Friday, January 28
TEHRAN, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars have supported an illiterate Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning but critics say her case is diverting attention from real dissidents.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday urged Egypt not to use violence against anti-government protesters and to move forward with political and economic reforms.
KANKAKEE, Ill., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The terminally ill wife of jailed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is home from the hospital but may have only weeks to live, an attorney said.
Thursday, January 27
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The top questions Americans want to ask U.S. President Barack Obama on YouTube Thursday deal with legalizing marijuana, a review of the questions indicated.
Wednesday, January 26
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Two-time winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Cheryl Burke says she was repeatedly molested as a child by a trusted friend of her family at home in California.
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- John Travolta reportedly will portray mob boss John Gotti in an upcoming biopic, a Hollywood veteran says.
COVINA, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Covina, Calif., woman was arrested and her two children hospitalized after the girls ate a marijuana-laced cookie, police said.
PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Florida restaurant owner is getting five years in prison for fabricating his own death with his wife's help.
Tuesday, January 25
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- There is an association between county-level IQ and county-level crime rates in the United States, researchers say.
ROME, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The body of a popular Italian television quiz show host is missing from his tomb 16 months after he died, police said Tuesday.
Sunday, January 23
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- An alleged arsonist-for-hire was busted after he left the tip of his finger at the crime scene, police in Florida said.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Mexican singer accused of raping a 17-year-old girl has been given a six-day extension to present evidence in his defense, Mexico's state media reported.
Friday, January 21
ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- St. Jude Medical Inc., a Minnesota medical device producer, agreed to pay $16 million to settle claims of kickbacks to doctors, the Justice Department said.
Thursday, January 20
TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A 39-year-old California girls' softball coach was charged with molesting four young girls.
HAMILTON, Ohio, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An Ohio teen was sentenced to more than a year behind bars Thursday for his part in the theft of a 3-month-old alpaca that was beaten to death.
OCOEE, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A nurse on duty when Tiger Woods was wheeled into a Florida hospital after crashing his car into a tree sued the hospital, alleging it defamed his reputation.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- MTV executives have ordered producers to tone down some sexually explicit scenes featuring underage actors in the drama "Skins," The New York Times said.
BRUSSELS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Cyberattacks on national registries have led to the closure of the European Union's emissions trading system for at least a week, officials said.
Wednesday, January 19
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A sentencing hearing began Wednesday for a U.S. Marine who admitted the murder of a corporal who was killed with a 10-pound spike.
TUCSON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Tucson Wednesday indicted Jared Lee Loughner on charges of attempting to kill U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.
TUCSON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords stood on her own two feet Wednesday for the first time since she was shot in the head at point-blank range Jan. 8, her doctor said.
Monday, January 17
KIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A former Ukrainian premier suspected of misusing state funds said Monday she won't leave the country to avoid criminal prosecution, as a former minister did.
TUCSON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' remarkable recovery from a gunshot wound through her brain includes her smiling at her husband, her doctors said Monday.
Sunday, January 16
HOUSTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Houston Astros first-round draft choice Delino DeShields Jr. was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday, records indicated.
LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British officials say a rural crime wave might be the result of higher food prices.
Friday, January 14
MIAMI, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Miami, Fla., prostitute attacked by a hammer-wielding customer wrestled away the weapon, knocking the trick bloody and unconscious, police said.
RAMAPO, N.Y., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A police chief said he believes the resolution reached in former NFL linebacker Lawrence Taylor's sexual misconduct case is "fair and appropriate."
Thursday, January 13
STICKNEY, Ill., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Three Chicago-area teenagers were charged as adults in an alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old girl that police say was videotaped on a cellphone.
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Police in Evanston, Ill., said they followed footprints in the snow to catch up with and arrest two young men and a teenage boy for burglary.
CHICAGO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Conrad Black, a former media mogul convicted of fraud, appeared in federal court in Chicago Thursday, where a judge delayed a sentencing hearing.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A San Diego federal judge known for handling major felony cases will preside over the trial of Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner, court officials said.
MOSCOW, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The West must remember it is "pragmatic" and not react emotionally to ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's sentence, Russia's foreign minister said Thursday.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A court in California has sentenced a woman to a two-year federal prison term for staging fake funerals and collecting insurance proceeds, officials said.
Wednesday, January 12
BRIGHTON, Colo., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A man who admitted setting fire to a barn was sentenced to 12 years in a Colorado prison Wednesday for killing 12 horses, a goat and some chickens.
ATLANTA, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Hunters in southwestern Georgia found the carcasses of three endangered whooping cranes that had been shot, U.S. wildlife officials say.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors announced the arrest Wednesday of a California man who allegedly threatened a Democratic congressman.
Tuesday, January 11
LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A woman who said she experienced unspeakable atrocities in Somalia was sentenced in Britain on fraud charges, authorities said.
Monday, January 10
SYDNEY, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A new report indicates that call-center workers at Australian banks are a little to willing to help callers access other people's accounts.
Sunday, January 9
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies Sunday sent condolences to the baseball-connected family of a 9-year-old victim of the Arizona shootings.
Friday, January 7
CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Federal prison officials in Terre Haute, Ind., allowed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to visit his dying wife at a Kankakee, Ill., hospital, prosecutors said.
Thursday, January 6
MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Six hundred credit-card numbers were stolen at a Florida gasoline station by an operation that used a credit-card skimmer hidden inside a gas pump, police said.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Graffiti vandals have struck Nevada's Red Rock Canyon, long a favorite spot for hikers, rock climbers and historians, officials said.
Wednesday, January 5
SYDNEY, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Australian actor Paul Hogan plans to sue the Australian government for as much as $80 million over a failed investigation into his taxes.
SIERRA MADRE, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The number of people allegedly victimized in a credit-card scam by a Southern California gas station has risen to 230, police said Wednesday.
Tuesday, January 4
DURHAM, N.H., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- More than 45 percent of U.S. youth reported to authorities at least one instance of violence, abuse, crime or bullying in the past year, researchers say.
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Turkey saw an increase in 2010 in the amount of red meat and gasoline smuggled into the country, an official said.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A soldier suspected of providing classified documents to the Web site Wikileaks will be evaluated by a mental health panel, a U.S. Army spokesman said.
Monday, January 3
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A Florida judge heard an estimated 22 motions Monday during a hearing for Casey Anthony, accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, documents show.
NEWARK, Del., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Delaware police say they have identified a body found in a landfill as a former West Point graduate and chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Cyber activists took down Zimbabwean government Web sites, apparently in support of the WikiLeaks whistle-blower site, a computer security firm said Monday.
Sunday, January 2
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Dominican Republic authorities said Sunday Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 25-year-old man.
Saturday, January 1
PEARLAND, Texas, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Bail was set at $13 million each Saturday for two men accused in a failed holdup of a Houston-area bank, while additional suspects were sought, police said.
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The University of Pittsburgh said Saturday it has fired newly hired football Coach Michael Haywood after he was charged with domestic battery.
ROCKHAMPTON, Australia, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A man who decided to take a New Year's dip Saturday in the raging waters of the Fitzroy River in northeastern Australia faces criminal charges, officials say.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Minnesota junior college All-American quarterback Dominique Corder was shot to death Saturday in Indianapolis, police said.
Friday, December 31
GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The son of a former NBA player is accused of killing a friend with a shotgun blast in Garland, Texas, and dumping his body in a park, police said.
Thursday, December 30
KHIMKI, Russia, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Police near Moscow say they arrested a fourth suspect in a baseball-bat attack on an environmental activist who opposed clear-cutting a forest for a highway.
Wednesday, December 29
NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Fox News analyst Tucker Carlson says Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick deserved to be executed for torturing and killing dogs.
Tuesday, December 28
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Suspended Iowa running back Adam Robinson was cited for possession of marijuana Monday, the Iowa State Patrol said.
Monday, December 27
SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- California marine wildlife experts say they are looking for a home for Silent Knight, a sea lion found on a beach blinded in both eyes by a gunshot blast.
MIAMI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Florida International baseball star Garrett Wittels was arrested and charged with raping two 17-year-old girls, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday.
BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Brazil's outgoing president says he will decide this week whether to grant Italy's request to extradite convicted terrorist Cesare Battisti.
LEESBURG, Va., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins rookie defensive tackle Joe Joseph was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Obama administration Monday criticized the conviction of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, saying it brings the Russian legal system into question.
Saturday, December 25
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Police say they're looking for a person in a surveillance photo who might know something about the death of bounce rapper Magnolia Shorty in New Orleans.
Friday, December 24
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Pat Robertson's on-air criticism of marijuana possession sentences does not mean the U.S. TV evangelist advocates legalizing pot, his TV network said.
Thursday, December 23
MIAMI, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A Florida man and his daughter pleaded guilty to illegally importing wildlife after 72 unhatched pigeon eggs were found in the daughter's luggage.
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft says a serious vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser could allow attackers to take control of an unprotected computer.
GULFPORT, Miss., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A man who befriended a snake-loving girl and took pornographic pictures of her with his reptiles has been sentenced to 40 years in a U.S. prison.
Wednesday, December 22
BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A former Argentine dictator, a top general and 28 others convicted of crimes against humanity have been sentenced to life in prison, authorities say.
WOODBURN, Ore., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An Oregon jury Wednesday handed down the death penalty for a father and son who planted a bomb in a bank that killed two police officers.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A judge in California Wednesday sent the man who killed pro baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken driving accident to prison for 51 years.
Tuesday, December 21
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Web sites posting controversial materials or promoting human rights are up against rising numbers of politically motivated cyberattacks, U.S. researchers say.
CANONSBURG, Pa., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A woman faked cancer to defraud an insurance company of nearly $100,000, a complaint by the Pennsylvania attorney general's office alleges.
Monday, December 20
EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Korie Lucious, a junior guard at Michigan State, was sentenced Monday to one day in jail -- already served -- for drunken driving.
Thursday, December 16
BALTIMORE, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. doctors say shootings in hospitals are rare but the rate of other assaults is four times that of other workplaces.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors are trying to build a conspiracy case against the WikiLeaks founder in the leak of diplomatic cables, people familiar with the matter said.
Tuesday, December 14
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Five protesters, one of them an 84-year-old nun, have been convicted of breaking into a nuclear warhead storage area at a Washington State military base.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Weapons-related charges against a U.S. security contractor held for more than two months in the United Arab Emirates have been dismissed, officials said.
MOSCOW, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said a weekend riot outside the Kremlin in Moscow was an attempt to provoke religious and ethnic hatred.
Monday, December 13
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Missouri judge says he will hold a hearing this month on whether to admit at trial statements made by a woman whose husband is accused of killing her.
Saturday, December 11
MOSCOW, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- About 1,000 people took part in a protest over the death of a Moscow Spartek football fan, police said.
Thursday, December 9
DENVER, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The names of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission employees who watched pornography online while on the job will remain secret, a U.S. judge ruled.
OTTAWA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada gave the news media permission Thursday to report a guilty plea in one of Canada's most notorious child abduction-killing cases.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A South Florida ophthalmologist, lobbyist and Republican fundraiser pleaded guilty Thursday to paying off a Democratic legislator by hiring her friend.
Wednesday, December 8
ESCONDIDO, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday authorities can burn down a house where a California man allegedly operated a bomb factory.
Sunday, December 5
SEATTLE, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Three Washington state men have been detained for allegedly going on wildlife thrill killings, police said.
SEOUL, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- South Korean actor Kim Sung-min was arrested in Seoul for allegedly using illegal drugs, officials said.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Former Death Row records chief Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested in Los Angeles for outstanding traffic warrants, authorities said.
Saturday, December 4
LAKELAND, Fla., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida appeals court reversed the child pornography conviction of a former Scott Lake school principal, officials said.
Thursday, December 2
TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomats worried about Israeli organized crime's rise and wanted to stop it from expanding into the United States, a leaked U.S. cable indicated Thursday.
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. investigators say a 23-year-old Russian, arrested when he visited Las Vegas for a car show, was responsible for one-third of worldwide spam.
BRUSSELS, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The European Union should criminalize the software tools used to conduct cyberattacks and set up an alert to flag such attacks, an EU commissioner says.
Wednesday, December 1
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A man suspected of being involved in the slaying of celebrity publicist Ronni Chasen shot himself at a Hollywood hotel Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times said.
HENDERSON, Nev., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The personal physician of an LPGA golfer who committed suicide this year pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction of justice in a Nevada court Wednesday.
Tuesday, November 30
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A New Orleans Saints fan has been sentenced to five years for fatally beating a stolen calf after his team lost to the Dallas Cowboys.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A former property management specialist with the U.S. National Archives has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for conspiring in an overbilling scheme.
KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Hackers calling themselves the "Indian Cyber Army" said Tuesday they have gained access to a main server hosting major Pakistani government Web sites.
Monday, November 29
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A Texas woman awaiting trial for trying to poison her child by smearing feces on her catheter is free on $100,000 bond, jail authorities say.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A former top executive of Quest Energy LP from Oklahoma was sent to federal prison Monday for 16 years for wire fraud.
TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed and another wounded in two bomb attacks in Tehran Monday, officials said.
Wednesday, November 24
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Christy Martin, called the first superstar in women's boxing history, was recovering from gunshot and stab wounds Wednesday, Florida authorities said.
SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A white South Carolina veteran said he wanted to shoot President Obama because he wasn't "doing enough to help African-Americans," an affidavit shows.
DETROIT, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A federal prosecutor said former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers doesn't have sufficient reason to take back a guilty plea she entered in a bribery case.
Tuesday, November 23
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A retired Florida police officer was arrested on charges of using the Internet to lure children into sex, the state Attorney General's Office said.
ESCONDIDO, Calif., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A San Diego County man pleaded not guilty to 28 explosives charges after prosecutors say police found "the largest quantity" in one place in U.S. history.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Police say a Texas second-grade teacher turned himself in after being discovered using a spy pen to secretly tape a female visitor at his home.
TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali-Akbar Salehi, rejected rumors Iran has halted its uranium enrichment activities.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Federal authorities arrested six officers of a defunct funeral service insurance company in Missouri on charges they played fast and loose with company funds.
Monday, November 22
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Catholic Church in the Philippines says it is behind a memorial for 57 people killed last year in the politically motivated ''Maguindanao massacre.''
ATLANTA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A professional wrestler working a security job at an Atlanta-area nightclub was shot and killed, possibly for ejecting unruly customers, a friend said.
Sunday, November 21
PHOENIX, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Earl Simmons, better known as the rapper DMX, said from jail in Phoenix his recent arrest came because he took a slug of alcohol at a concert in Scottsdale.
TOKYO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Japanese software makers say they have lost about 350 billion yen ($4 billion) to a cheap adapter that lets portable game players run illegally copied software.
Saturday, November 20
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- BP could face more penalties for an Alaska oil spill after a federal official asked a judge to revoke its probation.
Friday, November 19
NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The New York firm founded by former White House auto czar Steve Rattner said it would defend itself against Rattner's claims that it owes him money.
Wednesday, November 17
PARIS, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday he won't sign the execution order for former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz.
Tuesday, November 16
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The Stuxnet computer worm discovered in June likely was designed to attack and destroy Iran's nuclear centrifuges, U.S. and German researchers say.
BEIJING, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Five managers of a coal mine in central China have been jailed over a 2009 gas explosion that killed 76 miners, authorities said.
Monday, November 15
LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A woman in London pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach, court records show.
Friday, November 12
LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The British government says it has dropped a proposal to grant anonymity to male suspects in rape cases, saying evidence shows there's no benefit from the plan.
Thursday, November 11
BALTIMORE, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Anonymous election night robocalls saying the race was over when polls were still open sought to suppress the black vote, Maryland's attorney general alleged.
Wednesday, November 10
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A California home-construction executive was spared a federal prison term Wednesday for manipulating his company's stock options.
HACKENSACK, N.J., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A New York Fox news reporter accused of sexual assault was charged with an additional count of possession of child pornography Tuesday, court records show.
Monday, November 8
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Months after Jerry Brown sued California tax lawyer Roni Lynn Deutch for allegedly bilking clients, her book sales are rising, her publisher says.
BEL AIR, Md., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Armed robbers raided a Maryland video-game store during the weekend and took more than 100 copies of a coveted game not yet on sale, police said.
Sunday, November 7
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Former NFL defensive lineman Reggie Rogers is facing his sixth DUI charge, court records show.
SAO PAULO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Defending Formula One champion Jenson Button escaped an attempted armed mugging as he left the race course in Sao Paulo, his team said Sunday.
Saturday, November 6
KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- At least four people were killed in shootings in Karachi amid heightened security for the burial of a slain political leader, Pakistani officials said.
Thursday, November 4
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Virginia convicted one of four Outlaws motorcycle gang members of racketeering but reached no verdict on the organization's president.
HOMEWOOD, Ill., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- More than $7,500 may have blown away after a suburban Chicago bank robbery went awry, the FBI says.
ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- An Atlanta woman was sentenced to 36 years in prison Thursday for killing five motorists in an Easter Sunday hit-and-run crash and then trying to cover it up.
BRUSSELS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Computers belonging to a Paris-based organization of the world's 33 richest countries have been hacked, officials said.
Tuesday, November 2
LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A British law firm said it was prepared to file suit against the government to stop a U.K. firm from exporting a drug used for executions.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An SUV had the green light when a car driven by former major league player Jim Leyritz crashed into it at a Fort Lauderdale intersection, a witness said.
CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- New Hampshire Republican and Democratic campaign workers say they regard each other with suspicion after both parties lost pre-election phone service.
Monday, November 1
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. began his 11-month sentence in an Arkansas prison Monday after violating his probation in a 2007 gun case, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
BAGHDAD, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The United States Monday condemned an armed attack on a Christian church in Baghdad that left at least 58 people dead.
Sunday, October 31
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A military jury at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sunday issued a 40-year prison term to a young al-Qaida insurgent for killing a U.S. soldier.
Saturday, October 30
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Tameka Cottle, wife of rapper T.I., has been charged with misdemeanor drug possession in Los Angeles County.
Friday, October 29
CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A federal appellate court in Chicago Friday gave convicted media mogul Conrad Black a partial victory, overturning two counts but upholding two others.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine with a grudge may be behind a series of shootings at government targets in Washington, officials said Friday.
Thursday, October 28
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Guantanamo Bay detainee Thursday apologized to the widow of the U.S. soldier he killed with a grenade during a firefight in Afghanistan eight years ago.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Southern California woman dubbed the "Botox Bandit" was sentenced to five years in prison for burglary, fraud and identity theft.
TOWSON, Md., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman who stole from friends by faking cancer got a 15-year prison term Thursday from a judge who called her a "professional thief."
Wednesday, October 27
COLORADO SPRINGS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Colorado man has been sentenced to six years in a halfway house for stealing donations to the lion and tiger sanctuary he runs with his wife.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington must serve six months of house arrest for his perjury conviction, a judge in California ruled Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 26
MIAMI-DADE, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A handicapped Florida man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for buying stolen patients' hospital records, creating hefty kickbacks for himself.
STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Texas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, authorities said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A jogger testified she was attacked in Rock Creek Park by the same man accused of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy nine years ago.
Monday, October 25
MUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Todd Ice, who had been the youngest person in the United States to be sentenced to death, died of a heart attack in Missouri, his father announced.
Saturday, October 23
JACKSON, Tenn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man was sent to prison for 14 years Friday for plotting the mass killing of blacks, including Barack Obama when he was a presidential candidate.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A judge in Kentucky cited a glitch with Karen Sypher's lawyer's license in postponing her sentencing for trying to blackmail basketball Coach Rick Pitino.
ATLANTA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper T.I. should be sent to drug rehabilitation, and not prison, for violating his parole, an unnamed person said in court documents in Atlanta.
OTTAWA, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Canadian military said it stripped a senior officer of his rank after his sentencing this week for the murders of two women.
Friday, October 22
MADISON, Wis., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Madison, Wis., police said alleged phone scammers busted by an 84-year-old woman retaliated with threatening phone calls to her.
CARSON CITY, Nev., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Nevada's Supreme Court Friday rejected former NFL star O.J. Simpson's appeal of his conviction on conspiracy, kidnapping and robbery charges.
DENVER, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Chicago real estate executive was in jail after being arrested in Denver and charged with trying to arrange a murder, the FBI said.
Thursday, October 21
ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Murder charges against an Illinois man accused of hitting his wife with a hammer and leaving her to die have been reduced to battery charges, authorities say.
BELLEVILLE, Ontario, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Col. Russell Williams, a decorated Canadian Forces pilot and base commander, was sentenced to two life terms Thursday for killing two women.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The founder of the Cobalt Companies was sentenced Thursday to 85 years in prison for defrauding 250 investors of more than $23 million, U.S. officials said.
Wednesday, October 20
FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood, Texas, killer, had 177 bullets left when he was shot by police, officers testified at his pretrial hearing Wednesday.
MIAMI, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A South Korean-born businessman was sentenced Wednesday to 57 months in federal prison for illegally exporting rocket technology to his homeland.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old Virginia man pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening writers of the "South Park" animated TV show as part of his efforts to support jihad.
OTTAWA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Canadian Col. David Russell Williams returns to court for a sentencing hearing Wednesday after pleading guilty to 88 charges, including murder.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier is being held in Afghanistan in connection with the fatal shooting of a Taliban detainee found dead in his holding cell, U.S. officials say.
Tuesday, October 19
LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau has been released from a hospital a day after his car plunged off a coastal bluff, officials said Tuesday.
OTTAWA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian military officer appeared in court for the second day of his sentencing hearing Tuesday on murder and sexual assault convictions, authorities said.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man has admitted he cheated investors of millions of dollars they thought were being used to purchase automatic teller machines.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Israel's interior minister said Tuesday he was surprised to learn the ministry's director general was arrested on bribery and money-laundering charges.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The West Bank's 2-week-old olive harvest has turned into the most violent of the last several years, an internal Israeli defense document indicates.
Monday, October 18
KISA, Sweden, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Swedish officials say they have issued nationwide alerts for valuable artifacts stolen from one of the country's few remaining medieval wooden churches.
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A soldier, testifying at a hearing for accused Fort Hood, Texas, killer Maj. Nidal Hasan, said he was ordered to delete his two videos of the shootings.
KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- At least 40 people were killed in weekend violence in Karachi as residents voted to replace a provincial politician slain earlier, officials said.
Saturday, October 16
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Dozens of black firefighters in Washington have filed a suit alleging discrimination within the D.C. Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. soldiers accused of murdering Afghan civilians were members of a platoon where drug use was as common as the lack of supervision, officials said.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Rapper T.I. debuted his new track, "Get Back Up" featuring Chris Brown, hours after he was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating his probation.
Thursday, October 14
WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has ordered the return of photos involved in the "Stryker dozen" Afghan civilian killings that were "inadvertently" provided to defense attorneys.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a woman convicted of trying to extort money from University of Louisville men's basketball Coach Rick Pitino says he wants a sentencing delay.
ATLANTA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A mentally ill Georgia man sued the U.S. government for deporting him to Mexico as an illegal immigrant when he was in fact born in North Carolina.
Wednesday, October 13
TORONTO, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A convicted sex offender and former junior hockey coach faces new charges based partly on accusations by a Calgary Flames hockey star, court documents show.
REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Microsoft says more than 2.2 million U.S. personal computers were found to be part of networks of hijacked computers during the first six months of 2010.
Tuesday, October 12
BURNABY, British Columbia, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A former Russian secret agent, holed up in a church for more than a year while fighting deportation, should be kicked out of Canada, a civil rights group says.
ROSEMONT, Pa., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District says it has settled lawsuits over student laptops, ending eight months of privacy versus technology boundaries.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The suspect in the Nov. 5 shooting massacre at Ford Hood, Texas, appeared in court Tuesday for an evidence hearing while his lawyers discussed a delay.
Monday, October 11
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man who won a tidy sum on the television game show "Jeopardy" says his apartment was cleaned out by thieves.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Federal inspectors did not make enough unannounced inspections to BP's deep-water drilling rigs in the gulf as required by law, U.S. data shows.
JAKARTA, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Erwin Arnada, who was editor of the now-defunct Indonesian version of Playboy magazine, has been sent to prison for two years, officials said.
Sunday, October 10
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The California Army National Guard improperly awarded payments and cash bonuses meant to entice members to re-enlist, an investigation says.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A female Israeli soldier was charged in a military court for allegedly stealing top secret and classified information, the army said.
Saturday, October 9
JAKARTA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Erwin Arnada, a former editor of Indonesian Playboy, was arrested in Bali Saturday after ignoring three orders to turn himself in for indecency.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has authorized lawsuits against more than 50 U.S. bank executives in an attempt to recover $1 billion in losses, officials said.
Friday, October 8
PERTH, Australia, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Scammers posing as Microsoft computer technicians have bilked computer users of thousands of dollars, Australian officials say.
Thursday, October 7
MEMPHIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Prosecutors Thursday showed jurors a bicycle they said a man used to flee a Memphis residence after allegedly killing six people and critically injuring three.
DETROIT, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle, sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribery and extortion, vowed to return to politics when he is released.
ATLANTA, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Georgia security center has released its report on the top three security risks and concerns for consumer and business users of computers and the Internet.
MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Police say two Mercer Island, Wash., teenagers were arrested and charged in a wave of graffiti vandalism, including swastikas painted on a Jewish school.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A retired British Columbia coroner faces charges of improperly handling the remains of two female homicide victims, police said.
WAWARSING, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A man at a New York drug-treatment center stabbed a guard there to death, then stabbed a center nurse he forced to drive him away from the scene, police allege.
LANDSKRONA, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- An Edvard Munch painting worth $1.5 million was found by Swedish police who raided an apartment in an unrelated incident, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. government allocated $13 million for six states to design criminal background check programs for those applying for work providing direct patient care.
Wednesday, October 6
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Attorneys filed suit Wednesday on behalf of a North Carolina high school freshman suspended repeatedly for refusing to hide or remove her nose piercing.
MONTREAL, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An online marketer from Montreal has been fined more than $1 billion for spam messages placed on Facebook.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Israeli army condemned a clip aired on YouTube showing an Israeli soldier belly dancing next to a bound Palestinian woman and said it was investigating.
Tuesday, October 5
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. national security adviser said Tuesday at an international meeting in Russia that nations must work together to eradicate transnational crime.
WACO, Texas, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Baylor senior basketball guard LaceDarius Dunn has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with domestic violence, Coach Scott Drew said Tuesday.
GATINEAU, Quebec, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A Canadian army officer convicted of killing a severely wounded and unarmed Afghan insurgent was dismissed from the military Tuesday.
PARIS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A French court Tuesday ordered rogue Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel to spend a minimum of three years in prison and pay back the bank $6.7 billion.
JONKOPING, Sweden, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Swedish police said they have opened a case of animal cruelty and criminal damage pertaining to 17,000 minks that escaped from a farm.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. soldier who told the Army about soldiers linked to killings of Afghan citizens has been moved to solitary confinement for his safety, officials said.
Monday, October 4
ADELAIDE, Australia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A trial has begun for a South Australia man accused of infecting eight sex partners with HIV.
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon admitted Monday he was burned in a swindle orchestrated by financier Bernard Madoff, but the Mets were unharmed.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the team Monday after completing his four-game, season-opening suspension.
BELTON, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's lawyer says he expects the Army to seek the death penalty for the Fort Hood shootings.
Sunday, October 3
WILLIAMS, Ariz., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A vandal defaced a remote rock wall containing ancient petroglyphs in Arizona which had stood unaltered for at least 1,000 years, a local archaeologist said.
Saturday, October 2
BATAVIA, Ill., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Discount grocery chain Aldi said compromised payment card terminals were found in its stores in 11 states, including New York, Illinois and Connecticut.
Friday, October 1
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Northern Ireland judge who sentenced a Republican dissident for arms smuggling said the 20-year prison term was merited due to the potential for destruction.
Thursday, September 30
NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- University of Oklahoma officials suspended a sophomore from the football team for a note he sent on Twitter that mocked a rival school over a campus shooting.
STAVROPOL, Russia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Two powerful bombs, including one attached to a dead body, were defused in a city near Russia's troubled Northern Caucus region, authorities said Thursday.
QUITO, Ecuador, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Ecuador's president has declared a state of emergency, accusing national police who attacked him with tear gas and took over the airport of a coup attempt.
BRUSSELS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Interagency teamwork will fight cyberterrorists whose attacks can cripple governments as well as hurt personal computers, European officials said Thursday.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman has been charged with child abuse and taking money under false pretenses for making it appear her 12-year-old son had cancer, officials said.
Wednesday, September 29
SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said a Nordstrom employee accused of stealing more than $30,000 in merchandise from the upscale store told them TV helped him hatch the plot.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A bill lifting restrictions on travel to Cuba has been put on hold by a panel of the U.S. House of Representatives, the chairman says.
Tuesday, September 28
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday accepted 14 cases for its new term, including two dealing with the government's authority to invoke the state secrets doctrine.
MASCOUTAH, Ill., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- An Illinois state trooper who killed two sisters in a high-speed crash while using his phone and sending e-mails filed a claim for injuries, his lawyer said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A law intended to deter misconduct by U.S. prosecutors and compensate innocent victims hasn't been doing what it's supposed to do, an investigation revealed.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Army prosecutors urged a presiding Army judge to recommend courts-martial for five soldiers accused in a three-month killing spree in Afghanistan.
Monday, September 27
FORT LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A "crazy" U.S. sergeant chose three innocent Afghans to be killed for sport, one of his men allegedly told military investigators.
YEKATERINBURG, Russia, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev, arrested by Poland at Russia's request, was freed but remains wanted on terrorist charges in Russia.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is preparing new Internet rules aimed at improving its ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects, a policy group says.
Sunday, September 26
TEHRAN, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A computer attack has hit the personal computers of staff at Iran's nuclear power station in what one official called "electronic war," Iranian media reported.
Saturday, September 25
COOPER CITY, Fla., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A Florida town's new policy of criminal background checks for candidates has led to a false report.
Thursday, September 23
JARRATT, Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Virginia Thursday executed Teresa Lewis, the only woman on the state's death row, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh man convicted of killing a popular campus minister will get a new trial a decade after his conviction, the judge in his first trial ruled.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Ind., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The small area of Williamstown was evacuated as several fire departments battled huge fires across many counties in central Indiana Thursday, state police said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The Pentagon is "not where we need to be" in preventing cyberattacks against U.S. military networks in Afghanistan, the Army's cyber command chief says.
BECKLEY, W.Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. coalmining giant Massey Energy Co. asked a judge to stop investigators from forcing its employees to answer questions about a blast that killed 29 miners.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the federal murder trial in Norfolk, Va., of two former Blackwater workers accused of killing two Afghan civilians.
DETROIT, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Detroit filed a motion Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of a stripper who was killed in a hail of bullets in an unsolved drive-by shooting.
DETROIT, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A judge sentenced a Detroit court reporter to 30 days in the county jail for repeatedly missing deadlines to produce a court proceeding transcript.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine has admitted his part in killing 50 ducks and geese in an Iowa park in 2008.
MIAMI, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Florida's "Botox Bandit," who police say stole some $5,000 from two beauty clinics, has been sentenced to two years of probation, authorities said.
ROME, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A reputed Rome crime gang allegedly cheated a man out of more than $67,000 by convincing him they could sell him the city's police headquarters, police said.
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy sailor serving a life sentence for the murder of a taxi driver must also pay the victim's family about $593,000, a Japanese judge said.
Wednesday, September 22
OTTAWA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Facebook has made sufficient changes in the past year to be in line with Canada's privacy laws, the government's privacy commissioner says.
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers opted to keep suspended wide receiver Vincent Jackson after letting a Wednesday deadline to trade him pass without a deal.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- New York Mets reliever Francisco Rodriguez was arraigned Wednesday on charges he ignored a court-imposed restraining order by texting his girlfriend.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday he has ordered his players to behave more responsibly in the wake of several embarrassing incidents.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Witnesses in the trial of two former Blackwater employees charged with killing two Afghan civilians say the men were not drinking alcohol before the shootings.
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Vandals in Dayton, Ohio, caused $25,000 in damage to graves in the city's cemetery, including those of the Wright Brothers, authorities said.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A man known in Illinois as "The Field Hat Bandit" has been arrested in California on charges of robbing a bank in Rancho Cucamonga, police say.
Tuesday, September 21
FORT BLISS, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The FBI said Tuesday a man who was shot and killed after shooting two women at Fort Bliss, Texas, has been identified as Steven Kropf of nearby El Paso.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Mixed-use neighborhoods combining residential and business development may help lead to lower levels of some types of violent crime, a U.S. study suggests.
FARMVILLE, Va., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- An aspiring so-called horrorcore musician from California has pleaded guilty to killing his 16-year-old girlfriend, her parents and her best friend in Virginia.
DETROIT, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A son of America's Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was attacked and severely beaten at a Detroit gas station, police said Tuesday.
Monday, September 20
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Florida authorities are investigating a suspected global identity theft ring that allegedly targeted a local business and job-hunters.
Sunday, September 19
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were arrested and charged with felony burglary for allegedly occupying property they once owned, TMZ.com reported.
BOSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Reduced marijuana penalties are not enough, legalization advocates in Boston say.
ROME, N.Y., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- New York Giant Plaxico Burress says the worst aspect of his imprisonment is that his son asks why he's not playing this season.
Saturday, September 18
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- American socialite Paris Hilton has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor drug possession and serve one year of probation, court documents show.
HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan admitted via Twitter that she failed her most recent court-ordered drug test.
Thursday, September 16
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An Indiana federal grand jury charged a former city official with soliciting a bribe and attempted extortion.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Three FBI agents and a counterterrorism expert were arrested on charges they hid their use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, authorities said.
ATLANTA, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Ex-Denver Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe returned to CBS as a football analyst after a woman withdrew her petition for a protection order against him.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. jurors in two ex-Blackwater contractors' murder trial Thursday viewed a car the men allegedly shot up in Afghanistan, killing two and wounding a third.
MEMPHIS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The mother of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright says she is asking for public help to fund a reward to help find her son's killer.
ELGIN, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A state's attorney says he is suing reputed gang members in Elgin, Ill., alleging their actions harmed the suburban Chicago city.
NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A recent crime wave in New York has featured a curious phenomenon -- a spate of suspects wearing Yankee baseball caps or clothing, police say.
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The lawyer for an Army major charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood,Texas, last year says he wants the public and media barred from an upcoming hearing.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The "adult services" section of Craigslist will remain closed, a company official told members of a congressional subcommittee in Washington.
Wednesday, September 15
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Louisiana outfitter was indicted Wednesday on charges he took hunters out to illegally bag alligators, federal prosecutors said.
N'DJAMENA, Chad, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Chinese construction worker was abducted on his way to a site in northern Chad, a Chinese government authority says.
BANKOK, Thailand, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Thailand said they burned more than 600,000 items weighing around 90 tons because they violated intellectual property rights.
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A former sailor with the U.S. Navy has pleaded innocent in federal court in San Diego to selling 290 pieces of stolen military equipment on eBay.
Tuesday, September 14
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- West Virginia senior cornerback Brandon Hogan has been suspended indefinitely after a drunken driving arrest, football Coach Bill Stewart said Tuesday.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A New York veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, charged with making death and bomb threats, may end up avoiding prison, his lawyer said.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The man whose minivan crashed into a car carrying Nick Adenhart, killing the Los Angeles Angels pitcher, didn't commit murder, the man's lawyer said Tuesday.
WATERTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing two fellow soldiers at Fort Drum in New York in a deal that spares him a life sentence, officials said.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The former mother-in-law of a woman who says she was the victim of an acid attack in Washington state labeled as "insane" allegations the incident was faked.
Monday, September 13
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Jealousy sparked a violent confrontation between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the mother of his son, a police report released Monday alleged.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The trial of a man accused of killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart in a drunken driving crash will proceed, a judge ruled Monday.
MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Some cash-desperate Britons are digging deep -- into their own bodies, offering to sell their kidneys overseas via the Internet, an investigation reveals.
Sunday, September 12
PERTH, Australia, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An Australian man says he returned home recently to find a rental home he owned had been sold, which was a problem because he didn't have it up for sale.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An admitted arsonist says he doesn't remember setting fire to a landmark recording studio where pop music's famed Philadelphia sound was born.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Several public employees in Ohio were disciplined for snooping in state databases for information on "American Idol" singer Crystal Bowersox, officials said.
Saturday, September 11
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Troubled U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has dropped her platinum blond look and returned to her auburn locks, People magazine reports.
Friday, September 10
WASAGAMING, Manitoba, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Aboriginal leaders say they want two Parks Canada employees in Manitoba, already disciplined, terminated for circulating a racist joke via e-mail.
NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A New York investment adviser who catered to the Hollywood elite pleaded guilty to fraud in a federal court Friday, court papers say.
Thursday, September 9
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Makeda Marley, the daughter of late reggae great Bob Marley, has pleaded guilty in a Pennsylvania court to possessing marijuana plants in her home.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia church was told its 7 a.m. bell was too loud and could lead to a $700 daily fine if it violated the city's noise ordinance, the pastor said.
CHICAGO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Fifty-four percent of Illinois voters favor retrying disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich on the 23 of 24 counts a jury couldn't decide on, a state poll indicated.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A man who shot and killed a Florida teenager must still pay a $750,000 court-ordered judgment even though he declared bankruptcy, a U.S. bankruptcy court ruled.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Gunmen and suicide bombers tied to al-Qaida killed nine people at Mogadishu's airport Thursday shortly after envoys met the Somali president, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Twelve U.S. soldiers have been charged in what military authorities say they believe was a conspiracy to murder Afghan civilians and cover it up.
Wednesday, September 8
INVERNESS, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials said charges of possessing illegally taken wildlife stemmed from photos of a deer carcass posted to Facebook.
NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Detroit ranks as the most stressful metropolitan area to live and work in, an analysis of the 50 largest U.S. cities indicates.
MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A servant of a Philippine political clan has testified he was present when a plot was hatched to prevent a rival from becoming a provincial governor.
Tuesday, September 7
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mark David Chapman, convicted of killing John Lennon in front of the former Beatle's New York City apartment, was denied parole Tuesday, officials said.
MOUNT DORA, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Florida tax adviser for actor Wesley Snipes and other clients got 20 years added to his prison term for advising how to beat revenuers, a judge ruled.
NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Travolta decided to drop his case against two alleged Bahamian extortionists, saying he wants to move on from his son's 2009 death.
Monday, September 6
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Paris Hilton was able to bond out of a Las Vegas jail in about half the normal time to reduce distractions, officials say.
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Web site "Craigslist" has censored its "Adult Services" section, but ads seeking money for sexual services are still appearing, ABC News said.
MIASS, Russia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Police who allegedly failed to provide proper security at a Russian rock festival face a criminal investigation, an official says.
Sunday, September 5
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A female jail captain at New York's Rikers Island is being questioned for allegedly giving rapper Lil Wayne preferential treatment, officials say.
TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- An Iranian woman sentenced to die for adultery faces a sentence of 99 lashes because of a case of mistaken identity, a human rights group says.
JESUP, Ga., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A jury has sentenced the killer of a Georgia municipal judge to life in prison without parole, sparing him from the death penalty.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A former Chicago high school basketball star convicted of murdering his wife says he killed her after dreaming she was having sex with four of his old friends.
Saturday, September 4
ATLANTA, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Craigslist blocked its "adult services" section in the United States after attorneys general in 17 states complained the Internet site promoted prostitution.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A federal judge said the physical and psychological scars suffered by two Chicago girls justified sending an arsonist to prison for 25 years.
MIAMI, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A registered sex offender on the run from a Texas halfway house has been captured near Miami International Airport, police said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A former Republican Party financial official and consultant pleaded guilty Friday in Washington to embezzling $850,000 from party committees.
Friday, September 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Colorado man who staged the "balloon boy" charade last year had his mug shot taken Friday in Florida after moving his family there, officials said.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Rapper Snoop Dogg, once a criminal, is now a crime-stopper, teaming with U.S. Internet security company Symantec on the "Hack is Wack" video contest.
SEPANG, Malaysia, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A man caught at a Malaysian airport with 95 boa constrictors in his luggage pleaded guilty to exporting without a permit, court officials said.
Thursday, September 2
NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The former New York CBS television producer convicted of trying to blackmail "Late Show" host David Letterman was released from prison Thursday.
HAPARANDA, Sweden, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A 35-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to two years in jail for raping a sleeping woman at a party, despite claims he was sleepwalking.
HOBYO, Somalia, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Local Somali leaders increasingly align with former pirate foes to fight a much graver common enemy -- the militant al-Shabaab Islamic movement, officials say.
Wednesday, September 1
MONTREAL, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A former student says he is suing a Montreal school for the deaf, alleging sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic brothers who taught there.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Canadian Judicial Council says a complaint has been filed against an associate chief justice alleging she engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior.
DENVER, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A former Colorado college athlete who pleaded guilty to faking cancer and duping donors out of more than $30,000 will spend 36 days in jail, documents show.
Tuesday, August 31
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin must spend a month in jail on a drunk driving conviction, an Arizona judge ruled Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A judge Tuesday ordered former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's daughter to do community service for her shoplifting attempt earlier this month.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Imprisoned former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been denied work release privileges, New York corrections officials said Tuesday.
VISTA, Calif., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles actor stabbed his former girlfriend repeatedly when he found her with another man at her home, prosecutors said at the start of the trial.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Police were searching for a 27-year-old man indicted in the death of Leshawn "Sugar Shizz" Talbert, who inspired the dance "The Shizz," Louisville police said.
BEIJING, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- An appeals court in China upheld the 14-year prison sentence of retail executive Huang Guangyu, who is struggling to maintain influence on his company.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Attorneys for a Frenchwoman sentenced to prison in Mexico on kidnapping charges say they have filed an appeal on constitutional grounds.
Monday, August 30
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers began divorce proceedings with ownership of the baseball team at the center of their dispute, documents show.
DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Former Kennesaw (Ga.) State University star basketball player Shuan Stegall was killed in a weekend shooting, authorities said Monday.
OMAHA, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Troubled former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has been signed by Omaha of the United Football League, the team announced Monday.
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a man accused in the death of California Angels pitcher Mick Adenhart says she will take a change of venue request to the State Supreme Court.
Sunday, August 29
OMAHA, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Sixteen protesters at a military funeral in Omaha were doused with pepper spray from passing motorists, police said.
Saturday, August 28
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Socialite Paris Hilton is facing a cocaine charge and her boyfriend, Cy Waits, is accused of driving under the influence, Las Vegas authorities say.
Friday, August 27
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Milwaukee pitcher Yovani Gallardo lost a baseball game Thursday and then it got worse when he and a clubhouse attendant were robbed at gunpoint hours later.
MELBOURNE, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A British man has been sentenced to four years in prison for publishing up to 100,000 pictures of sexual child abuse on Facebook, officials say.
UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A United Nations draft report alleges the Rwandan army and allies may have committed genocide during a 10-year period in the Congo, the BBC reported.
Thursday, August 26
TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iranian media are being prohibited from reporting about government opposition leaders under a purported media directive, opposition Web sites said.
SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- One of the families of 33 trapped Chilean miners entombed a half-mile underground filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing the mine owner of criminal negligence.
GILLELEJE, Denmark, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Environmentalists illegally put global positioning devices on Danish fishing boats to claim falsely the fishermen operate in banned waters, the fishermen said.
PHOENIX, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian man has been sentenced to almost three years in a U.S. prison for selling what he claimed was an experimental cancer drug on the Internet.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Hackers are raiding Apple iTunes accounts and racking up charges on consumer credit cards, a report says.
SEOUL, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was in China with his youngest son as ex-U.S. President Jimmy Carter was in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Mexican investigators have asked diplomats from several Latin American countries to help identify the 72 bodies found this week at a ranch in northeast Mexico.
Wednesday, August 25
SANTA YSABEL, Calif., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. drug agents say they found about 25,000 marijuana plants worth $100 million on a farm near San Diego believed to be run by Mexican drug traffickers.
NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine staff sergeant has pleaded guilty to mistreating 17 male subordinates through sexual actions and comments, authorities say.
Tuesday, August 24
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Army staff sergeant was charged Tuesday with accepting $400,000 in bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan.
CHISINAU, Moldova, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Three gang members were in custody in Moldova after allegedly trying to sell uranium they had brought into the country illegally, authorities say.
HENDERSON, Nev., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former LPGA Tour player Erica Blasberg died as the result of a suicide, the Clark County, Nev., Coroner's Office ruled Tuesday.
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A New York tissue-recovery worker, acquitted of charges she harvested body parts without permission, is suing the state, court records say.
TORONTO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- At least 143 prisoners were mistakenly allowed to leave Ontario correctional facilities during the last eight years, Canadian government documents indicate.
VALDOSTA, Ga., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A Georgia man, convicted of raping a girl over a four-year period in Japan, faces a sentence of up to life in federal prison, court records show.
Monday, August 23
LONDON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and activist Brad Pitt says he would consider the death penalty for those responsible for the BP oil spill.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday he would be "vindicated" in a second trial and hinted at a political comeback.
Sunday, August 22
NORTH MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Marleine Bastien, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Florida's 17th District, and her sister were robbed at gunpoint Saturday outside a church, police said.
Saturday, August 21
MIAMI, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. experts say computer users should be more security-aware and cautious when using WiFi networks in public places like libraries and coffee shops.
Friday, August 20
BOSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Roger Clemens, in his first public appearance since his indictment on federal charges he lied to Congress, said Friday that "in time we'll get to have our say."
PATRA, Greece, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Greek appeals court upheld the convictions of two men found to have illegally prescribed unneeded in vitro fertilization drugs, documents show.
BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- War crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic says he will bring former Serbian military leader Ratko Mladic to justice, vowing to "smoke Mladic out of his hole."
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Investigators say forensic and autopsy results will determine if mummified remains found wrapped in 1930's Los Angeles newspapers were the result of abortions.
EDEN, N.Y., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Lawmen in western New York are hunting a would-be robber who ran out of a bank when he realized his face was exposed.
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A man who tried to smuggle 14 peregrine falcon eggs out of Britain using a belt made of socks was sentenced to 30 months in jail.
ROME, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Mafia in Italy used a popular soccer show on Italian state television as a way to get messages to imprisoned gang bosses, a former prosecutor says.
Two big merger deals this week, one friendly and one not-so-friendly, may signal growing confidence in the world economy.
Thursday, August 19
NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer for TV's Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pleaded not guilty on her behalf to several charges stemming from her arrest last month on a New Jersey beach.
SEATTLE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Leroy Hill's domestic-assault charge will be dropped in 18 months if the Seattle Seahawks linebacker meets the terms of a court deal, his lawyer said.
MOYOCK, N.C., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The founder of the largest U.S. State Department private security contractor moved himself and his family to the United Arab Emirates, court papers indicate.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Baseball great Roger Clemens was indicted Thursday on federal charges he lied to the U.S. Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Wednesday, August 18
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Rocker Ted Nugent pleaded no contest to two hunting-related misdemeanors in California's Yuba Superior Court, court records show.
ROME, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- In death, as in life, former Italian President Francesco Cossiga drew praise from supporters and derision from detractors, observers say.
BEIJING, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Chinese experts are accusing the U.S. military of trying to tarnish their country's image by saying China is developing cyberwarfare capabilities.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say they have threatened to sue Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he refuses to cooperate in a discrimination investigation.
Tuesday, August 17
NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The New York Mets placed closer Francisco Rodriguez on the disqualified list Tuesday after he underwent season-ending thumb surgery.
CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court in California has upheld an $18 million settlement for hundreds of consumers bilked in an Internet kiosk scam.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The Taiwanese government will fine a private zoo operator for cross-breeding a lion and a tiger, resulting in the birth of three liger cubs, an official says.
Monday, August 16
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A Tulsa, Okla., woman may be the granddaughter of Winston Churchill, a records search shows.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Superheroes beating up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors, scientists say.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was facing surgery Monday for an injury ESPN said he sustained during an alleged assault on his girlfriend's father.
REYNOSA, Mexico, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Reporters, fearing they will be killed, often fail to report Mexico's drug cartel violence, or report only what they are forced to write, some journalists said.
BANGKOK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- A manhunt is under way in Thailand for a British boxer suspected of killing a former U.S. Marine following a bar fight, authorities say.
NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is facing charges for allegedly pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs in New York.
Friday, August 13
MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Five years after Hurricane Katrina, most in New Orleans say rebuilding is going well, but 70 percent say the nation has forgotten them, a survey indicates.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- South African police said Friday they found four bodies in an unused shaft of a mine while investigating reports mine guards shot as many as 20 illegal miners.
TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Outrage over plans to stone to death a 43-year-old mother of two has prompted Iran to change its method of execution from stoning to hanging, observers say.
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Canadian-born terror suspect Omar Khadr's trial will be delayed 30 days as his defense attorney seeks treatment after collapsing in court, officials said.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A woman who forced a WestJet airliner to land in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after trying to open the emergency door has been banned from the airline for life.
Thursday, August 12
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday sent a $600 million bill adding agents and equipment along the U.S.-Mexican border to U.S. President Barack Obama for his signature.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Chinese drywall cases consolidated in a Florida county may move forward without waiting for rulings in drywall cases filed in federal courts, a judge ruled.
LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Four British police officers face criminal charges over an alleged attack on a Muslim terrorism suspect wanted by U.S. authorities, prosecutors said Thursday.
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A judge in Illinois has sentenced the man convicted of the murder of NBA star Quentin Richardson's brother to a 180-year prison term, officials said.
MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Some 90 percent of Russian prisoners have diseases such as tuberculosis or are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the Prosecutor General's office said.
NICE, France, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- One of the world's most notorious cyber-criminals has been arrested at an airport in France, authorities say.
Wednesday, August 11
OGDEN, Utah, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Utah man was sentenced to six months in jail for fondling the breasts of a nurse wheeling his pregnant girlfriend to a hospital delivery room, officials say.
MILTON, Ontario, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A more serious fraud charge was leveled Wednesday against a Canadian woman accused of faking terminal cancer to scam people out of money
DETROIT, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- An attorney representing the family of a slain exotic dancer says he will seek additional deposition testimony from former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
PRESCOTT, Ariz., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Prosecutors are fighting self-help guru James Arthur Ray's bid to move his trial in the Arizona sweat lodge deaths because of publicity.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Supermodel Naomi Campbell said she has testified truthfully at the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and had "nothing to gain" by lying.
BOSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity has settled a lawsuit over a prank that caused an explosion in which two people were injured.
Tuesday, August 10
SEATTLE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Seattle sentenced a computer hacker to four months detention and ordered him to pay Comcast for damages caused by a 2008 hacker intrusion.
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A military judge ruled the most serious evidence against Canadian-born Omar Khadr is admissible in his terror trial and not the product of torture.
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S officials and an ex-cook for Osama bin Laden struck a deal allowing him to serve time at a minimum security prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, lawyers said.
Monday, August 9
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- As Omar Khadr's terrorism trial drew near in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Canadian's attorney urged him to attend and said "the world needs to hear his story."
Sunday, August 8
MILTON, Ontario, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The estranged parents of a Canadian woman who allegedly faked having terminal cancer to trick people into giving her money say they are through with her.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- British Columbia has stopped its decades-long practice of testing the arousal rates of young sex offenders after a tester was charged with sexual assault.
Friday, August 6
FORT PIERCE, Fla., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said two men who allegedly tried to capture an alligator that clamped down on a woman's boot are facing illegal trapping charges.
CHICAGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Chicago and Los Angeles say they are filing charges against men who allegedly used the Internet to harass others.
Thursday, August 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Federal authorities in Kansas City, Mo., have charged two men with scheming to create fictitious credit histories to help others buy expensive homes.
NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The daughter of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was arrested for shoplifting in an Upper East Side cosmetics shop, police said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A Kentucky woman has been found guilty of threatening University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino to extort money from him.
CONTAGEM, Brazil, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A former Brazilian soccer goalie is among those charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, prosecutors said.
Wednesday, August 4
LATROBE, Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he has met the NFL's requirements for reducing his upcoming six-game suspension.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Researchers say a new DNA forensic test is so fast it could match crime scene samples with suspects' DNA within hours with the suspects still in custody.
OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old man was arrested in Osaka, Japan, Wednesday on a charge of using a computer virus to destroy stored data, police said.
TOKYO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Japan indicted a former high-level government adviser on obstruction of justice charges, court papers say.
Tuesday, August 3
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick won't be disciplined for his role in a June shooting incident, the NFL indicated Tuesday.
ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Atlanta woman, tied to her bed by an armed robber Tuesday, managed to type a computer message to her boyfriend with her toes, authorities said.
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A luxury SUV and a pickup truck are the top two vehicles in the United States that thieves want to get their hands on, insurance statistics indicate.
Monday, August 2
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. National Guard troops being deployed along the border with Mexico will play mostly unseen support roles, the Border Patrol says.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Authorities have searched the home slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife, multiple reports indicated Monday.
BANGKOK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- As Red Shirt protests continue with deadly ramifications, Thailand's prime minister says he won't hold national elections until next year.
Sunday, August 1
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on a father and his two daughters at a baseball game has been sentenced to jail, officials said.
BOSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A former MIT student confirmed he was in contact with the soldier charged with funneling classified U.S. records from Afghanistan to the WikiLeaks Web site.
Saturday, July 31
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 31 (UPI) -- A 55-year-old bank robber nicknamed "the old man bandit" has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a string of holdups in South Florida, officials say.
Friday, July 30
NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Waitresses at the Sin City strip club in New York claim they had their tips stolen by managers who allegedly groped them and demanded sexual favors.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- A Florida man serving a prison sentence for stealing a bicycle from a car is suing three men he accuses of perpetrating a rough citizen's arrest.
Thursday, July 29
CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Cyberbullying is now considered as serious an offense as burglary, gang activity and more traditional forms of bullying, the Chicago Board of Education said.
NASHVILLE, July 29 (UPI) -- The botched house attack and a subsequent slaying and rampage allegedly by a Nashville man was kept quiet pending an FBI investigation, a local rabbi said.
BOSASO, Somalia, July 29 (UPI) -- At least 13 combatants were killed in an intense insurgent-government battle in the normally stable Puntland region of northern Somalia, authorities said.
MONTREAL, July 29 (UPI) -- Thieves in Montreal stole a pickup truck and went to the owner's hotel parking lot to steal pothole-filling equipment, the owner said.
Wednesday, July 28
PHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- Three American hikers accused by Iran of illegal entry remain in a Tehran prison after a year in legal limbo without formal charges, U.S officials say.
PHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- A student says he is suing a Montgomery County, Pa., school district for privacy invasion arising from images captured by software in school-issued computers.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 28 (UPI) -- A grand jury in Virginia has indicted a former Army contractor on charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault in a fatal crash in Kuwait, documents show.
MILTON, Fla., July 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they were investigating whether a crime was committed when a political candidate was videotaped pulling up his opponent's signs.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 28 (UPI) -- University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino testified Wednesday that he's sure a woman on trial for extortion was trying to blackmail him.
WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The FBI said Wednesday an international investigation of the Mariposa Botnet, a "zombie" network formed by a computer virus, is showing progress.
NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- New York City will pay more than $7 million to settle a suit over the police shooting of a black man on the day he was to be married, a lawyer in the case said.
Tuesday, July 27
BONITA, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco Giants third baseman Kevin Mitchell is being investigated on a misdemeanor battery complaint, California authorities say.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 27 (UPI) -- A Tennessee city worker who faked having cancer and bilked Chattanooga out of $79,000 was sentenced to 42 months in prison, court records showed.
NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- The killer of former Beatle John Lennon will be considered for parole next month, 30 years after he shot and killed the famous musician, authorities said.
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 27 (UPI) -- Kenya's Alcoholic Beverages Association Tuesday called for government action to halt the trade in homemade liquor following the death of 17 people.
CLEVELAND, July 27 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers traded guards Delonte West and Sebastian Telfair to the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday, the teams said.
Monday, July 26
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 26 (UPI) -- A gambler who signed a voluntary agreement to keep him from gambling is suing the British Columbia Lottery Corp. because he wagered and won, records show.
OTTOWA, Ontario, July 26 (UPI) -- A Canadian government advisory group is urging a return to the long-form census but recommends removing the threat of jail time for not completing it.
PHILADELPHIA, July 26 (UPI) -- Two Drexel University basketball players have surrendered to face charges of armed robbery of a female student, police said Monday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 26 (UPI) -- An Arizona man convicted in absentia of fraud and forgery after his past as a U.S. Marine was revealed as a fabrication was taken into custody in California.
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 26 (UPI) -- A Texas woman who prosecutors suspect may have been following the orders of her boss was sentenced to prison for defrauding the U.S. government.
SUDBURY, Mass., July 26 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts judge said Monday she would consider a request to reduce the conviction of a former high school student who stabbed a classmate to death.
Sunday, July 25
DETROIT, July 25 (UPI) -- Officials in Detroit say they worry that television police shows using the city as a backdrop may lead to negative perceptions about Detroit and its residents.
Saturday, July 24
LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- Alexis Neiers, the 19-year-old star of reality TV show "Pretty Wild," was released from jail after serving less than 30 days of her 6-month term for burglary.
Friday, July 23
CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- A judge ruled Friday ex-media mogul Conrad Black, freed on bond from prison, may not return to Canada until the court gets more information about his finances.
WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Investigators said they found dozens of Pentagon employees, contractors and military personnel who accessed child pornography on their government computers.
AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- Dell Inc. settled a five-year battle over security fraud charges with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission for more than $100 million.
Thursday, July 22
SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 (UPI) -- Police in San Francisco said a mugger was arrested after stealing an iPhone while it was being used to demonstrate new GPS tracking software.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 22 (UPI) -- An Alaskan man has been charged with intentionally ramming his jet boat into breaching humpback whales in the state's southeast waters, authorities said.
RAMALLAH, West Bank, July 22 (UPI) -- One Palestinian died when Israeli military forces fired on a group of Palestinians trying to infiltrate a West Bank settlement, officials said.
Wednesday, July 21
TAMPA, Fla., July 21 (UPI) -- The wife of Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing a baby in Florida and trying to pass it off as her own.
BOSTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Two men were charged Tuesday, the 41st anniversary of the moon landing, with trying to sell a U.S. government document signed by Neil Armstrong, officials say.
NASHVILLE, July 21 (UPI) -- The Nashville Predators' majority owners said Wednesday they have bought the shares of convicted fraud artist William "Boots" Del Biaggio.
CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- Former media mogul Conrad Black was released from a Florida prison on a $2 million unsecured bond while he appeals his fraud conviction.
Tuesday, July 20
LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan Tuesday began serving her 90-day jail sentence for skipping an alcohol education class following a court appearance in Beverly Hills, Calif.
MOBILE, Ala., July 20 (UPI) -- Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell pleaded not guilty in an Alabama court Tuesday to a charge of possessing a controlled substance.
BERKELEY, Calif., July 20 (UPI) -- Photos and videos uploaded to Web sites may be revealing more information than their posters intended, experts say, leading to real-world vulnerabilities.
MALTA, Idaho, July 20 (UPI) -- An Idaho man who allegedly captured and possessed 27 rattlesnakes illegally said he is planning to plead guilty as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., July 20 (UPI) -- The trial of a Tennessee mother charged with murder for leaving her infant in a hot car while she went bar-hopping began Tuesday, court records indicated.
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 20 (UPI) -- A Virginia man's car was broken into in Iowa, and thieves took his late wife's cremated remains among other items pertaining to her death, the victim said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 20 (UPI) -- Formal felony battery charges have been filed against the Miami Dolphins' Phillip Merling for allegedly hitting his pregnant girlfriend, prosecutors say.
SINGAPORE, July 20 (UPI) -- British author Alan Shadrake has been released on $7,000 bail after being charged with defamation by the government of Singapore, authorities there say.
Monday, July 19
SINGAPORE, July 19 (UPI) -- The British author of a book critical of Singapore's death penalty who was arrested by Singapore authorities must be released, a human rights group says.
ATHENS, Greece, July 19 (UPI) -- Police in Greece said they suspect leftist extremists in the death of a Greek journalist gunned down by masked men outside his apartment near Athens.
PITTSBURGH, July 19 (UPI) -- Pitt defensive end Jabaal Sheard was suspended after an arrest for allegedly throwing a man through a glass door, school officials said Monday.
GATINEAU, Quebec, July 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian army captain was found guilty of disgraceful conduct Monday but cleared of second-degree murder for killing a wounded Afghan fighter.
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 19 (UPI) -- A New York judge Monday ruled that the so-called "HIV Predator" could remain locked up even though his prison sentence has been served in full.
Sunday, July 18
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 18 (UPI) -- A fugitive adult movie actor wanted for murder in Florida was in custody in Tennessee Sunday, sheriff's deputies announced.
Saturday, July 17
CARACAS, Venezuela, July 17 (UPI) -- Forensic scientists Saturday examined the remains of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar, exhumed on orders of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 17 (UPI) -- Dell Inc. said it has proposed a settlement with U.S. regulators over the computer maker's accounting for deals with chip giant Intel Corp.
Friday, July 16
TORONTO, July 16 (UPI) -- Organizers of Toronto's International Medical Marijuana Expo say they want to attract people tired of taking pharmaceutical drugs with adverse side-effects.
KIGALI, Rwanda, July 16 (UPI) -- Rwandan police have arrested a man in connection with the killing of a presidential opposition party politician, authorities said.
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 16 (UPI) -- A non-profit in Iowa has started a Web site to raise money for a legal defense fund for two Arizona sheriffs named in a suit over that state's immigration law.
Thursday, July 15
JERUSALEM, July 15 (UPI) -- An Israeli soldier and his commanding officer were convicted Thursday in the firing of a rubber bullet at the feet of a blindfolded Palestinian prisoner.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 15 (UPI) -- Two brothers who firebombed the home of a Swedish cartoonist who drew the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog were sentenced to prison Thursday.
NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- The former finance chair of Hillary Clinton's U.S. presidential campaign received a 12-year sentence Thursday for a $300 million financial fraud.
GURNEE, Ill., July 15 (UPI) -- Two Illinois men were fired from their theme park jobs for allegedly slapping a female co-worker dressed as Porky Pig multiple times, officials said.
CHICAGO, July 15 (UPI) -- The judge hearing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption case in Chicago rejected most of the tapes the defense seeks to admit into evidence.
SENECA, Mo., July 15 (UPI) -- Members of the Seneca, Mo., High School football team were charged with 39 counts of aggravated battery stemming from a hazing incident in June, officials said.
Wednesday, July 14
LINCOLN, Neb., July 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge blocked the state of Nebraska Wednesday from making doctors perform extensive screening of women before allowing them abortions, officials say.
MASON CITY, Iowa, July 14 (UPI) -- A billboard paid for by the North Iowa Tea Party comparing President Obama to Adolph Hitler and Vladimir Lenin was covered up Wednesday, observers say.
BAGHDAD, July 14 (UPI) -- This week 29 officials from Saddam Hussein's former regime have been transferred by the U.S. military to the Iraqi government, authorities say.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Minneapolis Wednesday ordered Haas TCM chemical company embezzler Chad Jurgens to return $6.3 million and serve five years in prison.
YAKIMA, Wash., July 13 (UPI) -- Two Washington state men pleaded guilty to killing bald and golden eagles and selling their parts in violation of federal law, U.S. prosecutors said.
Tuesday, July 13
MATTHEWS, N.C., July 13 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old man allegedly assumed the online identity of a 17-year-old co-worker and sent humiliating e-mails to her friends, police in North Carolina say.
DALLAS, July 13 (UPI) -- A trial started in Dallas Tuesday for an HIV-infected man accused of assaulting a woman with a deadly weapon by having unprotected sex with her.
REDMOND, Wash., July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft issued four security updates Tuesday to patch five Windows and Office vulnerabilities it rated "critical."
NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor pleaded not guilty in New York Tuesday to charges he raped a 16-year-old girl at a hotel.
Monday, July 12
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 12 (UPI) -- The negotiator appointed to help lift the Texas Rangers out of bankruptcy has received phone threats, a judge said Monday.
OTTAWA, July 12 (UPI) -- A Canadian general and an enlisted woman have been charged for their alleged affair, military officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- New York's Riker's Island, Chicago's Cook County Jail and the Los Angeles County Jail are the largest mental health institutions in the nation, a study found.
CINCINNATI, July 12 (UPI) -- The Ohio Supreme Court declined to intercede Monday in the impending execution of a "borderline retarded" man.
TROY, Ohio, July 12 (UPI) -- Bail has been set at $1.6 million for an Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his stepson and abducting his biological son, court documents say.
Sunday, July 11
WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday the U.S. government could file a second lawsuit against Arizona if its immigration law leads to racial profiling.
PHILADELPHIA, July 11 (UPI) -- Michael Vick is being prevented from traveling by his probation officer, a spokesman for the quarterback said Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- Troubled U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan has contacted a Chicago criminal defense attorney to help her handle her latest legal predicaments.
Saturday, July 10
BRUSSELS, July 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. anti-terrorism program tracking bank transactions helped nab three al-Qaida suspects charged in a planned Norway attack, the Obama administration said.
Friday, July 9
MILAN, Italy, July 9 (UPI) -- Many journalists in Italy went on strike Friday to protest government plans to restrict reporting of information gained from police wiretaps.
DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's wife mulled re-filing a lawsuit to keep her assets from seizure after a Texas judge said he lacked jurisdiction in the case
CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich cursed bitterly that voters weren't grateful for all he did for the state, a tape played at his corruption trial indicated.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, July 9 (UPI) -- Kyrgyzstan has opened nearly 1,400 criminal cases following ethnic rioting that killed 309 people and injured some 2,300, the regional commandant said Friday.
NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Reputed New York Mafia leader John "Sonny" Franzese Sr. could go to prison for 20 years following his conviction for shaking down strip clubs, officials said.
Thursday, July 8
NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Four high-powered semiautomatic guns are missing from a suitcase belonging to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security team, U.S. officials said.
LAS VEGAS, July 8 (UPI) -- A man convicted of multiple felonies, including kidnapping and robbery, in an attack on NFL star Javon Walker, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
TOPEKA, Kan., July 8 (UPI) -- Two former University of Kansas Athletic Department officials were charged with ticket skimming in a $1 million sports ticket scandal, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A new U.S. government program is designed to detect cyberattacks on crucial agencies in the private and public sectors, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- The roommate of "ThunderCats" cartoon series writer Stephen Perry was charged with first-degree murder in Perry's death, Florida police said.
CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Doctors at a Chicago teaching hospital's orthopedic unit routinely had residents perform surgeries, violating U.S. Medicare billing rules, a lawsuit alleges.
Wednesday, July 7
MEMPHIS, July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Charles E. Sublett pleaded guilty in Memphis Wednesday to federal charges arising from the smuggling of cash out of Iraq, authorities said.
SANAA, Yemen, July 7 (UPI) -- A Yemeni court sentenced two men to death Wednesday for being affiliates of al-Qaida and forming a gang that killed soldiers and civilians, prosecutors said.
GATINEAU, Quebec, July 7 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys said they were confident a Canadian army captain would be acquitted of murder in the mercy killing of an Afghan rebel in 2008.
Tuesday, July 6
WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier in Iraq, charged in May with leaking a video to Wikileaks of an attack that killed 12 people, faces additional charges, officials said Tuesday.
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 6 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Long Beach, Calif., say they're weighing a measure that would allow voters to decide whether to levy a 5 percent tax on medical marijuana.
DETROIT, July 6 (UPI) -- A Michigan political consultant awaiting sentencing for bribery and extortion wants permission to visit his elderly mother on her deathbed, his attorney says.
NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Officials in Belgium say they have no comment on the claims of a former financier that he's related to Belgian royalty.
Monday, July 5
LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Swiss justice officials say a decision will be coming soon on whether director Roman Polanski will be sent back to the United States.
Sunday, July 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 4 (UPI) -- A 46-year-old luxury home builder in Ohio could spend the rest of his life in prison after his conviction in an $18 million loan scheme.
RAMADI, Iraq, July 4 (UPI) -- Two terrorist blasts killed at least four people and injured 25 others in Iraq Sunday as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged the formation of a new government.
SAN DIEGO, July 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy wants commanders to "feel very uncomfortable" about sexual assaults, happening at a rate of more than one a day, military officials said.
CHICAGO, July 4 (UPI) -- Bail was set at $125,000 for a man charged with beating a Chicago rock musician when the musician tried to stop him from choking his own wife, prosecutors said.
PONTOISE, France, July 4 (UPI) -- Four young men were sentenced Sunday to three to 15 years in prison for attempted murder of police officers during 2007 riots in an impoverished Paris suburb.
SEOUL, July 4 (UPI) -- South Korean industrial spying cases have risen consistently, largely in the electronics industry, a center tied to the chief national intelligence agency said.
Saturday, July 3
LAS VEGAS, July 3 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they gave a high roller with $14.7 million in debts to Las Vegas casinos more time to work out a settlement with the casinos.
Friday, July 2
WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) -- The children of Russian couples jailed on U.S. spying charges face uncertainty about where they'll live and who their family actually is, officials say.
PORT ORANGE, Fla., July 2 (UPI) -- A south Florida middle school teacher was fined for allegedly having a student lead a classmate around on a leash, authorities say.
Thursday, July 1
BROOKLINE, Mass., July 1 (UPI) -- Former Olympic swimming champion Jenny Thompson says she was assaulted in Brookline, Mass., by two men trying to steal her scooter.
LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Federal authorities in the United States, cracking down on film piracy, said they forced nine bootleg movie Web sites off the Internet.
Wednesday, June 30
CALGARY, Alberta, June 30 (UPI) -- A mother convicted of strangling her teenage daughter should not be incarcerated, her attorney told a judge in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday.
NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Authorities probing a doctor accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs have interviewed U.S. golfer Tiger Woods, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 30 (UPI) -- Video from a Virginia restaurant hosting a party for quarterback Michael Vick contradicts his lawyer's account of a subsequent shooting incident, officials say.
Tuesday, June 29
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 29 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say the murder trial of a man accused of killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart in a car crash should not be moved from Orange County.
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico, June 29 (UPI) -- The leading candidate for governor in the violence-torn Mexican state of Tamaulipas was ambushed and killed, officials said.
LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Police in Britain say a three-hour bank siege near Heathrow Airport bore similarities to Spike Lee's 2006 crime thriller Inside Man.
SEOUL, June 29 (UPI) -- A U.N. Security Council statement similar to one from Group of Eight leaders on the sinking of its ship could be acceptable to South Korea, Yonhap news said.
Monday, June 28
WOODBRIDGE, N.J., June 28 (UPI) -- Jurors' cellphones are the latest challenge for U.S. judges trying to keep jurors from discussing a case with others outside the courtroom, legal experts say.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 28 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is cooperating with police investigating a shooting at his birthday party last week, his attorney said Monday.
LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- NAACP leaders in California said Monday they support a state referendum on the November ballot to legalize marijuana.
WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that state and municipal laws banning handguns for self-protection in the home are unconstitutional.
Sunday, June 27
CINCINNATI, June 27 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was jailed and charged with reckless driving Friday night, police said.
Friday, June 25
KARLSRUHE, Germany, June 25 (UPI) -- Germany's highest court ruled Friday it's legal to cut off life support to a dying person who has given consent.
Thursday, June 24
ALBUQUERQUE, June 24 (UPI) -- John Anczarski, a 19-year-old cycling across the United States to raise money for breast cancer, died after being struck by a car, hospital officials said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 24 (UPI) -- Potential jurors in the case of a woman accused of trying to extort money from Louisville Coach Rick Pitino were asked about premarital sex and Cardinal games.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 24 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old former University of Michigan football player faces as much as 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to four robbery charges, authorities said.
JERUSALEM, June 24 (UPI) -- A Jerusalem court Thursday slammed the prosecution for alleged witness coaching in a corruption case against former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
MANILA, Philippines, June 24 (UPI) -- A key witness to the massacre of at least 58 people in the southern Philippines was killed while awaiting government protection, Human Rights Watch said.
MILWAUKEE, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. electronics firm Koss Corp. said it would issue new financial statements by June 30 as it took its former auditor and vice president of finance to court.
EVERETT, Wash., June 24 (UPI) -- Washington state authorities said a man who claimed car thieves stole his $33,000 silk necktie collection has been charged with insurance fraud.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, June 24 (UPI) -- Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch man accused of killing one woman and a suspect in the disappearance of another, was a liar as a child, his mother says.
Wednesday, June 23
URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 23 (UPI) -- Ten years before 1973's Roe vs. Wade decision, German measles played a major part in shifting public attitudes toward abortion laws, a new book contends.
DETROIT, June 23 (UPI) -- A campaign spokesman for Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mike Cox says he is certain four commercials posted on an anti-Cox Web site were stolen.
SEATTLE, June 23 (UPI) -- An Oregon detective says he thinks the convicted Green River killer is responsible for more deaths than he admitted to and could face the death penalty.
PENSACOLA, Fla., June 23 (UPI) -- Busloads of workers tried to clean up a 3-mile-long trail of tons of oil spill waste collected off of Perdido Key, Fla., officials said.
JERUSALEM, June 23 (UPI) -- Hamas says it will not allow the Red Cross to visit or allow any mail to or from captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit because of security concerns.
LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- A married lawyer, his lover and a drug-fueled sadomasochistic sex session ended in bloodshed at a posh London hotel, court documents show.
NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- New York Mets star pitcher Johan Santana acknowledged Wednesday he was accused of raping a woman last year at a Florida golf course.
WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Northrop Grumman had agreed to pay $12.5 million to settle charges it made false claims concerning electronic components.
NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants football player Lawrence Taylor has been indicted on charges of rape, criminal sexual acts and sexual abuse, legal documents show.
Tuesday, June 22
LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- A California paraplegic used his computer skills to get video of girls and women in sex acts and blackmail them into sending him more, the FBI said Tuesday.
CHICAGO, June 22 (UPI) -- A Chicago teacher is facing felony charges for allegedly using his cellphone to take videos of undressed males in an amusement park locker room, police say.
DETROIT, June 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army attorney says the abuse of inmates at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq was not merely the aberrant behavior of a few misfits.
Monday, June 21
LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- A mostly orderly crowd estimated at between 500,000 and 2 million lined the streets of downtown Los Angeles Monday to celebrate the Lakers' NBA Finals victory.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 21 (UPI) -- A male doctor was jailed in Stockholm, Sweden, for having unprotected sex with two other men despite knowing he was HIV positive, court documents show.
NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- New York State Police said a pair of vacuum salesmen are facing a criminal charge for allegedly damaging a homeowner's mattress during a demonstration.
Sunday, June 20
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, June 20 (UPI) -- A troubled Ohio State football recruit was injured and a 17-year-old girl killed in a weekend shooting in Youngstown, Ohio, police said Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Actor Nicholas Brendon has pleaded no contest to charges in a scuffle with police and was given probation, Los Angeles prosecutors said.
Saturday, June 19
HOLLYWOOD, June 19 (UPI) -- The creator of a special tea favored by U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan says he doubts it has enough alcohol to set off her court-ordered booze-detecting bracelet.
Friday, June 18
WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. has announced a business coalition, the Internet Fraud Alert group, aimed at combating computer crime.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 18 (UPI) -- Two alleged would-be bank robbers in Florida were foiled when the bricks they threw didn't bust the bank's glass windows and door, police say.
FORT GILLEM, Ga., June 18 (UPI) -- An Army reservist at Fort Gillem in Georgia allegedly shot and killed another reserve soldier, military officials said.
PRETORIA, South Africa, June 18 (UPI) -- A Nigerian man drew a three-year prison sentence from a special World Cup court for having 30 stolen event tickets, officials in South Africa said.
LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Celebrations in Los Angeles after the Lakers won the NBA title Thursday resulted in some vandalism and a handful of arrests, Los Angeles police said.
Thursday, June 17
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 17 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man convicted on a charge related to hacking former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mail account will be sentenced in September, court records show.
CARROLLTON, Ga., June 17 (UPI) -- A babysitter was sentenced to eight years in prison for feeding an infant wine, shooting the baby's alcohol level to four times the legal limit for an adult.
CHICAGO, June 17 (UPI) -- Chicago will ensure that officials can account for handguns if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the city's 28-year-old handgun ban, Mayor Richard Daley said.
PHILADELPHIA, June 17 (UPI) -- Police in Philadelphia say they confiscated a handgun from a former National Football League player during a minor traffic incident.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 17 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela attended the funeral of his 13-year-old great-granddaughter, killed in a car crash after the World Cup's opening concert in South Africa.
OTTAWA, June 17 (UPI) -- Canada's air security systems need sweeping changes to be prepared for terrorist attacks, a report by a retired Supreme Court justice said Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., June 17 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old white man pleaded guilty to torching a predominantly black church in Massachusetts hours after Barack Obama was elected the U.S. president.
WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's ability to fight cyberattacks on non-military computer systems is lacking on several fronts, including adequate personnel, a report said.
Wednesday, June 16
MEXICO CITY, June 16 (UPI) -- Mexican drug cartels are becoming more skillful at ambushing and trapping police in commando-style raids, officials say.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, June 16 (UPI) -- The court martial of Canadian Capt. Robert Semrau, charged with the battlefield shooting death of an Afghan insurgent, reconvened at Kandahar Airfield.
TOWSON, Md., June 16 (UPI) -- A Baltimore-area woman was jailed immediately after she admitted she falsely claimed to have terminal cancer to get money.
Tuesday, June 15
NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- Families of 2001 terror attack victims asked a New York court to replace a judge handling lawsuits targeting financial backers of terrorism, court records show.
CINCINNATI, June 15 (UPI) -- Two Ohio teens pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges they beat a baby alpaca to death, court records showed.
NORFOLK, Va., June 15 (UPI) -- A former museum director has pleaded guilty to conspiring to buy a "Gatling-gun" type of rotary machine gun used on U.S. F-14 fighter jets, authorities say.
CARMEL, Ind., June 15 (UPI) -- The lawyer for an Indiana boy who allegedly was sexually assaulted said influence was exerted in charging the suspects with misdemeanors rather than felonies.
BANGKOK, June 15 (UPI) -- Thailand's Criminal Court refused to grant bail Tuesday to eight leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement and three Red Shirt guards, police say.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., June 15 (UPI) -- A man and a woman were in custody after they tried to gain access to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., and weapons were found in their vehicle, officials said.
Monday, June 14
HEBRON, West Bank, June 14 (UPI) -- Palestinians fired on an Israeli police vehicle near Hebron in the West Bank Monday, killing one officer and wounding three others, Israeli officials said.
Sunday, June 13
BANGKOK, June 13 (UPI) -- Bangkok police say they arrested more than two dozen people suspected of betting on the opening match in the World Cup soccer tournament.
JERUSALEM, June 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli soldier who stole an M-16 rifle from a military post and then sold it to a civilian for $1,800 will spend 40 months in prison, a court ruled.
Saturday, June 12
ASPEN, Colo., June 12 (UPI) -- Sources say a Colorado sheriff is refusing to intervene on behalf of actor Charlie Sheen, who faces jail for a domestic dispute with his wife.
Friday, June 11
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 11 (UPI) -- A Taiwanese high court Friday reduced the life sentences of former President Chen Shui-bian and his wife -- both convicted of corruption -- to 20 years.
Thursday, June 10
TORONTO, June 10 (UPI) -- Toronto police said they were not suspicious after recovering 1.6 tons of ammonium nitrate, even though the fertilizer compound is used in explosives.
LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- British and Welsh police abused counterterrorism powers to illegally stop and search thousands of people for eight years, Britain's Home Office said Thursday.
LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- The man British authorities accuse of killing three prostitutes has been treated by prison medical personnel after an apparent suicide attempt, officials said.
Wednesday, June 9
LONDON, June 9 (UPI) -- A British privacy advocacy group says Google should be prosecuted for collecting private WiFi data while gathering visuals for its StreetView service.
CHICAGO, June 9 (UPI) -- Rod Blagojevich's chief of staff from 2003 to 2005 said in court he agreed to testify against his former boss in exchange for a lenient sentence.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 9 (UPI) -- Three journalists covering the World Cup soccer championship in South Africa were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday, police said.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., June 9 (UPI) -- Interviews were to be released Wednesday from the sexual assault investigation against Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, authorities said.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 9 (UPI) -- Former Sri Lankan Gen. Sarath Fonseka, now in military detention, denied accusations by the defense secretary that he is a liar and a traitor, the BBC reported.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 9 (UPI) -- Gunmen attacked a convoy of trucks near Islamabad, Pakistan, killing several people and torching supplies destined for NATO forces in Afghanistan, police said.
Tuesday, June 8
LONDON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Chris Brown has canceled his upcoming U.K. tour after Britain's Home Office declined to issue him a visa to enter the country, the BBC said.
REGGIO CALABRIA, Italy, June 8 (UPI) -- Italian police said Tuesday they arrested 52 members of the Calabrian mafia suspected of skimming money off the construction contract for expanding a motorway.
LAKE DELTON, Wis., June 8 (UPI) -- Green Bay Packers cornerback Brandon Underwood will be cleared of sexual assault allegations, his lawyer predicted Tuesday.
KIGALI, Rwanda, June 8 (UPI) -- An American lawyer, charged with denying and trivializing Zimbabwe genocide, was sentenced Monday to 30 days detention, court records showed.
LEICESTER, England, June 8 (UPI) -- Shoplifters tend to be anti-social, unreliable, disorganized and usually male, British researchers suggest.
Monday, June 7
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 7 (UPI) -- South African authorities deported 10 Argentine soccer hooligans after arresting them at the Johannesburg airport, police reports indicated Monday.
KUWAIT CITY, June 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army specialist is being detained in Kuwait on suspicion of leaking classified information to Wikileaks.org, officials say.
LONDON, June 7 (UPI) -- Fugitive tycoon Asil Nadir faces trial if he decides to return to England 17 years after the collapse of his business empire, authorities said.
NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft said the number of anti-virus protection scams for computers grew in the second half of 2009.
Thursday, June 3
PARIS, June 3 (UPI) -- Opposition lawmakers called on French President Nicolas Sarkozy Thursday to be honest about suspicions kickbacks from arms deals funded political activities.
Wednesday, June 2
DENVER, June 2 (UPI) -- A Colorado couple have pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing bobcats and selling their furs to buyers in Kansas and Montana, authorities say.
DENVER, June 2 (UPI) -- A Colorado couple have pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing bobcats and selling their furs to buyers in Kansas and Montana, authorities say.
CLARKSVILLE, Ind., June 2 (UPI) -- Authorities in Indiana say two young men admitted stealing a snake from a nature center after one of them was bitten by a venomous serpent during a return trip.
DETROIT, June 2 (UPI) -- Kwame Kilpatrick's new lawyer says he will ask a judge to release the former Detroit mayor from prison while he appeals his sentence for probation violation.
WATERLOO, Iowa, June 2 (UPI) -- A judge says he plans to dismiss 16 of 83 charges against Sholom Rubashkin for allegedly letting minors work in a slaughter house in Postville, Iowa.
Tuesday, June 1
PITTSBURGH, June 1 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time in six weeks, teammates said.
CALGARY, Alberta, June 1 (UPI) -- A Canadian father was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for the methadone overdose death of his 16-month-old daughter, court records showed.
LAKE FOREST, Calif., June 1 (UPI) -- A former NASCAR driver was arrested in California and charged with attempted rape shortly after he completed a jail sentence for reckless driving, police said.
SACRAMENTO, June 1 (UPI) -- The NBA's Rookie of the Year, Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings, was cited in California for speeding at more than 100 mph, police said.
NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- A New York woman, 72, says thieves used her identity to bill Medicare for nearly $50,000 in fraudulent charges, including a pregnancy test and tests for men.
DETROIT, June 1 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has hired a new lawyer to handle his prison appeal, authorities said.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, June 1 (UPI) -- A Canadian man who stabbed, beheaded and dismembered a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus in 2008 is ready for short breaks from his mental ward, a doctor says.
Saturday, May 29
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Lindsay Lohan says she wants to decorate the alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet a judge has ordered her to wear.
Friday, May 28
ASPEN, Colo., May 28 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Charlie Sheen and prosecutors reached agreement on four options for resolving the U.S. actor's domestic violence case, TMZ.com reported Friday.
Thursday, May 27
SACRAMENTO, May 27 (UPI) -- Hmong Americans accused of plotting to overthrow the Laotian government seek dismissal of the case in California, court records indicate.
CHICAGO, May 27 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Chicago has indicted three men in an alleged massive bogus software scheme, U.S. officials said.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 27 (UPI) -- An Ohio man accused of brutally beating cattle at a dairy farm said he is a wounded Army veteran and is soon to take exams to become an Ohio police officer.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- Animal-rights activists say they will be outside a South Florida nightclub when Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick hosts a party there.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 27 (UPI) -- "Three's Company" star Joyce DeWitt pleaded no contest in a drunken driving incident last year in El Segundo, Calif., officials said.
Wednesday, May 26
DAYTON, Ohio, May 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force says it has begun hearings in the case of a top enlisted man facing allegations of sexual harassment, adultery and other offenses.
PHILADELPHIA, May 26 (UPI) -- A Cherry Hill, N.J., man has pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on a man at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, authorities said.
MEXICO CITY, May 26 (UPI) -- Mexico is blasting Arizona's get-tough immigration law even as it treats illegal immigrants shamefully under a similar law, activists in Mexico say.
Tuesday, May 25
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 25 (UPI) -- A judge in Louisville, Ky., has refused to move the trial of a woman accused of trying to extort money from basketball coach Rick Pitino, authorities said.
SYDNEY, May 25 (UPI) -- Police in Australia say a circus acrobat accused of spreading HIV has given authorities the names of 12 women with whom he had unprotected sex.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- A Florida judge says he has denied former astronaut Lisa Nowak's request to end probation early in a battery case against a female military officer.
BEIJING, May 25 (UPI) -- China, repeating its earlier plea, urged restraint in dealing with the sinking of South Korea's naval ship which has been blamed on North Korea.
Monday, May 24
SEOUL, May 24 (UPI) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Monday sought an apology from North Korea, accused of sinking a South Korean navy ship, and suspended trade with the North.
NASHVILLE, May 24 (UPI) -- Tennessee lawmakers may honor Arizona's leaders for enacting a controversial immigration law that has drawn criticism from many quarters.
NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- A New York man was fatally shot and five other people wounded at a middle-school reunion that drew hundreds after it was promoted on Facebook, police said.
GAZA, May 24 (UPI) -- An Egyptian spy expelled from Gaza had infiltrated the region to collect information on residents and the Hamas government, Hamas officials said.
WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The White House said Monday the measures announced by South Korea over the sinking of its navy ship are "entirely appropriate."
Sunday, May 23
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday the U.S. Justice Department has been looking at the Gulf of Mexico explosion and oil spill.
Saturday, May 22
BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 22 (UPI) -- Pop star Madonna, who has adopted two children from Malawi, calls the 14-year sentence given a gay couple there "a giant step backward."
Friday, May 21
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- A Marine at Camp Pendleton, Calif., was sentenced for mishandling classified documents on possible terrorist groups in Southern California, the military said.
SEOUL, May 21 (UPI) -- South Korea Friday considered its response to the sinking of one of its ships and North Korea, blamed for the attack, amplified its warning against retaliation.
BEIJING, May 21 (UPI) -- China, reacting to the finding North Korea was responsible for the March 26 sinking of a South Korean ship, called on all parties to use restraint.
Thursday, May 20
TUCSON, May 20 (UPI) -- A man featured on the national TV program "America's Most Wanted" was arrested in Arizona for a 2007 Tucson murder, officials said.
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 20 (UPI) -- At least one National Football League superstar has emerged in the U.S. doping case of a Toronto physician charged with smuggling muscle-building drugs.
Wednesday, May 19
ORLANDO, Fla., May 19 (UPI) -- Orlando, Fla., police used a stun gun to arrest the stepfather of Boston guard Marquis Daniels during Tuesday's Celtics-Magic playoff game, documents show.
NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- Miss Russia 1998 Anna Malova was charged in New York with criminal possession of narcotics, forgery and criminal impersonation of a physician, officials said.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 19 (UPI) -- Former professional race car driver James Neal has pleaded guilty to reckless driving for leading police on a 140 mph chase in California, authorities say.
NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) -- The New York Knicks' Wilson Chandler was ticketed for allegedly holding a small amount of pot after being pulled over in a traffic stop, police said Wednesday.
BEDFORD, N.Y., May 19 (UPI) -- Police in Bedford, N.Y., say they have charged the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with driving while intoxicated.
Tuesday, May 18
DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) -- The attorney for the family of a 7-year-old girl fatally shot by Detroit police has blamed the presence of TV cameras for the shooting.
TORONTO, May 18 (UPI) -- Canadian government, college and industry computers are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, federal authorities said.
Monday, May 17
ROME, May 17 (UPI) -- An American college student convicted in a sex-charged slaying in Italy may tell her side of the story on television, her lawyer says.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 17 (UPI) -- At least 20 people were killed and the number of casualties was expected to rise in fighting in Mogadishu, authorities in Somalia said.
Sunday, May 16
CANNES, France, May 16 (UPI) -- Actors, directors and film-goers attending the Cannes Film Festival in France face a dilemma over whether to sign a petition supporting director Roman Polanski.
Saturday, May 15
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- A former Food Network star allegedly tried to hire homeless people to kill an unidentified target, police in Santa Monica, Calif., police charge.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 15 (UPI) -- A former Food Network star allegedly tried to hire homeless people to kill an unidentified target, Santa Monica (Calif.) police charge.
Friday, May 14
BANGKOK, May 14 (UPI) -- Thai security forces and Red Shirt protesters waged battle in Bangkok Friday with the confrontations leaving at least seven dead and 100 hurt, officials said.
SAN DIEGO, May 14 (UPI) -- Increasingly sophisticated cars need to be protected from hackers who could tamper with computerized systems, U.S. scientists said.
Wednesday, May 12
NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- A surveillance system planned for 30 blocks of New York will be modeled on London's "ring of steel" security camera system, police in Midtown Manhattan said.
CAIRO, May 12 (UPI) -- A professor who flew from New York to Cairo was detained after Egyptian officials allegedly found weapons and ammunition in his luggage, authorities said.
ODESSA, Texas, May 12 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old man from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was arrested in Odessa, Texas, after allegedly posing as a high school sophomore, police said.
Tuesday, May 11
SALT LAKE CITY, May 11 (UPI) -- A Nevada man used the identity of a rookie Chicago Cubs baseball player to steal a truck from a car dealership in Utah, authorities said.
Monday, May 10
PEMBROKE, Ontario, May 10 (UPI) -- A Canadian soldier training for deployment to Afghanistan has been charged in four sexual assaults in Ontario, police said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 10 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, accused of sodomy, cross-examined his accuser Monday as the trial resumed.
BEIJING, May 10 (UPI) -- Lax enforcement of safety laws is partly to blame for making China's coal mines the most dangerous in the world, a Chinese safety official said.
Saturday, May 8
NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- A thief left pregnant actress Amanda Peet distressed when he broke into her home last year, her husband testified in a New York court.
PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge has denied hip-hop star DMX's request to leave the state so he can participate in the television reality show, "Celebrity Rehab."
Friday, May 7
NORTH BETHESDA, Md., May 7 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has completed the part of his gun charge sentence that had him spend 30 days at a halfway house.
Thursday, May 6
DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says he wanted to keep fighting the fallout from a political-sex scandal, but his twin boys convinced him to stop.
Wednesday, May 5
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., May 5 (UPI) -- Assistant Hofstra men's basketball Coach Mo Cassara has been named to head the program, replacing Tim Welsh, the school said Wednesday.
BOSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- A bomb threat targeting Fenway Park before Wednesday's Boston Red Sox game was false, authorities say.
LEBANON, Ohio, May 5 (UPI) -- Kirk Snyder, who played for four NBA teams, has been sent to prison for three years for a home invasion assault on an Ohio couple.
Tuesday, May 4
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 4 (UPI) -- The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, the lawyer for the men's lacrosse team player charged with the crime said.
SALT LAKE CITY, May 4 (UPI) -- Five defendants charged with illegal trafficking in American Indian artifacts are to be tried in Salt Lake City in October, a federal judge has ruled.
NORFOLK, Va., May 4 (UPI) -- The last of three U.S. Navy SEALs charged with abusing an Iraqi terror suspect says he's confident he will be exonerated at his trial in Norfolk, Va.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 4 (UPI) -- Federal agents in Kansas City say they are testing software developed by a private company that can be used to identify Internet sellers of stolen goods.
ADELAIDE, Australia, May 3 (UPI) -- An Australian comic book store owner said he was dressed as Spider-Man for a promotion when he stopped a thief with the help of two Jedi knights.
Monday, May 3
WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army private convicted of being the ringleader in the detainee abuse scandal at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq requested a new trial Monday.
ONEIDA, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Incarcerated former pro football player Plaxico Burress had his recreation privileges yanked for lying to a guard, New York prison disciplinary records reveal.
LONDON, May 3 (UPI) -- An investigation of alleged abuse by British soldiers against hundreds of former Iraqi detainees is expected to take two years, officials said.
Saturday, May 1
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- The son of former Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga has been imprisoned for drunken boating while on probation for drunken driving.
DENVER, May 1 (UPI) -- Willie Clark, who still claims he is innocent, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.
PHOENIX, May 1 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill revising the state's tough new immigration law to say racial profiling is illegal.
Friday, April 30
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 30 (UPI) -- A Knoxville, Tenn., jury Friday convicted a University of Tennessee student of hacking into former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail.
CUPERTINO, Calif., April 30 (UPI) -- Two California residents have been identified as the pair responsible for delivering an Apple prototype iPhone to a technology magazine, PC World reported.
Thursday, April 29
BELLEVILLE, Ontario, April 29 (UPI) -- A former Canadian air base commander intends to plead guilty to murder, sexual assault and 82 burglary-related charges, sources close to the investigation say.
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 29 (UPI) -- A military judge will decide the admissibility of a Guantanamo Bay defendant's confessions at trial regarding his role in a soldier's death in Afghanistan.
LUXEMBOURG, April 29 (UPI) -- The spouses of suspected terrorists are allowed to claim basic benefits, even though the suspects' assets are frozen, a top European court ruled Thursday.
KALA KALAY, Pakistan, April 29 (UPI) -- A video of Pakistan's Taliban flogging a girl may show another flogging but it still awakened a nation that had misjudged the Taliban's reach, activists say.
Wednesday, April 28
WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't OK'd any pardon or clemency request so far even though he's received more than 2,300, Justice Department records indicate.
Tuesday, April 27
DETROIT, April 27 (UPI) -- Jurors hearing a whistle-blower lawsuit filed against the city of Detroit by an ex-mayoral bodyguard were told he was either a victim or an opportunist.
PITTSBURGH, April 27 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mike Tomczak has been charged with assaulting his wife at their home in Bell Acres, Pa., police said.
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 27 (UPI) -- A Buffalo, N.Y., man seriously injured in a drive-by shooting says the handgun's maker, distributor and dealer should be held responsible for the crime.
PHILADELPHIA, April 27 (UPI) -- Three men who showed up in full Nazi regalia at a punk show in a Philadelphia club were attacked afterward outside by approximately 50 people, witnesses said.
TOKYO, April 27 (UPI) -- Japan's legislature Tuesday abolished the nation's statute of limitations for murder in a crackdown on crime, authorities said.
SANAA, Yemen, April 27 (UPI) -- A Muslim cleric born in New Mexico has been featured for the first time in a propaganda video released by al-Qaida operatives in Yemen, authorities said.
NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Malnutrition, overcrowding and grossly inadequate medical care are just some of the problems with which prisoners in Zambia must deal, a report said Tuesday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 27 (UPI) -- A Knoxville, Tenn., jury is deliberating the case of a former University of Tennessee student accused of hacking into political luminary Sarah Palin's e-mail.
NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- A safety inspector says he filed asbestos and lead reports for New York City buildings and construction sites that he never inspected.
Monday, April 26
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi were jailed Monday in Santa Barbara, Calif., after missing several court hearings in their felony theft case.
TORONTO, April 26 (UPI) -- Pretrial hearings began Monday for the only Canadian citizen held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on terrorism charges, officials said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 26 (UPI) -- The attorney for a woman accused of trying to extort money from Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino wants her federal trial delayed at least a month.
SATSUMA, Fla., April 26 (UPI) -- Bones and teeth recovered from a Florida river proved to be animal remains and not those of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings, authorities said.
Sunday, April 25
JERUSALEM, April 25 (UPI) -- Israeli nationalists clashed with Palestinians and police in Jerusalem Sunday as U.S. envoy George Mitchell met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Saturday, April 24
LITCHFIELD, Conn., April 24 (UPI) -- Investigators looking into a sexual-assault complaint found explosives in the home of cinematographer Adam J. Kimmel, Connecticut State Police said.
PORTLAND, Ore., April 24 (UPI) -- An Oregon jury has ordered the Boy Scouts of America to pay $18.5 million to a man who had been sexually abused as a child by a scout leader.
DETROIT, April 24 (UPI) -- Probation officials plan to recommend less than a year in jail for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Michigan officials say.
Friday, April 23
BALTIMORE, April 23 (UPI) -- Losing a parent -- from suicide, accident or illness -- increases a child's risk of being hospitalized for depression, U.S. researchers found.
NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- A California man is facing federal charges he demanded up to $3 million from New York Life Insurance Co. or he would unleash a firestorm of spam.
Thursday, April 22
PHOENIX, April 22 (UPI) -- Thousands of people protested outside the Arizona Capitol Thursday appealing to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the nation's toughest immigration bill.
Wednesday, April 21
WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army sergeant pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting more than $1 million in illegal gratuities in 2002 and 2003 while he was deployed in Kuwait.
MONTPELIER, Vt., April 21 (UPI) -- Vermont officials say they'll investigate hoax phone calls to families of soldiers serving in Afghanistan telling them a son or daughter was killed or injured.
SATSUMA, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- Bones from the St. John's River in Florida may belong to missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings and tests will be conducted to determine that, authorities said.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 21 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin could be the star witness at the trial of a Tennessee legislator's son charged with hacking into her private e-mail.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- A woman who was sexually abused as a child by her nanny has completed a 500-mile walk across Florida in support of tougher laws to protect children.
Tuesday, April 20
PITTSBURGH, April 20 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers expect an NFL disciplinary ruling on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to come soon, team sources said Tuesday.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 20 (UPI) -- An instant message sent to a Google employee in China using Microsoft's Messenger program was the start of an Internet raid against Google, an insider says.
Monday, April 19
PITTSBURGH, April 19 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has violated the NFL's personal conduct policy, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday.
Saturday, April 17
PITTSBURGH, April 17 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania State Police officials say they are investigating whether a trooper allegedly acting as a bodyguard to Ben Roethlisberger violated regulations.
Friday, April 16
NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- A United Nations probe into the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says Pakistani officials "failed profoundly" to protect her.
Thursday, April 15
WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has adopted 26 recommendations made by the panel that examined the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon said.
BELFAST, Maine, April 15 (UPI) -- A Maine man was sentenced to two years in prison for forcing his 4- and-6-year-old sons to fight each other while he lay in bed and watched.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- A sheriff's deputy in Washington state has sued Burger King, saying the chain is responsible for a worker who spit on his Whopper last year.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 15 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Florida girl allegedly kicked in the head with steel-toed boots by a male schoolmate has awakened from a medically induced coma, her doctor says.
MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- Ex-Buffalo Bills football player Jamie Nails was charged with credit fraud for allegedly stealing the identity of a former teammate's grandmother, police said.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 15 (UPI) -- A Canadian judge in Manitoba was so perturbed by gruesome photos of horses she saw in an animal cruelty case, she warned she could impose a prison sentence.
WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- UBS whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld chose April 15, Tax Day, to request President Barack Obama grant him clemency, the National Whistleblowers Center said.
ALLISON, Iowa, April 15 (UPI) -- An Iowa judge sentenced convicted killer Mark Becker to life in prison for the shooting death of a renowned high school football coach in front of his students.
Tuesday, April 13
PHILADELPHIA, April 13 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia man was sentenced Tuesday to seven to 14 years in prison for running down and killing a visiting St. Louis baseball fan and injuring another.
WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that an agreement with UBS bank in Switzerland has netted its eighth guilty plea on tax felony charges.
Monday, April 12
WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Washington Mutual executives made subprime home loans they knew were likely to fail and then bundled them into risky instruments, U.S. Senate investigators say.
NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Troubled wide receiver Santonio Holmes, acquired by the New York Jets Monday, has been suspended for four games without pay, NFL officials said.
Sunday, April 11
NEW ORLEANS, April 11 (UPI) -- New Orleans police said they were investigating a shooting that wounded seven people outside a McDonald's near the French Quarter.
JERUSALEM, April 11 (UPI) -- A new Israeli military order leaves thousands of of Palestinians from the West Bank vulnerable to deportation or indictment, Haaretz reports.
Friday, April 9
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Georgia prosecutors said they will announce Monday if sexual assault charges will be filed against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Thursday, April 8
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., April 8 (UPI) -- A Georgia prosecutor declined to say when he will decide whether to charge Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in an alleged sexual assault.
ROME, April 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors Thursday submitted to a special court documents dealing with accusations Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi exerted pressure to silence a talk show.
EL PASO, Texas, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Texas said a woman attempted to smuggle live plants concealed in a disposable diaper across the border from Mexico.
EL-FASHER, Sudan, April 8 (UPI) -- The European Union's election observers left Sudan's Darfur region over safety concerns three days ahead of presidential elections, an EU official said.
KABUL, Afghanistan, April 8 (UPI) -- A new Taliban video claiming to show a U.S. soldier believed captured in Afghanistan in June of last year appeared on a Web site.
Wednesday, April 7
WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The Justice Department's Tax Division has helped the IRS track down and close hundreds of tax cheats, scams and shelters, department officials said Wednesday.
ARKADELPHIA, Ark., April 7 (UPI) -- An Arkadelphia, Ark., teenager is suing his mother for allegedly hacking his Facebook account and posting slanderous entries about him, officials said.
PYONGYANG, North Korea, April 6 (UPI) -- North Korea Wednesday sentenced an American to eight years of hard labor and imposed a $700,000 fine for allegedly entering the country illegally.
Tuesday, April 6
DETROIT, April 6 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions receiver Charles Rogers owes the team $6.1 million of a $9.1 million signing bonus because of substance abuse, a judge has ruled.
Saturday, April 3
NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Rap singer Lil Wayne, who recently began serving a one-year jail sentence on New York City's Rikers Island, has started communicating with his fans.
DALLAS, April 3 (UPI) -- Hip-hop soul singer Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct for removing her clothes on a Dallas street in public while filming a music video.
Friday, April 2
SEATTLE, April 2 (UPI) -- Non-smoking visitors to Seattle parks will no longer encounter cigarette or tobacco smoke, city officials say.
Thursday, April 1
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 1 (UPI) -- Professional golfer Jim Thorpe turned himself in to a federal prison in Alabama Thursday to begin a one-year sentence for failing to pay income taxes.
KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 1 (UPI) -- A New Mexico man was charged Thursday in a case in which body parts that were supposed to be cremated and returned to families turned up in plastic buckets.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 1 (UPI) -- Ousted Florida Republican Party head Jim Greer is being probed over a secret contract that funneled party money to his consulting firm, party officials said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 1 (UPI) -- A 15-year-old Florida girl in a coma and on life support after allegedly being beaten by a male schoolmate also has pneumonia, her lawyer says.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 1 (UPI) -- A former Lebanese television show host who was sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for sorcery is scheduled to be beheaded Friday, his lawyer said.
SALT LAKE CITY, April 1 (UPI) -- Another of the 26 people indicted in Utah for illegal trafficking in prehistoric tribal artifacts is expected to plead guilty, court papers indicate.
Wednesday, March 31
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 31 (UPI) -- A chess teacher has been sent to prison in Colorado despite his protestations he didn't sexually prey on boys interested in learning the game.
BOSTON, March 31 (UPI) -- A Boston judge issued an arrest warrant for a college student who missed his arraignment on charges he tried to steal the code for a new computer game.
Tuesday, March 30
SAN DIEGO, March 30 (UPI) -- A victims' rights group has sued to block a California law allowing release of 6,500 inmates before they finish their original sentences this year.
Saturday, March 27
MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- A fellow Florida International University student has turned himself in for the slaying of running back Kendall Berry, authorities said Saturday.
Thursday, March 25
SAN ANTONIO, March 25 (UPI) -- The chief executive of Latin America's largest newspaper company says he moved himself and his family to Texas from Mexico out of fear of ruthless drug gangs.
ROSEVILLE, Mich., March 25 (UPI) -- A sexual-misconduct charge was dropped against a former Detroit Lions football player because a judge ruled the sex with a 16-year-old girl was consensual.
UNITED NATIONS, March 25 (UPI) -- Gorillas could disappear from much of Africa's Congo River Basin within 15 years without urgent action to protect them, a United Nations and police report says.
LAS VEGAS, March 25 (UPI) -- National Park Service rangers allege an Arizona man used paintballs to vandalize four petroglyph panels and several rock faces in Nevada's Grapevine Canyon.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 25 (UPI) -- A Colorado man who told police his 6-year-old son disappeared in a homemade balloon is completing his sentence with home detention, authorities said.
Wednesday, March 24
LAWRENCE, Kan., March 24 (UPI) -- An investigation into Kansas University's athletics ticket distribution activities may well go beyond the school itself, a university regent says.
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 24 (UPI) -- Former New York Mets and Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested for driving under the influence after a New Jersey car accident, police said Wednesday.
DETROIT, March 24 (UPI) -- A judge says the wife and father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can be deposed in a lawsuit brought by the family of an exotic dancer killed in 2003.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- A judge wants proof that generals did not unduly influence the case of a U.S. Marine charged in the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, officials said.
Tuesday, March 23
WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards star guard Gilbert Arenas should spend three months in jail for bringing guns into his team's locker room, prosecutors say.
PITTSBURGH, March 23 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker and two aides have been found guilty of charges connected with an attempt to fund his election campaigns, court records show.
CLEVELAND, March 23 (UPI) -- A court-ordered evaluation of an alleged Cleveland serial killer was a public record and could be used by a newspaper reporter for a story, a judge has ruled.
AACHEN, Germany, March 23 (UPI) -- An 88-year-old former Nazi soldier was sentenced to life Tuesday for killing three Dutch civilians during World War II, prosecutors in Germany said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 23 (UPI) -- Karen Sypher is to be tried in June on charges of trying to extort money from University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, officials said.
NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- A New York physician was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to make restitution of $1.7 million for Medicaid kickbacks, officials said.
Monday, March 22
RICHMOND, Va., March 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Jeffrey MacDonald say DNA findings could clear the former North Carolina Green Beret in the murder of his wife and two daughters 40 years ago.
WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Worms, Trojan horses and spyware are infecting computers, with government computers being hacked 1.8 billion times a month, authorities said.
OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a U.S. Marine said they want a judge to drop all charges against their client in the 2005 civilian killings in Haditha, Iraq.
CHICAGO, March 22 (UPI) -- Twitter users are being warned of a scam that asks for personal information in private messages sent through the social networking service.
Sunday, March 21
TULSA, Okla., March 21 (UPI) -- A musician alleges in a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma his free speech rights were violated when he was arrested for allegedly abusing a U.S. flag.
Saturday, March 20
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- A Santa Monica, Calif., sushi restaurant says it is closing its doors voluntarily after serving endangered whale meat.
Friday, March 19
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., March 19 (UPI) -- Two men were charged in connection with an oyster and clam poaching operation in Washington state's Jefferson County, authorities said.
LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- British authorities said their use of a new animal DNA database helped place a gang member at the scene of a fatal stabbing and led to his murder conviction.
Thursday, March 18
SEOUL, March 18 (UPI) -- The speaker of South Korea's National Assembly said Thursday his country should abandon its "ambiguous" moratorium and completely abolish the death penalty.
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Delaware firm Innospec Inc. pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing former Iraqi officials under the U.N. Oil for Food program, U.S. attorneys said.
AUSTIN, Texas, March 18 (UPI) -- Police in Texas said they arrested a former auto dealership worker who allegedly used a computer to disable more than 100 vehicles after he was fired.
MIAMI, March 18 (UPI) -- Wachovia Bank agreed to settle a money laundering case with a $160 million settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.
TORONTO, March 18 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of used photocopiers sold or discarded contain a treasure trove of information hackers can easily access, a Toronto security expert said.
WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Complaints have plunged more than 50 percent since the U.S. government imposed tighter safeguards on airline baggage, federal records indicate.
Wednesday, March 17
CLEVELAND, March 17 (UPI) -- The self-revelation by the source of leaked medical documents of a suspected serial killer kept a Cleveland newspaper reporter out of jail, officials said.
Monday, March 15
LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- An Illinois man convicted of stalking and secretly taking nude video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was sentenced Monday to 30 months in prison.
CHICAGO, March 15 (UPI) -- Chicago's O'Hare airport Monday unveiled a full-body scanner capable of detecting explosives, federal safety officials said.
Saturday, March 13
EUGENE, Ore., March 13 (UPI) -- Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been suspended for the entire 2010 season after pleading guilty to burglary, school officials say.
SAN DIEGO, March 13 (UPI) -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown says the death of actor Corey Haim appears to be connected to a prescription drug ring operating in the state.
NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Criminal charges are expected against some of the nearly 36,000 New York cab drivers who allegedly overcharged passengers $8.3 million, officials said.
Friday, March 12
KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 12 (UPI) -- Nepalese soldiers are accused of raping and fatally shooting a 12-year-old girl and two others inside Bardia National Park Wednesday night, officials say.
CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- The father and son who ran Boston Blackie's restaurants are charged in a multimillion-dollar check-kiting scheme, the Cook County, Ill. state's attorney said.
WORCESTER, England, March 12 (UPI) -- The former head of a British company that perpetrated a major egg scam will spend three years in prison and pay a $4.5 million fine, a court has ruled.
NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) -- Lehman Brothers resorted to misleading accounting gimmicks to hide bad investments, a report by an examiner for the now-bankrupt U.S. investment firm concluded.
Thursday, March 11
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- California prosecutors asked the public for help in identifying women pictured in photographs found in the home and storage locker of a convicted serial killer.
REYNOSA, Mexico, March 11 (UPI) -- Eight journalists were kidnapped and at least one was killed in northern Mexico in a record wave of abductions, an inter-American press advocacy group said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- The wife of a Florida man who pleaded guilty in a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme was sued to get back $1.13 million she allegedly took from her husband's law firm.
Wednesday, March 10
EUGENE, Ore., March 10 (UPI) -- University of Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is facing second-degree burglary charges, records indicate.
DENVER, March 10 (UPI) -- Jurors in the trial of a man accused of killing Denver Broncos player Darrent Williams deliberated for a second day Wednesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman faces charges for using a smartphone to scam would-be airline ticket buyers, a police cybercrimes unit spokesman said Wednesday.
SAN ANTONIO, March 10 (UPI) -- Federal officers allege a U.S. Army veteran who falsely claimed to be a highly decorated Army Ranger has violated the terms of his probation.
PITTSBURGH, March 10 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing Ben Roethlisberger said a team of investigators will be looking into allegations of sexual assault against the Pittsburgh Steelers star.
BALTIMORE, March 10 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles player Michael Vick should not have been given the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation prize at a Baltimore event, protesters said.
DETROIT, March 10 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was free on $10,000 bond after being arraigned on multiple probation violations.
BANGKOK, March 10 (UPI) -- Thai military officials say the tough Internal Security Act will be enough to maintain order during a weekend rally by supporters of a former prime minister.
Tuesday, March 9
LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- A California jury Tuesday decided convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala should be executed for killing four women and a 12-year-old girl during the late '70s.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., March 9 (UPI) -- A former city employee in Chattanooga, Tenn., admitted Tuesday she falsely claimed to have breast cancer to get money and time off.
SEATTLE, March 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army soldier accused of killing two others stationed at her Washington military base will face general court-martial, military authorities say.
LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- All dogs in Britain should have microchips and owners should be covered by insurance to pay for injuries from attacks, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said.
PARIS, March 9 (UPI) -- Thirty-five suspected pirates and four ships were captured off Somalia in an operation involving the French Navy and European Union forces, officials said.
Monday, March 8
PORTLAND, Ore., March 8 (UPI) -- An Oregon couple was sentenced to 16 months in prison in the death of their son, for whom they prayed in lieu of medical treatment, authorities said.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., March 8 (UPI) -- A Georgia student who alleged that NFL star Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her is not the kind of person who seeks attention, two other students said.
EAST LANSING, Mich., March 8 (UPI) -- Two Michigan State University wide receivers will serve 18 months of probation for being involved in a fracas on campus, a judge said Monday.
ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 8 (UPI) -- Eight Pennsylvania families are seeking damages from a penniless former nurse serving life in prison for killing 29 patients, authorities said.
Sunday, March 7
NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning crooner D'Angelo has been arrested in New York for allegedly propositioning an undercover police officer, authorities said.
Saturday, March 6
CICERO, Ill., March 6 (UPI) -- The owner of a Chicago-area apartment building where a fire killed seven people had the blaze set to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payout, prosecutors said.
Friday, March 5
WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama may be advised not to prosecute Sept 11, 2001, defendant Khalid Sheik Mohammed in civilian court, administration sources say.
Thursday, March 4
SAN ANTONIO, March 4 (UPI) -- A Texas woman lost an appeal of a trial court's ruling she was liable for illegally downloading music, which may cost her $40,000, her lawyer said.
ROSEVILLE, Mich., March 4 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions player Tommy Boyd is facing sex charges for an alleged sexual rendezvous with a teenage girl, authorities say.
JERUSALEM, March 4 (UPI) -- A soldier's posting on his Facebook page forced the Israeli Army to postpone a military operation on the West Bank recently, officials say.
SANTIAGO, Chile, March 4 (UPI) -- Aftershocks rocked Chile Thursday but aid was reaching areas ravaged by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake during the weekend, officials said.
Wednesday, March 3
ALBANY, N.Y., March 3 (UPI) -- Investigators are looking into whether New York Gov. David Paterson enlisted a friend to try to quiet a woman who accused his aide of assault, a source said.
AACHEN, Germany, March 3 (UPI) -- A German prosecutor called for a life prison sentence for a former Nazi SS officer involved in the deaths of some 50 Dutch civilians during World War II.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 3 (UPI) -- A Louisville, Ky., judge set aside the death sentence of a convicted killer who agreed to drop his long-running appeal.
WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- A Washington-area judge has sentenced the driver in a deadly street race that killed eight people to 15 years in prison.
MADRID, March 3 (UPI) -- Spanish police say they arrested hackers who infected 13 million computers worldwide with a virus that stole credit card numbers and personal data.
Tuesday, March 2
BELTON, Texas, March 2 (UPI) -- A man who confessed to police last year he killed his wife in 1994 was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison in a case prosecutors said involved "blood money."
SANTIAGO, Chile, March 2 (UPI) -- The death toll has reached 795 from Saturday's 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile and the government said Tuesday that number likely will rise.
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 2 (UPI) -- A Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a nutritional supplement scam in which he bilked customers of more than $7 million, prosecutors said.
PITTSBURGH, March 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed must complete 40 hours of community service stemming from an October arrest, a judge says.
GURNEE, Ill., March 2 (UPI) -- Suburban Chicago police said a Facebook post about the theft of a chipmunk statue from a movie theater led to the arrests of three teenagers.
NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Celebrity developer and reality TV star Donald Trump says he will boycott Italy while U.S. college student Amanda Knox remains in prison for a 2007 homicide.
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 2 (UPI) -- Toyota's sudden acceleration recalls could reopen the case of a Minnesota man convicted of vehicular homicide in 2006, a report said.
MIAMI, March 2 (UPI) -- Disbarred Florida attorney Scott Rothstein was brought to a hospital for treatment, but has not been released from federal custody, federal authorities confirm.
BOSTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of engaged couples registered for a Boston bridal show that turned out to be a scam, police said.
LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- The widow of Israel's most notorious cat burglar was convicted in Los Angeles of trying to sell items stolen from a Jerusalem museum, California officials said.
WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said it plans to declassify parts of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, a U.S. effort on Internet security rules.
Monday, March 1
TAMPA, Fla., March 1 (UPI) -- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez says he'll meet with federal authorities investigating a doctor linked to doping allegations.
Friday, February 26
CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Miami Heat guard Carlos Arroyo was arrested during a traffic stop Friday, police records indicate.
Thursday, February 25
DETROIT, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Michigan political consultant on trial for corruption is using the social networking site Twitter to try to drum up legal defense funds, his messages show.
FRANKLIN, Ind., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Indiana court to charges he met women online and had sex with them without informing them he has AIDS.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Broward County, Fla., said they are not filing criminal charges involving rape allegations against former NFL star Michael Irvin.
Wednesday, February 24
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rutgers University researchers say they have identified an old computer security threat that can attack new generations of smartphones.
ROME, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Three Google executives were convicted Wednesday of breaking Italy's privacy laws in a case Google says could undercut freedom of expression on the Internet.
Tuesday, February 23
ROME, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Italy's Mafia has spread its influence into the country's wealthy northern cities and gained control of sectors of the legal economy there, a report says.
GREENWOOD, Ind., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An Indiana HIV-positive man faces a felony charge for having sex with as many as 100 partners without telling them he is carrying the AIDS virus, police said.
SOMERVILLE, N.J., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams was sentenced in Somerville, N.J.,Tuesday to five years in prison for the 2002 shooting death of his driver.
Friday, February 12
MOSCOW, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally cutting down trees in eastern Russia, the World Wildlife Fund said Friday.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A $10.5 million settlement has been reached between Philadelphia and the family of a teenager who died at a Tennessee treatment center, court records show.
Thursday, February 11
MONTREAL, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An epileptic Canadian man who killed an 80-year-old Montreal nun during a seizure in 2007 will be set free next week, a judge said.
BEIJING, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Chinese high court Thursday upheld the 11-year sentence of prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, 53, who had been convicted of subversion.
Wednesday, February 10
ATLANTA, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Georgia man did more than yell at a TV -- he walked into a Wal-Mart Wednesday, grabbed a baseball bat and belted 29 flat-screen sets, police allege.
KEARNEY, Neb., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A gunman who held hostages in a Nebraska bank during a two-hour standoff Wednesday surrendered peacefully, authorities said.
KIGALI, Rwanda, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rwanda's upcoming presidential election is sparking threats and attacks on opposition party members, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan military, which arrested former Gen. Sarath Fonseka this week, said Wednesday his family has unhindered access to him.
BEIJING, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Chinese activist, who probed construction of earthquake-flattened schools, got a five-year sentence arising from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
Tuesday, February 9
DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A Georgia man is facing mortgage fraud charges after allegedly printing up $1.6 billion in bogus U.S. Treasury bonds and trying to buy a house, officials said.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Amnesty International says the Sri Lankan military's arrest of Gen. Sarath Fonseka, the ex-army chief, has escalated post-election repression in the country.
Monday, February 8
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Sri Lankan military officials said former Army Chief and losing presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka has been arrested for "military offenses."
BEREA, Ohio, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who was suspended for the 2009 season by the NFL, was cut by the Cleveland Browns Monday, the day after the suspension ended.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A retired Boeing engineer convicted of supplying trade secrets to China must serve 15 years in prison, a California judge ruled Monday.
YELM, Wash., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Police in Yelm, Wash., allege a U.S. soldier punished his 4-year-old daughter for failing to recite the alphabet by waterboarding her.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Three people were wounded Monday in New Orleans' French Quarter when a gunman fired into a crowd celebrating the Saints' Super Bowl win, police said.
LONDON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Three British members of Parliament facing charges over their personal expenses claims have been cast out of the Labor Party, officials said Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial, which opened last week, was halted Monday after the defense moved for the judge's disqualification.
BEIJING, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Chinese authorities shut down the country's largest hacker training Web site in central Hubei province, China Daily reported Monday.
Sunday, February 7
DALLAS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army, following the Fort Hood, Texas, shooting, is rethinking what constitutes moderate Islam, officials say.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. backers of Internet gambling say they are pushing ahead with efforts to legalize and regulate online poker and other games.
MIAMI, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Former NFL All-Pro Warren Sapp was arrested by Miami Beach police after his girlfriend accused him of choking her, a police report said.
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Accusations of student cheating at California's Stanford University have taken a big jump, school officials say.
GATESVILLE, Texas, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Scottish socialite turned convicted Texas scam artist says she once lived in 30,000-square-foot home outside Edinburgh with maids and cooks.
HOUSTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A Texas man was charged with impersonating a U.S. army general by wearing a uniform laden with military honors, the FBI said.
GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Singing the U.S. hit "My Way" in a karaoke bar in the Philippines can result in death as part of a troubling trend across the country, authorities say.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A judge in Santa Barbara County, Calif., said he is upholding the life prison sentence given in the murder case that inspired the film "Alpha Dog."
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Rising drug cartel lawlessness is threatening to push Mexico into "narco-state" status, such as 1990s-era Colombia, analysts warn.
Saturday, February 6
BANGKOK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A naturalized U.S. citizen who returned to his native Myanmar faces 12 years imprisonment if convicted by a Myanmar court, said human rights activists.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Police say a car belonging to Charlie Sheen was stolen from the actor's garage and later found wrecked in a Los Angeles ravine.
OMAHA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- An Indian man has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges he conspired to hack into online brokerage accounts and manipulate stock prices in a "pump and dump" scheme.
Friday, February 5
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A woman alleges in a lawsuit filed in Broward County, Fla., she was raped by former NFL player Michael Irvin more than two years ago.
Thursday, February 4
SEDONA, Ariz., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The motivational speaker charged in the deaths of three participants in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony pleaded not guilty Thursday.
LUCASVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Death row inmate Mark Brown was executed via lethal injection Thursday in Ohio for the murders of two men at a convenience store, authorities say.
Wednesday, February 3
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he made the decision to prosecute a terror suspect in a civilian court and that intelligence officials agreed.
MIAMI, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge said two men will each spend a year and a day in prison for illegally harvesting lobsters in the Florida Keys.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Six Florida teenagers are facing charges for allegedly spray painting gang signs on a Jewish synagogue, authorities in Coral Springs say.
Tuesday, February 2
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The possibility of another terror attack on the United States "keeps me awake at nights," CIA Director Leon Panetta told a Senate panel Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's costs for hosting last September's two-day Group of 20 nations summit was $12.2 million, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl says.
TEHRAN, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Nine Iranians alleged to have taken part in last year's anti-government riots are to be executed, semi-official media reported Tuesday.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim went on trial Tuesday on sodomy and other charges, his second such trial on similar charges.
Monday, February 1
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- An arraignment hearing for a Florida man accused of killing four family members Thanksgiving Day has been postponed, officials say.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The judge in the trial of a man accused of a triple homicide in Connecticut halted jury selection Monday because of a defendant drug overdose, sources say.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Ex-astronaut Lisa Nowak faces possible military imprisonment for attacking a former U.S. Air Force captain over a love interest, authorities said.
LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A foreign intelligence service was likely behind the hacking operation that led to the leaking of British climate change researchers' e-mails, an expert says.
Sunday, January 31
NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- "Fog of War" film editor Karen Schmeer was killed when a car allegedly containing fleeing criminals struck her in New York, her father Michael says.
SALISBURY, Conn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Connecticut state police allege actor Elmore "Rip" Torn was intoxicated when he broke into a bank in Salisbury carrying a loaded revolver.
LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- China is running a massive program to spy on British business executives and hack into their computers, leaked intelligence documents indicate.
Friday, January 29
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A high school teacher in Chesapeake, Va., says he deserved to be suspended for five days for showing a racy film version of "Macbeth" without permission.
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry opened an investigation Friday into a shooting rampage on a military base that left six dead, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Democratic and Republican House leaders are demanding additional Web security measures after a cyber attack struck nearly 50 members' Web sites.
Thursday, January 28
VALPARAISO, Ind., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An Indiana boy and girl were charged with child exploitation and possession of child pornography for sending nude photos of themselves over their cellphones.
CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania state police allege a 38-year-old man robbed a tanning salon and a bathing-suit store using needles he claimed were infected with HIV.
EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Two members of the Michigan State University football team pleaded guilty in East Lansing, Mich., to charges they took part in an on-campus fight.
CLARKSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former NFL offensive lineman Chris Terry was arrested in Indiana on charges including possession of cocaine, authorities said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Florida police said they arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed and severely burned her boyfriend after an argument over "American Idol."
ERLANGER, Ky., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Pro wrestlers Gregory "Hurricane" Helms and Christopher "Jericho" Irvine were arrested on public intoxication charges in Kentucky, jail officials said Thursday.
LONDON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A British university whose scientists are accused of manipulating climate data broke the law by refusing to show the raw data for review, a British agency said.
Wednesday, January 27
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A German visitor who tried to smuggle 44 skinks and geckos out of New Zealand in his underpants is getting a longer vacation than he planned.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Washington's Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton are suspended without pay for the rest of the season for their gun-flashing incident, the NBA said Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Nashville attorney must serve jail time and face disbarment over allegations of client mistreatment and ethical lapses, Tennessee's highest court ruled.
BALTIMORE, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Baltimore woman who allegedly pretended she was dying of cancer has been released from the county detention center after posting bail, officials say.
Tuesday, January 26
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A conservative filmmaker and three others were charged Tuesday with a plot to tamper with the office phones of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., authorities said.
BROCKTON, Mass., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts mother charged with murdering her daughter, frequently increased doses of the child's medication without approval, a psychiatrist testified.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Paraguyan soccer star Salvador Cabanas was in serious but stable condition after being shot at a Mexico City bar, doctors said Tuesday.
BOLOGNA, Italy, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The mayor of Bologna, Italy, says he will resign amid allegations he used taxpayer funds to take his former secretary on romantic trips.
WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The father of former U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has died after an alleged attack by his son, the skater's eldest brother, police in Massachusetts say.
Monday, January 25
BURLINGTON, Ontario, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- One suspect was arrested after a Canadian government minister was hit in the face with a pie Monday, authorities said.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- California prosecutors say they are seeking the death penalty against a man charged with starting a deadly 2003 wildfire.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Local and federal authorities say certain small stores in Milwaukee are selling counterfeit versions of Nike shoes at discount prices.
YANGON, Myanmar, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy leader, will be released in November when her house arrest sentence ends, a minister said.
OTTAWA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A Canadian soldier faced a military trial Monday in Ontario on charges he shot a wounded Taliban insurgent in Afghanistan, court observers say.
Sunday, January 24
PHOENIX, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A vicious drug war in Mexico has caused a dramatic increase in the number of Mexicans seeking safety in the United States under U.S. asylum laws, officials say.
JAKARTA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Nine people were wounded Sunday in Indonesia when gunmen attacked the convoy of a U.S. mining company in Papua province, authorities said.
Saturday, January 23
DENVER, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Denver judge rejected a plea deal that would have sent an ex-hospital worker to prison for 20 years for infecting patients with hepatitis C, authorities say.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it is closer to launching a comprehensive national database to deter auto theft and fraud.
HAINES CITY, Fla., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A suspected Florida car thief was arrested while playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto," authorities say.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Army is to review whether leaders were negligent in supervising accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Defense Department said.
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Two men convicted in New York of trying to buy $1 million worth of weapons for the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms.
Friday, January 22
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Professional golfer Jim Thorpe was sentenced to one year in prison Friday for income tax evasion.
LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A British mother who forced her son to use a wheelchair and persuaded doctors he was ill to collect benefits has been sentenced to jail, officials said.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A San Diego woman whose anger prompted her to fatally shoot her ex-husband and his new wife can't be paroled now, the California Parole Board has ruled.
Thursday, January 21
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chimpanzee smuggling has become a crisis in Cameroon, with some rescued chimps found through DNA tests to have been stolen from preserves, researchers say.
HELSINKI, Finland, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The government of Finland said the e-mail account of Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen may have been breached by an information technology worker three years ago.
BELGRADE, Serbia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Serbian Labor Minister Rasim Ljajic said investigators have presumptions on the whereabouts of wanted genocide suspect Ratko Mladic.
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo alleges in a lawsuit that telemarketing companies did not provide potential donors with mandatory information.
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors allege a New York man accused of terror charges intended to attack U.S. soldiers after being trained by al-Qaida in Pakistan.
BELMONT, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. data security firm said a study of passwords from the Rockyou.com breach found "123456" was the most commonly used password among users.
MONTREAL, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A child who is sexually abused has a higher risk of being a victim of abuse as an adult, researchers in Canada found.
Wednesday, January 20
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Twenty-three inmates were killed Wednesday in a drug gang-related prison riot in northern Mexico, authorities said.
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Florida sportscaster Steven Babik has pleaded innocent to child-pornography charges in federal court.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jerry Porter says about $312,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from him.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. defense companies, likely to face a cut in Pentagon spending, may find cyber-security a profitable replacement, an analyst says.
SEATTLE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. announced Tuesday it is releasing an emergency patch to prevent hackers from carrying out the kinds of attacks Google experienced in China.
Tuesday, January 19
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has asked for a Major League Baseball record $13 million in salary arbitration, sources say.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Police stopped and ticketed San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson before Sunday's 17-14 loss to the New York Jets, authorities say.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Officials of Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center say they know an exhibition of photographs of lynchings will be controversial.
DETROIT, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Michigan company says it is seeking class-action status for lawsuits aimed at stopping "junk faxes."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The recession has not spurred more U.S. bank robberies and such crimes plunged to their lowest levels in at least 10 years, FBI crime statistics indicate.
ROME, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Italian police said Tuesday they have arrested the son of one of the founders of a 1970s leftist militant group for trying to revive it.
Monday, January 18
DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Officials at Duke University said three members of the North Carolina school's football team are facing felony firearm charges.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier who opposed the Iraq War and was jailed for desertion says he stands by his decision.
SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission's window of opportunity to investigate government crimes is running out, observers say.
LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The oil supertanker Maran Centaurus was released by Somali pirates Monday after more than a month of captivity, its owners said.
Sunday, January 17
BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A former Washington state beauty salon owner was sentenced to 13 months in prison for administering fake Restylane and Botox to customers, court records say.
BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A man in Berkeley, Calif., says he intends to file suit against 35 fraternities at the University of California, Berkeley, for alleged unruly behavior.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has withdrawn a mocked-up image of how al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden would look today, The Sunday Times of London reported.
Saturday, January 16
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Pakistan's government has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court's move to overturn amnesty granted to politicians, officials said Saturday.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "American Idol" contestant Antonio "Skii Bo Ski" Wheeler has had several brushes with the law in Florida dating back to 2004, records reveal.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed one soldier and wounded several others Saturday in an attack on the army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, authorities said.
Friday, January 15
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty Friday to one felony count of carrying a pistol without a license.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A judge in Hamilton County, Ohio, said former heavyweight boxing champion Tony "TNT" Tubbs will spend six months in prison for cocaine possession.
DETROIT, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- People from all over the country are calling Detroit police after a woman posted a video on the Web saying she infected men with the AIDS virus, police say.
BEIJING, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry, reacting to Google's review of its presence in China, said the government will regulate the Internet according to its laws.
Thursday, January 14
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- NASA is investigating how a bag of cocaine ended up in a space shuttle hangar at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, agency officials said Thursday.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A Southern California man charged with impersonating a U.S. Marine general pleaded guilty Thursday to wearing unearned medals.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Vt., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bruce Smith, a Hall of Fame defensive end who played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, pleaded guilty to drunken driving Thursday in Virginia.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has no authority to regulate electronic cigarettes, a federal trial court ruled Thursday.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Accused terrorist Aafia Siddiqui said the jury in her New York trial should not contain anyone with a "Zionist or Israeli background."
ATLANTA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The more young criminals think they are going to die young the more likely they are going to engage in criminality and violence, U.S. researchers found.
Wednesday, January 13
MIAMI, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Florida officials say they have swept through an area of Miami-Dade County where illegal slaughterhouses were operating, handing out citations.
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A man in Dearborn, Mich., will serve five years probation for keeping more than 100 Chihuahuas in his home, his lawyer says.
Tuesday, January 12
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Google Inc. Tuesday said it "may well" shut down its operations in China because of a computer network attack on its e-mail service.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards pleaded no contest Tuesday in Cleveland to charges arising from an October nightclub fight, observers said.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An award-winning Sri Lankan Tamil journalist, sentenced to 20 years for allegedly inciting violence, has won release on bail, his lawyer said.
Monday, January 11
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts man convicted of extortion in the 1982 Tylenol poisonings case has appeared on a TV show to promote a book, observers say.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- "Balloon Boy" father Richard Heene turned himself in to Colorado authorities to begin a 30-day jail sentence Monday, witnesses said.
TBILISI, Georgia, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Three military officials were sentenced to prison Monday in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi for their roles in a mutiny attempt, a lawyer in the trial said.
SOMERVILLE, N.J., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former NBA player Jayson Williams pleaded guilty to an assault charge Monday and will be sentenced to prison for the 2002 death of a limousine driver.
JERUSALEM, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Israel says it hopes planned barriers along its border with Egypt will help keep out illegal migrants, militants and smugglers.
Sunday, January 10
DENVER, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A 63-year-old Colorado man labeled the "epitome of ski bums," jailed for camping on public land, could walk free if he admits guilt, authorities say.
ATLANTA, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Informants say the NFL's Michael Vick -- formerly with Atlanta, now with Philadelphia -- drowned, shot and bludgeoned fighting dogs to death, documents show.
NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Linda Stein's assistant, set to go on trial, says in a video confession she did not mean to kill the New York celebrity real estate agent, officials allege.
ANKARA, Turkey, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A Turkish man imprisoned for trying to assassinate Pope John Paul II says he is seeking deals for book, TV and film projects about his actions.
Saturday, January 9
PARIS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The head of France's Union for a Popular Movement political party says France should have a law that fines women $1,000 for wearing burqas.
AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A video aired Saturday shows a suicide bomber who blew up a CIA base in Afghanistan saying the act was to avenge the killing of a Taliban leader.
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities have charged an Oregon man with interfering with a flight when his in-flight note prompted pilots to turn the plane around.
Friday, January 8
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- University of Tennessee men's basketball Coach Bruce Pearl has dismissed senior swingman Tyler Smith a week after his arrest on drug and weapons charges.
RANGOON, Myanmar, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Two Burmese whistle-blowers have been sentenced to death for leaking secret information about the Myanmar government, officials say.
Thursday, January 7
COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Georgia Thursday sentenced a former U.S. military official to three years in prison for his role in a bribery conspiracy.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- An announcer for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers entered a not guilty plea Thursday to charges he cheated a longtime friend of $735,000.
HEBRON, Ky., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A woman and her son have pleaded innocent to charges they abducted schizophrenic scientist Walter Sartory in Kentucky and later killed the man.
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Police in Latin America soon will be able to track down weapons traffickers in their own language, the U.S. government says.
Wednesday, January 6
NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Chinese drug users are imprisoned in detention centers where they are denied treatment, physically abused and used as forced labor, a group says.
SEATTLE, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- State laws barring imprisoned felons from voting has been challenged by a U.S. appellate court ruling, legal observers say.
PHOENIX, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Conservative critics of U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., say they will hammer him on his support of immigration reform when he runs for re-election this year.
NOVI, Mich., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers must return to jail for violating his probation on drunken driving charges, a judge ruled Wednesday.
MIAMI, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Accused Florida Ponzi scheme attorney Scott Rothstein will plead guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, his attorney said Wednesday.
PHOENIX, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A former IT director allegedly cost an Arizona school district more than $1 million by rigging its computers to search for intelligent space aliens.
Tuesday, January 5
MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Local Philippine politico Andal Ampatuan Jr. pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 41 counts of murder in the massacre of a political rival's family and followers.
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A third envelope containing white powder has been found on the University of California, Irvine, campus, officials said Tuesday.
MIAMI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Miami man who allegedly bought a fleet of luxury cars with the proceeds of a Medicare fraud scheme has been denied bail, authorities say.
JERUSALEM, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Britain's tolerance of arrest warrants issued against Israeli officials is undermining bilateral relations, Israel warned Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Jayson Williams was charged Tuesday with driving while intoxicated after a crash in Manhattan, authorities say.
Monday, January 4
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Two U.S. men convicted on federal vandalism charges for fixing typos on public signs said they have landed a book deal to write about their adventures.
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A Florida man accused of a shooting rampage at an architectural firm isn't competent to stand trial, doctors said Monday.
OTTAWA, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Canadian government needs to help set free Canadian businessman Bashir Makhtal after three years in custody in Ethiopia, Makhtal's cousin says.
REGINA, Saskatchewan, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saskatchewan Roughriders general manager Eric Tillman pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of sexual assault against a 16-year-old girl, observers said.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Rod Blagojevich's spokesman confirmed Monday the former Illinois governor has joined the cast of the third edition of TV's "Celebrity Apprentice."
BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Hackers are to blame for most thefts of credit card numbers, medical records and other information of a million Massachusetts residents, The Boston Globe said.
Sunday, January 3
PHOENIX, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A civil rights activist says she is fighting back against controversial crime sweeps aimed at illegal immigrants in Arizona, using text messaging as a weapon.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas says he made a mistake when he stored a gun in his locker at the Verizon Center, the team's home facility.
BAGHDAD, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A rash of killings of U.S.-allied Sunni militiamen is pointing to signs of weakness for the "Sons of Iraq," military experts say.
Saturday, January 2
HOBYO, Somalia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The Somali pirates who captured a British-flagged ship with a Bulgarian captain had yet to make a ransom demand, Bulgarian officials said Saturday.
HAMPTON, Ga., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Music producer Demetrius Lee Stewart is facing murder charges in Georgia for a deadly shooting at his home in Hampton, authorities say.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- There has been a flurry of U.S. state legislative proposals aimed at cutting down on the number of distracted drivers, policy analysts say.
EAST PEORIA, Ill., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Police in Eugene, Ore., say a former deckhand featured on "Deadliest Catch" was arrested in Illinois on an arrest warrant for three bank robberies.
Friday, January 1
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The FBI and the American Bankers Association have issued a warning to small business owners to use a separate computer for online banking.
Thursday, December 31
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The California Science Center has been sued for canceling a film that attacked the science of evolution and promoted intelligent design, court records say.
EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Police in Eugene, Ore., said they are searching for Joshua Tel Warner, a deckhand who appeared on "Deadliest Catch," in connection with three bank robberies.
BATAVIA, Ohio, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A race horse trainer with ties to horse deaths at a farm in Clermont County, Ohio, has been arrested for an alleged probation violation, authorities say.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A California man was sentenced to six months of house arrest for illegally smuggling six endangered fish through a Los Angeles airport, a federal judge ruled.
Wednesday, December 30
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood's "Star Trek" was illegally downloaded more than 10 million times, making it the most pirated film of the year, a file-sharing blog reported.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Four Mexican state employees have been suspended in connection with controversial photos taken of a slain reputed drug lord, an official source says.
GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- More than 60 guitars that had been signed by celebrities were stolen from a Texas facility before they could be sold at a benefit sale, their owner says.
BEIJING, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- At least 15 governors and high-level ministerial officials among others in China were ousted this year in the government's drive against official corruption.
Tuesday, December 29
BOSTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A man wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years for raping three women has won a $3.25 million settlement against the city of Boston, attorneys say.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy chief petty officer stationed in Jacksonville, Fla., has for years used the identity of a dead Oregon child, U.S. officials allege.
LITHONIA, Ga., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former NFL defensive lineman Gerald Perry was shot after an argument broke out in front of a Georgia car wash, witnesses say.
BEIJING, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- China Tuesday executed a 53-year-old British father of five who had been convicted of drug smuggling, the British Foreign Office said.
Monday, December 28
NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Jon Gosselin's ex-girlfriend says Hailey Glassman had nothing to do with the alleged ransacking of the reality TV personality's New York home.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Police said a series of shopping cart thefts beginning the day after Thanksgiving ended with a New York Toys 'R' Us being left without a single shopping cart.
Sunday, December 27
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Legendary New York prosecutor Robert Morgenthau says he won a huge forfeiture from Credit Suisse only because he threatened criminal penalties.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Obama administration has underestimated the threat posed by homegrown terrorism, a Republican lawmaker said Sunday.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The New York apartment of former reality TV star Jon Gosselin was vandalized and a number of items were removed from the home, Gosselin's representative says.
ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke Mueller, will take part in counseling in the wake of Sheen's arrest in Aspen, Colo., a source close to Mueller says.
Saturday, December 26
NABLUS, West Bank, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Israeli military said Saturday it killed three Palestinians planning an attack and three others blamed for the death of a Jewish settler.
CHETUMAL, Mexico, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists said authorities in Mexico must bring the individual responsible for the death of a slain journalist to justice.
ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Charlie Sheen was released from jail in Aspen, Colo., Christmas Day after being arrested on domestic violence-related charges.
BUTNER, N.C., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Disgraced U.S. financier Bernard Madoff was hospitalized in prison due to dizziness and hypertension, prison officials say.
CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Home-based child care exposes children to too much TV, U.S. researchers said.
Friday, December 25
ASPEN, Colo., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Actor Charlie Sheen has been released on bail on Aspen, Colo., where he was arrested Friday in an alleged domestic violence incident, officials said.
CARSON CITY, Nev., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The Nevada Supreme Court said a judge in Clark County, Nev., should have given the media access to questionnaires from ex-athlete O.J. Simpson's robbery trial.
Thursday, December 24
BEIJING, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The 11-year prison sentence given Friday in a Beijing court to Liu Xiaobo shows China's Communist regime will not tolerate dissidence, critics said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Computer hackers obtained information belonging to an Anchorage, Alaska, retailer that pertained to between 150 and 1,000 credit card users, police said.
Wednesday, December 23
NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Bernard Madoff has been moved to the medical wing at the North Carolina prison where he is serving a 150-year sentence for fraud, authorities say.
AMPATUAN, Philippines, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Philippines journalists lit candles Wednesday as they visited the site where at least 22 of their colleagues were slain in November, observers said.
JUPITER, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh said his TV show is doing a segment on Paul Merhige, who is accused of killing four relatives in Jupiter, Fla.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- An Inspector General's report finds the U.S. Department of Energy has been dragging its feet on computer security, ABC News reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, December 22
BAGHDAD, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army general in Iraq who called for court-martialing female soldiers who got pregnant said he would not jail a soldier for pregnancy, ABC News reported.
WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A former Wisconsin schoolboy accused of using the Facebook Web site to blackmail male classmates into sex is guilty of sexual assault, a judge has ruled.
WACO, Texas, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- People who believe storms today are more intense than they were years ago are more likely to prepare for bad weather, a Texas scientist said.
CHICAGO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Stan Mikita, center of the Chicago Blackhawks' "Scooter Line" in the 1960s, has lost $100,000 to an identity thief who raided his bank account.
TAMARAC, Fla., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Items from the law offices of Florida attorney Scott Rothstein, indicted for a massive Ponzi scheme, will be auctioned off, officials say.
NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Citigroup Inc. security director has denied the FBI was investigating a computer breach in which Russian thieves allegedly stole tens of millions of dollars.
BRISBANE, Australia, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A New Zealand man accused of being an e-mail spam mastermind has been fined and banned from e-mailing for seven years, Australian officials say.
Monday, December 21
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Tennessee politician's son accused of hacking Sarah Palin's e-mails while she was the Republican vice-presidential nominee says he didn't steal her identity.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Law partners of a Florida attorney indicted in a massive Ponzi scheme have come under scrutiny for political donations he allegedly organized, sources say.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Up to 18 gay and transgender men have been killed in Honduras in the six months since its president was deposed in a coup, human rights advocates say.
Sunday, December 20
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Individuals found guilty of sturgeon poaching in Canada's Fraser River received sizable fines in an attempt to protect the endangered fish, an official says.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A one-time Pakistani elections official claims the country's anti-corruption agency tried to target Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari in 2005.
Saturday, December 19
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The European Union Naval Force said the MV Delvina, a Greek-owned bulk carrier, was released by pirates off the east coast of Somalia.
BAGHDAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The Multi-National Force in Iraq said two suspected terrorist leaders were apprehended Saturday during operations in Baghdad.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in Damascus Saturday in a landmark move experts say could heal political and personal rifts.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A District of Columbia woman who kept the decomposing bodies of her four daughters in her home has been sentenced to 120 years in prison, officials said.
LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Results of a survey for the British Phonographic Industry trade association indicate illegal downloading of music in the United Kingdom is not decreasing.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Angry U.S. lawmakers say the White House needs to quickly fill a vacant cybersecurity post after reports surfaced of hackers tapping drone military aircraft.
GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Texas jury has awarded $100 million in punitive damages to workers at a BP refinery near Galveston after they were exposed to toxins, attorneys said.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The third computer hacker attack this year on the popular Internet site Twitter shows the weakness of the company's security systems, U.S. experts say.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- An Alabama cast iron manufacturer has pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of knowingly violating the Clean Water Act, U.S. officials say.
Friday, December 18
CLINTON, N.Y., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Residents of Louisiana and Hawaii ranked highest, and residents of New York and Connecticut lowest, in a study of happiness in the United States, authors said.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The death of wanted drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva may prompt a war between drug traffickers along the border of Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona, experts say.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma judge was set to hear argument Friday to block a state law that would post information about women getting abortions in the state, attorneys say.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia in its first such actions against former Khmer Rouge leaders charged Ieng Sary and Nuon Chea with genocide.
Thursday, December 17
ASUNCION, Paraguay, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The president of Paraguay, a former Catholic bishop, has agreed to take a paternity test amid an ongoing scandal involving children of supposed lovers.
MILAN, Italy, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he felt loved by Italy during four days in a hospital after being struck in the face by an attacker.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Swedish serial killer Sture Bergwall was granted a retrial in the murder of an Israeli tourist Thursday after recanting his confessions to eight killings.
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Army psychologist Nidal Hasan, accused in the deadly Fort Hood shootings, is out of intensive care in San Antonio, his defense lawyer says.
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Freshman forward Royce White, who pleaded guilty to shoplifting and is a suspect in a dorm room theft, has left the University of Minnesota basketball program.
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Six Philippine officials were accused Thursday of illegally encouraging martial law in a province where 57 people were killed in election-related violence.
Wednesday, December 16
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia woman accused of offering sex to an undercover police officer in return for World Series tickets has been charged with prostitution, police said.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A reporter for the British newspaper The Guardian and two other journalists were released Wednesday after being held hostage in Afghanistan, officials said.
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Ohio man has been jailed for allegedly firebombing a municipal courtroom where he was to stand trial on other charges, authorities say.
XUZHOU, China, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Eleven people were sentenced to jail by Chinese officials Wednesday for their roles in creating and distributing computer viruses.
MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- California authorities say they are gathering more evidence for a possible assault charge against the son of home run king Barry Bonds.
SALEM, Ore., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Oregon death row inmate says he is seeking permission from state prison authorities to donate his organs.
DETROIT, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The family of an exotic dancer shot dead in 2003 is seeking medical records from a Detroit hospital regarding treatment the woman received, court filings show.
LAS CRUCES, N.M., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- New Mexico state police allege a former police officer falsely identified himself as a brigadier general with the Army Reserves.
Tuesday, December 15
COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Missouri University male cheerleader who says he was assaulted by two female basketball players has been suspended from cheering, school officials say.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Two Pennsylvania men and four police officers were indicted for a hate crime and corruption in the fatal beating a Latino man, the Justice Department said.
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier on leave from Iraq will likely face a manslaughter charge in the death of a Las Vegas man during a road rage incident, a prosecutor said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Canadian sports medicine doctor is being investigated by the FBI on suspicion he provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes, The New York Times said.
Monday, December 14
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- An initiative to legalize marijuana in California has collected sufficient signatures to qualify for the November 2010 ballot, its supporters said.
PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Jeffrey Epstein's penis cannot be examined by lawyers for women who say the billionaire sex offender abused them, a Palm Beach, Fla., judge ruled Monday.
ATLANTA, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Atlanta sentenced a former Georgia man to 17 years in prison Monday on terrorism-related charges.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Social networking Web sites such as Facebook are being targeted by malicious programs that hijack users' accounts to mail promotions, U.S. victims said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has issued its first debarment order, prohibiting a Virginia seafood dealer from importing food for 20 years.
Sunday, December 13
OREGON CITY, Ore., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Oregon parents charged with criminally negligent homicide in the spiritual-healing death of their son say they will ask that the charges be dismissed.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A lawyer says he has agreed to defend the Army major charged in the Nov. 5 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, because all soldiers deserve a fair trial.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia woman, jailed for a highly publicized kidnapping hoax, seeks house arrest even as accusations of fraud and theft mount against her, lawyers said.
PORT HURON, Mich., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Canadian author Peter Watts said he did not choke a U.S. border guard during a border crossing despite allegations to the contrary.
MIAMI, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton was in federal custody in Miami after being arrested on drug conspiracy charges, authorities say.
CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Attorneys for indicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich say they want the FBI to turn over notes of interviews with President Barack Obama.
WARWICK, R.I., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The Rhode Island man who serves as the mascot for the New England Patriots was arrested as part of a prostitution sting, state police said.
PARIS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Authorities in Nanterre, France, allege photographer Francois-Marie Banier cheated L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt out of $1.45 billion.
JAFFA, Israel, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- An Israeli military court has found a company commander guilty of beating Palestinian detainees during interrogation, officials said Sunday.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Mexican criminal gangs during the past two years have stolen $1 billion in oil from the country's state-run oil company, officials say.
Saturday, December 12
HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- In South Windsor, Conn., police say bold daylight criminals are focusing on shoplifting quality, high-ticket items for resale rather than personal use.
BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Ex-child actor Brian Bonsall, best known for his role on "Family Ties," is being held in Colorado for allegedly beating a friend with a stool, authorities said.
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya have been killed and thousands more arrested, human rights groups allege.
HAVANA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Cuba has detained a contractor for allegedly distributing cellphones and laptop computers on behalf of the U.S. government, officials in Washington said.
Friday, December 11
CANNON FALLS, Minn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Minnesota man pleaded not guilty to illegally killing three deer, including the world's highest-scoring, eight-point whitetail buck.
TURIN, Italy, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The trial of two former executives of a Swiss building firm accused of negligence in 2,200 asbestos-related deaths moved into its second day in Italy Friday.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- An Illinois man accused of secretly videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in hotel rooms will plead guilty to a federal stalking charge, court papers say.
Thursday, December 10
CINCINNATI, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The mother of former world heavyweight boxing champion Tony "TNT" Tubbs said her son is facing prison in Ohio because of crack cocaine.
Wednesday, December 9
CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Indicted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a copy of the U.S. Constitution with a near-profanity that has become his catchphrase, witnesses said.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A man in Luzerne County, Pa., illegally baited a large black bear using doughnuts, breads and pastries, a wildlife official alleges.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Army Rangers accused in a bar burglary that left a man with a stab wound will be allowed to deploy overseas under a judge's ruling.
Tuesday, December 8
CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles authorities say they are considering whether to bring criminal charges against three of nine students who allegedly bullied red-headed classmates.
KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Nepal's government must arrest an army major expelled from a U.N. peacekeeping force and accused of torturing a girl to death, Amnesty International said.
MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The 19-year-old son of former San Francisco Giants baseball star Barry Bonds was arrested in California after a violent fight with his mother, authorities say.
DETROIT, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Two leaders of a Detroit homeless shelter will plead guilty to charges they diverted taxpayer funds to political causes, The Detroit Free Press said Tuesday.
PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A Palm Beach, Fla., billionaire says he's launching a legal campaign to stamp out counterfeit wine collectibles.
MURWILLUMBAH, Australia, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A pair of Britons are being charged with animal cruelty in Australia for slaughtering and eating a rat on TV show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!"
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Former FBI director William Webster has been tapped to review the agency's performance in the run-up to last month's Fort Hood, Texas, shootings, sources say.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Navy SEALs accused in the alleged abuse of an Iraqi detainee were arraigned in Virginia Monday, with one not entering a plea and one pleading innocent.
LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Two British climate scientists involved in a hacking incident have received death threats since their e-mail messages were made public, officials said.
Monday, December 7
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a former teacher accused of starving her cats says the search of her Boca Raton, Fla., apartment was conducted illegally.
LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- E-mails purporting to show a coverup by British climate change scientists were hacked in a sophisticated operation originating in Russia, sources say.
TOKYO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Four teenage children of U.S. military personnel stationed in Tokyo were arrested during the weekend on suspicion of attempted murder, officials said.
TORONTO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Canadian Parliament may vote to eliminate a gun-control measure enacted after a 1989 shooting spree that left 15 dead, officials said.
Sunday, December 6
LAREDO, Texas, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The notorious Mexican drug cartel enforcers known as the Zetas are branching out into legitimate businesses, law enforcement officials say.
SYDNEY, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Italian chef Gino D'Acampo, winner of the British version of "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here," is guilty of animal cruelty, an organization alleges.
SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A sea lion allegedly shot by a Sacramento River fisherman is resting after being rescued, a spokesman for an animal center in Sausalito, Calif., says.
MIAMI, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. banker Allen Stanford went to great lengths to hide his failing financial condition as fraud investigators closed in, records and interviews indicate.
LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- British singer George Michael says he is in the studio working on new music, indicating he's mining his troubled past for material.
Saturday, December 5
SURABAYA, Indonesia, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A man has been arrested in Indonesia's East Java province for allegedly selling red kangaroos, a protected species in the Asian country, authorities said.
TOKYO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Four teenagers -- all children of U.S. military personnel in Japan -- have been arrested on charges of attempted murder, authorities say.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- An HIV-positive man was convicted in Auckland, New Zealand, of twice injecting his sleeping wife with his infected blood.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A three-year investigation has produced voter fraud convictions for two members of a longtime California political family, observers say.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army Reserve medical unit that lost three members in last month's Fort Hood, Texas, base shootings has left for Afghanistan, officials say.
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Martial law in the Philippines province of Maguindanao was in force Saturday after last month's massacre of 57 people there, officials said.
Friday, December 4
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Philippine authorities, investigating the Nov. 23 massacre, report finding a huge cache of high-powered firearms near the Ampatuan family home.
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Nearly $1.6 million worth of counterfeit toys were seized by U.S. border agents after the items crossed the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said.
Thursday, December 3
LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- British police are misusing their anti-terrorism powers to stop innocent photographers taking pictures of tourist attractions, a British politician said.
ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- An Illinois woman accused of trying to tape "Twilight: New Moon" on her digital camera said she was merely documenting her sister's surprise party.
CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Internet scammers are taking advantage of swine flu worries by sending fake U.S. government e-mails to install a virus in victims computers, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The leaking of e-mail purporting to undermine climate change theories should be criminally investigated, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said Wednesday.
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.N. human rights experts are urging the Philippines government to investigate the massacre of 57 people and take measures to prevent a recurrence.
PHOENIX, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An Arizona school district employee resigned after officials accused him of using district computers to search for extraterrestrial life, authorities said.
Wednesday, December 2
GARDENA, Calif., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A California man was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for shooting a teenager who used the man's yard as a shortcut, police say.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Watery eyes, coughing and burning resulting from formaldehyde in a Tennessee courtroom's new carpet caused a judge to delay a homicide trial, he said.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A search of Yale University slaying suspect Raymond Clark's apartment yielded blood in plain view, police allege.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- An Iranian arms procurement agent who pleaded guilty to selling U.S. military components will be sentenced in mid-December, the U.S. Justice Department said.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, was charged with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder Wednesday, officials said.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, facing a Sierra Leone war crimes tribunal, says Taiwan and Libya contributed to his 1997 presidential campaign.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A 35-year-old Indian man is facing allegations he failed to have a license or permit to carry seven diamonds in his possession, Zimbabwean authorities said.
JERUSALEM, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Israeli military sources said a soldier received 20 days of detention after he cooked himself a meal on the holy day of Shabbat in violation of orders.
MIAMI, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Florida judge sentenced the former spokesman for the University of Miami football program to three years in prison for child-pornography possession.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The investigation of a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by a Florida attorney now seems to be centering on possible accomplices, court documents indicate.
LEIDEN, Netherlands, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Dutch man was arrested for allegedly using information posted on the Internet by teenage girls to blackmail their parents, authorities say.
Tuesday, December 1
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- An Oregon anti-tax activist and Republican candidate for governor has been charged with failing to file state tax returns for three years.
EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Team officials said eight Michigan State football players were suspended Tuesday after a fight last month at a residence hall.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled post-traumatic stress disorder must be considered when applying the death sentence.
MOGADISHU, Somalia, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Somali commander aligned with the country's transitional government says a death sentence against one of his men may help end violence against civilians.
PERUGIA, Italy, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- An Italian defense attorney says accused killer Amanda Knox is not a diabolical schemer but merely a naive girl like one from a romantic movie.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A 2005 report to the Pentagon dealt with spotting U.S. service members who may have been "radicalized" by outside influences, USA Today reported Tuesday.
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Philippine Department of Justice filed murder charges against Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. in last week's massacre in Maguindanao, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The trial of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri will be a key test of the new U.S. military tribunal system, analysts say.
Monday, November 30
KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An Afghan police officer fatally shot six other officers and wounded two more at a checkpoint in the province of Nimroz, authorities said Monday.
Sunday, November 29
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- No Los Angeles International Airport security cameras captured an alleged fight between boxer Mike Tyson and a photographer, TMZ.com reported exclusively.
Saturday, November 28
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Amnesty International wants an investigation of a shooting by military personnel in the Honduran capitol of Tegucigalpa, and protection of witnesses, it says.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Actress Tawny Kitaen is facing a driving under the influence charge for a September arrest in Newport Beach, Calif., TMZ.com reported exclusively.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- An elk is suspected of killing a 63-year-old woman near Loftahammer, Sweden, last year, her husband said after being cleared as a suspect in her death.
OJAI, Calif., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. screenwriter Roger Avary, serving time for vehicular manslaughter, is in full-time custody after reports he was in a work furlough program, officials say.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Abuse of prisoners held by the U.S. military in Afghanistan has continued under the Obama administration, two former teenage detainees allege.
Friday, November 27
SYDNEY, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Police in New South Wales, Australia, said they have charged the son of art expert Nick Waterlow with killing his father and sister.
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- More than 300 police and paramilitary personnel have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the Mindanao massacre, Philippine officials said Friday.
Thursday, November 26
SEOUL, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- South Korea should formally apologize for the massacre of thousands of civilians at the beginning of the Korean War, a commission said Thursday.
TUNIS, Tunisia, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Amnesty International Thursday condemned the conviction of a vocal opponent of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
ABUJA, Nigeria, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Nigerian government has not prosecuted those responsible for 2008 clashes in the country that left more than 130 civilians dead, Human Rights Watch said.
KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pakistani investigators say a jailed militant claiming to be India's foreign minister made threatening calls to leaders in Pakistan last year.
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Philippines' ruling coalition expelled members of a political clan allegedly linked to the election-related massacre as arrests began Thursday of suspects.
Wednesday, November 25
BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- At least 10 people were killed in two bombings and a raid on a home in Iraq Wednesday, authorities said.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, reached a $9.8 million settlement regarding allegations of sexual abuse by priests, lawyers involved in the matter said.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Two defendants have pleaded guilty to shooting at cars with a pellet gun in the San Francisco Bay Area.
BONN, Germany, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A German banker has drawn a suspended sentence for transferring $11.5 million from wealthy account holders to those of poorer ones, her attorney says.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Pentagon official charged with closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison has resigned, the U.S. Defense Department said.
Tuesday, November 24
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo promised Tuesday those behind a political massacre of 46 people would be brought to justice.
MIAMI, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Miami-area minister and his wife were convicted for their participation in a $7 million scheme involving money laundering and mortgage fraud.
MOBILE, Ala., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Belgian arms dealer known as the "Field Marshall" has admitted he's guilty of breaking U.S. conspiracy laws.
CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Two men in custody in Chicago are being investigated for possible links to last year's terrorist attacks in Mumbai, a source says.
LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A former aide to Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, has fled from a British prison where she was serving a murder sentence, officials say.
Monday, November 23
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Nikola Dragovic, a forward on UCLA's basketball team, has been charged with felony assault, the Los Angeles district attorney's office announced Monday.
COLUMBIA, S.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford faces ethics charges on 37 counts of using his office for personal financial gain, the state ethics commission said Monday.
NASHVILLE, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Attendees at a Tennessee auction purporting to sell items put up for bid by the victims of financial fraudster Bernie Madoff say it's a marketing ploy.
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- San Diego police said at least one San Diego Chargers player was involved in a brawl at a local bar early Monday morning.
ATLANTA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The Georgia Supreme Court Monday reversed the conviction of a man sentenced to 10 years for stealing a riding lawnmower.
OTTAWA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The brother of a Canadian man jailed in Chicago for alleged involvement in a plot to attack a Danish newspaper says Tahawwur Hussain Rana is innocent.
OTTAWA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Canadian Internet providers would be required to alert police if they come across any Web sites linked to child pornography under a proposed law, sources say.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Support for legalizing marijuana is growing rapidly in the United States and received a push when President Barack Obama said he once smoked it, advocates said.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A computer worm is targeting iPhone users who use an application to conduct online transactions with Dutch bank ING Direct, security experts say.
NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The New York trial of a former Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee holds lessons for the planned trial of the self-avowed Sept. 11, 2001, mastermind, analysts say.
Sunday, November 22
ST. MARTINS, Mo., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Child welfare and judicial officials in Missouri are trying to determine how to deal with a 15-year-old girl accused of child murder, observers say.
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a Florida company said they are near agreement on appropriate use of spyware that can invade others' computers.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida fundraiser to benefit a 15-year-old burn attack victim netted about $50,000 and boosted the family's spirits, the boy's mother said.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The United States and Mexico are putting aside longstanding mistrust of each other and working together against narcotics cartels, officials say.
RAMAPO, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An anchor for the New York City cable news channel NY1 has been found guilty of an attempted assault on his wife at their home north of the city.
Saturday, November 21
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An appearance by Justin Bieber at a New York mall resulted in a near-riot by the Canadian singer's young fans and the arrest of a record label executive.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi should be returned to a Scottish jail because he has not yet died, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says.
MUMBAI, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A mob angry over criticism of their right-wing leader by a Mumbai television station ransacked the broadcaster's offices, authorities say.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A U.N. committee says Iran should release political prisoners arrested during protests over the country's disputed presidential election in June.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Erin Andrews said in a Los Angeles courtroom the man who allegedly stalked the ESPN sportscaster also stalked another woman.
LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Somali kidnappers of a British yachting couple say they want $7 million for their release, the BBC reported Saturday.
Friday, November 20
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A former U.S. State Department official and his wife pleaded guilty to a 30-year conspiracy to give classified data to Cuba, the Justice Department said.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A swim coach in San Jose, Calif., allegedly impregnated a 14-year-old girl who later had an abortion, court documents reveal.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An attorney who was a major fundraiser for Florida Gov. Charlie Crist allegedly conducted an investment scam that cost investors millions, a lawsuit alleges.
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An attorney for Don Cannon said the former Pittsburgh TV news anchorman was arrested for not serving sentences on two driving under the influence convictions.
NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A hearing for former NBA star Jayson Williams concerning the death a limo driver has been indefinitely postponed, the office of a New Jersey judge says.
BOCHUM, Germany, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Law enforcement officials in Germany said Friday that 17 people were arrested for allegedly taking part in a major match-fixing ring in European soccer.
Thursday, November 19
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A woman accused of attempted extortion against Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino faces charges of retaliating against him for reporting the alleged plot.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said Thursday that Alexandra Forbes Kerry, eldest daughter of U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is accused of driving under the influence.
FLEMINGTON, N.J., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Former New Jersey Nets star Jayson Williams has agreed to plead guilty to a charge in the death of a limo driver at his New Jersey mansion, sources said.
NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A New York city councilman is encouraging women to snap cellphone pictures of subway gropers.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- An insect specialist will examine bugs found on bodies of 11 women found in a Cleveland home to determine when they were killed, police said.
CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The University of Chicago opened a $1 million anti-violence program for Chicago's public schools that it will methodically assess to see if it's cost effective.
Wednesday, November 18
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Tennessee Volunteers football Coach Lane Kiffin has dismissed two of the three players charged with attempted armed robbery.
MANCHESTER, England, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Two suspects are in custody in England for their alleged role in a devastating worldwide computer virus attack that infected thousands of computers, police say.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The decision to try five alleged Sept. 11, 2001, plotters in a civilian court will withstand "the judgment of history," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said.
LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Prisoners held in secret British army centers in Iraq said their captors used harsh interrogation techniques similar to methods used by U.S. interrogators.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A former Missouri state senator was sentenced to a year and a day in jail Tuesday for lying to federal investigators looking into a campaign mailing.
Tuesday, November 17
SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A former Tennessee Titans player has been sentenced to 57 months for bilking investors out of $5 million in a Ponzi scheme.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. military career of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan will be examined by an Army panel, a military source says.
LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A British data privacy watchdog says he's going to prosecute a mobile telephone company for selling customers' records.
ANTRIM, Northern Ireland, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A woman jailed 36 years ago for an IRA bombing was in custody Tuesday for the deaths of two soldiers in Northern Ireland this year, officials said.
LONDON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A Singapore-operated chemical tanker with 28 North Korean crew members has been hijacked by Somali pirates off the Seychelles Islands, military officials say.
Monday, November 16
SEATTLE, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The owners-operators of a beauty salon in Washington state pleaded guilty to bribery and illegally importing cosmetic equipment, officials said.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. software developer said it has created an iPhone application inspired by the hoax story of a Colorado boy trapped in a balloon.
LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- An overnight release program in Britain to ease prison overcrowding puts the public at risk from repeat offenders, critics said.
ZAUBA, Iraq, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Thirteen Iraqi civilians were slain by gunmen wearing Iraqi Army uniforms, police sources said Monday.
Sunday, November 15
LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Successful author and London call girl Belle de Jour is really obscure British research scientist Brooke Magnanti, The Sunday Times of London revealed.
WEST JORDAN, Utah, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Six victims of the Fort Hood, Texas, mass shootings were laid to rest around the United States Sunday, mourners said.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- This month's mass shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, were "clearly a terrorist act," former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Sunday.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Reality TV star Shayne Lamas said she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence at a police checkpoint in Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- The man accused of killing 13 at Fort Hood, Texas, may have become a self-radicalized terrorist with the aid of the Internet, a terror expert alleged.
Saturday, November 14
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- "The Hills" star Stephanie Pratt said she's headed to rehab while facing drunken driving charges in Los Angeles.
OSLO, Norway, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- An art dealer in Oslo, Norway, says thieves smashed a large window at his dealership and stole the lithograph "History" by Edvard Munch.
LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Four men have been jailed by a British court after admitting to an Internet fraud in which nearly $1 million was stolen from NatWest bank customers.
LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The British Ministry of Defense says it is looking into seven new cases of alleged Iraqi prisoner abuse by British troops.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday urged members of Congress not to turn the investigation into the Fort Hood massacre into "political theater."
Friday, November 13
SANTA FE, N.M., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A New Mexico senior who lost her savings in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme says she has taken to drawing portraits of the convict as therapy.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A jury found a former Agriprocessors Inc. executive guilty on 86 felony fraud counts related to sales records at the meat company's plant in Postville, Iowa.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities have charged a German man for allegedly demanding money from supermodel Cindy Crawford for a photo of her young daughter bound to a chair.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A man accused of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old, and holding her captive for 18 years, has issued an apology, a TV station says.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Military prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, a senior U.S. Army officer said.
Thursday, November 12
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Detectives in Oklahoma City say they've traced an expensive cell phone scam to a prison 445 miles away in Houston.
MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- An Irish Catholic priest who was held for a month by Islamic rebels in the Philippines said they treated him kindly and he would continue his missionary work.
OLDBURY, England, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- An Oldbury, England, woman says she'll fight a $125 littering fine handed her for feeding ducks and geese in a park with her toddler son.
OMAHA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Former Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Thunder Collins was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing a California drug dealer.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, may have wired money to Pakistan, a congressman says.
GRIFFIN, Ga., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. suspended a Georgia pilot Thursday while authorities investigated charges he tried to run over two police officers with his private plane.
Wednesday, November 11
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A jury in Arkansas Wednesday found Curtis Lavelle Vance guilty of capital murder in the slaying of Little Rock TV anchorwoman Anne Pressly.
ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim imam who had communicated with suspected Foot Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was born in New Mexico, records indicate.
CHICAGO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two witnesses said Illinois journalism students paid them to make statements the students hoped would cast doubt on a man's murder conviction, prosecutors said.
HOHHOT, China, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Police in the Inner Mongolia region of China are investigating reports a gold mining operation damaged 328 feet of the historic Great Wall, officials said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A high-flying Florida attorney, already accused of running a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, is being probed in a separate, $57 million scam, sources say.
DETROIT, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The parents of a slain Detroit stripper will depose Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox as part of their lawsuit against the city, a judge says.
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The spread of counterfeit condoms is rampant in China, state media reports.
HOUSTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The American Medical Association House of Delegates has called for a review of a U.S. ban on prescribing marijuana for medical use.
Tuesday, November 10
CORAOPOLIS, Pa., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Assault charges against U.S. professional wrestler Kurt Angle were dropped during a Pennsylvania court hearing Tuesday, attorneys said.
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Lisa Marie Nowak, the former NASA astronaut accused in Florida of attacking a romantic rival, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Florida Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs Monday cut running back Larry Johnson, who was recently suspended after posting anti-gay comments on the Internet.
Monday, November 9
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The FBI said Monday the man accused of the Fort Hood, Texas, massacre came to its attention in December 2008 but was not suspected of "terrorist activities."
JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A Marine Corps spokesman said it remains unclear why a 21-year-old private allegedly killed a fellow Marine at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Prosecutors and attorneys for Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon are ready to begin jury selection for her trial on theft charges, courtroom observers say.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The "Conficker" and "Taterf" computer worms are still going strong a year after they made their first appearances, U.S. experts say.
Sunday, November 8
SEATTLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A man authorities accuse of killing a Seattle police officer had homemade explosives and was linked to pipe-bomb arsons of police cars, investigators say.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of slaying 13 people at Fort Hood, once said that infidels should be killed, The Daily Telegraph reported Sunday.
KILLEEN, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Residents of Killeen, Texas, near the Army's Fort Hood, where 13 were slain in a mass shooting last week, say they share the military's grief over the slayings.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has moved out of a C Street house, a town home on Capitol Hill shared with other Christian lawmakers, sources say.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army chief says there are "real concerns" about a backlash toward Muslim U.S. soldiers following last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon will need to take the stand in her own defense to prevail in her trial on theft charges, an expert says.
STORRS, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A fight last month at a University of Connecticut dance that left a UConn football player dead involved two teammates' disputes with three men, sources say.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will move ahead with an investigation into last week's mass shooting at the Army's Fort Hood, a senior senator says.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army Saturday identified the 13 people killed in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas:
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 fellow military members at Fort Hood, has been taken off a ventilator, the Army said.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, was not part of a terrorist plot, investigators have tentatively concluded.
Saturday, November 7
BALTIMORE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Three more young men have pleaded guilty in Baltimore to charges they helped steal a statue dedicated to former Orioles baseball star Cal Ripken Jr.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday called the massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, a "crime against our nation" and those who defend it.
Friday, November 6
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. military bases worldwide went silent Friday to honor the victims of a bloody shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, a day earlier.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old U.S. Marine private was arrested Friday for allegedly stabbing a fellow Marine to death at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, officials said.
CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Authorities in Chicago said the brother of "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan was allegedly planning a jail escape worthy of Batman.
MIAMI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. sports agent is returning to his home in Miami after spending 13 1/2 years in a Cuban prison for helping baseball stars defect, his former partner says.
FORT HOOD, Texas, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The death toll in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, climbed to 13 Friday, as investigators raided the apartment of the shooting suspect, officials said.
WARM SPRINGS, Ore., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Drug cartels are increasingly using Indian lands across the United States to cultivate marijuana, authorities say.
Thursday, November 5
MADRID, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Somali pirates holding a Spanish trawler took three crew members ashore Thursday to press Spain to release fellow pirates, the crew's family members said.
PARIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A French Internet advocacy group has expressed disappointment the European Parliament dropped its opposition to France's "three-strikes" policy on Web piracy.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Department Commissioner Bernard Kerik pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he lied to the White House.
JUAREZ, Mexico, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Investigators say some of the six victims of a shooting in a Mexican border town strip club, one a U.S. Air Force sergeant, were intentionally targeted.
Wednesday, November 4
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pakistani women's rights activists won a victory when the National Assembly passed a bill calling for harsher punishment for sexual harassment of women.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The city of San Francisco has banned the declawing of cats, calling it a barbaric procedure that leads to stress and chronic pain.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration officials say a Los Angeles doctor faked medical exams for immigrants seeking U.S. visas.
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A Michigan robber who claims he was shot and beaten by employees of a party store must post a $10,000 bond before he can sue them, a judge has ruled.
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- California parents whose son died after being beaten in his college dormitory said they got a notice from a hospital saying he owed more than $29,000 for care.
Tuesday, November 3
ORANGE, Calif., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A California man, the first convicted at trial for interfering with pilots by beaming lasers at planes, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison, records show.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. legal proceedings against Chinese drywall manufacturers could be speeded up by a concession made by a defendant, observers say.
LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The mother of New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading no contest in Nebraska to selling methamphetamine.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a slaying victim's family says he wants to get a sworn statement from U.S. televangelist Joyce Meyer, and her son, a ministry executive.
CLINTON, Mich., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An HIV-positive Clinton, Mich., man intended to use the virus as a weapon when he allegedly bit through his neighbor's lip, a judge said.
TAMARAC, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A heavyset man wearing dreadlocks has robbed the same Tamarac, Fla., bank three times this year without being caught, police said.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- An emergency room doctor has been convicted of intentionally injuring two cyclists with his car on a narrow road in Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
Monday, November 2
DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Officials are considering a possible connection between a music genre, "horrorcore," and a series of random, brutal killings in the Eastern United States.
PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A California boys' football coach says former Oakland Raiders player Jeremy Brigham injured him in a fight over alleged stolen plays.
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A former police officer in Virginia Beach, Va., pleaded guilty to charges he served as an enforcer for a marriage fraud scheme involving a Navy enlisted man.
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old woman alleges private photographs of her were removed from her cell phone after she took the device in to get fixed at a Salt Lake City store.
OTTAWA, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Canadian gun control advocates say they are dismayed that the country's registry for long-gun firearms may soon be abolished.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Privacy Office says it is moving to ensure that military service members' Social Security numbers are redacted from the Internet.
TOKYO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Tokyo judge Monday sentenced Japanese actor and singer Manabu Oshio to a suspended prison term for using the drug Ecstasy.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A vast majority of Americans says texting while driving should be illegal, with many saying it should be punished like drunken driving, a poll indicates.
Sunday, November 1
LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Crimes against wildlife in Britain have increased more than two-fold since last year, pushing one species to the brink of extinction, authorities say.
Saturday, October 31
NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A spokesman for New York 1 said the TV channel likely will not bring back anchorman Dominic Carter following a recent judicial scandal.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Convicted sex offenders are required by some U.S. cities and states to post "No Candy Here" signs on Halloween, officials say.
Friday, October 30
ALMA, Wis., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Authorities in Buffalo County, Wis., said they uncovered a large abandoned pot farm hidden in the middle of the Tiffany State Wildlife Area.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A spokesman for California Attorney General Jerry Brown has acknowledged taping a reporter's telephone conversation without her knowledge.
ROME, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A sunken ship found off Italy's Calabrian coast was a World War I passenger vessel and did not have any toxic cargo, an Italian official says.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old Chicago man is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of his wife, whose body was found in the trunk of her car, police said.
SEOUL, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A South Korean college instructor has been charged with spying for North Korea for the past 17 years, prosecutors said.
Thursday, October 29
FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Kentucky parole officers have been told to defy a court ruling on sex offenders because the state attorney general wants it overturned, a spokeswoman said.
SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A wrong number led to angry phone calls and text messages between two strangers in Georgia, then a hostile meeting that ended with one man shot, police say.
BAGHDAD, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Iraqi officials said Thursday that a total of 61 army and police officers were arrested in connection with recent bombings that claimed 155 lives.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A computer expert said Thursday marks the 40th birthday of the Internet heralded by two computers at California schools connecting for the first time.
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Police in Mooresville, N.C., said NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger was arrested on charges of drunken driving early Thursday morning.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A former temporary employee at a New York City bank stole the identities of 150 of his fellow employees during his brief employment, prosecutors say.
MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- New Jersey state officials said the killing of a priest in Chatham, N.J., highlights the need for an updated emergency response system.
AACHEN, Germany, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a former Nazi death squad member, charged with killing members of the Dutch resistance in World War II, asked that the prosecutor be replaced.
Wednesday, October 28
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The defense appropriations bill U.S. President Barack Obama signed Wednesday proves that Washington culture can change, Obama said.
SEATTLE, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A customer of a Washington state beautician on trial for illegally injecting cosmetics is still dealing with quarter-sized brown lumps, her surgeon says.
BOSTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Boston psychiatrist was recovering from stab wounds Wednesday after she was attacked by a knife-wielding patient, authorities say.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. National Security Council aide Oliver North has told Republican lawmakers the United States needs to send more troops to Afghanistan, witnesses say.
Tuesday, October 27
NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The football coach at a New York private school molested students for decades and school officials knew about it, a federal lawsuit against the school alleges.
GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A California couple facing foreclosure on their home kidnapped, beat and tortured two loan modification agents they had hired to help them, prosecutors say.
ALBUQUERQUE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A woman who claims a physician demanded sex from her in exchange for prescription drugs plans to sue his University of New Mexico employer, a letter indicates.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The owners of a Kentucky horse farm have pleaded guilty to a $200 million tax fraud scheme, prosecutors say.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A jury has been convened in the case of a Jacksonville, Fla., man charged with shooting and paralyzing former NFL player Richard Collier, officials said.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A group of European lawyers has compiled a list of Israeli soldiers who allegedly committed war crimes in Gaza.
Monday, October 26
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Saudi King Abdullah has waived a sentence of 60 lashes for a female Lebanese satellite network producer for a program on non-marital sex, the government said.
GRANTS, N.M., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Legendary New Mexico rodeo cowboy Sonny Jim has been slain in a shooting incident that erupted over an argument about a fence, police say.
WASHINGTON, Mo., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- An ordinance in Washington, Mo., requiring prescriptions to purchase decongestants containing pseudoephedrine has resulted in plummeting sales, officials say.
HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Hampton University basketball player Theo Smalling is in critical condition after an accidental shooting in Hampton, Va., the university said.
GREELEY, Colo., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Local officials in U.S. states where medical marijuana is legal say they are scrambling to determine to how to regulate their pot purveyors.
DENVER, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Denver man who allegedly battered his friend to death is relying on a sleeping-pill defense, his attorney said.
Sunday, October 25
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Two Virginia men will serve prison time for defrauding a San Antonio bank by stealing identities and pretending to be in the military, prosecutors say.
CALABASAS, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A group of teen burglars in the area of Calabasas, Calif., targeted Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton and other celebrities, authorities allege.
BRNO, Czech Republic, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- An art exhibition was shut down in the Czech Republic after vandals struck twice, a gallery official says.
NASHVILLE, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. country songwriter Rich Fagan says he wants his life to honor his publisher-friend Tom Oteri who died of a heart attack after Fagan cut him with a knife.
TACHIRA, Venezuela, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police found the bodies of at least 10 members of a Colombian soccer team kidnapped two weeks ago near the border with Venezuela, authorities said.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A female producer working in Saudi Arabia for a Lebanese satellite network has been sentenced to 60 lashes for a program about non-marital sex.
Saturday, October 24
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Opera singer Gabriela Pochinki says she is happy she likely will avoid criminal charges after being arrested at a New York eatery.
NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A representative for Lifetime says the U.S. cable network pulled a rerun of a "Wife Swap" episode featuring the so-called balloon boy.
ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Committing to "best management practices" for commercial maritime fleets is key to battling piracy in the Horn of Africa region, a U.S. diplomat says.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police have retrieved most of former reality TV personality Paris Hilton's jewelry taken in a 2008 burglary, her publicist says.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Cruise lines serving U.S. ports would be required to improve crime reporting and safety measures under a bill approved Friday by the House of Representatives.
Friday, October 23
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A former U.S. State Department employee was placed on probation for a year Friday for accessing confidential passport files, the Justice Department said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A man with a history of bank robbery is being held on $250,000 bond in Monday's robbery of Region's Bank in Decatur, Ill., authorities say.
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A scheme involving mortgage fraud and marijuana grow houses located in several California cities has prompted 18 indictments, federal prosecutors said.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to take up a controversial medical marijuana ordinance that could force most dispensaries to close.
Thursday, October 22
JERUSALEM, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Israeli Supreme Court Thursday granted an appeal hearing to a lawyer convicted of wide-scale fraud against Holocaust survivors.
PERTH, Australia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- An 88-year-old immigrant in Australia accused of a Nazi war crime during World War II has turned himself in to police but vows to fight extradition to Hungary.
MOSCOW, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Russian court has halted a $22.5 billion lawsuit filed against Bank of New York Mellon with the plaintiff announcing a settlement had been reached.
OCALA, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A former Wal-Mart worker in Ocala, Fla., said he was fired from his job because he chased after a man who allegedly tried to steal a pack of golf balls.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Two men on a motorcycle fired on an army vehicle in a military officials' residential area in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing an officer and a soldier, police say.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Dozens of musicians have joined an effort to get information about music that may have been played to torture detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, activists said.
Wednesday, October 21
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A judge in Orange County, Fla., said he would not dismiss a lawsuit against Casey Anthony, whose young daughter Caylee was killed last year.
ERIE, Pa., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge sent a letter asking a judge for leniency on behalf of a neighbor convicted of badly beating a young child.
LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has not died, his Scottish lawyer and his brother said Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A sushi chef in New York alleges in a lawsuit that another man struck him with a car because he was holding a parking spot for a friend.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A mass transit official in Springfield, Ill., said a one-day suspension was rescinded for a bus driver who wore a pink tie to support breast cancer awareness.
ROME, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Italy's environmental undersecretary agreed to tour the site of a toxic shipwreck Wednesday after 50 mayors staged a sit-in in Rome, the mayors say.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A New York couple who appeared on the reality television show "Wife Swap" are negotiating a plea agreement on federal charges, court documents indicate.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A New York couple who appeared on the reality television show "Wife Swap" are negotiating a plea agreement on federal charges, court documents indicate.
LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Global piracy is increasing, with the number of attacks this year already surpassing 2008's total, a British maritime group said Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 20
BARSTOW, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for the 2008 murder of rapper Robert Mastrangelo, a slaying that a California judge described as an execution.
NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Officials say a man who pleaded guilty to Tennessee charges of selling wild game and a federal charge of selling migratory birds faces a lifetime hunting ban.
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- California has filed suit accusing State Street Bank and Trust of overcharging state employee pension funds $50 million since 2001, officials said Tuesday.
DETROIT, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Thirty-six text messages sent on city-issued pagers may be relevant to the 2003 case of a slain Detroit stripper, federal magistrates say.
FARMINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- New York State Police have asked the public's help in finding a stolen 1954 baseball card valued at $5,500, authorities in Ontario County said.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Supporters of a push to grant a posthumous pardon to U.S. boxer Jack Johnson say they are waiting for President Barack Obama to issue the decree.
SANA'A, Yemen, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Ten convicted insurgents have been sentenced to death in Yemen and five others were sent to prison for 15 years, Yemeni officials said.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Australian police say they've accomplished a first -- using a blood sample from a leech to identify a criminal.
NASHVILLE, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Text messages between former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair and the woman who allegedly killed him detailed their final hours, a police report shows.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The economic espionage trial of two Silicon Valley engineers is just the second such trial conducted under a 13-year-old law, courtroom observers say.
Monday, October 19
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- NFL star Michael Vick's younger brother Marcus Vick was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail in Virginia for violating probation, court records indicated.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Car thefts are at a 20-year low even though there are twice as many vehicles on America's roads, statistics show.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Rising death threats against U.S. President Barack Obama are prompting a debate about the Secret Service's resources and duties, officials say.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed was arrested after threatening an officer who was giving a citation to teammate Matt Spaeth, police said.
BANGKOK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A bomb that went off in a busy Thailand market Monday injured 24 people, including three soldiers, police said.
BAGHDAD, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Iraqi Security Forces Monday arrested five terror suspects in operations in Bahiyah, Kirkuk and Muhallabiyah, authorities said.
BARKHAMSTED, Conn., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A man in Barkhamsted, Conn., alleges in a federal lawsuit he had the right to shoot and wound a black bear ripping apart a bird feeder on his property.
Sunday, October 18
CALABASAS, Calif., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. reality TV personality Kourtney Kardashian's home in Calabasas, Calif., has been burglarized, authorities say.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Swedish-Chilean opera singer Tito Beltran says the Supreme Court of Sweden should grant him a retrial following his conviction on rape charges.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is accused of inappropriately touching a woman at a nightclub in Miami Beach, Fla., police said.
STORRS, Conn., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A University of Connecticut football player died Sunday after being stabbed on the Storrs, Conn., campus, authorities said.
Saturday, October 17
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Prosecutors alleged in a Los Angeles hearing that model Anna Nicole Smith was taking 44 different medications prior to her death in 2007.
ROME, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will likely use his media industry influence to defend himself against criminal charges, an Italian media analyst says.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Three young men have been arrested and a fourth was being sought in connection with an attack on actor Christopher Borgzinner in San Francisco, police say.
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Minneapolis Metro Transit driver will be suspended without pay for 10 days for wielding an ice scraper in reaction to an abusive passenger, officials said.
LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A British mother who faked her son's illness faces up to three years in prison for defrauding the government of $212,000 in benefits, officials said.
LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- British computer hacker Gary McKinnon can have extra time to prepare his legal fight against extradition to the United States, officials said.
CHISNAU, Moldova, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A suspect has been arrested in the bombing of a concert in Chisnau that injured at least 40 people, Moldovan police said.
BELFAST, Ireland, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A Northern Ireland bomb targeting a police officer's car won't send the province back into sectarian violence, leaders pledged.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Zimbabwe opposition politician Roy Bennett has been released from jail, his attorney says.
SEOUL, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Hackers broke into a South Korean army computer network and stole information on dangerous chemicals, officials say.
LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The British newspaper The Guardian says a legal injunction against it has been lifted, allowing it to publish news of a report on toxic dumping in Africa.
SHEFFIELD, England, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A drunk college student arrested after urinating on a World War I memorial in Sheffield, England, has provoked widespread outrage, officials said.
Friday, October 16
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes has been ordered to pay $75,000 to a man he and a bodyguard allegedly assaulted in upstate New York in 2003.
GOLD COAST, Australia, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Increasingly sophisticated crime syndicates are responsible for escalating online dating scams in Queensland, Australia, a fraud officer said.
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Financier Raj Rajaratnam, who was indicted in New York Friday, was a major contributor to Hillary Clinton campaigns, records show.
MONT VERNON, N.H., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old boy accused of killing a woman in her New Hampshire home was a fan of "horrorcore" rap, the teen's Web pages indicate.
ATLANTA, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A medical examiner said sickle cell anemia may have played a role in the Atlanta death of the former fiancee of reality TV star Kandi Burruss.
Thursday, October 15
MIAMI, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A young Florida man who killed his sister four years ago is on trial to determine whether he is guilty of murder or was insane at the time, court officials say.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- An ex-Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police contractor was charged with using a police computer network to find personal information about "Joe the Plumber."
DALLAS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The receiver of R. Allen Stanford's businesses said Thursday he sued two ex-employees of the Texas financier's international bank for $11 million.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The 27-year-old girlfriend of a Fort Eustis soldier helped him flee the Newport News, Va., post after he attacked a fellow soldier, authorities allege.
SEATTLE, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A caregiver for a 97-year-old woman did nothing to treat the bedsores that ultimately contributed to the senior's death in Seattle, prosecutors allege.
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A reputed con man pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to defraud New York City Marathon organizers and others by trying to sell a building he didn't own.
Wednesday, October 14
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A wrongful death suit against BART in Oakland, Calif., will be merged with one filed by five men claiming they were falsely detained, their attorney says.
HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Department of Revenue Service's "cavalier and careless" attitude exacerbated the theft of a laptop with sensitive data, a report says.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- An Illinois bus driver said he was given a one-day, unpaid suspension for wearing a pink tie in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
CARLISLE, Pa., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities say computer hackers drained more than $479,000 from a Pennsylvania county redevelopment agency's bank account.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A study of 3,568 women found those abused by intimate partners have higher rates of a wide variety of medical maladies, U.S. researchers say.
DETROIT, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A coalition of insurance companies says it will spend $1 million on a program to fight arson in Detroit and the rest of Wayne County.
ST. FRANCIS, Minn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Authorities in St. Francis, Minn. may charge a teenager with criminal sexual conduct for streaking during a high school football game, police say.
BUHRIZ, Iraq, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S.-backed Awakening Council in Buhriz, Iraq, have been targeted by suicide attacks that killed eight people, Iraqi officials say.
JAKARTA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Indonesian authorities said Wednesday Sri Lankan refugees aboard a boat in West Java can no longer carry out a mass suicide threat.
Tuesday, October 13
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- AT&T Missouri agreed to pay the U.S. government $1.4 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit concerning its E-Rate program, the Justice Department said.
NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Five suspects in the World Trade Center attacks likely would be moved to New York if federal indictments are brought against them, authorities said.
TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A man parked his car on a Tampa, Fla., bridge, set it on fire and jumped to his death, said police who later found a body in the burning car's trunk.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida sheriff's deputy accused of extorting money from marijuana growers had an accomplice on the force, the Broward County sheriff says.
PARIS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Pirates who approached two fishing vessels with French military personnel aboard were warded off in the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday.
PARIS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A French anti-terrorism judge says there's evidence an atomic research scientist has been in contact with a North African group with links to al-Qaida.
Monday, October 12
DENVER, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A suspect has been arrested in Denver and charged with stolen valor for allegedly fabricating stories of his heroism in a U.S. Marine uniform, the FBI said.
GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An August melee in a Connecticut parking lot was triggered by disagreements over money and wasn't connected to kidnapping, documents indicate.
ATLANTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The AT&T telephone company says it will pay as much as $3,000 for tips that lead to the arrest of the individuals stealing copper wire in Atlanta.
LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A former member of the British Royal Military Police says the army refused to investigate claims of Iraqi prisoner abuse.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Two non-commissioned U.S. Army officers in Iraq were cruel and abusive to their troops, including one who committed suicide, military prosecutors say.
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The feeling in West Memphis, Ark., that the right people have been convicted in the 1993 killings of three young boys has been shaken, residents say.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Thirty-seven writers have received Hellman/Hammett awards recognizing their courage in the face of political persecution, a U.S. human rights group says.
Sunday, October 11
MOSUL, Iraq, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Iraqi security forces targeting an extortion network have arrested 18 suspects in the northern city of Mosul, officials said Sunday.
LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- British tax collectors say a pair of London accountants failed to pay taxes on investments collected from celebrities, sports figures and other wealthy clients.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. officials should not try to extradite Roman Polanski from Switzerland to the United States, the fugitive French-Polish director's lawyers say.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a Bush administration policy that required some defendants to waive their rights to DNA testing, officials said.
Saturday, October 10
ATLANTA, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Police in Henry County, Ga., say rapper Soulja Boy was charged with obstruction after he allegedly tried to run from police officers.
BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A jury in Vermont awarded a former altar boy $2.2 million in compensatory damages for being molested by a priest in his youth.
Friday, October 9
SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The increasing use of household robots mask security risks that threaten privacy, University of Washington researchers warn.
SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A woman who was blinded while a health clinic worker in King County, Wash., will receive $5.5 million as part of a civil lawsuit settlement, her lawyers say.
SOLDOTNA, Alaska, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An Alaska man has pleaded innocent to a federal charge he baited bears without a permit while working on an episode of the TV series "MonsterQuest."
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Minneapolis police say an enraged Green Bay Packers fan reacted to his team's struggles during a recent game by stabbing another man.
SALINAS, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Authorities in Monterey County, Calif., say they suspect victims of a reported art theft may not be telling the entire truth about the missing artworks.
Wednesday, October 7
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge Wednesday sentenced Dominic Bando to five years in prison for assaulting "Stargate Atlantis" actor Jason Momoa, officials said.
SAGUENAY, Quebec, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Former Canadian junior hockey goalie Jonathan Roy, with his hall of fame father at his side, Wednesday pleaded guilty for the on-ice beating of another goalie.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI says more than 100 suspects have been charged in the United States and Egypt in one of the largest cybercrime cases in history.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Saudi man jailed for bragging on television about sexual conquests cannot be released to attend an examination of his case by the government, a court ruled.
PARIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- French military officials say they arrested five Somali pirates who mistook a Navy vessel for a commercial ship in the Indian Ocean.
BRNO, Czech Republic, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Notorious Czech art forger Jan Trojan Jr. must serve 7 1/2 years in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday.
NAKURU, Kenya, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Ethnic rivals in Kenya's Rift Valley province are arming themselves in preparation for more political violence, the BBC reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Advances in DNA technology and the willingness of victims to work with police are reducing the number of reported U.S. rapes, advocates say.
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Former U.S. astronaut Lisa Nowak's lawyer says prosecutors failed to turn over a report that could help clear her of attempted kidnapping and assault charges.
CONAKRY, Guinea, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A top U.S. diplomat says he told the leader of Guinea, Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, that Camara is responsible for mass killings and rapes in Guinea last week.
Tuesday, October 6
WORTHVILLE, Ky., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man faces charges of animal cruelty after investigators found over 250 animals cooped up under inhumane conditions in his garage, police said.
SOMERSET, England, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An elderly English geologist and his wife jointly attempted suicide, but the husband, who survived, faces murder charges, their daughters said.
DELAWARE, Ohio, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman must spend eight years behind bars for bilking contributions from friends and relatives in a cancer hoax, a judge ruled.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. homeland security officials say they are considering converting hotels and nursing homes into immigrant detention centers.
BAGHDAD, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A series of Iraq security raids near Baghdad and Kirkuk Tuesday netted six suspected terrorists, military officials said.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins practice squad player Will Billingsley was facing charges of domestic battery and resisting arrest Tuesday, authorities said.
Monday, October 5
NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Reggae star Major Mackerel suffered cuts on his hand and head when a neighbor allegedly attacked him with a samurai sword in New York, police said.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A New York man who protested the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh may be the first arrested for coordinating protesters by text messaging, documents indicate.
DALLAS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- An Air Force Academy alumnus who has denounced Christian proselytizing in the armed forces says he is suing a Dallas group for praying that he will die.
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A pregnant aerobics teacher wounded in a shooting at a gym near Pittsburgh is suing the estate of the alleged gunman, George Sodini, authorities said.
WASHINGTON, Conn., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Several states have joined the U.S. government in granting time-limited leniency for taxpayers who have hidden funds in offshore bank accounts.
Sunday, October 4
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- CBS employees have removed from the Internet clips of late night host David Letterman's disclosure he had been blackmailed, sources in New York said.
MIAMI, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Miami law firm allegedly helped jailed financier R. Allen Stanford establish an unregulated money pipeline to Antigua, The Miami Herald reported Sunday.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Utah authorities say loyal Insane Clown Posse fans, also known as Juggalos and Juggalettes, may be linked to violence in the state.
CHICAGO, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A 47-year-old Illinois man accused of taking nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews will be transferred to California, a judge says.
Saturday, October 3
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Movie director Roman Polanski may not have paid a cash settlement reached in a lawsuit brought by a woman he raped when she was 13, court documents indicate.
CHICAGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A 48-year-old man from Westmont, Ill., is charged with interstate stalking for allegedly videotaping ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in the nude, the FBI said.
ATLANTA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" co-star Kandi Burruss is coping with the shock of her fiance's death outside an Atlanta strip club, her publicist says.
PAWTUCKET, R.I., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has fined Southern Union $18 million for illegally storing mercury at a company-owned site in Pawtucket, R.I., authorities said.
Friday, October 2
BRIGHTON, England, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A British computer expert who used fake train tickets to take more than $19,000 worth of free rides was spared jail by a judge.
LOCKERBIE, Scotland, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Libyan national convicted of orchestrating the deadly Lockerbie bombing over Scotland says he has published documents that help prove his innocence.
OCEAN CITY, N.J., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Aggravated arson charges have been filed against a New Jersey store owner who was rescued from his burning gift shop earlier this week, police say.
Thursday, October 1
NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A suspect is in custody in an alleged $2 million extortion attempt against David Letterman, the U.S. late night TV host's production company said Thursday.
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford asked the state Supreme Court to keep an ethics report away from state lawmakers, who could remove him from office.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Los Angeles storefront purveyors of medical marijuana must be at least 1,000 feet from schools, parks and libraries, a city council committee proposes.
RENO, Nev., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Nevada judge rejected defense requests for dismissals of the sexual assault lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. law enforcement agency plans to install 150 security machines at airport checkpoints that let screeners see under passengers' clothing, the agency said.
Wednesday, September 30
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Murder charges against the last of three U.S. Marines accused of executing four enemy insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, have been dropped, an attorney says.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Valuable Batman memorabilia owned by slain Fontainebleau heir Ben Novack Jr. is missing from several Florida warehouses, police in New York say.
NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- John Travolta testified in a Bahamian court Wednesday that an employee first informed him of the alleged extortion plot involving his son's death.
LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A millionaire U.S. real estate developer must serve 20 years in prison for killing a tenant who was holding up a business deal, a British judge ruled.
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A newly released book about the slayings of a Connecticut woman and her two daughters shouldn't impact the case, experts say.
SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old Canadian reservist who shot a fellow soldier while playing a game in Afghanistan was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison in Nova Scotia.
BAGHDAD, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Iraqi police have arrested five people accused of manufacturing improvised explosive devices, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Unclear and tangled state regulations on medical marijuana has resulted in California becoming a safe haven for drug traffickers, police say.
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- One-time U.S. Democratic Party fundraiser Norman Hsu must serve more than 24 years in prison for illegally funneling cash to candidates, a judge says.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A burgeoning market for online microblogging sites has presented cybercriminals with new opportunities to work their scams, a U.S. online security expert says.
Tuesday, September 29
DETROIT, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges in Detroit alleging a $250 million Ponzi scheme had defrauded a mostly elderly investor pool.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A man accused of slaying a former University of North Carolina-Charlotte volleyball star did so out of anger over their break-up, prosecutors say.
OLOMOUC, Czech Republic, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Communist secret police agent Pavel Minarik must serve up to six years in prison for insurance fraud, a Czech Republic court ruled.
BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A 28-year-old French citizen beaten before a soccer game died Tuesday in Belgrade, Serbia, authorities said.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson's lawyer has filed papers in California indicating she plans to formally ask a judge to remove a drunken driving arrest from the actor's record.
HELSINKI, Finland, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A Finnish researcher says several factors, including abuse during childhood, may help predict the risk of violent behavior in men.
Monday, September 28
HARARE, Zimbabwe, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A human rights activist cannot be tried for terrorism because she herself was tortured when police kidnapped her, Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ruled Monday.
GRAVENHURST, Ontario, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A convicted killer in Ontario has been awarded $6,000 for suffering endured when jailers failed to replace his worn-out athletic shoes, authorities said.
TORONTO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt says she is convinced the guerrillas who held her in the Colombian jungle for more than six years clearly hated her.
Sunday, September 27
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The woman director Roman Polanski raped when she was 13-years-old has said she does not want him "held to further punishment," the Los Angeles Times reported.
ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Director Roman Polanski could stay in Switzerland for months if he fights extradition to the United States for a 1977 underage sex case, authorities said.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent says his performance at a school playground in New York was a shout-out to his old neighborhood.
BOSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Civil rights advocates and artists say a six-month jail sentence given to a Boston graffiti "tagger" is a draconian punishment.
Saturday, September 26
MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Six suspected al-Qaida members were arrested Saturday during three separate operations in northern Iraq, authorities said.
MIRA LOMA, Calif., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Mira Loma, Calif., man who allegedly advertised cures for AIDS and cancer has been charged with pretending to be a doctor, prosecutors said.
Friday, September 25
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Postal Service worker admitted he stole more than 3,000 Netflix DVDs that had been mailed to the USPS Springfield, Mass., branch.
DENVER, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A former Colorado surgical technician may plead guilty to charges she injected patients with hepatitis C if a deal can be reached, her attorney says.
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Cynthia Sommer, the Marine widow convicted of murder and freed when prosecutors dropped the case, has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit against authorities.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The man convicted of killing Russian gold medal-winning Olympics cyclist Dmitry Nelyubin has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, court officials said.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Former TV weatherman James Holcomb will spend as much as 10 years in state prison in Pennsylvania for sexually abusing a young girl, a judge ruled.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A near-bankrupt Canadian cattle farmer in Manitoba was fined $12,900 for allowing 12 of his cows to slowly die of starvation in 2007.
Thursday, September 24
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Binghamton University point guard Emmanuel "Tiki" Mayben pleaded not guilty Thursday in Troy, N.Y., to charges of dealing cocaine, his lawyer said.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The parents of a California college fraternity pledge who died during an alleged hazing incident sued the fraternity and nine members, alleging wrongful-death.
ATLANTA, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Authorities said a woman was arrested in Georgia for allegedly trying to smuggle live endangered fish from Vietnam in bottles of fish sauce.
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A 49-year-old man in Pierce County, Wash., who molested at least 17 boys is being sued by one of his victims, court records show.
HAMILTON, Ohio, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A 52-year-old man found criminally insane in the 1990 decapitation of his wife in Butler County, Ohio, should be freed from court control, his attorney says.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says more than 30 people could face criminal charges for illegally harvesting wild ginseng from private property.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Patients who use medical marijuana argued in court Wednesday banning marijuana dispensaries in California would force them to buy the drug on the street.
Wednesday, September 23
NAPLES, Italy, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A reputed Italian Mafia boss used a crocodile to scare his extortion victims, police say.
NAPLES, Italy, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The driver of a van carrying 1,700 banned exotic animals such as tropical birds and chameleons has been arrested in Italy, authorities say.
TITUSVILLE, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- State wildlife and port authority officers say they are trying to determine who killed nearly 20 seagulls at Florida's Port Canaveral.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A suburban Philadelphia club revoked its agreement with a day camp when it discovered the campers were black and Hispanic children, state authorities allege.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court this fall will decide whether free speech rights protect video depictions of animal cruelty, experts say.
NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy subcontractor who admitted rigging bids for repair of elevator equipment on aircraft carriers has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Tuesday, September 22
NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A parent's concerns about a book focusing on a teen drug addict prompted an Oklahoma school to cancel an appearance by the book's author, school officials said.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Postal Service worker admitted he stole more than 30,000 Netflix DVDs that had been mailed to the USPS Springfield, Mass., branch.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A chronic gambler who owed money to alleged New York crime boss John "Junior" Gotti says Gotti personally paid a visit to his parents.
BELLEVILLE, Ill., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Belleville, Ill., school officials say their harsh punishment of two students recorded beating a third student on a school bus is a message to others.
ADEN, Yemen, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Five Yemeni fishermen have been rescued by a South Korean naval ship that was patrolling for pirates in the Gulf of Aden, military sources said.
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday on a gun charge, officials said.
BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Serbia says it will outlaw violent groups such as rightists who in recent days have been blamed for attacks on foreigners and gay activists.
LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The ex-owner of Russia's largest cell phone retailer, scheduled for an extradition hearing in Britain, says he is innocent of kidnapping and extortion charges.
Monday, September 21
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. military judge Monday delayed the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack case until November, giving federal prosecutors time to decide where to try the case.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A Minneapolis postal supervisor admitted taking retail reward certificates and buying nearly $200,000 in merchandise, court records said.
LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A computer "trojan" virus that hackers use to steal passwords to Internet users' online bank accounts is spreading quickly, British experts say.
NEW DELHI, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A Canadian resident hopes Canada will help him avoid being extradited from India to the United States to face murder charges, an extradition expert says.
LONDON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- British officials said Lloyds Bank was stung by an undercover reporter's film of an employee telling a depositor how to avoid taxes through an overseas fund.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Gambling is prevalent in prisons and inmates who didn't gamble before incarceration can acquire a taste for it that's hard to shake, Canadian researchers say.
Sunday, September 20
KOHAT, Pakistan, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A suicide bomber killed two soldiers and injured four other people at a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, authorities said Sunday.
Saturday, September 19
ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A court in California ordered a man to jail for 15 days for assaulting a hospital security guard while following TV personality Ryan Seacrest to his car.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Keough, who appeared on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" is facing driving under the influence charges in California, prosecutors say.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving dogfighting videos has divided animal-rights groups and free-speech advocates, authorities said.
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Las Vegas police are cracking down on "mega-nightclubs" at casino-hotels that allegedly allow prostitution, lewd behavior and drug use, observers say.
OTTAWA, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Canadian army officials in Afghanistan were concerned about Afghan soldiers having sex with children as long ago as 2007, documents indicate.
BELGRADE, Serbia, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Serbian officials say they have arrested 11 people in connection with attacks on French soccer fans in Belgrade.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Tom Raffanello, the former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Miami office, says he's not guilty of helping a financier destroy records.
Friday, September 18
SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Redmond O'Neal pleaded no contest Friday to bringing heroin into a California jail and will spend at least one year in a residential rehabilitation program.
GARY, Ind., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A reporter for an Indiana newspaper has been indicted on charges she embezzled $18,000 from the Gary Newspaper Guild, the U.S. Attorney's office says.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A Louisiana appellate court has reinstated a New Orleans police officer fired after being accused of beating an unarmed man in 2005, a court clerk says.
Thursday, September 17
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An Illinois super-maximum prison psychiatrist had an inmate strapped naked to a metal bed frame for up to 32 hours at a time, the inmate testified.
MONTAUK, N.Y., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff's beach house on New York's Long Island sold for more than the $8.75 million asking price, the listing broker said Thursday.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A jury said a Florida law firm twice botched a woman's racial-discrimination case against her employer and now owes her $4.5 million for the errors.
Wednesday, September 16
ROME, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- An Italian government informant says a shipwreck holding toxic waste was deliberately sunk by the Calabrian mafia as a way to bypass environmental laws.
WESTON, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A teenager may be charged with a misdemeanor for snapping photos of female coeds in a restroom at his high school, Florida officials say.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Laws banning panhandlers from bothering motorists hurt charitable groups that send volunteers into the streets, the U.S. Muscular Dystrophy Association says.
Tuesday, September 15
PRESTON, England, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A videotape of an English supermarket's former employee includes footage of the man apparently vandalizing the store, police said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Kentucky judge says there's sufficient evidence to continue the trial of a football coach accused of causing the heat stroke death of a high school player.
KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Scores of detainees have been charged in connection with last week's anti-government riots in Uganda that left 14 people dead, police say.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Drug addiction centered in a filthy Kabul section threatens an HIV/AIDS epidemic in Afghanistan, already the world's top opium producer, a CNN report says.
Monday, September 14
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- High-profile medical examiners have been called in the trial of a Boca Raton, Fla., couple accused of fatally starving 89-year-old Elly Lorey, authorities said.
DALLAS, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A note from Jacqueline Kennedy to Ethel Kennedy written after Robert F. Kennedy's assassination has been recovered years after it went missing, the FBI said.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- A former prosecution spokeswoman at a tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, has been found guilty of contempt and fined $10,000, the tribunal ruled.
NEW DELHI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- At least 30 people, most of them poor, have died in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state after consuming toxic alcohol, authorities said.
DENVER, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The man accused of slaying Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams said the case against him is based on false testimony from witnesses who got plea deals.
BROUGHTON, England, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Broughton, England, residents say they don't want detailed photos of their village on Google Street Finder, so they refuse to cooperate with photographers.
Sunday, September 13
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A body believed to be that of the Yale graduate student who disappeared days before she was to be married was found at the campus, police said Sunday night.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of students hurling bricks and bottles battled with riot police after a New Zealand car race, officials said.
GLASGOW, Ky., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Friends of former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn said he seemed fine hours before his estranged fiance was shot to death and he was found with his wrists slit.
XIAN, China, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Two men have been arrested and a third is being sought in connection with the disappearance of Buddha heads in China's Shaanxi Province, an official says.
HONG KONG, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Hundreds of journalists gathered in Hong Kong Sunday to protest the government's alleged beating of three colleagues in China's Xinjiang region, officials said.
Saturday, September 12
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Millions of dollars worth of original art made by the late artist Andy Warhol was stolen from a Los Angeles home, police say.
CHARLEROI, Belgium, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Convicted killer Marc Dutroux was allowed a brief visit to the house where four girls died before being returned to his prison cell, Belgian police said.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The cost of fighting California's Station Fire, which has burned 250 square miles of San Bernardino National Forest, could climb to $100 million, officials say.
Friday, September 11
JOYCEVILLE, Ontario, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Former NHL forward Mike Danton was granted full parole Friday in Canada after spending five years in prison for a murder-for-hire scheme.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. computer hacker Albert Gonzalez pleaded guilty Friday to charges ranging from aggravated identity theft to wire fraud, federal officials said.
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A University of California-Irvine spokesman says the state university system is trying to end a fertility center scandal by settling 12 lawsuits.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Michigan crime novelist is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting her father with a shotgun, authorities say.
GALVESTON, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Texas woman set to be the focus of an "America's Most Wanted" episode says she remains hopeful the assailant in her 1990 kidnapping will be captured.
LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologized to World War II code-breaker Alan Turing for the way he was treated half a century ago.
SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A stolen Van Gogh drawing worth $200,000 was found for sale in a New Mexico consignment shop for just $250, the FBI says.
Thursday, September 10
SAO PAULO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Newly rich residents of Sao Paulo increasingly armor their cars, making more than 3,000 of them bulletproof in a year, an industry armoring trade group says.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A conservation official in Miami-Dade County, Fla., says sea turtles in the area are facing enhanced threats from beach-goers and vandals.
LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- British geneticist Alec Jeffreys, a pioneer in the use of DNA in criminal investigation, says his country's DNA database should be reduced dramatically.
Wednesday, September 9
PARIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The invasion of Gaza is evidence that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinian Arabs, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A CIA whistle-blower says the agency kept his complaints about its relationship with a notoriously corrupt Peruvian spymaster secret out of embarrassment.
TEHRAN, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Military leaders in Iran plan to hold court hearings for jailers accused of abusing prisoners at Tehran's Kahrizak detention center, an Iranian lawmaker says.
Tuesday, September 8
CHICAGO, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A suspect in the shooting of a community league baseball coach was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, Chicago authorities said.
FORKHILL, Northern Ireland, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Northern Ireland bomb disposal team has defused a 600-pound explosive device planted near the border with the Irish Republic, officials said Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A wave of arrests of New York City building inspectors is anticipated, in which city employees with alleged crime ties were taped dealing drugs, sources say.
MIAMI, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Human rights activists say they support a Cuban man whose drunken plea for food in a video posted on YouTube resulted in a two-year jail sentence.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A month after signing convicted dog fighter Michael Vick, the Philadelphia Eagles have proposed a campaign to combat animal abuse, officials said.
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A real estate developer who promised to combat crime allegedly installed 40 fake security cameras in his development, Orlando, Fla., authorities said.
BEIJING, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- China's illegal imports of ivory have come down sharply since 1998 when a global ban on imports went into effect, a Chinese official said.
Monday, September 7
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman denies a claim by a woman that he assaulted her early Sunday, his lawyer said Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A 29-year-old Deltona, Fla., man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl at Disney World, authorities in Orlando, Fla., said.
CHICAGO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A community baseball coach was hospitalized after allegedly being shot by a player angry about being taken out of a game, Chicago police said.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- There's not much authorities can do to prevent hackers from determining computer users' e-mail passwords, U.S. experts say.
Sunday, September 6
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Michigan prison guard says he's going to try for the fourth time to mount a petition drive to recall Gov. Jennifer Granholm from office.
LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Seemingly objective medical advice used to justify the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was actually paid for by Libya, sources say.
LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Russian ship whose disappearance in the English Channel set off an international search was carrying a secret cargo of arms bound for Iran, sources say.
PORT GENTIL, Gabon, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Gabonese President Ali Bongo called for peace as protesters angered by his election joined looters in a second night of violence, authorities said Sunday.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Mexican military says it has arrested an alleged drug kingpin linked to the deaths of two U.S. citizens near the Texas border.
Saturday, September 5
SNOHOMISH, Wash., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A Washington resident says she opposes the toppling of two Snohomish River Valley radio towers despite the controversy surrounding the structures.
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Texas insurance and financial services company USAA says it is working with U.S. authorities to help bust a fraud ring that victimized it.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Parts of Indianapolis's regulations for adult businesses were in doubt after a court said measures restricting their hours of business were unconstitutional.
Friday, September 4
MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A Belgian arms dealer was incarcerated Friday in a federal jail in Alabama, accused of trying to buy fighter jet parts for Iran, authorities say.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old Georgia girl says she avoided being sexually assaulted by text-messaging her friends for help.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The mother of a Kentucky teen who died of heat stroke told a court Friday of an frantic call she received when her son collapsed at school football practice.
UNIONTOWN, Pa., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A man in Georges Township, Pa., fired a cannon in his yard, sending a cannonball through the side of his neighbor's home, police allege.
EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A radio station official in Snohomish County, Wash., blames vandals for toppling two radio station towers early Friday.
Thursday, September 3
SAN BRUNO, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police arrested three young men and charged them with attempted murder after a shooting at a California junior college left an 18-year-old wounded.
BEAVER DAM, Wis., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A group of 15 young people in Wisconsin's Columbia and Dodge counties allegedly made a game out of hunting down and killing small animals, authorities say.
Wednesday, September 2
HEBRON, Maine, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A Maine woman says telephone scammers claimed they had kidnapped her grandson -- a U.S. Marine fighting in Afghanistan -- and tried to get her to pay ransom.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The two U.S. journalists imprisoned for months in North Korea before being freed in August said they never intended to cross the North Korea-China border.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother shut down polling places in a district where the local leaders supported his opponent, the area's governor says.
Tuesday, September 1
MIAMI, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors in Miami said three Florida residents defrauded more than 1,000 people in illegal land transactions worth about $10.6 million.
Monday, August 31
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- An art student who faked a suicide attempt as part of a school project has been fined $3,500 by a Swedish court, officials in Stockholm said.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Missouri Democratic state Rep. Steve Brown, who helped the FBI bring down a former protege, has paid a steep price, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- J.S. Tissainayagam, a Sri Lankan journalist praised by U.S. President Barack Obama, has drawn a 20-year prison sentence on terrorism charges, officials say.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A federal judge has officially acquitted a Missouri mother in a cyberbullying case linked to the 2006 suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, authorities said.
NEW DELHI, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A private hospital in Rajasthan, India, has been accused of giving children transfusions of blood not tested for HIV, authorities said.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The daughter and son-in-law of an elderly Florida Alzheimer's patient were overwhelmed by her care but did not kill her, their lawyer said.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Families of victims of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing have expressed anger at the visit of a Scottish official to see of the convicted bomber, officials say.
LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi's release has led to more trouble for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a new poll finds.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Dueling experts will make it difficult to convict a former Kentucky high school coach in the death of a player from heat stroke, criminal law specialists said.
Sunday, August 30
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Rising complaints about Afghanistan's elections are causing concern among Western officials, who say they may put the legitimacy of the polls into question.
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Florida investment adviser Michael Meisner will plead guilty to several federal charges related to an alleged $40 million Ponzi scheme, his lawyer says.
PORT ANGELES, Wash., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard found a duffel bag containing more than 60,000 ecstasy tablets during an arrest on Washington's Neah Bay, police say.
Saturday, August 29
EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The soldier charged in the fatal shooting of a Chapin High School senior in El Paso, Texas, is not competent to assist at his trial, his attorney said Saturday.
NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson for two games without pay after his guilty plea to driving under the influence.
CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The father of reality show actor Ryan Alexander Jenkins says his son did not kill his ex-wife, swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore.
Friday, August 28
OAHU, Hawaii, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two owners of a Hawaii farm have been indicted on charges they lured Thai nationals with the promise of lucrative jobs, then forced them into labor.
NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The NBA suspended Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith seven games Friday after his guilty plea in a 2007 car accident in New Jersey that left a friend dead.
BOSTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Miami resident Albert Gonzalez has pleaded guilty to 19 felony counts stemming from the theft of credit card records from various retail chains, records show.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane entered a guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly assaulting a Buffalo cab driver for 20 cents.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Police in Missouri say they may have a hard time enforcing a new statewide ban on text messaging by young drivers.
ROME, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Vittorio Feltri of the Italian newspaper Il Giornale says fellow media editor Dino Boffo should not have criticized Premier Silvio Berlusconi's lifestyle.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A Russian military officer has been sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of spying for Georgia in the conflict involving South Ossetia.
TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Friday for severe punishment for those behind post-election unrest that followed the June 12 balloting.
BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Authorities in Virginia's Montgomery County sought suspects in the shooting deaths of two Virginia Tech students whose bodies were found in a national forest.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian and U.S. researchers say nurses could be a key to helping sexually exploited runaway girls recover.
Thursday, August 27
LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The release of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, has led to more trouble for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a new poll finds.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. cable channel truTV says it will pay tribute to the late Dominick Dunne with a 13-hour marathon of his show "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege & Justice."
DENVER, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Marijuana farms discovered in national forests in Colorado pose potential dangers to hikers and the environment, forest service officials said Thursday.
RENO, Nev., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A sexual assault case involving Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Washoe County, Nev., should be dismissed, attorneys say.
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A powerful global software problem still mystifies top security experts eager to do away with it and trace its origins and purpose, observers say.
Wednesday, August 26
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Federal agents improperly seized a list of 104 baseball players who tested positive for use of performance-enhancing drugs, a U.S. appeals court has ruled.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Relatives of Letalvis Cobbins pleaded for mercy for the convicted killer Wednesday at a sentencing hearing in Knoxville, Tenn.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A sixth person pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally accessing scores of confidential passport application files, U.S. officials said.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- An imprisoned white supremacist will not be allowed to undergo a liver transplant since two California hospitals found the procedure unnecessary, a judge says.
MONTVILLE, Conn., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Connecticut state police say someone stole a meteorite worth $2,200 from a gift shop at a nature activity center.
Tuesday, August 25
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A star running back for a Los Angeles-area high school has been arrested on attempted murder charges in a gang-related, drive-by shooting, police said.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier convicted of raping a German woman is now in intensive care after trying to take his own life before he surrendered, his father said Tuesday.
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy has been returned to jail in Florida for allegedly violating terms of his probation for a gambling conviction, authorities said.
OXFORD, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Two Oxford, Fla., adults whose pet snake strangled a 2-year-old were arrested Monday in connection with the death, Sumter County sheriff's officials said.
Monday, August 24
NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jailed financier Bernie Madoff does not have cancer and is not terminally ill as one newspaper reports, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Monday.
FALLBROOK, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Wild parties thrown by so-called party crews at empty homes in California's San Diego County have become a "new phenomenon" in the area, a detective said.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Baltimore Ravens rookie Anthony "Tony" Fein has been charged with assaulting a police officer at a restaurant in the city's Inner Harbor, authorities said.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Software programs that allow for ultra-fast computerized stock trading have proven highly lucrative but also controversial, analysts say.
Sunday, August 23
HOPE, British Columbia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Former reality TV star Ryan Jenkins, accused of killing his swimsuit model wife, was found dead Sunday in a motel in British Columbia, Canadian police said.
BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Antwon Tanner, who plays the character, Skills, in the TV show "One Tree Hill," pleaded guilty to identity theft in New York, court records indicated.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The court-ordered caning of a Malaysian Muslim woman for drinking alcohol is part of a move toward stricter enforcement of Shariah law, analysts say.
Saturday, August 22
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old woman will spend four years, nine months in prison for stealing more than $67,000 from a breast cancer patient, a Texas judge says.
BUENA PARK, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Orange County, Calif., say the body of Jasmine Fiore was identified through the swimsuit model's breast implants.
TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Released Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was met by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on live state television, witnesses said Saturday.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Mexico's government is struggling to salvage its image as drug-related deaths mount, sometimes as many as 30 in a day, political analysts say.
Friday, August 21
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld, who blew the whistle on the Swiss bank and its customers, was sentenced to 40 months in jail Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Army Lt. William Calley says he is deeply sorry for his part in the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War.
DETROIT, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- A woman is suing her husband, alleging in a new lawsuit he was already married with children when they got married in Michigan in 2002.
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. insurance giant American International Group says it paid victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme millions of dollars for losses covered by its policies.
Thursday, August 20
SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Texas judge on trial for misconduct testified she would still refuse to keep her court open late, even if for a death row inmate's last-minute appeal.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An attorney in San Mateo, Calif., who hit a group of Girl Scouts with his car will not face criminal charges, prosecutors say.
MIAMI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- A Miami man received a life sentence Thursday for setting a fire that killed his 60-year-old grandmother.
NORFOLK, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- Former Miami Dolphins player Marcus Vick violated the conditions of his suspended sentence on drunken driving charges, Virginia authorities say.
DECATUR, Ga., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- An Atlanta businessman was sentenced and fined for abandoning more than three tons of human limbs and medical waste at a suburban storage facility.
NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony that will send the former New York Giants star to prison for two years for shooting himself in a nightclub.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Former NFL defensive end Roosevelt Theodore Nix was arrested in Hamilton County, Ohio, for not paying $214,245 in child support, authorities allege.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The man convicted of the deadly 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland was released from prison Thursday on compassionate grounds.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Two British law-school graduates were sentenced to 16 months of community service in Brazil for falsely claiming they were robbed of $1,600 of belongings.
JERUSALEM, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli prison officials said they will probe the death of disgraced Israeli entertainer Dudu Topaz, who apparently committed suicide in his prison cell.
Wednesday, August 19
MIAMI, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- UBS has agreed to reveal names of 4,450 wealthy U.S. clients suspected of hiding $18 billion in assets in the Swiss bank, the U.S. Justice Department said.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and his cousin, James, were indicted Wednesday on misdemeanor charges for allegedly attacking a Buffalo cab driver.
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A three-year investigation of California's indoor marijuana-growing industry indicates Asian gangs still dominate the illicit field, authorities say.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- New York Knicks basketball player Nate Robinson was free Wednesday after being arrested for driving on a suspended license, police say.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she intervened in Scotland's deliberations about whether to release the Pan Am Flight 103 bomber.
PLYMOUTH, England, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A British Royal Navy sailor assigned to anti-drug duty in South America was part of a major cocaine smuggling operation, prosecutors allege.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Pre-election violence gripped Afghanistan Wednesday as gunmen battled police in Kabul and a heavy security lid was clamped onto the capital, officials said.
Tuesday, August 18
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A Scottish court Tuesday accepted the withdrawal of an appeal by the man convicted of plotting the 1998 bombing of Pan American Flight 103 over Scotland.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A New York judge says Google Inc. must turn over the name of an anonymous blogger accused of defaming a supermodel.
Monday, August 17
ALDEBURGH, England, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Authorities in an English resort town are warning tourists they could face fines of up to $4,085 for feeding seagulls.
BRISTOL, Conn., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Connecticut State Police officials say they expect to make arrests following a series of toxic waste dumpings in the state.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Underperforming or even criminal U.S. Army non-commissioned officers are being targeted in a review of nearly 19,000 NCOs' records, officials say.
BAGHDAD, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Gay men are being targeted for death by Iraqi militias and the country's leaders have done nothing to stop them, human rights advocates said Monday.
Sunday, August 16
NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick says he wants to become involved in the community once again as an example to young people.
BOSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The smuggling of cash into and out of the United States is growing quickly, figures from U.S. Customs and Border Protection indicate.
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The city of Franklin, Tenn., must pay $2 million to a former employee after firing him for having pornography on a city computer, his attorney said.
ATLANTA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TicketMaster agents say nearly two dozen people had counterfeit tickets to singer Paul McCartney's recent performance in Atlanta.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Crime author Dale Hudson has been reported missing after his car was found abandoned in Marion County, S.C., authorities say.
FALLUJAH, Iraq, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Terrorist attacks in Fallujah and Baghdad killed four people and injured two others Sunday, Iraqi police say.
TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The third round of mass trials began Sunday in Tehran for protesters arrested in the wake of Iran's disputed June 12 presidential election, authorities said.
Saturday, August 15
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A woman's accusations that Rick Pitino forced her to have an abortion are a fabrication, the University of Louisville basketball coach's attorney says.
MALIBU, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A California man has agreed to plead guilty to stashing at least $1 million in a Swiss bank without paying U.S. taxes, federal prosecutors said.
READING, England, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- British singer George Michael was freed without being charged after being detained on suspicion of drunken driving following a serious car crash, police say.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere says Norway and the United States are building a hospital for Democratic Republic of Congo rape victims.
HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Houston police say a 19-year-old man they are holding is suspected of shooting eight people at a July event at Texas Southern University.
TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Swine flu concerns have prompted Iranian officials to ban young children and the elderly from this year's Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, medics say.
Friday, August 14
CLERMONT, Fla., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they have interviewed a man suspected of putting up 500 posters depicting President Barack Obama as the Joker from "The Dark Knight."
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Rapper C-Murder was sentenced to life in prison Friday in Jefferson Parish, La., for the 2002 killing of a 16-year-old boy.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Baltimore police say a traffic collision involving U.S. Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps was caused by a female driver in another car.
OTTAWA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- An appellate judge in Ottawa Friday upheld a prior ruling requiring the Canadian government to repatriate a Guantanamo Bay detainee.
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Quarterback Michael Vick, now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, said Friday he was glad to have a second chance in the NFL and "I won't disappoint."
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am bombing that killed 270 people dropped his appeal Friday fueling speculation of an early release, officials say.
TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Some Iranian protesters held after June's presidential election were tortured to death in prison, one of Iran's defeated presidential candidates said.
Thursday, August 13
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A New Jersey judicial ethics panel filed a formal complaint against a state judge who allegedly made a joking reference to a Nazi organization during a trial.
ATLANTA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A six-person jury was selected in Atlanta Thursday for the misdemeanor domestic violence trial of Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
WARSAW, Poland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Two architects in Gdansk, Poland, could face prison terms of 10 years each for designing projects on illegal computer software, police said.
ATLANTA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Atlanta police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the killing of professional boxer Vernon Forrest.
NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Donte Stallworth, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, has been suspended for the entire 2009 NFL season for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.
DENVER, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay a $600,000 penalty to atone for killing migratory birds in five U.S. states, the Justice Department said Thursday.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Scottish government Thursday said it had made no decision on whether to release the terminally ill man convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am bombing.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. appellate court upheld the largest insurance verdict stemming from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 in New Orleans, court records showed.
Wednesday, August 12
MIAMI, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A Miami judge ruled Browns receiver Donte Stallworth may work out with a strength coach while under house arrest, agreeing it was part of his job.
CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A trip to Chicago by ex-football star Michael Vick touched off news reports that he might be visiting with the NFL's Bears, but the team said that wasn't so.
DORCHESTER, England, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A speeding bicyclist who collided with an elderly man in Dorchester, England, who later died, was sentenced to seven months in prison, officials said Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Detroit's Rick Porcello and Boston's Kevin Youkilis will sit out five games for their bench-clearing, brawl-inciting actions, MLB announced Wednesday.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Former football star Lawrence Phillips was ordered to appear for sentencing next month after being convicted in San Diego of twice assaulting his girlfriend.
GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Geneva Conventions, signed 60 years ago to protect those caught in wars, are not being respected, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is systematically rigging the Aug. 20 presidential election in his southern home base, witnesses claim.
Tuesday, August 11
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A jury in Louisiana found rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller guilty of second-degree murder Tuesday in the 2002 shooting death of a teenage fan in a nightclub.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The cab driver allegedly punched and robbed by Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has had his own scrapes with the law, the Buffalo (N.Y.) News says.
PAYSON, Ariz., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A 57-year-old man who has lived for years in a national forest in Arizona has been sentenced to six months in jail.
KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Six Kuwaitis have been arrested for allegedly plotting to attack a U.S. military base during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, authorities said.
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Three Canadian men were fined $16,000 for illegally shooting ducks from inside a car in Saskatchewan and posting a video of it online.
MUNICH, Germany, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A 90-year-old German man accused of Nazi war crimes in Italy has been sentenced to life in prison, observers said.
YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A military court Tuesday extended Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention, ruling she had violated house arrest rules.
YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The guilty verdict Tuesday against Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by a military court had been expected as her defense had little time to prepare.
Monday, August 10
LUGUNGU, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A U.S.-backed military program intended to protect women from rape by rebels has instead resulted in more sexual assaults by Congolese soldiers, advocates said.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The number of sexual-assault cases against Navy sailors and U.S. Marines in the Western United States appears to be increasing, court records indicate.
TORONTO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The punitive approach in U.S. prisons used on violent, angry criminals only provides a breeding ground for more anger and more violence, a researcher said.
Sunday, August 9
SHANGHAI, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Employees of the British-Australian mining conglomerate Rio Tinto engaged in commercial espionage for at least six years, Chinese officials said Sunday.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The White House said a wide range of topics will be on the table when President Obama meets with his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Guadalajara.
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Canadian officials say three men were arrested in Saskatchewan after a YouTube video allegedly showed them shooting ducklings.
Saturday, August 8
NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- New York investigators allege Donna Quinter, wife of Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz, committed fraud to receive government rental subsidies.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors allege a prepaid funeral business fraud ring may ultimately cost consumers, funeral homes and U.S. state agencies more than $600 million.
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. and British officials say they are offering incentives to Afghan farmers to entice them to switch from growing poppies used to make heroin to other crops.
Friday, August 7
ALMELO, Netherlands, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Two female water polo players in the Netherlands allegedly attempted to kill an opponent during a match, authorities say.
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former Florida Appeals Judge Thomas Stringer has pleaded guilty to bank fraud for helping a stripper hide financial assets from creditors, court officials say.
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A felony battery charge could be filed against former San Diego State University lineman Lance Louis in relation to a 2008 incident, prosecutors said.
DENVER, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A former surgical technician in Denver is pleading innocent to product tampering charges, her attorney says.
BOSTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A man who spent 19 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit has reached a $3.1 million settlement with Ayer, Mass., the town administrator says.
MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A defendant in the slaying of NFL star Sean Taylor said he didn't understand terms of his deal with prosecutors in Miami and wants to rescind his guilty plea.
MOSCOW, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The investigation into claims of genocide and mass murder of civilians in the 2008 Georgia-Russia war was extended to February 2010, a Russian official said.
Thursday, August 6
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A denial of service attack shut the U.S. networking site Twitter down almost completely Thursday, site officials said.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Tennessee man is suing to collect a $1.5 million settlement he won defending himself against claims of sexual harassment made by a Las Vegas entertainer.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge delayed sentencing for singer Chris Brown, saying she wants a guarantee he'll perform community labor for hitting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
ATLANTA, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A second man was behind bars Thursday in the slaying of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest, but the alleged gunman was still at large, police said.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Army National Guard officials say the personal data of nearly 131,000 current and former members of the U.S. military force has been stolen.
TORONTO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the two former chiefs of Canada's Livent theatrical group said they will appeal their corporate fraud convictions in Toronto.
JERUSALEM, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has asked Israel to release a convicted terrorist who plotted to assassinate Jewish spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Families of victims of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing have expressed anger at the visit of a Scottish official to see of the convicted bomber, officials say.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Xe, a private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has denied claims in court documents that its founder engaged in criminal activity in Iraq.
TORONTO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The American Psychological Association voted at a meeting in Toronto to have its ethics committee draft language to prevent the "Nuremberg defense."
Wednesday, August 5
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Water deep underground helps subduction zones of tectonic plates mature, making the zone capable of generating powerful earthquakes, U.S. researchers said.
MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A new trial began in Moscow Wednesday for three men acquitted last February in the slaying of Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service wants to learn who advised wealthy Americans to evade taxes by putting their money in offshore banks, U.S. tax experts say.
Tuesday, August 4
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The families of U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee said in a statement they were overjoyed North Korea pardoned the two journalists Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The Conficker botnet, released as an April Fools' joke, seems to still be around, a U.S. computer security officer said.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick, recently released from prison, says he wants to help young athletes in whatever ways he can.
BOSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer suspended for using a racial slur against Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., says his civil rights have been violated.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The acting U.S. cybersecurity czar announced she is resigning, leaving a void in the administration's plan to better protect computer networks.
Monday, August 3
NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch lost his appeal Monday of a three-game suspension assessed by the NFL in April.
NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was indicted Monday in a 2008 shooting incident but the grand jury took a pass on ex-teammate Antonio Pierce.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Survivors of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire who received cash awards may have to pay some money back, The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Monday.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Kenya's move against establishing a tribunal to deliver justice for the victims of post-election violence is a U-turn from earlier commitments, advocates say.
Sunday, August 2
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man allegedly under the influence of alcohol and already facing a DUI charge, struck and killed a man participating in a triathlon, police said.
TORONTO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Canadian appellate court Sunday rejected an appeal by a German-Canadian businessman to quash his extradition on tax evasion charges, his attorney said.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The upcoming retrial of New Orleans rapper C-Murder on second-degree murder charges could be plagued by jury selection problems, an attorney says.
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas judge accused of not keeping her office open late enough to accept a death penalty appeal is attacking the credibility of her accusers, her lawyer says.
LONDON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- British officials say they cannot stop the extradition of an autistic man accused of hacking into U.S. government computers to the United States.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Fears of unintended "collateral damage" to civilian computer systems are hampering efforts to deploy U.S. cyber warfare capabilities, sources say.
TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Trials under way for dozens of Iranian protesters are unconstitutional and amount to "play-acting," reformist former President Mohammad Khatami says.
Saturday, August 1
WAUSAU, Wis., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man who prayed for his daughter instead of getting her medical help was convicted Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Two British law school graduates jailed in Brazil for allegedly falsely claiming they had been robbed were to be freed on bail, their lawyer says.
HOUSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Two Texas men illegally killed a 600-pound alligator that was popular among nature lovers, authorities allege.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Pastor Inqvist of the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church would be shocked: Thieves have struck author Garrison Keillor's St. Paul, Minn., bookstore, officials say.
BOSTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A Boston University student says he is disappointed he has been ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading and sharing 30 copyright songs.
Friday, July 31
ZILINA, Slovakia, July 31 (UPI) -- About 100 people were hurt and 230 arrested in clashes between police and Croatian soccer fans in Zilina, Slovakia, a police official said Friday.
Thursday, July 30
WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge Thursday ordered the release of one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but officials said it is uncertain whether he would go free.
DES MOINES, Wash., July 30 (UPI) -- A judge in King County, Wash., says a 27-year-old man is competent enough to face murder charges in the 2001 deaths of four people.
NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- A New York company is accused of faking the results of concrete tests conducted at major construction sites such as the RFK Bridge, prosecutors said.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 30 (UPI) -- Jimmy Smith, the former Jacksonville Jaguar Pro Bowl receiver, says he considers himself lucky to get nabbed on DUI and drug charges.
JAKARTA, July 30 (UPI) -- Britain's Manchester United soccer team was the target of a bomb attack on two Jakarta hotels two weeks ago, a prominent Indonesian terrorist suspect claims.
JAKARTA, July 30 (UPI) -- Britain's Manchester United soccer team was the target of a bomb attack on two Jakarta hotels two weeks ago, a prominent Indonesian terrorist suspect claims.
TOMS RIVER, N.J., July 30 (UPI) -- The man charged with fatally striking "American Idol" hopeful Alexis Cohen with his car in New Jersey will plead not guilty to all charges, his lawyer said.
Wednesday, July 29
WAUWAUTOSA, Wis., July 29 (UPI) -- A brand new Chevrolet Malibu stolen from a Wisconsin dealership was found in Pennsylvania -- along with the salesman who allegedly took it, police say.
NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress said Wednesday he's sorry for a Manhattan nightclub incident last year in which he accidentally shot himself.
MEMPHIS, July 29 (UPI) -- The 18-year-old man suspected of shooting Memphis Grizzlies guard Antonio Burks was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2006, a court spokesman says.
MIAMI, July 29 (UPI) -- The survivors of an American man executed by Cuba in 1960 say they are challenging U.S. trademarks held by the Castro government on rum and cigars.
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 29 (UPI) -- Jeff Monson, a mixed martial arts champion, faces a possible 90 days in jail for spraying anarchist graffiti on the Washington State Capitol.
NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Four former New York University students are accused of concocting an ATM scam that allegedly netted them as much as $1 million since 2003, authorities say.
WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Popular body-building products sold as nutritional supplements may contain steroids that produce acute liver injury and kidney failure, U.S. regulators said.
TEHRAN, July 29 (UPI) -- Iranian reformist activist Saeed Hajjarian will be released from prison soon, judicial authorities say.
MENLO PARK, Calif., July 29 (UPI) -- A woman fired from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif., was responsible for nearly $500,000 in vandalism there, the FBI says.
JERUSALEM, July 29 (UPI) -- An Israeli army data security unit uncovered a series of blunders at military bases near Gaza and accessed highly classified material, the army said.
NEW DELHI, July 29 (UPI) -- The chief minister of Indian-administered Kashmir quit after an opposition accusation of involvement in a sex scandal, but was later persuaded to stay on.
Tuesday, July 28
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 28 (UPI) -- Several Hollywood movie and television studios have joined the legal fray against Swedish file-sharing Web site The Pirate Bay.
TEHRAN, July 28 (UPI) -- About 140 Iranian demonstrators were freed from one prison Tuesday and officials said Iran's supreme leader has ordered a second prison closed.
NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce is facing gun charges stemming from an incident last year involving teammate Plaxico Burress, an attorney says.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 28 (UPI) -- A toxic chemical in a widely used pain reliever and fever reducer is believed to have killed 25 children in six weeks, Bangladesh authorities said Tuesday.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 28 (UPI) -- A Vancouver, Canada, judge cited time already served in sentencing two Hells Angels to a day each in jail for serious crimes, authorities said.
COLORADO SPRINGS, July 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it's doing what it can to help members of a brigade of soldiers returned from Iraq who have shown exceptionally high rates of criminality.
TOKYO, July 28 (UPI) -- Three death row inmates in Japan were hanged Tuesday, the first such executions since the introduction of the lay judge system, the government said.
Monday, July 27
WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays and lesbians in the armed forces will get a congressional hearing, a lawmaker says.
WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- A Virginia man pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to steal millions of dollars' worth of oil from the U.S. army in Iraq, the Justice Department said.
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 27 (UPI) -- Hackers exploiting a newfound flaw in Adobe Flash video player and Acrobat Reader can steal data and take money from bank accounts, online security experts say.
SOUTHPORT, England, July 27 (UPI) -- Police in the British county of Merseyside say bomb disposal experts safely removed a grenade from the garden wall of soccer star Kenny Dalglish's home.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., July 27 (UPI) -- Federal investigators said malicious software worked its way from Bullitt County, Ky., email systems to a bank account to steal $415,989.
NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau says he wants ex-New York Giants player Plaxico Burress to spend time behind bars for a 2008 shooting incident.
Sunday, July 26
NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Singer Chris Brown has checked into the same New York hotel as his singer girlfriend Rihanna despite a restraining order against him, hotel sources say.
NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Mary Jo Buttafuoco says she stayed with her husband Joey for years after she was shot in New York by his mistress, Amy Fisher, because of their children.
HACKENSACK, N.J., July 26 (UPI) -- A 28-year-old chauffeur alleges celebrity chef David Burke assaulted him during a night of drinking in Fort Lee, N.J.
ATLANTA, July 26 (UPI) -- Former boxer Vernon "The Viper" Forrest was shot to death in an encounter with a man who robbed him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday.
MIAMI, July 26 (UPI) -- The Miami relatives of a Cuban-American executed by the Castro government in 1960 are suing U.S. phone companies, documents indicate.
MELBOURNE, July 26 (UPI) -- The director of the Melbourne International Film Festival said Sunday the Australian festival's Web site was repeatedly attacked by computer hackers.
TOMS RIVER, N.J., July 26 (UPI) -- A woman notorious for cursing "American Idol" judges who twice rejected her was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Seaside Heights, N.J., officials said.
WAUSAU, Wis., July 26 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin man prayed for his daughter instead of getting her medical help as she lay dying, prosecutors said.
Saturday, July 25
ORLANDO, Fla., July 25 (UPI) -- A jail official in Orange County, Fla., says actor Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, is free on $279,000 bail.
MOSCOW, July 25 (UPI) -- Chinese officials say Russia should take steps to ensure Chinese merchants involved in a recent anti-smuggling operation are treated fairly.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 25 (UPI) -- A Saudi Arabian man has been arrested for bragging about his sexual conquests and techniques on television, officials say.
REDMOND, Wash., July 25 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Microsoft Corp. says it is preparing to issue a pair of emergency security patches for its Internet Explorer Web browser.
Friday, July 24
DENVER, July 24 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury indicted a surgical technician in Denver for allegedly spreading hepatitis C to 19 patients, authorities say.
LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles County Coroner's office will almost certainly list the cause of singer Michael Jackson's death as homicide, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
RICHMOND, Va., July 24 (UPI) -- The former counseling center director at Virginia Tech accidentally removed the records of the shooter who killed 32 people in April 2007, his attorney says.
Thursday, July 23
NASHVILLE, July 23 (UPI) -- A hearing for the man who allegedly sold the firearm used to kill former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair has been postponed by a federal judge.
LAREDO, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old U.S. Army soldier who disappeared from Fort Hood more than a week ago has been arrested in Laredo, Texas, an FBI spokesman says.
HOUSTON, July 23 (UPI) -- At least six people were shot and wounded on a Texas university campus during an event honoring a Houston rap artist, police said.
Wednesday, July 22
CINCINNATI, July 22 (UPI) -- An Ohio grandmother convicted of fraud and money laundering tied to the "Smilin' Bob" "male enhancement pill" is free on bond pending an appeal, a judge ruled.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 22 (UPI) -- Florida billionaire Jeffrey Epstein left jail Wednesday after serving less than 13 months for procuring underage girls for sex, his attorney says.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 22 (UPI) -- The son of billionaire Florida businessman H. Wayne Huizenga must remain in jail on a drunken boating charge, a Fort Lauderdale judge has ordered.
NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- A licensed master electrician created a potential fire hazard in five New York hotels by using wooden collars in his electrical work, an official alleges.
PHILADELPHIA, July 22 (UPI) -- The "irrationally devoted" aide to former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vince Fumo was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in federal prison.
SEATTLE, July 21 (UPI) -- A man is suing the state of Washington for placing him in a Christian Brothers orphanage where he says he was sexually molested as a boy.
Tuesday, July 21
SEATTLE, July 21 (UPI) -- State wildlife agents say they are investigating allegations two members of the Washington State Patrol beat young gulls to death at the Seattle Ferry Terminal.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- An autistic Marine has admitted possessing child pornography and is expected to be freed from the Camp Pendleton brig near San Diego within days, officials say.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with bilking 180 farmers out of $50 million in a Ponzi scheme built on grain purchases, the state attorney general said.
ST. LOUIS, July 21 (UPI) -- An Ohio man has been jailed in St. Louis after allegedly threatening a telemarketer that he would kill the company's employees, authorities say.
LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- A wildly popular Internet video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews undressing in her hotel room is being used to spread computer viruses, experts warn.
MUMBAI, July 21 (UPI) -- The judge presiding over the trial of the lone surviving terrorist in the Mumbai attacks adjourned the case after issuing a gag order against journalists.
Monday, July 20
LEEDS, England, July 20 (UPI) -- An 89-year-old rape victim copied a scene from a television show to get her attacker's DNA and help British police catch him, police said.
LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- British officials say they will pay for the return of 90 shipping containers containing toxic waste that had been sent to Brazil illegally.
Sunday, July 19
NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- Hundreds, if not thousands, of Nazis are living in the United States, Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in New York Sunday.
TEHRAN, July 19 (UPI) -- The last of the British embassy employees jailed in Iran on charges of aiding last month's election protests has been freed on bail, officials said Sunday.
Saturday, July 18
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18 (UPI) -- A veteran ship's pilot has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for his part in an accident that dumped 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay.
NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old boy who allegedly caused a New York blast in honor of the movie "Fight Club" found a real-life fight club in jail, corrections officials say.
Friday, July 17
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 17 (UPI) -- A Tennessee judge says lawyers for a student charged with hacking into Sarah Palin's e-mail must limit their request for information from the Alaska governor.
NASHVILLE, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. agents in Nashville Friday arrested a man who allegedly provided the gun in the recent shooting death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 (UPI) -- Twitter founder Ev Williams says his U.S. social networking service will increase its security in the wake of a security breach caused by a hacker attack.
WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army says it conducted a study to determine what causes some soldiers to lash out violently, but results offered few hints at contributing factors.
Thursday, July 16
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16 (UPI) -- A hacker who accessed a Twitter employee's personal e-mail in San Francisco highlights password security problems, a technical publication said Thursday.
PHILADELPHIA, July 16 (UPI) -- Human services bosses should have been charged with caseworkers in the death of a 14-year-old disabled Philadelphia girl, a judge said in sentencing a worker.
LUCKNOW, India, July 16 (UPI) -- A senior female politician from India's ruling Congress Party faces 10 years in prison for suggesting a rival female leader should be raped, authorities said.
NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old boy preoccupied with the movie "Fight Club" has been charged with setting off a homemade bomb outside a New York coffee shop, police say.
LANSING, Mich., July 16 (UPI) -- Michigan is settling a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 500 women who allege they were sexually assaulted by guards in prison, a lawyer says.
HAMPTON, Va., July 16 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, ending two months of house arrest after 18 months behind bars, is still a team question mark despite support.
SANAA, Yemen, July 16 (UPI) -- Yemen's Interior Ministry says nearly 293,000 unregistered weapons have been seized since a ban on carrying weapons was instituted in August 2007.
WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano endorsed legislation to replace the stringent Real ID Act with a more flexible and less costly version.
WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- A Washington complex that was the site of a burglary that led to the Watergate scandal and the resignation of U.S. President Richard Nixon is to be auctioned.
MOSCOW, July 16 (UPI) -- A prominent Russian human-rights activist was found fatally shot Wednesday after being kidnapped in Chechnya, authorities said.
Wednesday, July 15
PENSACOLA, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- A Florida Realtor has become the eighth person charged in the slaying of a couple known for adopting disabled children, police said Wednesday.
BILLINGS, Mont., July 15 (UPI) -- A Montana judge has hit former NFL running back Travis Henry with a three-year prison term for a federal cocaine trafficking conviction.
OAKLAND, Calif., July 15 (UPI) -- A former University of California-Berkeley football player has received a four-year prison sentence for raping one student and assaulting another.
DURANGO, Colo., July 15 (UPI) -- Friends of iconic former U.S. mountain biking champion Missy Giove say her arrest on marijuana charges was shocking because of her anti-drug stance.
PORTLAND, Ore., July 15 (UPI) -- A man testified in his murder trial in Multnomah County, Ore., he fatally shot his wife because she was suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease.
OREGON CITY, Ore., July 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say an Oregon girl's death last year was a case of irresponsible parenting, not one of following faith healing convictions.
CHESTER, Pa., July 15 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Orioles player Tom Chism says his World Series ring was stolen from his home in Brookhaven, Pa., and discarded by a thief.
BOSTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts town and five of its insurers have agreed to pay $3.4 million to the estate of a man wrongfully imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit.
MEXICO CITY, July 15 (UPI) -- Mexican officials say the 12 people whose mutilated bodies were found beside a rural road in Michoacan state were government intelligence officers.
ORLANDO, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Exactly one year after Florida toddler Caylee Marie Anthony was reported missing her mother Cindy sits in an Orange County jail cell awaiting trial.
MANILA, Philippines, July 15 (UPI) -- An attorney for a Philippines doctor accused of opening the medical files of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says she never did it.
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 15 (UPI) -- The government of Azerbaijan is moving to censor online media with the arrest of a satirist who dressed in a donkey suit, advocates say.
ZURICH, Switzerland, July 15 (UPI) -- For men without a prior sex offense conviction, consumption of child pornography does not represent a risk factor for a sex offense, Swiss researchers say.
Tuesday, July 14
PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 14 (UPI) -- Richard Hatch, who is serving the final months of his sentence for tax evasion under house arrest, won't be allowed to go to Samoa for a "Survivor" reunion.
AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 (UPI) -- Texas prison officials say they have joined other U.S. states in demanding the authority to jam inmates' cell phone calls.
WARSAW, Poland, July 14 (UPI) -- Siberian customs officers detained a Pole as he attempted to smuggle a dinosaur egg and other contraband from Mongolia into Russia, Polish Radio said Tuesday.
BAGHDAD, July 14 (UPI) -- Two U.S. soldiers have been charged with filming and photographing female members of their unit taking showers at Fort Dix, Calif., authorities said.
Monday, July 13
NOVATO, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- The son of the late San Francisco pornography pioneer Jim Mitchell has been arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend, police said.
WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- U.S. states are expanding alternatives to jailing low-level offenders, such as special drug and driving-while-intoxicated courts, observers say.
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 13 (UPI) -- The leading rebel group in Nigeria has claimed responsibility for an attack on an oil tanker facility near the commercial hub of Lagos.
RECIFE, Brazil, July 13 (UPI) -- The wife of retired boxer Arturo Gatti is a suspect in his murder, police in Brazil confirmed.
Sunday, July 12
LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- The lights are being kept on later into the night at 16 Los Angeles parks to try to curb gang violence, an organizer says.
HARVEY, Ill., July 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier home on a furlough was shot and killed by crossfire in suburban Chicago, family members say.
SEOUL, July 12 (UPI) -- South Korea's National Intelligence Service says it can't prove a rash of cyberattacks came from North Korea, but circumstantial evidence points to Pyongyang.
MORELIA, Mexico, July 12 (UPI) -- Three police officers and two soldiers were killed in Mexico in retribution for the arrest of a prominent drug cartel leader, authorities said.
Saturday, July 11
LANCASTER, Texas, July 11 (UPI) -- A popular reality TV show says it is rebuilding the home of a former Dallas police officer who is in a wheelchair after being shot during a SWAT operation.
PORTO DE GALINHAS, Brazil, July 11 (UPI) -- Arturo Gatti, a Canadian boxer who became world featherweight champion, was found dead Saturday in an apartment in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, police said.
OCEANSIDE, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Friends and family of Navy Seaman August Provost say they want to know if he was killed at California's Camp Pendleton because he was gay.
Friday, July 10
SACRAMENTO, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. officials have asked North Korea to grant "amnesty" to two American journalists jailed there, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday.
ORLANDO, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- Colleen Shipman and Billy Oefelein, victims in the kidnapping plot allegedly formed by former U.S. astronaut Lisa Nowak, say they are getting married.
KENT, Wash., July 10 (UPI) -- A golf dispute in King County, Wash., led to one man receiving a debilitating head injury and another receiving a jail sentence, authorities say.
SEOUL, July 10 (UPI) -- The cyberattacks that garbled dozens of South Korean Web sites in the past three days appeared to have been halted late Friday, officials said.
SACRAMENTO, July 10 (UPI) -- Businessman Roberto P. Vellanoweth alleges in a lawsuit his deadly drunken driving incident was caused by a mystery drink he was given at a Sacramento eatery.
Thursday, July 9
HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 9 (UPI) -- Illegal diamond mining by Zimbabwean troops has led to violence against civilians, says a global watchdog formed to cut the flow of "blood diamonds."
ABUJA, Nigeria, July 9 (UPI) -- The Nigerian government says it is pleased with a British plan to help improve the conditions in the West African country's prisons.
SEOUL, July 9 (UPI) -- Key South Korean governmental and private Web sites were targeted Thursday by a third round of cyber attacks, government and industry officials say.
CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Chicago police sought the thief Thursday who walked off with a musician's prized 18th century violin, officials said.
Wednesday, July 8
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A former U.S. State Department employee was sentenced Wednesday for illegally accessing confidential passport files, the Justice Department said.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 8 (UPI) -- A military spokesman in the Democratic Republic of the Congo says the military will punish those guilty of rights abuses, including mass rapes.
UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (UPI) -- The security and economic development of West Africa is being hampered by the trafficking of many kinds of illicit contraband, the United Nations says.
SEOUL, July 8 (UPI) -- Recent cyberattacks that disrupted dozens of South Korean Web sites appear to have been orchestrated by North Korea, sources said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A new U.S.-Swiss treaty on bank secrecy may not help the Internal Revenue Service catch tax evaders, a Swiss official says.
TRENTON, N.J., July 8 (UPI) -- Members of the Bloods street gang used forged payroll checks to steal $341,000 from eight banks between 2005 and 2007, New Jersey officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A cyberattack during the last few days targeted Web sites run by major U.S. government departments and agencies, several computer security researchers said.
Tuesday, July 7
LOS ANGELES, July 7 (UPI) -- Scammers are using social networking Web sites such as Twitter to lure readers into get-rich-quick schemes, the U.S. Better Business Bureau says.
LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- A permanent memorial to the July 7, 2005, London bombings was unveiled Tuesday in the city's Hyde Park.
Monday, July 6
NASHVILLE, July 6 (UPI) -- The woman whose body was found near that of former NFL star Steve McNair had recently bought the gun found at the scene of the shooting, Nashville police said.
BAMPTON, Ontario, July 6 (UPI) -- The Toronto-area high school rugby player who fatally injured an opponent with a vicious hit during a game avoided prison time Monday.
LOS ANGELES, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., says the media should limit its coverage of Michael Jackson as the late singer was a "child molester."
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, July 6 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old Toronto man has been charged with setting two fires that destroyed at least $10 million in townhouses under construction, authorities said.
Sunday, July 5
DETROIT, July 5 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say there is no suggestion that U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., is connected to his wife's bribery plea, but questions remain, analysts say.
PAKTIA, Afghanistan, July 5 (UPI) -- Afghanistan police said Sunday 16 United Nations workers have vanished in the eastern part of the country.
CANBERRA, Australia, July 5 (UPI) -- The Royal Australian Navy says it has removed four sailors from their ships amid allegations they took part in a sex contest.
MOSCOW, July 5 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says there's no pardon in the works for imprisoned oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once the country's richest man.
LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- British officials say they've been assured the eighth of nine embassy workers detained in Iran is to be released Sunday.
COTABATO CITY, Philippines, July 5 (UPI) -- A bomb detonated in a restaurant killing three and injuring 37 Sunday near a cathedral in Cotabato City, Philippines, authorities said.
Friday, July 3
WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- Technical limits and privacy concerns are plaguing the system designed to protect the U.S. government's computer network from cyberspies, officials said.
Thursday, July 2
MEMPHIS, July 2 (UPI) -- An ex-police officer in Memphis who turned down a plea deal was sentenced life in prison plus 255 years for repeated use of a gun in crimes of violence.
SACRAMENTO, July 2 (UPI) -- A state appeals court in California says medical marijuana growers and patients should be allowed to sue police over illegal raids of their properties.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 2 (UPI) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says his city's new mandate on composting food scraps is a localized attempt to help the environment.
SUDAN, Texas, July 2 (UPI) -- Texas has fined a feedlot nearly $6,000 for letting 2,000 dead cattle pile up and decompose, attracting flies and creating a stench, officials said.
DAVIE, Fla., July 2 (UPI) -- Police in Broward County, Fla., say former New York Yankees player Jim Leyritz was arrested Thursday on charges he battered his former wife.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 2 (UPI) -- Contractors employed by the Blackwater private military company, now called Xe, were responsible for six unprovoked attacks in Iraq, a lawsuit alleges.
CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 2 (UPI) -- A West Virginia Symphony Orchestra violinist is fighting extradition to Virginia on charges he tried to solicit a minor for sex over the Internet.
DETROIT, July 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. federal appeals court ruled a man the courts determined was wrongly convicted of rape cannot sue his accuser -- a decision observers view as landmark.
Wednesday, July 1
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 1 (UPI) -- Ex-NFL quarterback Michael Vick has left a construction job to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula, the clubs' executive director says.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- An attorney for a former California drug dealer on trial in the killing of a teenager says the movie "Alpha Dog" influenced some witness testimony.
NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- A former maid of U.S. socialite Brooke Astor's says she suspects her late employer did not actually sign a document that benefits her son, Anthony Marshall.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 1 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Tennessee college student accused of hacking into Sarah Palin's e-mail wants to query prospective jurors about their political preferences.
JERUSALEM, July 1 (UPI) -- Israel's High Court of Justice ordered the military prosecutor to hand down stiffer sentences to soldiers involved in shooting a cuffed Palestinian last year.
Tuesday, June 30
NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have released the first public photo of their new twin daughters, The New York Post reported Tuesday.
LONDON, June 30 (UPI) -- The Serious Fraud Office in Britain said it had frozen the assets of accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford at the request of U.S. authorities.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, June 30 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan government, after claiming a crushing victory last month over Tamil Tiger rebels, may offer amnesty to some rebel suspects, an official said.
Monday, June 29
NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Brewers minor league pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has been suspended 100 games after a third drug policy violation, Major League baseball said Monday.
NORFOLK, Va., June 29 (UPI) -- A woman's alleged ex-lover and the man she allegedly hired to kill her husband will go on trial in a federal courtroom in Virginia this week, prosecutors say.
CHARLESTON, S.C., June 29 (UPI) -- Messages posted on the Twitpic pages of Britney Spears and Ellen DeGeneres announcing their deaths were planted by hackers, the U.S. company says.
MOSUL, Iraq, June 29 (UPI) -- A car bomb Monday killed at least nine police officers and wounded two others in Mosul, Iraqi officials said.
LONG BEACH, Wash., June 29 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials say the driver of a Jeep has confessed to plowing through flocks of protected seabirds on a Washington state beach.
NEWCASTLE, England, June 29 (UPI) -- A British blogger who fantasized the kidnapping, rape and killing of the pop group Girls Aloud did not break obscenity laws, a court has ruled.
LONDON, June 29 (UPI) -- Ronnie Biggs, the man known as Britain's Great Train Robber, is so frail at age 80 he presents no threat if released from prison, his lawyer said.
Sunday, June 28
MANILA, Philippines, June 28 (UPI) -- Armed rebels killed seven policemen in the southern Philippines province of Basilan, authorities said Sunday.
PALM BEACH, Fla., June 28 (UPI) -- U.S. ethicists say they're bothered by the practice of newspapers posting arrest mug shots on their Web sites as a way to boost ad sales.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 28 (UPI) -- The Zimbabwean government has arrested and jailed a member of Parliament who intended to reveal an alleged mass grave site of diamond miners, sources say.
CLEVELAND, June 28 (UPI) -- The death this month of an Ohio football player 27 years after being wounded in a shooting has resulted in murder charges against the gunman, prosecutors say.
WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Russia and the United States disagree on how to counter cyber warfare threats, with Washington deeming an international treaty unnecessary, sources say.
Saturday, June 27
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, June 27 (UPI) -- Three Ulster loyalist paramilitaries say they are decommissioning their weapons at the behest of an independent Northern Ireland commission.
TEHRAN, June 27 (UPI) -- Dozens of journalists imprisoned in Iran since June 12 are at risk of being tortured in jail, Amnesty International says.
Friday, June 26
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26 (UPI) -- A California sheriff's deputy who said he fell asleep at the wheel of his patrol car has been sentenced to four months house arrest for killing two cyclists.
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 26 (UPI) -- The trial of bank robber John Dillinger's girlfriend is to be re-enacted in St. Paul, Minn., in honor of the new film "Public Enemies," organizers said.
Thursday, June 25
ISLE OF WIGHT, Va., June 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. Civil War re-enactor who shot another re-enactor during a filmed battle scene pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and may go free, attorneys said.
BLANDING, Utah, June 25 (UPI) -- A doctor who killed himself after being charged with looting and selling American Indian relics may have been part of a pyramid scheme, authorities said.
AUSTIN, Texas, June 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas said a dispute over the speed of a golf game led to a 73-year-old man aiming a loaded gun at another player in the parking lot.
NEWPORT, Ore., June 25 (UPI) -- An Oregon judge Thursday ordered a woman to move out of her rural home for three years as part of her probation for feeding bears from the neighboring forest.
NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- The United Nations, calling for more global investment in drug treatment and control, warned against legalizing narcotics.
Wednesday, June 24
LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Famed music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector has been moved to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran.
ORLANDO, Fla., June 24 (UPI) -- A judge in Florida has set a Dec. 7 trial date for former U.S. astronaut Lisa Nowak, charged in a bizarre love triangle assault case.
LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Former USC men's basketball player Stais Boseman was arrested this week after a carjacking, Los Angeles police said.
BAGHDAD, June 24 (UPI) -- A massive bomb killed more than 60 people and injured at least 120 Wednesday in Baghdad, amid growing fears of sectarian violence. officials said.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn., June 24 (UPI) -- Middle Tennessee State University has suspended Eldred King, its leading wide receiver in the 2008 season, following his admission that he hit his girlfriend.
MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins rookie Vontae Davis says a person arrested this month in Illinois under his name and address isn't him.
WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has created a new cyber-defense command aimed at safeguarding military computer networks, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says.
NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- A 71-year-old songwriter and film producer has been charged with allegedly raping or sexually assaulting 11 women in his New York apartment from 2005 to 2008.
Tuesday, June 23
GROSSE POINTE, Mich., June 23 (UPI) -- A high school hockey coach who led his team to a state championship has been fired for allegedly raping a 16-year-old boy, Grosse Pointe, Mich., police said.
BELGRADE, Serbia, June 23 (UPI) -- A Belgrade court Tuesday sentenced a former Serbian soldier to 20 years in prison for shooting Croatian prisoners of war in eastern Croatia in 1991.
LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- Former hostage Terry Waite says he understands why the father of one of the British men held captive in Iraq has expressed anger at the government.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 23 (UPI) -- Oregon state officials say they won't prosecute Portland Mayor Sam Adams for a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old intern.
WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Washington ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison detainee, saying the man's continued detention was illogical.
ADELAIDE, Australia, June 23 (UPI) -- The physical and mental health needs of juvenile offenders should be a priority if offenders have any hope of rehabilitation, Australian researchers suggest.
Monday, June 22
GLENDALE, Ariz., June 22 (UPI) -- A Glendale, Ariz., man said he was possessed and screamed Eminem lyrics before fatally stabbing his wife and daughter, emergency dispatcher tapes reveal.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 22 (UPI) -- Jailed former North Carolina House Speaker Jim Black should be moved to a prison closer to home or have his sentence commuted, supporters say.
BOSTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi say they will challenge the "honest services" fraud law used to snare him.
SAN DIEGO, June 22 (UPI) -- U.S. sellers of the hallucinogen Salvia divinorum say they're feeling the crackdown from states rushing to ban use of the leaf.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 22 (UPI) -- The president of the Russian republic of Ingushetia was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after an assassination attempt, officials said.
Sunday, June 21
PHOENIX, June 21 (UPI) -- There is no clear indication of where a federal investigation of a controversial Arizona sheriff is heading, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday.
WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain, who lost to President Barack Obama in last year's election, says his political foe has "done well" so far.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 21 (UPI) -- The operators of a strip club in Corpus Christi, Texas, did not know one of their strippers was a 14-year-old girl, an attorney for the club alleges.
NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- New York City prison officials offered preferential treatment to rapper Foxy Brown while she was incarcerated, Department of Correction sources allege.
Friday, June 19
BOSTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Fresh evidence that high-powered U.S. firearms are behind much of the Mexican drug violence isn't likely to change America's gun-control policy, experts say
BANGKOK, June 19 (UPI) -- Legal loopholes and inadequate law enforcement have made Thailand the largest illegal ivory market in Asia, wildlife advocates said Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., won't be charged with perjury in connection with the impeachment of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a prosecutor has decided.
MONTREAL, June 19 (UPI) -- Montreal hockey great Guy Lafleur was spared jail time but put on probation for a year for lying about his son's activities while on bail.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 19 (UPI) -- A former worker at a U.S. nuclear facility was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for trying to sell stolen uranium enrichment equipment.
Thursday, June 18
YANGON, Myanmar, June 18 (UPI) -- Imprisoned opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on trial in military-ruled Myanmar, turned 64 Friday as thousands around the world greeted her on a Web site.
NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- The NFL Thursday handed Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth an indefinite suspension for an alcohol-related violation that killed a man this year.
PITTSBURGH, June 18 (UPI) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Verron Haynes used three bad checks to purchase a vehicle, prosecutors in Allegheny County, Pa., allege.
Wednesday, June 17
WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department and the Bryan County, Okla., Sheriff's Department reached a settlement in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, the department said.
ROSARITO BEACH, Mexico, June 17 (UPI) -- Mexican soldiers rescued a kidnapped 66-year-old man and arrested four people suspected in a string of Baja California slayings, officials said.
LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- The California Supreme Court has denied a request made by Chris Brown's lawyer to postpone a hearing in the singer's assault case, officials say.
TACOMA, Wash., June 17 (UPI) -- A Washington state business owner must serve two months in prison for purposely felling a tree that held a bald eagle nest, a judge says.
PENSACOLA, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy will enter a halfway house in Tampa, Fla., after being released from a federal prison, sources say.
WARSAW, Poland, June 17 (UPI) -- Polish police Wednesday said they arrested 31 people on suspicion of distributing child pornography on the Internet.
CHICAGO, June 17 (UPI) -- The American Medical Association has adopted a policy on computer security breaches that places the interests of the patient first, the AMA says.
MIAMI, June 17 (UPI) -- A former Florida judge manipulated an elderly Fort Lauderdale woman to gain hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and property, a lawsuit alleges.
WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Recent inquiries have heightened concerns the U.S. National Security Agency's monitoring of domestic e-mails is wider that thought, government sources say.
WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- Family members of the two U.S. journalists jailed in North Korea appealed for the women's release Wednesday, saying they feared for their well-being.
WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- A policeman picked the wrong person when he ticketed a Washington lawyer for flashing his headlights to acknowledge an upcoming speed trap, the lawyer says.
Tuesday, June 16
WINNETKA, Ill., June 16 (UPI) -- A Winnetka, Ill., couple say their lawsuit against a neighbor stems from his assault conviction and alleged anti-Semitism.
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 16 (UPI) -- A 23-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, woman alleges former major-league baseball player Melvin Hall Jr. sexually molested her when she was 12-years old.
SALT LAKE CITY, June 16 (UPI) -- A man who admitted breaking the jaw of an assistant football coach at his son's high school in Utah after a lost game has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.
ASHLAND, Ore., June 16 (UPI) -- Kennedy family member Jamie Auchincloss, being investigated for allegedly possessing child pornography, was long ago exiled by the political clan, sources say.
MIAMI, June 16 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth pleaded guilty in Miami Tuesday to DUI manslaughter and will serve one month in jail.
PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 16 (UPI) -- Two women U.S. journalists held by North Korea have admitted they had political motives in secretly entering the country, Pyongyang says.
WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. border agents will now check for guns and drug money in vehicles heading south over the border into Mexico, officials say.
LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department must remain under the scrutiny of federal monitors as part of a reform effort until next year, a judge has ruled.
LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- A British police detective who wrote an anonymous online blog that thinly disguised actual cases can't keep his identity secret, a court has ruled.
Monday, June 15
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 15 (UPI) -- A judge in California Monday told a former agent for O.J. Simpson to hold on to the suit the ex-football star wore the day he was acquitted of murder charges.
MEXICO CITY, June 15 (UPI) -- The suspected head of Mexico's Cardenas Guillen drug cartel has been arrested by the Mexican military, federal defense ministry officials say
Saturday, June 13
EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 13 (UPI) -- Police in Scotland are hunting for the killer who left poisoned bait consumed by a red kite, a bird of prey that almost became extinct decades ago.
Friday, June 12
MIAMI, June 12 (UPI) -- A defendant accused in the shooting death of Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor, will have to wait until June 19 to change his plea, the Miami Herald said.
DES MOINES, Iowa, June 12 (UPI) -- An artist in Des Moines, Iowa, who makes sculptures with chainsaws says he is enraged over the theft of eight of his dangerous tools.
Thursday, June 11
SALT LAKE CITY, June 11 (UPI) -- A former child bride and star witness in a criminal case against a polygamous sect leader has offered to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, court papers say.
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- The driver of the vehicle carrying Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart the night of his death had an illegal blood alcohol level for her age, prosecutors say.
DENVER, June 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Circuit Court judge says a female inmate will receive $1.3 million as compensation for being raped at a Denver correctional facility.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's star witness in a corruption trial of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., will not be called to testify, prosecutors said.
NORFOLK, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- Former Miami Dolphins player Marcus Vick violated the conditions of his suspended sentence on drunken driving charges, Virginia authorities say.
LOCKPORT, Ill., June 11 (UPI) -- An attorney alleges an acne drug being used by his 15-year-old client prompted the teenager to detonate a homemade bomb in Lockport, Ill.
BELGRADE, Serbia, June 11 (UPI) -- A court in northwest Serbia sentenced the father of Australian tennis star Jelena Dokic to 15 months in prison for making death threats.
REVERE, Mass., June 11 (UPI) -- The widow of a Massachusetts man slain by two gangsters alleges in a lawsuit the FBI failed to take immediate action in the 1976 killing.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., June 11 (UPI) -- A rookie police officer who drove a sport utility vehicle over a sunbather on a beach has been suspended for a week, Jacksonville Beach, Fla., police said.
Wednesday, June 10
DAYTON, Ohio, June 10 (UPI) -- An Ohio grand jury has indicted a Hong Kong man for allegedly trying to buy 12 infrared thermal imaging cameras for illegal export, prosecutors say.
LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- An agreement has been reached for a London borough council to pick up the healthcare tab for train robber Ronnie Biggs when he leaves prison, officials say.
LAS VEGAS, June 10 (UPI) -- A hearing is scheduled at the end of the month on a change of venue request for one of Nevada's largest-ever medical malpractice litigations, lawyers say.
NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department has ordered banks to freeze the accounts of payment processors handling the bets of online poker players, documents indicate.
CHICAGO, June 10 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Bears fullback Roland Harper has been sentenced to 2 years probation for his conviction on contract fraud.
ASHLAND, Ore., June 10 (UPI) -- Oregon police say they are examining evidence seized last year in a child pornography raid against the late Jacqueline Onassis' half-brother.
CRESTWOOD, Ill., June 10 (UPI) -- The Illinois attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing Crestwood officials of secretly obtaining drinking water from a contaminated community well.
PALM BEACH, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- Attorneys for women who allege they were hired as teen prostitutes by a wealthy Florida money manager say they want to unseal a secret plea agreement he made.
HARTFORD, Conn., June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. insurer Aetna has been targeted in a lawsuit alleging it failed to protect personal information of employees and job applicants, documents indicate.
Tuesday, June 9
NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- An executive of Steiff teddy bears denies he raped his New York assistant, who has filed an $80 million lawsuit against him and the company.
NORFOLK, Va., June 9 (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Atlanta Falcons star quarterback Michael Vick said Tuesday his bankruptcy plan will depend on his getting back in the game.
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, June 9 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who told prosecutors he was nearly broke, has moved into a rented $1 million mansion in Southlake, Texas, neighbors say.
NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Accused New York mobster John Angelo Gotti was unable to appear in court on racketeering charges and may need surgery, his lawyer said.
Monday, June 8
SANTA ANA, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- A California man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in connection with the death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others.
KEKAHA, Hawaii, June 8 (UPI) -- The Surfrider Foundation says it's offering a reward for information in the shooting deaths of two endangered Hawaiian monk seals in Kauai, Hawaii.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. security contractor Blackwater USA and its founder Erik Prince have been named in a lawsuit alleging a war crime in Iraq, documents indicate.
LOS ANGELES, June 8 (UPI) -- The number of suspicious U.S. car fires is spiking as owners of pricey and gas-guzzling cars are finding they can no longer afford them, insurers say.
NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- A former New York state inmate alleges he was permanently injured when a prison nurse failed to treat a 55-hour erection caused by an anti-psychotic drug.
Sunday, June 7
NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Tony Darrow, known for playing mobsters, attempted to extort money from a man several years ago, federal prosecutors allege.
Saturday, June 6
LAS VEGAS, June 6 (UPI) -- "Hooker For Jesus" Annie Lobert and Oz Fox of the Christian heavy metal band Stryper have gotten married in Las Vegas in a webcasted ceremony.
Friday, June 5
WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The White House is considering clearing the way for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who face the death penalty to plead guilty without a full trial.
CARACAS, Venezuela, June 5 (UPI) -- Globovision President Guillermo Zuloaga says his being charged with usury is merely an attempt to silence his private Venezuelan TV network.
BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau, June 5 (UPI) -- An interim army chief in West African country of Guinea-Bissau said Friday two major political figures were killed, possibly in relation to a planned coup.
TRENTON, N.J., June 5 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Army Reserves lieutenant colonel was sentenced to 30 months in prison Thursday for her role in a lucrative fraud scheme in Iraq.
Thursday, June 4
PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 4 (UPI) -- North Korean officials have banned observers from the espionage trial of two U.S. journalists, officials said.
LOCKPORT, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- Police may zap a suspect with a stun gun to get a DNA sample as long as it's not done cruelly, excessively or with resulting injury, a New York judge ruled.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 4 (UPI) -- The father of an ex-convict accused of trying to blow up two New York synagogues and attack military aircraft accused Jews of overstating the alleged plot.
ATLANTA, June 4 (UPI) -- The FBI said it was looking at whether a Muslim convert accused of killing a soldier outside an Arkansas recruiting center also targeted an Atlanta Jewish site.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law a $9.5 million claims bill for the adoptive family of three boys raped and abused while in government foster care.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 4 (UPI) -- The son and daughter of former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian were named defendants in a corruption case embroiling the ex-leader, prosecutors said.
Wednesday, June 3
TACOMA, Wash., June 3 (UPI) -- Police have arrested a man and a woman in connection with a fatal armored car robbery at a Washington state Wal-Mart, officials said.
MIAMI, June 3 (UPI) -- The head of Florida's American Civil Liberties Union says she is "worried sick" about a group of 70 sex offenders forced to live under a state bridge in Miami.
TACOMA, Wash., June 3 (UPI) -- An Army sergeant facing Washington state charges of promoting prostitution has now been charged by federal prosecutors with sex trafficking of a child.
Tuesday, June 2
WICHITA, Kan., June 2 (UPI) -- Scott Roeder, the man suspected of killing a Wichita, Kan., abortion doctor, made his first court appearance Tuesday from jail via closed-circuit TV.
NORFOLK, Va., June 2 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy chaplain is sentenced to 10 years in prison for committing rape and adultery while stationed on an aircraft carrier in the Middle East.
OCOEE, Fla., June 2 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton's ex-wife says their daughter, who was arrested on child-neglect charges, is devastated about the death of her godchild while in her care.
BOSTON, June 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. wife of accused kidnapper "Clark Rockefeller" says she believed the outrageous lies he told her for 15 years because she had a "blind spot" for him.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 2 (UPI) -- Four traffic tickets issued to former New York Giants football star Plaxico Burress have been dismissed by Florida officials, an attorney says.
WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy investigators are probing what happened to $30,000 that was involved in the rescue of a U.S. ship captain from Somali pirates, a source says.
Sunday, May 31
YANGON, Myanmar, May 31 (UPI) -- Myanmar's government in exile says tensions are rising in that country over the military junta's trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Federal agencies are joining the investigation of the slaying in Kansas of a doctor who performed abortions, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday.
HOUSTON, May 31 (UPI) -- A producer says he'll still make a film about the 1993 Branch Davidian firefight even though Texas officials denied his request for help with production costs.
LAZARO CARDNEAS, Mexico, May 31 (UPI) -- A new, violent and cult-like drug trafficking group has taken over the day-to-day political life of the Mexican state of Michoacan, residents allege.
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector, who was convicted last month of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison.
MELBOURNE, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- Lucrative Pentagon contracts and the private-sector recession are luring young "cybergeeks" into working on U.S. computer security, experts say.
Friday, May 29
NORWICH, England, May 29 (UPI) -- Two young men and a woman were convicted Friday in Britain of killing a teenager by making him drink gasoline, dousing him with it and setting him on fire.
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Famed music producer Phil Spector, who was convicted last month of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, was sentenced Friday to 19 years to life in prison.
DUBLIN, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Eight former waitresses of the Hooters eatery chain allege in a lawsuit their bosses at four Hooters establishments in California routinely stole their tips.
WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Friday announced broad goals, but little detail, for combating intrusions in U.S. cyberspace, including appointing a cyber czar.
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Rihanna's lawyer said Los Angeles prosecutors are expected to call the pop star to testify at singer Chris Brown's court hearing next month.
Thursday, May 28
MIAMI, May 28 (UPI) -- An attorney for former televangelist Robert Tilton says it remains unclear why an unidentified man broke into Tilton's home in Miami.
Wednesday, May 27
WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Jerry Pierce-Santos, a Washington lobbyist and former member of the George W. Bush administration, admitted Wednesday he raised campaign funds illegally.
WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Two U.S. security contractors involved in the shooting of an Afghan civilian say they were pressured by their employer to say they were drunk at the time.
BOSTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The 16 jurors chosen for the Boston kidnapping trial of the man who calls himself Clark Rockefeller are mostly young, college-age people, trial watchers say.
NORFOLK, Va., May 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy chaplain is facing up to nine years in jail after pleading guilty to sex charges in relation to affairs he had with fellow members of the Navy.
WATERLOO, Mo., May 27 (UPI) -- A televangelism operation in Missouri has been drawn into a wrongful death case involving a former security guard, court papers indicate.
LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- British intelligence services colluded in the torture of a terrorism suspect at the hands of Bangladeshi interrogators, a lawsuit alleges.
BEIJING, May 27 (UPI) -- China says it is handing out harsh criminal and disciplinary penalties to 169 people in connection with a series of workplace accidents.
LAS VEGAS, May 27 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyers filed an appeal Tuesday with the Nevada Supreme Court, asking for a reversal of his kidnapping and robbery conviction.
Tuesday, May 26
MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 26 (UPI) -- New York Jets safety Kerry Rhodes is not the target of any criminal probe into a woman's claims that she was raped in his home, prosecutors say.
WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- Arkansas, Nevada, Indiana and Virginia say their 'no-smiles' policy on photos prevents fraudulent driver's licenses from being approved.
Monday, May 25
MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 25 (UPI) -- A Canadian tourist alleges she was raped by two men at the home of Jets defensive back Kerry Rhodes, police in Morristown, N.J. said.
Sunday, May 24
HOUSTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The dealers who sold guns to 10 Houston men accused of supplying Mexican drug gangs with military-style weapons aren't liable, U.S. officials say.
CINCINNATI, May 24 (UPI) -- An Indiana mother has admitted to purposely taking blood from her 9-month-old daughter to gain attention for herself, prosecutors say.
NEW YORK, May 24 (UPI) -- Film actor Kevin Bacon unsuccessfully attempted to catch a man who stole his Blackberry at a New York subway station, sources told the New York Post.
WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The emotional debate over where to put Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, terror detainees threatens U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to close the camp, analysts say.
Friday, May 22
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 22 (UPI) -- Three campaign workers were sentenced Friday for arranging illegal contributions to former Puerto Rican Gov. Anibal Acedo Vila, federal prosecutors said.
ROCHESTER, Minn., May 22 (UPI) -- A history of child abuse makes most psychiatric illnesses worse and abuse increases the challenges facing depressed inpatients, U.S. researchers say.
ROCHESTER, Minn., May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers compared two popular crime dramas to actual homicide data and discovered art does not imitate life.
YANGON, Myanmar, May 22 (UPI) -- An attorney for Aung San Suu Kyi, a leading opposition figure in Myanmar, says she denies having violated the terms of her house arrest.
CANYON, Texas, May 22 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been indicted by a Randall County (Texas) grand jury on drug and burglary charges, the district attorney's office said.
PADUCAH, Ky., May 22 (UPI) -- A federal jury in Kentucky found an ex-U.S. Army private guilty in the 2006 slaying of an Iraqi family but was divided on whether to invoke the death penalty.
PADUCAH, Ky., May 21 (UPI) -- A former U.S. Army private received a life sentence with no parole Thursday for raping an Iraqi teenager and killing her and her family.
Thursday, May 21
WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Reaction to U.S. President Barack Obama's national security speech Thursday was mixed, with some critics backing him and others calling him misguided.
WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney offered contrary judgments of U.S. counterterrorism policies in dueling speeches Thursday.
HAMPTON, Va., May 21 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick returned to his Virginia home after serving a federal prison term for his role in a dogfighting operation.
WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Former President George W. Bush applied an unjust, "ad hoc" approach to terrorism that undercut U.S. security, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday some accused terrorists at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, might be moved to U.S. prisons.
PHILADELPHIA, May 21 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a 39-year-old man is in custody for allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend through thousands of text and voicemail messages.
Wednesday, May 20
BEIJING, May 20 (UPI) -- A Chinese Internet expert rejects reports of hackers inside China tapping into other nations' computer networks, saying their own covert agents may be to blame.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., May 20 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick left a federal prison in Kansas Wednesday where he served 19 months after pleading guilty to dogfighting charges.
SEATTLE, May 20 (UPI) -- A 44-year-old man who sued the Catholic Archdiocese in Seattle over alleged sexual abuse by a priest has settled his case for $700,000, his attorney says.
DALLAS, May 20 (UPI) -- The ex-girlfriend of Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki says she is pregnant with his child and they had planned to get married on July 18th.
SAN DIEGO, May 20 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine has admitted starting a San Diego wildfire that burned parts of Camp Pendleton and triggered evacuations last year, prosecutors say.
MELBOURNE, May 20 (UPI) -- An Australian man was charged Wednesday with shooting two kangaroos in a park in a suburb of Melbourne.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 20 (UPI) -- Genes trump environment as the main reason some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime, a U.S. researcher suggests.
Tuesday, May 19
HOUSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Ten Houston men have been charged with conspiring to supply 150 military-style guns to Mexican drug trafficking organizations, U.S. officials say.
MIAMI, May 19 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say a Florida pastor led a real estate money laundering operation on behalf of Miami cocaine dealers.
HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 19 (UPI) -- Appalling conditions in Zimbabwe's Chikurubi prison have resulted in at least 700 of its 1,300 inmates dying in the last year, local media reported.
LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge, questioning the actions of prosecutors, delayed sentencing for a woman convicted of "cyber-bullying" a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide.
YANGON, Myanmar, May 19 (UPI) -- The trial of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and a U.S. citizen moved into its second day Tuesday, with nine Nobel laureates calling it a "mockery."
Monday, May 18
WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army captain pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to steal military equipment and sell it to an Iraqi businessman, the Justice Department said.
LAS VEGAS, May 18 (UPI) -- A U.S. philanthropist charged with not paying nearly $15 million in Las Vegas gambling debts says the casinos are at fault for keeping him intoxicated.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, May 18 (UPI) -- The city of Middletown, Ohio, alleges an employee who works in a police property room should be held accountable for problems at the evidentiary site.
WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal from former Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., to throw out most of the criminal charges against him.
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 18 (UPI) -- The alleged Florida madam of a celebrity Internet call girl service is likely to face fines and house arrest under a plea deal, sources say.
Sunday, May 17
HAMPTON, Va., May 17 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick will have to follow strict rules when he returns home to Virginia after being released from prison, officials say.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 17 (UPI) -- Former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz won't have to go back to jail since the alcohol-monitoring device in his car likely malfunctioned, a judge says.
WAUSAU, Wis., May 17 (UPI) -- A reckless homicide trial in Wausau, Wis., was halted temporarily after the defendant suddenly slumped over and appeared dazed, a lawyer said.
WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission says it is investigating allegations a deputy director misused her authority in a personal matter.
Friday, May 15
OTTAWA, May 15 (UPI) -- Former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney said Friday his relations with a German-Canadian businessman were "peripheral," even though he got $225,000 in cash from him.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 15 (UPI) -- Manitoba is investigating if a Web site selling art by a killer who beheaded and dismembered his victim is breaking the law, Justice Department officials said.
Thursday, May 14
WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Gil Kerlikowske, head of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, says the United States should not see itself as fighting a "war on drugs."
OTTAWA, May 14 (UPI) -- Brian Mulroney said Thursday he would have disclosed his cash relationship with Karlheinz Schreiber if government lawyers had asked the right question.
LAS VEGAS, May 14 (UPI) -- Former tennis stars Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf allege in lawsuits filed in Las Vegas their names have been illegally used in Internet site domain names.
MIAMI, May 14 (UPI) -- A Florida federal judge has fined the owner of a luxury yacht $150,000 for decorating the big boat with allegedly smuggled exotic animal pelts, officials say.
ATHENS, Greece, May 14 (UPI) -- Greece plans to use the military and impose stricter court penalties to control a growing number of illegal immigrants entering the country, officials said.
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 (UPI) -- Thomas Cholmondeley of a Kenyan white settler family has been sentenced to eight months in prison for killing a black poacher on his estate, officials said.
HONG KONG, May 14 (UPI) -- A Hong Kong judge sentenced a computer technician to jail for stealing sexually explicit photos of pop star Edison Chen Koon-hei, officials said.
Wednesday, May 13
WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. Defense Department official has been charged with providing classified information to a Chinese government agent, officials said Wednesday.
OTTAWA, May 13 (UPI) -- Tears welled up in Brian Mulroney's eyes Wednesday as he testified about police considering him a fraud suspect when he was Canadian prime minister.
BAGHDAD, May 13 (UPI) -- Military officials Wednesday identified the four Army soldiers and one Navy commander killed in the shooting at a combat stress clinic at Camp Liberty, Iraq.
NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised Norman Hsu in a recording used as evidence in a New York case against the disgraced fundraiser.
PADUCAH, Ky., May 13 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a former U.S. solider facing a death sentence say the Army missed signs that Steven Green was afflicted with acute stress disorders while in Iraq.
HAMILTON, Ohio, May 13 (UPI) -- An Ohio judge sentenced Corie Blount to a year in prison Tuesday, rejecting the ex-NBA player's claim the 29 pounds of marijuana he had were for personal use.
BRUSSELS, May 13 (UPI) -- A member of the European Parliament says he will urge legal action against France if it adopts a controversial Internet anti-piracy law.
WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- A federal judge ordered a Yemeni detainee released from the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison, ruling the government used iffy witnesses to make its case.
Tuesday, May 12
NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Author and former reality television star Victoria Gotti's $4.2 million Long Island, N.Y., estate is in foreclosure, court records show.
NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Celebrity attorney Marc Dreier can remain free on bail after pleading guilty to bilking clients out of $700 million, a New York judge says.
CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- A federal court Tuesday appointed three defense lawyers for the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich whose funds are depleted.
LONDON, May 12 (UPI) -- Pop star Boy George has been released from Edmunds Hill Prison in Suffolk, England, after serving four months of a 15-month sentence for false imprisonment.
MIAMI, May 12 (UPI) -- An e-mail sent to 11,000 people mistakenly told them Florida no longer would track sex offenders whose whereabouts concerned them, state authorities said.
GRAFENWOHR, Germany, May 12 (UPI) -- A military judge is considering whether to grant clemency to three U.S. soldiers convicted of killing four Iraqi detainees, officials say.
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, May 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier has been charged in the shooting deaths of five soldiers at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday.
TOKYO, May 12 (UPI) -- Japan's main opposition party will soon hold a vote to choose a new leader, and party vice president Katsuya Okada says he's considering a run for the top post.
PADUCAH, Ky., May 12 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man may become the first person face a death penalty from a U.S. civilian court for crimes committed overseas as a soldier, prosecutors say.
Monday, May 11
NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Human rights advocates Monday called on Libya to investigate the death of a terror suspect in Tripoli that authorities have said was a case of suicide.
TEHRAN, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. free-lance journalist Roxana Saberi was released from a Tehran prison Monday, her attorney said.
DETROIT, May 11 (UPI) -- Dave Bing was sworn in as Detroit's 62nd mayor Monday, taking the reins of a city rocked by economic hardship and political scandal, witnesses said.
PITTSBURGH, May 11 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin is facing a misdemeanor indecent assault over an incident involving a female student, police say.
NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- New York state Sen. Kevin Parker, D-Brooklyn, has been removed as Senate majority whip for allegedly attacking a photographer, legislative leaders said.
Sunday, May 10
BALTIMORE, May 10 (UPI) -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to ask the federal government for permission to jam cell phone calls by prison inmates.
TEHRAN, May 10 (UPI) -- The appeals process began Sunday for a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran on charges of being a spy, her father told CNN.
Saturday, May 9
NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- The son of rap group Run-DMC founding member Joseph Simmons has been arrested in New York for allegedly buying marijuana, police said.
YAPHANK, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent says police have cleared him in a fire that almost killed his former girlfriend, but local authorities say no one has been ruled out.
TEHRAN, May 9 (UPI) -- Roxana Saberi's lawyer says he's optimistic the jailed U.S.-Iranian reporter will be acquitted after an appeal to be heard Sunday in Tehran.
BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- A Cambridge, Mass., company says it feels vindicated by prosecutors' decision to drop charges against it in Boston's "Big Dig" tunnel collapse.
WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The Obama administration's plan to create a "virtual fence" on the U.S.-Mexican border relies on unproven technology, a security analyst said.
Friday, May 8
EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 8 (UPI) -- A jury in Scotland has found eight members of a pedophile gang guilty of attacks on children, including one involving a 3-month-old infant.
PADUCAH, Ky., May 8 (UPI) -- Former Army Pvt. Steven Dale Green has been convicted of capital murder in the 2006 killing of an Iraqi family in their home 20 miles south of Baghdad.
Thursday, May 7
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7 (UPI) -- Punitive policies intended to reduce drug use by making life difficult for convicted users are counterproductive, U.S. researchers found.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill., May 7 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police sergeant, was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, police said.
MIAMI, May 7 (UPI) -- The case of six men accused of plotting to bomb Chicago's Sears Tower and attack FBI offices has cost at least $10 million, a newspaper analysis indicates.
LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- A pregnant British woman accused of smuggling heroin in Laos could serve her sentence in England if she is convicted, Britain's Foreign Office said Thursday.
FORT LEWIS, Wash., May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department said it decided to drop its appeal of a judge's ruling that a Fort Lewis, Wash., Army officer cannot face court-martial twice.
DALLAS, May 7 (UPI) -- A 37-year-old woman was arrested by FBI task force agents at a Dallas home belonging to Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, police said..
Wednesday, May 6
DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- Eight people, including six former Toledo Rockets student-athletes, were charged Wednesday with conspiracy to commit sports bribery, federal authorities said.
LARGO, Fla., May 6 (UPI) -- Florida police held a man dubbed "Plasma Pat," who says he wore a Wal-Mart cap to swindle people out of $2.5 million in 30 years.
NEW ORLEANS, May 6 (UPI) -- Defense attorneys are seeking probation for a former Army Ranger who pleaded guilty to killing a man while serving as a private contractor in Afghanistan.
CLEVELAND, May 6 (UPI) -- An Ohio woman who became the first U.S. recipient of a face transplant has decided to reveal her identity because she is about to leave the Cleveland Clinic.
WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- A 21-year-old Swede has been charged with hacking into Cisco Systems Inc.'s computers and stealing trade secrets, U.S. officials say.
TEHRAN, May 6 (UPI) -- An Iranian appeals court will review the espionage conviction of imprisoned U.S. free-lance journalist Roxana Saberi next week, a judiciary spokesman said.
WARSAW, Poland, May 6 (UPI) -- Police said they arrested 54 people in towns across Poland in an attempt to break up child pornography rings.
SEOUL, May 6 (UPI) -- Prosecutors raided the offices of a South Korean government tax agency Wednesday, widening the country's bribery scandal, official sources indicated.
Tuesday, May 5
RICHMOND, Va., May 5 (UPI) -- Most of the dogs seized from Michael Vick's Virginia dogfighting operation appear likely to live out their lives in new homes, animal protection officials say.
ROME, May 5 (UPI) -- An Italian judge postponed a preliminary hearing Tuesday for a German veteran charged with war crimes to determine if the defendant has Alzheimer's disease.
LINCOLN, Neb., May 5 (UPI) -- The mother of New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was arrested in Nebraska on suspicion of dealing drugs, police say.
WARSAW, Poland, May 5 (UPI) -- Polish police said they arrested 13 people on suspicion they were running an illegal cigarette factory in southwestern Poland.
CHARLESTON, S.C., May 5 (UPI) -- A 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy has been sentenced to two years for theft and bomb threats at Lajes Field, Azores, prosecutors said.
TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. journalist Roxana Saberi, on a hunger strike in an Iran prison to protest her spying conviction, was hospitalized to get nourishment, her father said.
Monday, May 4
LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Roman Polanski's attorneys say the French-born filmmaker will not return to the United States to meet a court deadline in his decades-old sex-abuse case.
PARIS, May 4 (UPI) -- A man whose yacht was being held by Somali pirates was killed accidentally by French commandos during a rescue attempt, Europe 1 reported Monday.
Sunday, May 3
MOMBASA, Kenya, May 3 (UPI) -- The French navy said Sunday it had 11 suspected pirates in custody following an apparently misguided piracy attempt on the Indian Ocean east of Kenya.
NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- The annual Cinco de Mayo event in New York that draws thousands of people has been canceled amid concerns about the swine flu epidemic, organizers say.
Saturday, May 2
NEW ORLEANS, May 2 (UPI) -- Rape statistics released by the New Orleans Police Department were wrong and sexual assaults actually increased rather than decreased, police now say.
WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- The White House is reviving a modified version of former U.S. President George Bush's military tribunals for terror detainees, administration sources say.
Friday, May 1
WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Attacks on the Internet infrastructure are on the rise, security experts say.
BRISTOL, England, May 1 (UPI) -- A woman who killed her unborn twins in Bristol, England, during an apparent attempt to induce birth was sentenced to 14 months in prison, a court said Friday.
LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- The serial killer Jack the Ripper who plagued London in 1888 was the creation of the media and not a real person, a new book alleges.
MEXICO CITY, May 1 (UPI) -- More than 60,000 suspects have been arrested during the last two years in connection with Mexico's ongoing fight against drug trafficking, figures show.
LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Redmond O'Neal, the son of U.S. actors Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, has entered a drug treatment program as an alternative to jail, prosecutors said.
Thursday, April 30
NORRISTOWN, Pa., April 30 (UPI) -- A Philadelphia-area woman whose husband is in prison for trying to kill her says he is using the legal system against her by dragging out their divorce.
Wednesday, April 29
BOSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- Leaks to the press in a secret criminal probe of associates of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi must stop, a federal judge says.
FORT STEWART, Ga., April 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Army enlisted man Cliff Cornell was sentenced to one year in prison Tuesday evening in Georgia after a court-martial found him guilty of desertion.
Tuesday, April 28
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 28 (UPI) -- A young gorilla hidden in a bag was rescued from a suspected trafficker as he got off a plane, officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo said Tuesday.
CAMDEN, N.J., April 28 (UPI) -- Three Albanian immigrants were sentenced to life in federal prison Tuesday for their part in a plot to attack soldiers at Fort Dix in southern New Jersey.
WARSAW, Poland, April 28 (UPI) -- About 5 million Poles a month illegally download Internet copies of software, games, music and movies, Polish Radio said.
JERUSALEM, April 28 (UPI) -- An Israel Defense Forces soldier who created fake sick notes was sentenced Tuesday faced eight months in prison, court records showed.
WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will move to expand, streamline and protect the Defense Department's cyberwarfare capabilities, sources say.
Monday, April 27
SEOUL, April 27 (UPI) -- Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun used his right to remain silent during questioning in a bribery scandal, sources said Monday.
Sunday, April 26
LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- British opposition leaders say the loss of secret anti-drug trafficking information in Colombia is a major government blunder.
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 26 (UPI) -- An Israeli man has been sentenced to four years in jail for passing sensitive information to Iranian agents in Turkey, prosecutors say.
Saturday, April 25
HAMILTON, Ontario, April 25 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman who stole from her employer to feed a gambling habit has sued two casinos and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.
TEHRAN, April 25 (UPI) -- U.S. reporter Roxana Saberi has vowed not to eat until she is freed from an Iranian prison in Tehran, her father said Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 25 (UPI) -- A woman has been charged in an alleged extortion attempt against University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, authorities say.
CHICAGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Evidence against Playboy model Crystal McCahill in her Chicago court case over an alleged drunken driving incident should be suppressed, her lawyer says.
LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- An attorney for Rihanna says police should return $1.4 million in jewelry seized as evidence in a Los Angeles assault case.
Friday, April 24
TEHRAN, April 24 (UPI) -- The head of Tehran's judiciary says a three-judge panel will issue a "strong and fair" ruling in the case of jailed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi.
LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Los Angeles has postponed sentencing for a man who became a key figure in the national debate over medical use of marijuana.
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 24 (UPI) -- A stolen state government laptop computer contains personal information about more than 1 million Oklahoma residents, officials said.
Thursday, April 23
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. prison system punishes more than just its inmates -- it also takes a toll on the health of friends and loved ones left behind, researchers said.
BEIJING, April 23 (UPI) -- China faces computer hacking problems of its own and should not be accused of hacking into other countries' computers, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.
TOKYO, April 23 (UPI) -- The Japan Sumo Association has conducted its first random drug tests on Japanese wrestlers, Kyodo news service reported Thursday.
BANGKOK, April 23 (UPI) -- The state of emergency imposed in Thailand in response to civil unrest is lawful, the country's Criminal Court said Thursday.
SEOUL, April 23 (UPI) -- South Korea's foreign minister urged North Korea Thursday to rejoin the six-way talks on its nuclear program and to stop hindering the process.
BEIJING, April 23 (UPI) -- Some 881,000 Chinese officials have been punished for misconduct over the past five years, the Communist Party of China says.
HOHHOT, China, April 23 (UPI) -- A Chinese court says it is reviewing whether a libel verdict against a blogger who exposed alleged land acquisition problems was arrived at fairly.
SEOUL, April 23 (UPI) -- Samsung Heavy Industries and the Hebei shipping company are to blame for a major oil spill in South Korea, the country's Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
MANILA, Philippines, April 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. soldier and his accuser mutually agreed to sex, a court in the Philippines ruled Thursday in overturning a rape conviction.
WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Cybergangs are hiring employees to decipher the distorted letters, or "captchas," used by social networking Web sites to guard against spam, experts say.
Wednesday, April 22
JERUSALEM, April 22 (UPI) -- Accusations that Israeli forces committed war crimes during the military incursion into Gaza are unfounded, Israeli military investigators say.
CUPERTINO, Calif., April 22 (UPI) -- Computer hackers have breached the previously pristine territory of Macintosh computers, a U.S. technology security director said.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. computer security experts say they have discovered a "botnet" of 1.9 million secretly infected "zombie" PCs controlled by a Ukrainian gang.
FRANKFURT, Germany, April 22 (UPI) -- German pop star Nadja Benaissa has been released from police custody after she was arrested for allegedly knowingly infecting a partner with the HIV virus.
ANKARA, Turkey, April 22 (UPI) -- Turkish prosecutors say they've opened legal proceedings in Ankara against 31 members of an alleged political front group for banned Kurdish separatists.
LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Angelina Jolie is in talks to play crime-solving heroine Kay Scarpetta in a film based on Patricia Cornwell's blockbuster novels.
BELLEFONTE, Pa., April 22 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania State University linebacker Navorro Bowman will serve a year of probation for smoking marijuana, a judge said Wednesday.
TORONTO, April 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian appeals court has upheld a record $17 million accident award to a Toronto man who ran a red light and was brain-damaged in 2008.
TEHRAN, April 22 (UPI) -- A conference of Islamic prosecutors in Iran worked Wednesday to develop an indictment against Israeli leaders, accusing them of war crimes in Gaza.
NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. investment firm run by Steven Rattner, who heads the White House's efforts to rescue the auto industry, is struggling for its future, observers say.
LINKOPING, Sweden, April 22 (UPI) -- A court in central Sweden has sentenced three peace activists to prison for trying to destroy fighter planes manufactured by Saab Aerospace Systems.
WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is planning to establish a new U.S. military command to oversee computer security and develop cyberwarfare weapons, sources say.
WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Bush administration did not research the "waterboarding" torture technique enough to realize it had been deemed ineffective by U.S. trainers, sources say.
Tuesday, April 21
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- NASCAR placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation Tuesday for the next six Sprint Cup Series races.
COLUMBUS, Ga., April 21 (UPI) -- A former U.S. military official pleaded guilty in Georgia Tuesday to conspiring to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar telecommunications contract.
NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. judge in New York Tuesday said a Somali teenager accused of piracy in the kidnapping of Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips will be tried as an adult.
MIAMI, April 21 (UPI) -- Two law enforcement officers in the Florida Keys were arrested on drug charges in an FBI-led undercover operation, a U.S. attorney's spokeswoman said.
BELGRADE, Serbia, April 21 (UPI) -- More than 10,000 inmates are locked in Serbia's prisons -- about 4,000 beyond their capacity -- a Justice Ministry official said.
Monday, April 20
HAZARD, Ky., April 20 (UPI) -- Kentucky officials have not sought charges against a state worker accused of falsifying mine inspection reports, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Monday.
Sunday, April 19
JUAREZ, Mexico, April 19 (UPI) -- White-collar U.S. auto company workers in Mexico say drug gang kidnappings have turned border factory towns into war zones.
WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton has been fined $285,000 for violating federal election rules during his 2004 Democratic campaign for U.S. president, records indicate.
BANGKOK, April 19 (UPI) -- Police investigators say they're tracing leads on the weapons used to critically wound the leader of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy.
WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The economic downturn has improved the quality of U.S. Army recruits, and the service has stopped accepting felons and drug abusers, officials said.
NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in New York alleged in opening statements in Brady Green's trial that the homeless man left a trail of evidence while stalking model Tyra Banks.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 19 (UPI) -- The FBI says it is investigating an alleged extortion attempt against University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.
Saturday, April 18
TEHRAN, April 18 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday the United States will work to free an Iranian-American journalist sentenced to prison in Iran for spying.
L'AQUILA, Italy, April 18 (UPI) -- Murder charges could be possible as Italian investigators seek answers about the collapse of supposedly "quake-proof" buildings, a prosecutor says.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 18 (UPI) -- At least 22 people were killed and 15 wounded Saturday when a suicide bomber rammed a truck into a Pakistani military convoy, officials said.
LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Tough times appear to be prompting more bank heists in Los Angeles County, but they're still well below record 1990s record levels, the FBI says.
ATLANTA, April 18 (UPI) -- A woman arrested in Atlanta has been accused of stalking actor and producer Tyler Perry, sources say.
CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- An Illinois judge has granted a "certificate of innocence" to man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, his attorney says.
Friday, April 17
WILLIAMSPORT, Md., April 17 (UPI) -- About 200 people turned out in Maryland for a private memorial service for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, who was killed last week in a car crash.
NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- A supporting player on the U.S. television series "One Tree Hill" has been arrested for allegedly trafficking fake Social Security cards and stealing numbers.
NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- A retired New York police officer who won $120,000 in a lawsuit against the city alleges she has been the victim of a scam orchestrated by another officer.
DETROIT, April 17 (UPI) -- At least one in 10 streetlights isn't working in Detroit, an examination of 200 miles of city streets indicates.
SUGAR GROVE, Ill., April 17 (UPI) -- An Illinois man who spent eight months living in a lakeside mansion that was in foreclosure has been arrested by Sugar Grove police.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 17 (UPI) -- Four of the founders of the Swedish Pirate Bay file-sharing Web site have been sentenced to a year in jail for violating copyright laws.
Thursday, April 16
VILSACK, Germany, April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army sergeant was sentenced Thursday to life in prison and a dishonorable discharge for killing four Iraqi prisoners.
PHOENIX, April 16 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Arizona are searching for the killer of 89 Mexican free-tail bats shot to death in an old mine shaft.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 16 (UPI) -- Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has returned to a federal prison in Leavenworth, Kan., prison records showed Thursday.
NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. Army reservist stationed in New York allegedly stole $100,000 in electronics and supplies through a government purchasing program, officials say.
ZAGREB, Croatia, April 16 (UPI) -- Croatia Thursday protested a warning issued by Britain's Foreign Office that tourists visiting Croatia be aware of threats from organized crime.
Wednesday, April 15
TOKYO, April 15 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Japan are seeking a seven-year prison sentence for a former sumo stablemaster accused of ordering wrestlers to assault a 17-year-old grappler.
SALT LAKE CITY, April 15 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say they are reviewing a court ruling ordering the resentencing of two Utah white separatists accused of harassing minorities.
CHICAGO, April 15 (UPI) -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a federal judge in Chicago for permission to travel to Costa Rica to be in a reality TV show, his attorney said.
NARA, Japan, April 15 (UPI) -- A Japanese psychiatrist accused of leaking medical records to a journalist is guilty of breaking confidentiality laws, a court says.
MIAMI, April 15 (UPI) -- Attorneys for Indy 500 driver Helio Castroneves have moved for a mistrial in the $5.5 million tax evasion case against the Miami resident.
WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Smugglers supplying guns to Mexican drug cartels can evade detection for years because arms dealers are lightly regulated in U.S. border states, officials say.
Tuesday, April 14
NAGOYA, Japan, April 14 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Japan Tuesday sought a 7-year prison sentence for a sumo stable master accused exhorting wrestlers in a fatal attack on a young competitor.
MIAMI, April 14 (UPI) -- Jury deliberations resumed Tuesday in the Miami tax-evasion trial of Indy 500 champ Helio Castroneves.
LONDON, April 14 (UPI) -- Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed was sentenced in London to 12 weeks in jail for assaulting a cab driver after magistrates considered his personal circumstances.
NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- A New York company failed to provide notification to thousands of consumers facing debt-related lawsuits, causing them unknowingly to default, officials say.
DETROIT, April 14 (UPI) -- Dutch journalist Jacqueline Maris says she'll try to present a balanced story about Detroit, despite having her rented car stolen at gunpoint.
TEHRAN, April 14 (UPI) -- Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will receive a verdict in her Tehran spying trial within weeks, Iranian officials said Tuesday.
Monday, April 13
SEOUL, April 13 (UPI) -- Three American basketball players who were fired from their South Korean teams for smoking marijuana were sentenced Monday to suspended jail terms.
NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- A computer worm that has infected millions of computers around the world this month is spreading, a U.S. expert said Friday.
HOUSTON, April 13 (UPI) -- More consumers are fighting back against debt collectors who allegedly use illegal harassment tactics, consumer lawsuit figures indicate.
NOTTINGHAM, England, April 13 (UPI) -- More than 80 British environmentalist protesters were arrested Monday for allegedly attacking a waste-to-energy incinerator, police say.
SEOUL, April 13 (UPI) -- South Korean prosecutors have questioned an in-law of former President Roh Moo-hyun in an unfolding government bribery scandal, sources say.
MANILA, Philippines, April 13 (UPI) -- The Philippines government says it won't offer kidnappers any pullbacks of troops until the release of more Red Cross hostages is guaranteed.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 13 (UPI) -- A proposed law governing news media in the United Arab Emirates would hamper its ability to report on sensitive subjects, Human Rights Watch said Monday.
Saturday, April 11
WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is sticking, for now, with a policy that contends U.S. detainees held in foreign prisons have no U.S. legal rights, observers say.
BAGHDAD, April 11 (UPI) -- Nine people were killed and 31 injured Saturday in Iraq when a suicide bomber set off an explosive at an Awakening Council headquarters, officials said.
Friday, April 10
SEATTLE, April 10 (UPI) -- A timber thief was sentenced to prison Friday for cutting down 31 old-growth cedar trees in a Washington national forest, federal prosecutors in Seattle said.
SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 10 (UPI) -- Fifteen gunmen broke into a bank Friday in Skopje, Macedonia, and made off with $66,000, leaving a policeman and a woman injured, police said.
NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Experts are trying to figure out what the Conficker worm is up to, and two U.S. security companies issued reports Thursday.
NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Police in New York say a sixth woman has claimed that "You Light Up My Life" songwriter Joseph Brooks raped her.
Thursday, April 9
MEXICO CITY, April 9 (UPI) -- Mexico's top lawman wants the United States to deliver on a promise of hundreds of millions of dollars in training and equipment to fight drug lords.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 9 (UPI) -- An ex-university dean charged with money laundering and tax evasion told U.S. investigators he invested grants in property to fund his research non-profit.
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Two women have been arrested on charges they conducted fake funerals in Long Beach, Calif., in order to collect on insurance policies, authorities say.
WHEATON, Ill., April 9 (UPI) -- A former U.S. bank examiner who bought a house with fake papers saying he had won $805,000 in a lawsuit pleaded guilty to fraud and forgery, authorities said.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine sergeant was acquitted Thursday morning of killing a prisoner during the fighting in Fallujah in Iraq in 2004.
CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- Investigators are looking at fundraising by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, sources said.
LINDEN, N.J., April 9 (UPI) -- Thieves have stolen more than 63,000 pounds of bait fish from a trucking business in Linden, N.J., the firm's owner says.
DENVER, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators sued a Colorado investment manager, alleging he ran a Ponzi scheme and used investor money to buy classic cars and Rembrandt masterpieces.
NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has received a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Wednesday, April 8
TRACY, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Residents of Tracy, Calif., say they came to a candlelight vigil at the home of an 8-year-old girl found dead this week to show their support for her family.
WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Russian and Chinese cyberspies have penetrated U.S. electric utility computer networks, inserting software that could disrupt power supplies, sources say.
LONDON, April 8 (UPI) -- Jamie Waylett, a 19-year-old British actor who plays a supporting role in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been arrested for alleged cannabis possession.
Tuesday, April 7
ALBANY, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- New York parole officials have once again rejected a bid for early release from a man who allegedly infected 13 women with the AIDS virus.
NORFOLK, Va., April 7 (UPI) -- A Virginia physicist was sentenced to 51 months in prison Tuesday for illegally helping China with its space program and offering bribes to Chinese officials.
SEATTLE, April 7 (UPI) -- Federal officials say a Washington state man used file sharing software to steal personal information from other computer users.
LIMA, April 7 (UPI) -- The Peruvian Supreme Court Tuesday found former President Alberto Fujimori guilty for his role in the massacre of 25 people in 1991 and 1992.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 7 (UPI) -- The NCAA champion University of North Carolina basketball team returned home to Chapel Hill Tuesday, greeted by thousands of fans at the Dean Smith Center.
NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- A Chinese national allegedly used U.S. banks to fund the smuggling of banned nuclear materials to Iran, prosecutors say.
CHICAGO, April 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has been queried by federal investigators probing the actions of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, sources say.
HOUSTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Former Jacksonville Jaguars star receiver Reggie Williams was arrested in Houston this weekend on felony cocaine possession charges, police say.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., April 7 (UPI) -- The suspect in the Binghamton, N.Y., massacre said he couldn't accept his "poor life" and that police were harassing him, a letter he purportedly wrote said.
MUMBAI, April 7 (UPI) -- Previously disillusioned middle-class Indian youths have been spurred to new levels of political action by last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks, analysts say.
Monday, April 6
MIAMI, April 6 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury in Miami indicted six people and five firms for allegedly conspiring to export U.S. military aircraft parts to Iran, officials said Monday.