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Archive for December, 2011

Ill. fuel spill no threat to water supply

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 30 (UPI) — Aurora, Ill., officials said the leak of nearly 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel at a Federal Aviation Administration facility poses no threat to the water supply.

Several departments from Aurora, a suburb of Chicago, as we…

Skier dies after Canada avalanche injury

PEMBERTON, British Columbia, Dec. 30 (UPI) — A backcountry skier died after being injured in an avalanche and trapped in the mountains overnight near Pemberton, British Columbia, officials said.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Peter Thiessen conf…

Late-term abortions bring murder charges

ELKTON, Md., Dec. 30 (UPI) — Two doctors have been charged with murder in Maryland in connection with late-term abortions, police said.

Steven Brigham, 55, of Voorhees, N.J., faces five counts each of first-degree murder, five of second-degree murde…

Dredging blamed in Australia fish kills

GLADSTONE, Australia, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Fishermen in Australia say a giant dredging operation in a Queensland harbor is responsible for killing fish and other marine life.

Work is under way to dredge 46 million tons of sediment from Gladstone Harbor a…

Car Trashed In Futile Search For Drugs

POMPTON LAKES, N.J., Dec. 30 (UPI) — A New Jersey man whose car was impounded by police who suspected drugs were hidden inside said officers did $12,636.42 worth of damage. Darren Richardson, 28, of Wanaque, said police called in a sniffer dog when he was pulled over by Pompton Lakes officers Sept. 23 and an […]

Montreal Nixes Topless Breakfast Servers

MONTREAL, Dec. 30 (UPI) — After 11 years of serving breakfast by topless waitresses in see-through skirts, a restaurant has been ordered by the city of Montreal to require clothing. The owner of the Restaurant Les Princesses d’Hochelaga, Raynald Morissette, told CTV News he has spent some $200,000 in legal fees since 2004 fighting the […]

Kahne Apologizes For Breastfeeding Tweets

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Dec. 30 (UPI) — NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has apologized for Twitter postings in which he criticized a mother for breastfeeding a baby at a North Carolina grocery store. The (Norfolk, Va.) Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday Kahne, who lives in Mooresville, N.C., deleted some of the comments for which he had been criticized and […]

Man Writes Songs Day After Day After Day

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 30 (UPI) — Forgive Terry Eason of St. Paul, Minn., if he skips singing “Auld Lang Syne” Saturday; if all goes as planned, he will have written a year’s worth of songs. Eason began his New Year’s resolution on, well, Jan. 1, 2011, and after experiencing an “aha” moment attending the […]

Display iPhone Swears At 12-Year-Old

COVENTRY, England, Dec. 30 (UPI) — A British mother said she was shocked when an iPhone 4S at a Tesco store told her 12-year-old son to “shut up” with a four-letter profanity. Kim Le Quesne said her son was testing out the phone’s Siri system, which answers spoken questions, at the Tesco store in Coventry, […]

Ohio’s Austria to retire, cites remapping

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Steve Austria, R-Ohio, announced Friday he is retiring, saying he is angry new district lines would have him facing another Republican member.

The second-term congressional member was set to face Republican Rep….

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