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Archive for November, 2011

NLRB Moves Forward With Union Election Rule Change

On Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted to move forward with portions of a union election rule after the board’s only Republican member showed up to vote in opposition.

Billy Graham hospitalized in N.C.

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30 (UPI) — Evangelist Billy Graham, 93, has been hospitalized in North Carolina with a possible case of pneumonia, his organization said.

A statement said Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital in Asheville for observation and…

Trump flirting with running as independent

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) — TV personality and self-proclaimed brand Donald Trump now says he may run for U.S. president as an independent if he is not happy with the Republican candidate.

Trump told CBS News he will be able to make a decision in May….

Gunman killed in Topkapi Palace

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Turkish police shot and killed a gunman who wounded two people in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace, officials said Wednesday.

Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the gunman was a Libyan national, Today’s Zaman reported…

Half of Russians not following elections

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Less than half of Russian voters say they’re following campaigns ahead of the Sunday’s parliamentary elections, a poll indicates.

The poll, by Russian polling agency VTsIOM, found only about 48 percent of voters said they’re …

Mom gets life for killing children in fire

DETROIT, Nov. 30 (UPI) — A Michigan woman was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for starting a fire that killed her young son and daughter.

Sharon Hinojosa of Huron apologized to members of her family, telling them “I’m so sorry,…

Honey Bee Health Linked To Protein

BERGEN, Norway, Nov. 29 (UPI) — A protein called vitellogenin is vital to promoting the health of honey bees, a researcher in Norway said. Heli Havukainen of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences said research on honey bee health suggests vitellogenin guides bees to do different social tasks, such as caregiving or foraging, as well […]

Soft Robot Inspired By Starfish

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 29 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they’ve created a soft robot inspired by animals without internal skeletons such as starfish, squid and worms. The robot, described in a report published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is composed of elastomeric polymers and uses five actuators, along with […]

Whooping Cranes Looking For Food In Texas

HOUSTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) — Whooping cranes are making a comeback along the Texas coast but the brackish marshes they need for food may be too salty this winter, environmentalists said, The Aransas Project, an environmental coalition, claims state regulators aren’t allowing enough fresh water to flow into the marshes where the birds live, the […]

Bacteria Adopt Just-In-Time Strategy

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Nov. 29 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say some bacteria use the same strategy as companies who apply an on-demand, just-in-time strategy to conserve resources and reduce costs. A study by Indiana University biologists and Brown University physicists found certain bacteria wait until the last minute to synthesize the glue that allows them to […]

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