Pregnant Olympian Meskerem Legesse dead at 26

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in Connecticut said Meskerem Legesse, an Olympic runner from Ethiopia, died of a massive heart attack while eight months pregnant. She was 26.

Canadian wants off Montana's death row

OTTAWA, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The only Canadian on death row in the United States says he's disappointed his appeal for help to his government in Ottawa got a lukewarm response.

Ambulance sex assault alleged in Conn.

HAMDEN, Conn., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A paramedic raped a patient in the back of an ambulance while en route to a hospital on Christmas Day, police in Connecticut allege.

McLain arrested on outstanding warrant

DETROIT, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain was being held in a Port Huron, Mich., jail Friday after being arrested on an outstanding warrant, officials said.

2nd passenger questioned in terror attempt

DETROIT, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A second passenger aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 253 was handcuffed and searched after the failed Christmas Day terror attack, federal officials said.

Imported container held invasive beetle

DETROIT, June 17 (UPI) -- A customs official says inspectors in Detroit found a highly invasive beetle inside a container being shipped into the United States from China.

Dispute over Canada seeking U.S. clemency

OTTAWA, March 6 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government has come under fire for not seeking clemency for a citizen on death row for a double murder in Montana.

New border ID rules take effect

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Traffic appeared to be flowing smoothly from Canada across the U.S. border into Michigan as new identification rules took effect Thursday.

ElectroWave names Navy veteran president

HOUSTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Texas -based Deep Down Inc. announced its subsidiary and electronic monitoring provider, ElectroWave USA Inc., has appointed a new president.

Mystery shrouds Yukos ownership

MOSCOW, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The mystery behind the new owner of Russia's embattled Yukos oil company swept Moscow politicians, energy analysts and media Monday. Yuganskneftegaz was purchased at auction Sunday by Baikal Finance Group, which bought 76.79 percent of Yukos' core asset f