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POLICE OFFICERS, PRISONS, LAW ENFORCEMENT
| Thursday, 18-Dec-2014 08:22 EST
|Super Bowl security ramped up
ARLINGTON, Texas, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Security for the Super Bowl, always high, is being ramped up in Texas to include robots, bomb-sniffing dogs and other high- and low-tech measures, police say.
U.S. expands Canada border drone patrols
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The United States has expanded patrols of its border with Canada as far eastward as Minnesota using drones, border officials said.
Top Obama YouTube questions: Legalize pot
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.
Timber smuggling rife in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Smugglers are using political unrest in the Kashmir region of India to conceal their increasing operations in the black-market timber trade, officials said.
Fla. investigates GOP House member
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A member of the Florida delegation to the U.S. House is being investigated for possible financial irregularities, congressional officials confirmed.
Embassies bomber given life in prison
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani will be incarcerated for life for his part in horrific attacks on two U.S. embassies in Africa, a judge ruled Tuesday in New York.
Arizona federal courts declare emergency
PHOENIX, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The chief judge of Arizona's federal courts has declared a judicial emergency due in part to the shooting death of U.S. District Judge John Roll.
Austin, Texas, to test police head cameras
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Head cameras will allow Austin, Texas, police to gather evidence while holding officers accountable for their actions, official said.
African officials make poaching arrests
LIBREVILLE, Gabon, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Gabon say they have seized a massive cache of ape parts and leopard skins in an ongoing campaign against illegal poaching and trafficking.
Loughner indicted in Giffords shooting
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.
Family gets $8M for police-caused deaths
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- An Illinois court Wednesday awarded $8 million to the family of two girls, ages 13 and 18, killed in a crash with a state trooper.
Illegal cigarettes in Canada on the rise
OTTAWA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Canadian government isn't doing enough to combat the distribution of contraband cigarettes, a lobby group said Wednesday at an Ottawa news conference.
Denver 'Gladiator' cop faces lawsuit trial
DENVER, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A Denver police official asked for the public's patience ahead of a civil trial for an officer who appeared on the TV series "American Gladiators."
Ukraine politician in fund misuse probe
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.
Giffords smiles at husband
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.
Neighbor: Tucson shooter family withdrew
TUCSON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A neighbor of alleged Tucson gunman Jared Loughner said Sunday a change came over the entire Loughner family a few years ago.
No one happy in Fla. Chihuahua case
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A Florida man says he is miffed at a judge's order that he be paid $1,200 for his missing Chihuahua, which was allegedly stolen from outside a bar.
Police seek drones to fly over U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Some U.S. police agencies say they want their own unmanned spy planes, and the Federal Aviation Administration is studying the issue.
Spain rejects ETA cease-fire proposal
MADRID, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Spain has rejected a proposed permanent cease-fire with the Basque separatist group ETA, saying it did not go far enough.
U.K. sends bogus Somali refugee to prison
LONDON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A woman who said she experienced unspeakable atrocities in Somalia was sentenced in Britain on fraud charges, authorities said.