Jogger's shooter thought gun held blanks, witness testifies

DUNCAN, Okla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A defendant charged in the Duncan, Okla., shooting of an Australian man in 2013 testified Tuesday the shooter thought a gun held blanks instead of bullets.

Shooting victim in Oklahoma laid to rest in home country of Australia

DUNCAN, Okla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Australian man fatally shot in Oklahoma was buried Wednesday in his home country after an autopsy revealed he died of a single gunshot to the back.

Tougher gun laws would not have saved victim, Oklahoma DA says

DUNCAN, Okla., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The prosecutor of an Oklahoma murder case, called a thrill-killing in which a man was shot while jogging, said more gun laws would not have saved the victim.

Suspect in Okla. thrill killing had made online threats

DUNCAN, Okla., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A suspect in the Oklahoma killing of an Australian baseball player had previously made online threats while a second suspect said he was bored, police said.

Army sergeant found guilty of murder of 5 at clinic in Iraq

JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash., May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 deaths of five service personnel in a mental health facility in Iraq.

Cybersecurity practice introduced

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A new integrated cybersecurity practice has been launched in the United States by the Spectrum Group for government and commercial customers.
Transcript, full video of Obama, Romney at the second presidential debate

Transcript, full video of Obama, Romney at the second presidential debate

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney met for their second debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on October 16, 2012 (part one).

Murder suspect flees to Mexico

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A man suspected of killing a youth soccer coach in New York Sunday has fled to Mexico, police said Wednesday.

Soccer coach dies after NYC stabbing

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A youth instructor employed by the New York Red Bulls soccer team was stabbed to death by a man who argued with him as they walked in the city, police said.

Opponents force Wales wind farm hearings

WELSHPOOL, Wales, June 29 (UPI) -- Determined local opposition has prompted the British officials to launch a planning inquiry over RWE npower renewables' proposal for a major Wales wind farm.
Boy Scouts uphold ban on homosexuals

Boy Scouts uphold ban on homosexuals

ORLANDO, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- Boys Scouts of America said a petition submitted supporting gay leaders and scouts will have no immediate impact on scout policy.

3 children, 2 adults attacked by pit bulls

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 8 (UPI) -- Five people, including three children were bitten by pit bulls that escaped from a house in Virginia Beach, Va., officials said.

COL FB: Georgia 27, Arizona State 10

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford completed 16 of 28 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown Saturday in third-ranked Georgia's 27-10 win over 24th-ranked Arizona State.

COL FB: Arizona State 30, No. Arizona 13

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Rudy Carpenter completed 22-of-28 passes for 388 yards and a touchdown to lead Arizona State to a 30-13 victory over Northern Arizona Saturday in Tempe.

Arrest warrant issued for 'Darth Vader'

HOLYHEAD, Wales, April 23 (UPI) -- A Welsh judge has issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly assaulted two "Star Wars" fans while dressed as the intergalactic villain Darth Vader.

U.S. general praises Iraqi national police

BAGHDAD, April 4 (UPI) -- Iraqi national security forces killed seven people and arrested several others in Basra amid the praise of a U.S. military general.

COL FB: Arizona State 20, Arizona 17

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Rudy Carpenter went 20-for-37 passing for 247 yards and two TDs Saturday, as No. 13 Arizona State beat Arizona 20-17 to win the Territorial Championship Cup.

Iraqi police force making progress

BAGHDAD, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. commander of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team in Iraq says he's impressed with the progress of Iraq’s National Police Corps.

Security for Iran-Iraq border discussed

ZURBATIYA, Iraq, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Coalition commanders and Iraqi officials recently met to discuss security concerns about the Zurbatiya port of entry to Iran.

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No limos at this prom

LEXINGTON, Mass., March 21 (UPI) -- High school students in Lexington, Mass., will be taking the bus to the prom and they're not all happy about it.

Math principles can help resolve disputes

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The time-honored "you cut, I choose" resolution for divvying cake can be improved through mathematics, researchers in the United States and Austria said.

Man charged with licking boys' feet

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 17 (UPI) -- Orange County, Calif., prosecutors have charged a man with several counts of child molestation after claims he licked the feet of several boys.

Health Tips ... from UPI

Drug may help ease symptoms of Crohn's disease; antidepressant may increase risk of GI bleeding, and other news of modern health.

Health Tips ... from UPI

Drug may help ease symptoms of Crohn's disease; antidepressant may increase risk of GI bleeding and other news of modern health.
LIDIA WASOWICZ, UPI Senior Science Writer
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