Vietnam jails 4 policemen in death of suspect

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court sentenced four policemen on Thursday to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect to death, in an unusually harsh punishment for police brutality. The online newspaper VnExpress said the Hanoi People’s Court convicted Hoang Ngoc Tuyen, the deputy police chief …

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2014 with 104 to follow. The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Those born on this date are under the sign of Virgo. They include English poet and lexicographer …

Quote of the Day

“We are fixing the 350-year-old mistake: Ukraine is Europe.” ~PRIME MINISTER ARSENIY P. YATSENYUK, addressing the Ukrainian Parliament, which voted to ratify closer ties with the European Union that had been rejected by the previous president, leading to a bloody conflict. Quotation of the Day for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 …

Celeb birthdays for Sept. 18, 2014

Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 81. Actor Robert Blake is 81. Actor Fred Willard is 81. Singer Frankie Avalon is 74. Actress Beth Grant is 65. Rock musician Kerry Livgren is 65. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 64. Actress Holly Robinson Peete is 50. R&B; singer Ricky Bell (Bell Biv Devoe …