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Set phasers to stun – how the West is giving up

May 6, 2014 iwishart 0

 SHIELDS DOWN US, Britain both face defence catastrophes By Hal G.P. Colebatch   Just before Russia moved forces into Crimea in defiance of international treaties, more huge cuts were announced for the US armed forces. […]

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North Korea announces war

March 30, 2013 MelW 0

By Dirk Godder   Seoul (dpa) – North Korea announced Saturday that it was in a state of war with South Korea, in its ongoing angry rhetoric against South Korea and the United States.  In […]

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USA

The overhauling of straight America

March 9, 2013 iwishart 0

THE OVERHAULING OF STRAIGHT AMERICA By Marshall Kirk and Erastes Pill Guide Magazine, Nov 1987 The first order of business is desensitization of the American public concerning gays and gay rights. To desensitize the public […]

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USA

Deaf boy forbidden from signing his own name

August 30, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart A hearing-impaired Nebraskan boy has been told by his preschool that he cannot sign his own name, as the hand gestures involved violate their ‘weapons in school’ policy. Grand Island Public Schools’ […]

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USA

Votes from beyond the grave

July 27, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart With US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney jostling for position in the coming elections, every vote counts, apparently. Romney’s campaign recently accused Voter Participation Center of violating election […]

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USA

Missing Wis. college student found dead

March 6, 2012 MelW 0

STEVENS POINT, Wis., March 5 (UPI) — The body of a missing college student was pulled from the Wisconsin River Monday afternoon, his father confirmed. Daren Duffey told the Stevens Point Journal the three-day search […]

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USA

Children’s author Jan Berenstain dies

February 28, 2012 MelW 0

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) — American children’s book author Jan Berenstain has died after suffering a stroke, her son Mike said Monday. She was 88. Berenstain wrote and illustrated the classic Berenstain Bears picture […]

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USA

Boy, 10, shoots 9-year-old brother

February 21, 2012 MelW 0

JENNINGS, Mo., Feb. 20 (UPI) — A 9-year-old suburban St. Louis boy was recovering Monday after being shot in the back by his 10-year-old brother while they were home alone, authorities said. St. Louis County […]

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USA

Bus driver snoozes, bus goes wild

February 21, 2012 SachaH 0

  LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) —   A Los Angeles city bus driver dozed off, causing the vehicle to careen off of two signs, several trees, a light pole and a bus stop, authorities […]

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USA

101-year-old woman evicted from her home

January 23, 2012 MelW 0

bc-us-evicted UPI NewsTrack Detroit, MI, United States DETROIT, Jan. 22 (UPI) — A 101-year-old woman who authorities promised could move back into her Detroit home after being evicted four months ago has not yet been […]

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Technology

4.5M sign Google SOPA petition

January 20, 2012 MelW 0

bc-us-onlineprivacy-petition UPI NewsTrack Mountain View, CA, United States MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) — U.S. Internet search giant Google says more than 4.5 million people signed its petition against the anti-piracy laws being considered […]

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USA

Good Samaritan gets hit by train in NYC

January 10, 2012 MelW 0

By Melissa Wishart Thirty-nine year old Steven Santiago is being hailed as a good Samaritan after being hit by a train while trying to get another man out of harm’s way in New York on […]

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USA

White House: Man sentenced to die not CIA

January 10, 2012 MelW 0

TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (UPI) — Iranian claims a man the Revolutionary Court sentenced to death Monday worked on behalf of the CIA are untrue, a White House spokesman said. Press secretary Jay Carney said the […]

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USA

Chicago boy, 4, beat to death on birthday

November 28, 2011 MelW 0

CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (UPI) — A Chicago mother and her boyfriend were charged Sunday in the beating to death of her son on the child’s fourth birthday, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office […]

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USA

Off-duty NYC cop subdues unruly passenger

November 28, 2011 MelW 0

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) — A New York City police officer returning from vacation found himself back in work mode a bit early Sunday when he subdued an unruly JetBlue passenger. Anibal Mercado told […]

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USA

Author: Don’t blame book for kid whippings

November 8, 2011 MelW 0

PLEASANTVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 7 (UPI) — A book advocating corporal punishment for children is not to blame for parents’ extreme abuse, the book’s author said following the death of an abused girl. If you find […]

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USA

Two year old Washington boy missing

November 7, 2011 MelW 0

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 6 (UPI) — Authorities in Bellevue, Wash., searched Sunday for a 2-year-old boy whose mother says she left him in her car after it ran out of gas. Carla Iafrate of the […]

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USA

Sergeant admits taking body parts

November 6, 2011 MelW 0

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., Nov. 5 (UPI) — A U.S. Army staff sergeant admitted Friday he took body parts from slain Afghans as trophies, but he denied he deliberately killed civilians. Calvin Gibbs testified at […]

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USA

Pilot lands plane while suffering heart attack

November 3, 2011 MelW 0

HEBRON, Ill., Nov. 2 (UPI) — Officials say an Illinois pilot was in stable condition Wednesday after he landed a plane while suffering a heart attack. Steven Nusbaum, 65, was flying an experimental aircraft Tuesday […]

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USA

Teen found in noose at scare park

October 31, 2011 MelW 0

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 (UPI) — A teenage girl working at a horror-themed amusement park in Jefferson County, Mo., was critically injured when she got hung up in a noose, authorities said. An employee at […]

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USA

Three dead in Northeast snowstorm

October 30, 2011 MelW 0

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) — A deadly storm dropped heavy snow on the mid-Atlantic and New England Saturday and left more than 2 million households without power, officials said. CNN reported at least three people […]

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USA

Obama hands out candy to trick-or-treaters

October 30, 2011 MelW 1

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) — Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night prevented trick-or-treaters from descending on the White House Saturday where President Obama gave out candy. Despite the inclement weather in the nation’s […]

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USA

Police suspect cemetery animal sacrifices

October 27, 2011 MelW 0

VINELAND, N.J., Oct. 26 (UPI) — Police investigating the discovery of mutilated animals at a New Jersey cemetery say they suspect they might be ritualistic animal sacrifices. Police in Vineland said a cemetery caretaker told […]

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USA

FBI investigate Amish violence

October 27, 2011 MelW 0

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 26 (UPI) — The FBI is investigating alleged violence by members of a breakaway Amish community in Ohio directed at other Amish, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla told […]

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USA

WW II-era bomb found in N.C. woods

October 25, 2011 MelW 0

RANLO, N.C., Oct. 24 (UPI) — Police in North Carolina say they believe there may be more bombs hidden in a rural Gaston County field and will conduct searches. A bomb pulled from the woods […]

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USA

Obama dedicates Martin Luther King Jr memorial

October 17, 2011 MelW 0

Washington (dpa) – US President Barack Obama dedicated the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial in Washington Sunday, in a speech linking the civil rights leader’s legacy to current issues facing Americans. Obama called on the […]

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Father to stand trial in son’s death

October 11, 2011 MelW 0

bc-us-kendrick UPI NewsTrack Houston, TX, United States Father to stand trial in son’s death HOUSTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — A Texas father will face trial this week for the death of his toddler son even […]

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Women caught trying to sell babies

October 7, 2011 MelW 0

Three women involved in an illegal baby-selling scheme issued illegal fertility drugs and defrauded California of healthcare benefits, federal prosecutors said. Fertility lawyer Theresa M. Erickson, Carla Chambers and Hilary Neiman pleaded guilty to conspiracy […]

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USA

Man jailed for biting daughter

October 2, 2011 MelW 0

SUMMERSIDE, Prince Edward Island, Sept. 30 (UPI) — A Prince Edward Island man was sentenced to five days in jail for biting his 4-year-old daughter, officials said. The man said he was trying to get […]

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