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U.S. Sinks $12 Million Into Biofuels

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced it was doling out $12 million to support biofuels projects that will work to replace conventional gasoline. Three small-scale projects in Illinois, North Carolina and Wisconsin get federal funding to help commercialize a process that uses heat and other catalysts to convert biomass into […]

Kittens Tossed From Moving Vehicle In Ore.

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Portland, Ore., police offered a reward for information on a motorist who allegedly threw three live kittens from a moving gold minivan Thursday. One of the kittens had to be euthanized after it was picked up by a witness, police said in a written statement announcing a $1,000 reward […]

Postal Mailboxes Vanishing From U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The number of U.S. Postal Service boxes on the streets has dropped by more than half since 2000, officials say. The major reason is the growth of electronic financial services and e-mail, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Postal service spokeswoman Sue Brennan said the volume of mail has dropped […]

Lawyers: Death Penalty Tainted By Racism

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Lawyers for a Texas death-row inmate are contesting his execution on grounds he was unfairly sentenced based on “racist testimony.” The lawyers for Duane Edward Buck, who was convicted of a 1995 Harris County double murder, petitioned the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday […]

Tucson Republicans Raffling Glock Handgun

TUCSON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Tucson-area Republican group is giving supporters a chance to win a Glock 23, the type used in the killing spree aimed at Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The Pima County Republican Party plans to sell 125 $10 tickets for the drawing, The Huffington Post reported. The gun comes with three […]

Uruguay Shanty Towns Get Partial Reprieve

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sept. 1 (UPI) — About half of the 200,000 residents of Montevideo’s shanty towns are set to win a reprieve in a government plan to regularize substandard housing seen as an embarrassment to a country hailed abroad as a buoyant emerging economy with prospects of further growth. Officials said they would consider giving […]

Canada Lifts Sanctions Against Libya

PARIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Canadian sanctions against Libya were lifted Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced at a summit in Paris. International leaders met at the conference to discuss helping Libya’s National Transitional Council stabilize the country after seven months of armed rebellion that fought to end Moammar Gadhafi’s 42 years in power. “Canada […]

Remains Of Australian Outlaw Identified

MELBOURNE, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The remains of notorious 19th century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, executed in 1880, have been identified in a mass grave of prisoners, authorities said. Doctors and scientists at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine have identified the infamous outlaw’s remains, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday. His body had been […]

Police Kill Man Carrying Toy Rifle

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) — A police officer in North Miami Beach fatally shot a man who appeared to be carrying a rifle that was actually a toy gun, officials said. Police said officers responded Wednesday afternoon to reports of calls about a man walking around carrying a rifle, WFOR-TV, Miami, reported. […]

Tea Party Groups To Protest Romney Speech

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Efforts by Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney to reach out to the Tea Party have upset some Tea Party groups, U.S. political observers said. The former Massachusetts governor, who had previously kept the Tea Party at arms-length, has increased his visibility with the group since Texas Gov. Rick Perry of […]


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