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Marine Admits Scheme To Steal Generators

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A U.S. Marine sergeant pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the theft of more than 70 electrical generators while he was stationed in Iraq. Gunnery Sgt. Eric Scott Hamilton, 40, of Pelzer, S.C., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of conspiracy to steal public property, […]

Playing Hard-to-get May Be Effective

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Things that are hard to get, dates or products stuck at the back of the shelf, are more attractive than what is more easily attainable, U.S. researchers say. Study authors Sarah Kim and Aparna A. Labroo, both University of Chicago, had heterosexual males classify themselves as either “shy gawkers” or […]

County To Pay $68K For Wrongful Cremation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Franklin County, Ohio, will pay $68,500 to two families whose deceased children’s bodies were mixed up, resulting in one being mistakenly cremated. Commissioners Tuesday approved a settlement of $50,000 to the family of Jaylen Talley after the body of the 14-month-old was mistakenly cremated last year, WBNS-TV, Columbus, reported. […]

Utah Looking Into Jeffs’ Trial Evidence

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Utah prosecutors say they’re looking into evidence from the Texas trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to see if he should be charged in Utah. Jeffs, 55, who was sentenced to life in prison in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and […]

School Bus Crashes Into Fla. Pond

VIERA, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Viera, Fla., school bus with 26 students aboard ran off the road and into a retention pond Wednesday, coming to rest in 4 feet of water, police say. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the driver, Ronald Bacchi, 67, suffered from a medical condition that caused him to lose […]

Obama Remembers Muslim Victims Of Terror

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — President Barack Obama remembered the American Muslims killed on Sept. 11, 2001, as he hosted the annual Iftar dinner Wednesday at the White House. The dinner, a meal held to break the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has been a tradition at the White House since […]

Tanning Bed Users’ Brains Like Addicts’

DALLAS, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Despite knowing tanning beds can increase the risk of skin cancer, many people still use them, and U.S. researchers say an addictive quality may be at play. Dr. Bryon Adinoff, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says about 120,000 new cases of […]

Machine Gun Found In Kids’ Swim Area

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A machine gun was found in the water at the Children’s Pool beach in San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood, police say. A person walking along the seawall near the Children’s Pool noticed the MAC-10 automatic weapon and several rounds of ammunition in about 2-3 feet of water Tuesday afternoon […]

Principal Dead, Student Suspect Held

MEMPHIS, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Memphis police said they were holding a 17-year-old student suspect in the slaying of Memphis Junior Academy Principal Suzette York. York, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday morning, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported. The suspect is a student at the Seventh-day Adventist-affiliated school, which started session Monday, the […]

9/11-related PTSD Haunts Thousands

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center left 10,000 firefighters, police officers and civilians with post-traumatic stress disorder, officials say. Many of those affect have not recovered, The New York Times reports, citing figures compiled by three Sept. 11, 2001, health programs. Those with the disorder suffer a […]

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