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Archive for November, 2011

206,000 Private Jobs Added In November

ROSELAND, N.J., Nov. 30 (UPI) — Payroll firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday the U.S. economy added 206,000 jobs in November, nearly twice the average gain since May. Small businesses, those with fewer than 50 employees, added the bulk of the jobs, 110,000, while large businesses, those with more than 499 employees, added 12,000 […]

Greater broadband use touted as key to South American development

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 30 (UPI) — A wider introduction of broadband and Internet telecommunication will help development and social inclusion throughout Latin America, the Inter-American Development Bank said in studies released at a ministerial conf…

U.S. Offers $50,000 In ‘Shredder Challenge’

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 29 (UPI) — The research arm of the U.S. military is offering a $50,000 prize to the person who presents the best way to piece together shredded documents. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said participants in the “shredder challenge,” which began in October and ends Dec. 4, are asked to find […]

Christmas Photos Come With Gun Backdrops

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 29 (UPI) — An Arizona gun club is giving families the chance to take Christmas card photos with Santa Claus in front of firearms-themed backdrops. The Scottsdale Gun Club said families can come in during the Santa and Machine Guns event, scheduled for Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and […]

Election Tie Broken With Number Drawing

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa., Nov. 30 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania township resolved a tie from the recent board of supervisors election by having the candidates pick envelopes containing numbers. Democrat Joseph Claar was chosen to serve a six-year term as a Greenfield Township supervisor Monday when he picked an envelope containing a lower number than the envelope […]

Police: Woman Stabbed With Ornament

SOUTHINGTON, Conn., Nov. 30 (UPI) — Police in Connecticut said a woman accused of stealing items from a Christmas Craft Fair allegedly used an ornament to stab a woman who was blocking her escape. Investigators said Ruth Wagner, 55, of Southington, allegedly stole several items from the city’s Christmas Craft Fair and began fleeing when […]

Suit Donated With $13,000 In Pockets

MOLINE, Ill., Nov. 30 (UPI) — A Goodwill spokeswoman said workers were searching for a suit donated by an 80-year-old Illinois man who believes he left $13,000 in the pockets. Goodwill spokeswoman Dana Engelbert said the Moline man, who asked not to be identified, donated an old suit to a local Goodwill store and realized […]

Woman who calls police arrested in hit-run

PINELLAS PARK, Del., Nov. 30 (UPI) — A Florida woman who called police to ask them to remove her boyfriend from her apartment was arrested in a fatal February hit-and-run crash, police said.

Heather Lynn Mayo, 33, called the Pinellas Sheriff’s Offic…

GOP seeks to accelerate Keystone permit

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — A bill was introduced in the U.S, Senate Wednesday requiring issuance of a construction permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline within 60 days.

Republican senators said the legislation would overturn the Oba…

U.S.: Canada hid salmon virus for 10 years

SEATTLE, Nov. 30 (UPI) — U.S. officials have expressed annoyance an 8-year-old Canadian scientific report on a deadly West Coast salmon virus wasn’t shared or published.

Molly Kilbenge was the lead of four authors of Canada’s Department of Fisheries…

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