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Archive for June, 2012

Airports Charge More For Cars Than Planes

LONDON, (UPI) — A British study found it is cheaper to park a light aircraft at several airports than it is to park a car at the facilities for the same amount of time. The Daily Telegraph reported Manchester Airport charges about $54.89 for a full 24 hours of parking in the short-stay car lot, […]

Mayor Greets Olympic Torch In Sausage Suit

LOUTH, England, (UPI) — A British mayor showed up to greet the Olympic torch while dressed as a sausage to support a campaign to get protected status for Lincolnshire sausages. Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders of Louth, England, greeted the torch in her town Wednesday while dressed as a Lincolnshire sausage to show her support for the […]

NYPD Rookie Proposes After Graduation

NEW YORK, (UPI) — A New York Police Department rookie said he enlisted the help of two police officer uncles to propose to his girlfriend while celebrating his graduation. Anthony Grosso, 23, who graduated Thursday from the Police Academy, said retired officer John Delgardo and detective Mark Moran rolled up in a patrol car while […]

Transport Official Suspended For Face Lick

NEW YORK, (UPI) — New York transportation officials said a supervisor accused of licking a female subordinate’s face has been suspended and will likely be fired. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Charles Seaton said division manager Earl Bryan’s badge and work pass were confiscated at the close of a first-level disciplinary hearing Monday and officials are […]

California's Ban On Foie Gras Looms

SACRAMENTO, (UPI) — French foie gras producers are gearing up to fight the impending California ban on the livers of force-fed ducks and geese. The California law, signed in 2004 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, takes effect Sunday. Animal-rights activists, who argue force-feeding is cruel to birds, lobbied for the ban. CIFOG, the group representing the […]

Air Force Expands Sex Abuse Investigation

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force says it is expanding an investigation of a sexual misconduct scandal involving dozens of instructors at basic-training sites. The investigation began a year ago, with a woman filing a complaint at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. It has grown into what observers say could become the worst […]

Shootings At Fort Bragg Kill 1, Injure 2

FORT BRAGG, N.C., (UPI) — A soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., shot and killed a battalion commander, then wounded himself, military officials said. A third soldier was “slightly injured” by a ricocheting bullet, investigators said. Fort Bragg officials said the shootings occurred Thursday during a unit safety briefing, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer […]

U.S. Heat Wave Moves East

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — A record-setting heat wave in portions of the U.S. midsection pushes east and south this weekend, weather officials said. Temperatures were expected to approach 100 degrees along the Interstate 95 corridor, challenging record highs in Washington, Baltimore and Richmond, Va., AccuWeather.com reported. Temperatures were expected to hit 100 in several southern cities, […]

Face-Eater Had No 'Bath Salts' In System

MIAMI, (UPI) — The man who bit off parts of a homeless man’s face in Miami had marijuana but no other drugs in his system, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s office said. The May 26 attack, captured on a Miami Herald security camera, had led to speculation the attacker, Rudy Eugene, was under the influence of […]

Congress Holds Eric Holder In Contempt

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) — Congress Thursday voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not turning over documents in to the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation. Congress voted 256-67 to make Holder the first Cabinet member ever held in contempt of Congress. The vote came after Holder declined to comply with […]

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