Scott Neuman http://upr.org en Kerry Pushes For Audit Of Disputed Afghan Presidential Poll http://upr.org/post/kerry-pushes-audit-disputed-afghan-presidential-poll Calling it a "critical moment" in Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a partial recount in the country's presidential elections amid alleged vote fraud.<p>"We are in a very, very critical moment for Afghanistan," Kerry told reporters. "Legitimacy hangs in the balance. The future potential of the transition hangs in the balance. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43862 at http://upr.org Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers http://upr.org/post/elephant-featured-film-alexander-killed-thai-poachers Poachers in Thailand killed a 50-year-old elephant who appeared in Oliver Stone's 2004 film <em>Alexander</em> before crudely hacking off the animal's giant tusks, according to <a href="http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/420052/famous-elephant-slain-killers-ivory-thieves-hunted"><em>The Bangkok Post.</em></a><p>The Asian elephant, named <a href="http://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7146">Phlai Khlao</a>, was used in scenes from the movie starring Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43860 at http://upr.org Elephant Featured In Film 'Alexander' Killed By Thai Poachers Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. http://upr.org/post/germany-calls-honest-foundation-relations-us Germany's foreign minister said his government's decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave was inevitable given recent allegations of spying, but he said he wants to renew the friendship between the two countries based on an "honest foundation."<p>Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the decision to expel the U.S. intelligence official "is the right decision, a necessary step and a fitting reaction to the break of trust which has occurred."<p>"Taking action was unavoidable, in my opinion. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43857 at http://upr.org Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S. Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' http://upr.org/post/clerical-error-puts-church-new-yorks-george-carlin-way The <a href="http://www.corpus-christi-nyc.org/">Corpus Christi Church</a> in Manhattan, where iconoclastic comedian George Carlin once attended school and which he later ridiculed in some of his monologues, has a new street address: George Carlin Way.<p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/nyregion/an-error-puts-a-church-on-george-carlin-way.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls what's being described as a clerical error "an irony of Carlinesque proportions." The church fought a street named after the comedian since the idea was proposed three years ago.<p>Even so, city officials Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43836 at http://upr.org Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way' No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase http://upr.org/post/no-charges-police-who-killed-woman-after-dc-chase The Justice Department has decided not to bring criminal charges against two police who shot and killed a woman after a wild car chase from the White House to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last fall.<p>The woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stanford, Conn., <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/03/228884405/u-s-capitol-on-edge-after-reports-of-gun-shots">struck a security officer with her car</a> near the White House on Oct. 3 before driving off at high speed. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43822 at http://upr.org No Charges For Police Who Killed Woman After D.C. Chase Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 http://upr.org/post/eileen-ford-creator-supermodel-dies-92 Eileen Ford, who is credited with inventing the modern modeling business and in the process launching the careers of supermodels such as Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, has died at 92.<p>A spokeswoman who handles public relations for Ford Models confirmed Wednesday's death, which follows a fall Ford took last week at her New York apartment.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-10/eileen-ford-agent-who-promoted-world-s-supermodels-dies-at-92.html">Bloomberg says</a>: "For more than six decades, Ford represented the world's most prominent models and raised the pr Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43814 at http://upr.org Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 Jeans 'Designed' By Lions And Tigers To Benefit Japanese Zoo http://upr.org/post/jeans-designed-lions-and-tigers-benefit-japanese-zoo At long last, the ultimate in that "distressed look" for jeans.<p>To help support the Kamine Zoo in <a href="http://hyotan-hitachi.world.coocan.jp/06sightseeing/1009kaminepark/kaminepark.html">Hitachi City, Japan</a>, the Mineko Club of volunteer zoo boosters is holding an auction of three pairs of one-of-a-kind bluejeans designed by lions and tigers and, yes, bears too.<p>According to an English-language translation on the group's website, "Zoo Jeans are the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals."<p><blockquote><p>"We first take their favourite playthings — old tires and giant rub Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43806 at http://upr.org Jeans 'Designed' By Lions And Tigers To Benefit Japanese Zoo Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad http://upr.org/post/singapore-anti-gambling-council-loses-big-world-cup-ad <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1bs9luXZP4</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:58:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43793 at http://upr.org Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo http://upr.org/post/results-limbo-after-indonesias-presidential-election As rival candidates both claim victory in Indonesia's presidential election, police have joined the country's outgoing leader in calling on supporters of the two camps not to celebrate the results until the political limbo is resolved.<p>While unofficial "quick counts," appear to give Jakarta's governor, Joko Widodo, a slim lead, former army Gen. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43791 at http://upr.org Results Of Indonesia's Presidential Election In Limbo 4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas http://upr.org/post/man-texas-kills-4-children-2-adults-apparent-domestic-dispute <strong>This post was updated at 11:10 a.m. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 43789 at http://upr.org