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Officials: Cannibal Wanted To Eat 10 More

MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Russian man who invited another man into his Murmansk home, fatally stabbed and ate him, and hoped to eat “at least 10 other people,” authorities say. “The defendant wanted to try eating at least 10 people in the future,” an investigative committee in the Russian Arctic city said Monday. […]

New Energy Standard For Fridges Announced

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced Friday new efficiency standards for refrigerators it says will cut the energy use of most new models by 25 percent. A typical refrigerator in 2014 will use about one-fifth as much electricity as one from the mid-1970s, the department said in a release Friday. […]

Contact With Lockerbie Bomber Confirmed

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 29 (UPI) — The Scottish government said the Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 is dying and the matter should be left there. Lockerbie bomber and former Libyan intelligence officer Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released from prison by Scottish officials in August 2009 on compassionate grounds because […]

Mixed Views To EPA Emissions Rules

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — New rules governing air pollution from coal plants in the United States will have to develop gradually, an analyst said amid concerns of economic calamity. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules meant to reduce industrial pollution tied to coal-fired power plants. Cross-state air pollution rules that deal with the […]

Oil Pipeline Divisive Issue In U.S.

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 29 (UPI) — The route for a pipeline carrying oil from tar sands projects in Alberta, Canada, doesn’t seem like a good idea for Nebraska, a federal lawmaker said. The U.S. State Department cleared a major obstacle for TransCanada’s plans to extend a pipeline network that would carry heavy crude oil to […]

Space Station May Be Temporarily Abandoned

HOUSTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Astronauts may have to temporarily abandon the International Space Station after the crash of a Russian supply rocket, officials said. The Soyuz rocket carrying the Progress 44 supply ship, expected to deliver 3 tons of supplies to the orbiting lab’s six-man crew, crashed in eastern Russia after a booster rocket […]

Centuries-Old Viking Girl To Get Face

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A girl who lived 1,200 years ago in a Viking settlement in Sweden is about to get a face, scientists say. Researchers at Stockholm’s Historical Museum say reconstructing the face of a skeleton in the museum’s collection will allow visitors to meet a person from Sweden’s Viking Age. The […]

Omega-3 Reduces Stroke Severity

LAVAL, Quebec, Aug. 27 (UPI) — A diet rich in omega-3s, found in fatty fish like salmon, reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, researchers in Canada say. Jasna Kriz and Frederic Calon of the Universite Laval showed the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25 percent in mice […]

America Fatter Since Recession Began

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — West Virginia has the highest obesity rate in the United States at 34.3 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 20 percent, the Gallup poll indicates. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, based on 177,237 interviews conducted daily from January through June, uses self-reported height and weight to calculate body mass index scores. […]

Blacks’ Kidney Failure Rate Explained

ATLANTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Blacks are more likely to excrete protein in their urine than whites and this may account for why blacks have more kidney failure, U.S. researchers say. Dr. William McClellan of Emory University and colleagues analyzed information from 27,911 individuals — 40.5 percent African-Americans. Among the findings: – After an average […]

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