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Anna Nicole Smith ME Out Of Job In Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declined to appoint the medical examiner who autopsied the body of Anna Nicole Smith in 2007 to another term in office. Scott said Wednesday he would not reappoint Dr. Joshua Perper, who has been Broward County’s chief medical examiner for 17 years, The Miami […]

Obama, Boehner OK Speech Schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Thursday agreed on a date for the president to address a joint session of Congress on jobs. Initially, the White House had said the president would speak to Congress Sept. 7 but Boehner’s office said that would not work and the […]

Thousands Of Fish Die In Texas Lake

GRAVEVINE, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Thousands of fish were killed in a Texas lake this week by a combination of high temperatures and low water and oxygen levels, wildlife officials say. The total number of fish killed in Lake Grapevine, a few miles northwest of Dallas, was about 124,000, the Texas Parks and Wildlife […]

Utah Finds ‘green Strips’ Slow Fires

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A wildfire in northwest Utah grew to 5,000 acres but was about 55 percent contained Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. The Maple Canyon fire in Box Elder County was reported Wednesday evening and is believed to have been caused by lightning. Jason Curry, a spokesman for the state […]

Obama To Visit Detroit On Labor Day

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Barack Obama plans a quick trip to Detroit for Labor Day, his office announced Thursday. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will make the trip with the president, who plans to discuss jobs initiatives with “workers and their families,” the White House said. Aretha Franklin and the Mosaic Youth Theater […]

City Bus Driver Probed In Fatal Crash

TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A small amount of suspected marijuana was found in the belongings of a Toronto city bus driver involved in a deadly crash this week, police said Thursday. Detective Carl Anderson told 680 News the substance was found in the driver’s compartment of the Toronto Transit Commission bus hours after the […]

White House: Deficit Picture Improving

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The U.S. budget deficit this year will be 20 percent lower than previously estimated but economic growth will be “slower than we like,” the White House said. In a report called the Mid-Session Review, the Office of Management and Budget said tax receipts have been stronger than anticipated and government […]

Quake Hits LA, No Damage Reported

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled through the Los Angeles area Thursday but there were no initial reports of property damage, authorities said. The quake — at 1:47 p.m. PDT — was followed by a magnitude 3.0 aftershock less than hour later. The quake was centered near Newhall, north of Los […]

Mom Sues Drug Rehab Center Over Death

CHARLOTTE, Tenn., Sept. 1 (UPI) — The mother of a woman who died during a stay at a Tennessee drug treatment center says crowding and understaffing at New Life Lodge helped kill her daughter. A lawsuit filed in Dickson County this week names both New Life and its parent company, CRC Health, which is headquartered […]

Anthony Must Give Videotaped Testimony

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Casey Anthony must provide videotaped testimony in the defamation suit against her, a Florida judge ruled Thursday. Minutes from a hearing at the Orange County Courthouse indicate motions from the parties in the suit could result in the video and the transcript being sealed from public view, the Orlando […]


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