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Lake Erie Watersnake Off Protected List

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday it has removed the Lake Erie watersnake from the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife. The harmless species, found on offshore islands in western Lake Erie in Ohio and Ontario, is the 23rd species to be de-listed after recovery and conservation […]

Study Says U.S. First Home Of Sunflowers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 15 (UPI) — U.S. biologists say they’ve proven the modern sunflower was domesticated in the Unites States, not in Mexico as some scientists had believed. “Our results affirm that the eastern United States was an independent center of plant domestication and that all known living cultivated sunflowers shared a common origin there,” […]

New Al-Qaida Leader Urges Attacks On U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Al-Qaida’s new leader is urging followers to keep targeting the United States. A video by Ayman al-Zawahiri surfaced Monday on a Web site that often posts al-Qaida videos, ABC News reported. “America today is staggering,” said Zawahiri. “Hunt her down wherever you may encounter her. Hunt her down to cut […]

3 Charged In Mini-golf Slaying

BARRIE, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A weekend outing at a mini-golf course with his daughter and girlfriend left a Canadian man dead and three alleged young assailants facing murder charges. Bradley Hubbard, 42, of Collingwood, Ontario, was killed about 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Putting Edge in Barrie, an indoor glow-in-the-dark, mini-golf facility north of […]

Release Urged For Men Accused Of Being Gay

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Amnesty International called Monday for the immediate release of two young men to be tried Thursday in Cameroon on charges of homosexuality. The human rights group also urged repeal of the “draconian” law used to imprison them. The two men, identified only by first names — Jonas, 19, and […]

New Maps Likely To Help Georgia GOP

ATLANTA, Aug. 15 (UPI) — New rules for the Georgia Senate likely will quicken passage of political maps favoring the Republican majority, observers say. The rules, in effect only during the special session, expected to last at least a few weeks, won passage Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The rules do away with the required […]

Egg Cholesterol Depends On What Hen Eats

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 15 (UPI) — How much cholesterol eggs give a person depend on what the hen laying the eggs eats, researchers in Israel say. Dr. Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University’s School of Health Professions and colleagues designed feeds that were high in antioxidants and lower in omega-6 fatty acids, based on […]

Man Sentenced In Iran Missile Plot

CHICAGO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — An Iranian national who pleaded guilty to attempting to export missile components and radio test sets to Iran was sentenced in Chicago to 51 months in prison. Davoud Baniameri, 38, of Woodland Hills, Calif., was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayanin, the Justice Department said Monday. “This defendant […]

Study: Pathogens In Produce Resist Washing

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 15 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say a study showing E. coli and salmonella can live inside plant tissues means washing the outside of produce may not be enough to remove them. Scientists at Purdue University say E. collie was found in the tissues of mung bean sprouts and salmonella in peanut […]

3 Wounded In Winnipeg Garage Shooting

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Three men were wounded when a gunman opened fire as they stood in a garage in suburban Winnipeg, Manitoba, police said. The victims of the 9 p.m. Sunday shooting had not been named but were listed as 26, 29 and 30 years old, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. All […]

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