COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A white South Carolina man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting his black friend and then dragging the body behind his pickup truck. Gregory Collins, 20, of Newberry County, S.C., pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, desecration of human remains and possession of a firearm in […]
MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underwent surgery Wednesday to remove an infected cervical spine implant, her doctor said. The seven-hour operation at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Manila removed a titanium plate that was implanted July 29 to realign Arroyo’s spine, the Philippine Inquirer.net reported. Arroyo, 64, suffers from […]
GERGA, Egypt, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The streets of Gerga in Egypt’s Sohag governate were calm Wednesday but threatened to erupt into violence after three recent deaths, witnesses said. Officials confirmed at least three people died in confrontations in recent days among neighboring rival communities, Egyptian media reported. Violence broke out Tuesday after the funeral […]
MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry has appealed for help to prevent a possible attempt by Pristina to regain control over Serb-populated regions of Kosovo. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich called on the European Union, NATO and the United Nations, all with offices in the region, to step in, Serbia’s Tanjug news agency […]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 413 points, a decrease of 3.7 percent, following morning trading Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A San Diego attorney known worldwide as a reproductive law specialist pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in what prosecutors said was a baby-selling ring. Prosecutors said Theresa Erickson, 43, of San Diego and two others developed a register of at least a dozen unborn babies they sold to […]
OTTAWA, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Canada’s immigration minister is accusing the Amnesty International rights group of slander for its criticism of the deportation of suspected war criminals. Minister Jason Kenney, a Conservative member of Parliament, posted a letter to the human rights group he belonged to as a teenager on his personal parliamentary Web site, […]
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped three top leaders with spending-cuts credentials within the Republican Party to join the new 12-member super committee.
DENVER, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Denver FBI spokesman said a very credible report has placed the so-called Dougherty Gang in the state of Colorado where authorities hope to apprehend them. The three Dougherty siblings made the FBI’s most-wanted list on suspicion of shooting a police officer who tried to pull them over in central […]
OTTAWA, Aug. 10 (UPI) — One of the Libyan diplomats ordered to leave Canada is seeking refugee status in Ottawa in a bid to avoid going home, immigration officials said. The unidentified man is one of four remaining diplomats at the Libyan embassy. They were told Monday night by the Foreign Affairs department they had […]