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Archive for December, 2011

Fox apologizes for ‘Who killed Jesus’ poll

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Fox Latin America says it has pulled and apologized for an online poll that asked who was responsible for Jesus’ death and included Jews as a possible answer.

The poll was posted on a Facebook page for National Geographic C…

Egypt says it will halt raids on NGOs

CAIRO, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Egyptian authorities say they’ve agreed to return all equipment and documents seized during a series of raids this week on non-governmental organizations.

Egypt’s military government told U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterso…

Calif. kayaker missing after calling 911

MALIBU, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) — Authorities were searching for a kayaker off the Malibu, Calif., coastline after he called 911 complaining of chest pains.

The man, whose name was not released, called the Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department at 3 p…

Sarkozy to honor Joan of Arc’s birthday

PARIS, Dec. 30 (UPI) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy has planned a trip to eastern France to observe what is thought to be the 600th birthday of national heroine Joan of Arc.

Sarkozy will spend about 20 minutes next week in Domremy, the village …

Obama, Gingrich agree on boosting research

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — President Barack Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich agree research to improve health is part of the solution to rising healthcare costs.

Research!America, non-profit group working to make research a higher n…

Moore pleads guilty in Colorado bomb scare

DENVER, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Earl Albert Moore pleaded guilty in Denver federal court Friday to a charge of arson in the April 20 bomb scare at the Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton, Colo.

Moore, 65, is scheduled to be sentenced in March to at least 30 y…

Egypt asks U.S. to freeze Mubarak assets

CAIRO, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Egypt has asked the United States to freeze assets of about 100 officials connected to the ousted regime on charges of corruption, profiteering and power abuse.

“Our embassy in Washington has received several requests concerni…

Mass. has first rabies case in 75 years

BOSTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Health officials in Massachusetts say they’ve confirmed the state’s first human case of rabies in 75 years, and a man is hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities said the infection was confirmed by the Centers for Dise…

Fukushima hospitals face financial crisis

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Hospitals in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture have reported financial stain in the wake of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant disaster.

The prefecture’s hospital association, to which 90 perc…

Lack of snow hitting ski resort businesses

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) — An unseasonably warm and dry December in Northern California has ski resort operators worried about a lack of snow, but they say they’re staying optimistic.

While last year’s snowfall brought huge totals — 65 …


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