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Cantor Won’t Ask Grimm To Resign

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will meet with embattled Rep. Michael Grimm Wednesday to discuss his way forward after he was slapped with a 20-count indictment this week. The Republican leader has indicated he is unlikely to ask Grimm, R-N.Y., to resign, despite Grimm’s being charged with various counts of […]

Poll: Americans Want Less Involvement Abroad

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) — Americans want to step back from the world stage, disapprove of the President’s foreign policy and believe the country in general is headed in the wrong direction. As the U.S. has been distracted by unrest in Ukraine and the consequential tension with Russia, President Barack Obama is taking a hit […]

Many Chipotle Customers Underestimate Calories Of A Burrito

DURHAM, N.C., April 29 (UPI) — A survey of more than 300 Chipotle customers before they ordered their food found they underestimated the number of calories in their planned orders, on average, by 21 percent. Researchers at Duke University and the University of Southern California conducted experiments testing the effectiveness of calorie labeling on menu […]

Grad Student Creates World’s Smallest Nanowires

NASHVILLE, April 29 (UPI) — A Vanderbilt doctorate student has found a way to construct the world’s thinnest nanowire — at just three atoms wide — using a finely focused beam of electrons. Junhao Lin, who has been conducting his research as a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was able to create […]

Scientists Find Birds Adapting To Chernobyl Radiation

CHERNOBYL, Ukraine, April 29 (UPI) — No humans live in the 19-mile exclusion zone surrounding Chernobyl, the nuclear disaster which devastated the Ukrainian countryside in 1986, but as ecologists recently showcased, birds have slowly adapted to the area. To better understand how birds were coping with the region’s dangerous radioactivity, researchers captured 152 birds of […]

Twin Astronauts To Participate In Long-term Space Travel Study

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) — Identical twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are going to be part of an experiment in long term space travel to gauge the health effects of a mission to Mars. Scott will spend a year on the International Space Station while Mark will stay here on Earth. Tests and measurements […]

Kurdish Oil Exports Set For May

OSLO, Norway, April 29 (UPI) — The semiautonomous Kurdish government of Iraq is expected to start selling exported oil within the next few weeks, Turkey’s energy minister said Tuesday. A pipeline from the Kurdish north is sending oil to storage tanks in Ceyhan, a Turkish sea port. Exports of Kurdish oil, however, have been on […]

Pipeline Proposed To Feed Wyoming Rail Terminal

HOUSTON, April 29 (UPI) — Genesis Energy, which has headquarters in Houston, said it was soliciting interest for a crude oil pipeline that would run 70 miles through Wyoming. The company said it was seeking shipper commitments for a 70-mile oil pipeline that would run from Casper, Wyo., to the Pronghorn rail facility in Douglas, […]

U.S. Probes Waves As Source Of Energy

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) — More than $10 million will be invested into a program that will test the ability to convert wave energy into a source of power, the U.S. Energy Department said. The Energy Department announced the test program for wave energy off the coast of Hawaii. “The Energy Department-supported demonstrations at the […]

Florida Man Accused Of Throwing Bucket Of Urine On Building Inspector During Investigation

SARASOTA COUNTY , Fla., April 29 (UPI) — A Florida man who was under investigation for 19 counts of scheming to defraud didn’t help his cause on Monday when he allegedly threw a bucket of urine on a Sarasota County building inspector. Craig Siegel is accused of dousing the code enforcement officer with pee while […]

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