the fish […]

Chlorine Leak Sends 20 To Hospital

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A chlorine leak at a wave pool in Sacramento Monday sent about 20 people to hospitals, firefighters said. KCRA-TV, Sacramento, reported firefighters declared a Level 2 hazardous materials incident at Raging Waters, a water park located on the grounds of Cal Expo. “All we know right now is there was […]

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