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New Policy In Chlamydia Treatment In Mass.

BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Massachusetts says new regulations will allow sex partners of patients with chlamydia to get a prescription for antibiotic treatment without seeing a doctor. State health regulators say the new rules are aimed at controlling chlamydia, which is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in the United States and endemic […]

Betty Ford Wills $500K To Ford Center

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Former first lady Betty Ford left $500,000 to the California addiction treatment center she co-founded after her own battle with alcoholism, officials said. Mary Pattiz, chairwoman of the board at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, said Wednesday $400,000 was a direct bequest to the center and […]

Britain’s Riot Suspects Include 11-year-old Girl

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — An 11-year-old girl is among the 1,500 arrested in four days of rioting and violence in Britain, police said Thursday. Though she apparently was the youngest suspect, others were almost as young. The girl was charged with criminal damage and attempted criminal damage in Nottingham, England, where three 14 year […]

Not Giving Daughter Medicine Ruled Neglect

DETROIT, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The lawyer for a Detroit mother found guilty of neglect for refusing to give her daughter medicine for a mental disorder says he’s considering appealing. Maryanne Godboldo was found in neglect Wednesday by a Wayne County jury, The Detroit News reported. Godboldo allegedly kept police in a four-hour standoff and […]

Bail Set At $1.25 Million For Doughertys

PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. 11 (UPI) — Bail was set at $1.25 million each Thursday for a Florida woman and her brothers, captured in Colorado after a cross-country drive. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 26, and Ryan Dougherty, 21, could face charges in Florida, Georgia and Colorado, and possibly federal charges as well, The Denver […]

2 Drown In Rough Lake Michigan Waters

SAUGATUCK, Mich., Aug. 11 (UPI) — The bodies of two Michigan men were found in Lake Michigan after being swept away in huge waves and rip currents brought on by high winds, authorities said. Daniel J. Reed, 46, of Redford Township, and his nephew, Brad Stoner, 22, of Livonia, were found Wednesday about a quarter […]

Feds Argue For Treatment Of Loughner

TUCSON, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Prosecutors in the Tucson shooting case that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded say prison officials have the right to medicate suspect Jared Lee Loughner. In a brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, federal prosecutors argued an inmate awaiting trial can be medicated to reduce their dangerousness, the […]

Destroyer Sunk To Create Artificial Reef

BALTIMORE, Aug. 11 (UPI) — A decommissioned U.S. Navy destroyer has been sunk off the coast of Maryland to create the east coast’s largest artificial reef. A marine salvage crew sent the USS Radford to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday, The Baltimore Sun reported. Tourism and natural resources officials in Delaware, New Jersey […]

Crestwood Officials Indicted For Tainted Water

CHICAGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Two former officials in the Crestwood, Ill., water department were indicted for lying to regulators for more than 20 years about using tainted well water. “The indictment alleges that for 20 years, Crestwood officials purposely hid the fact that they commingled well water with Lake Michigan water and, by doing […]

Anthrax Cases Confirmed In China

HAICHENG, China, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Health authorities in China say three people have been confirmed as being infected with anthrax in the country’s northeast Liaoning Province. The provincial health department said another 18 suspected cases are being investigated in the city of Haicheng and in Xiuyan County, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported Thursday. […]

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