California man jailed for 40 rapes to be released

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- A California man jailed three times for raping about 40 women is a public safety risk and should not be released, a Los Angeles County supervisor said.

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Ex-Sooner QB 1 of 2 dead in plane crash

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 18 (UPI) -- Former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis and another man were killed in the Indiana crash of a Beechcraft jet that hit three houses, authorities said.

Gene therapy may help arthritis patients

BOSTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. and German scientists say they have determined gene therapy can reduce symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Probe of cash for honors leads nowhere

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- After a 16-month investigation that cost British taxpayers $1.6 million, the Labor Party's cash for honors scandal completely fizzled out.

Charges urged in U.K. peerage scandal

LONDON, April 21 (UPI) -- British police recommend prosecuting a Labor Party official in a simmering cash-for-honors scandal unfolding within the party.

Blair aide questioned in peerage scandal

LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Scotland Yard investigators questioned a senior aide to British Prime Minister Tony Blair this week regarding the ongoing cash-for-peerages scandal.

Report: DA in SoCal under scrutiny

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- An Orange County, Calif., grand jury has been taking testimony for more than a month as part of an investigation that apparently focuses on allegations of political favoritism on the part of District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, it was reported Friday.