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UPI - United Press International, Inc. Archive

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

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Park Workers Find Civil War Bullets In Tree

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Gettysburg (Pa.) National Military Park workers found Civil War-era bullets while cutting up a fallen oak tree, officials say. The 148-year-old bullets were found in a fallen tree resting on a boulder on Culp’s Hill, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. “Culp’s Hill is one of the areas on the Gettysburg […]

Youth Pastor Videotape Case May Be Void

PASADENA, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Charges against a former youth pastor accused of videotaping teenage girls while showering at a Pasadena, Texas, church may not be valid, officials say. Thomas Jason Fortenberry, 30, was charged Thursday with two counts of improper photography for an incident that allegedly took place Nov. 4, 2007, the Houston […]

Woman Accused Of Having Child Videotape Sex

DALLAS, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A Dallas woman was arrested for allegedly having her 6-year-old daughter repeatedly make video recordings of her having group sex, police say. The 24-year-old woman was jailed Monday on charges of indecency with a child, which is punishable by as much as 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, […]

Doctor Shortage May Result In Crowded ERs

AURORA, Colo., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Despite increased coverage under the Affordable Care Act, overcrowding may persist in U.S. emergency rooms due to a shortage of doctors, researchers say. A study by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed expanded health insurance coverage via the Affordable Care […]

Fire Kills 14 Arabian Horses

MAGNOLIA, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) — As many as 14 Arabian horses died in a stable fire in Magnolia, Texas, officials say. The fire began around 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Goslin Nix Stables in Magnolia, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported. Firefighters were able to free 14 other horses from the 5,000 square foot stable. Some of […]

E. Coli Found In Strawberries

MULTNOMAH, Wash., Aug. 9 (UPI) — A Washington state outbreak of E. coli in strawberries has caused at least one death and made at least 16 people sick, public health officials say. Oregon Public Health officials linked the outbreak to Jaquith Strawberry Farm in rural Washington County, The (Portland) Oregonian reported. The medium-sized farm had […]

Woman Dies In Fall Into Recycling Bin

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 9 (UPI) — An East Toledo, Ohio, woman died after falling head-first into her city-issued recycling bin, the city coroner said. Sheila Decoster, 62, died of positional asphyxia after recycling trash outside of her home, the Toledo Blade reported. Decoster was found Friday evening by her husband Richard Decoster, who was returning […]

Mom Gets 32 Years For Killing Kids

LEWES, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A London-area woman was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for killing her two young children after their father broke up with her. Fiona Donnison, 45, must serve at least 32 years before release, the Daily Express reported. The sentence was handed down in Lewes Crown Court immediately after […]

LAPD Expands Killer Probe To 230 Cases

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Los Angeles police say they have widened the number of unsolved homicide cases they are reviewing in connection with the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer. Detectives are looking into 230 cases dating back as far 1976 that may be tied to the killer, The Los Angeles Times reported. “There’s […]

Study: Genetic Link To Intelligence

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A study offers the first direct biological evidence that genes and inheritance have a big role in intelligence, a Scottish researcher says. Researcher Ian Deary of the Center for Cognitive Aging at the University of Edinburgh says previous family and twin studies strongly suggested many characteristics of intelligence are […]

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