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When Parents Fight, Babies Lose Sleep

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Marital conflict between parents of adopted children ages 9 months to 18 months resulted in their children having trouble sleeping, U.S. researchers say. Jenae M. Neiderhiser, a professor of psychology at Pennsylvania State University, says adoptive families were used in the study because the researchers could focus on […]

Girl, 11, Forced Off Train In Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Swedish train conductor was suspended for forcing an 11-year-old girl to get off a train when she was unable to produce a ticket, authorities said Wednesday. The girl, an immigrant from Africa who speaks little Swedish, was traveling with her older sister, who had the tickets and was […]

Damaged $1 Million Statues To Be Repaired

MONTREAL, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Two million-dollar bronze statues by Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, recovered after being stolen and broken by thieves, will be repaired, officials say. Art dealer Simon Blais said the pieces are being sent to Montreal to be restored, something made easier because they are made of bronze, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

N.J. Politician Quits Over Nude Pictures

BRIDGETON, N.J., Aug. 3 (UPI) — An influential South New Jersey politician resigned his elected office after a political activist published nude photos of him on a Web site. Louis Magazzu, who also has resigned as chairman of the county Democratic Committee, submitted his resignation as a Cumberland County freeholder Tuesday, The News of Cumberland […]

Iron Ore Project Threatened By Politicking

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Political controversy over an iron ore mine development in central Uruguay threatens to scuttle the project amid signs the Indian mining company and investment partner may be losing patience over the politicking by opposition and environmentalist groups, officials indicated. The Minera Aratiri project’s early development is seen by the […]

Slave Lake Getting $189 Million To Rebuild

SLAVE LAKE, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The Canadian town of Slave Lake, devastated by wildfires this spring, will get another $189 million to rebuild, Alberta’s provincial government said Wednesday. The additional money will go primarily toward infrastructure and temporary housing for people in Slave Lake and the surrounding region, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. […]

Toys Not Top Reason To Buy Kids Fast-food

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Many U.S. families choose fast-food restaurants because the meals are cheap, easy and they often are a reward for their children, researchers say. Kerri N. Boutelle of the University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, say adults overwhelmingly reported that they liked the food, while 49 […]

Poll: Most Voters Disapprove Of Debt Deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A majority of U.S. voters disapprove of the debt ceiling agreement, and most doubt it will lower government spending, Rasmussen Reports said Wednesday. Results of a Rasmussen Reports survey indicated 22 percent of likely voters approve of the agreement, 53 percent disapprove and 26 percent said they weren’t sure how […]

Cougar That Attacked Girl Killed In Canada

KANANASKIS, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A cougar that attacked a Canadian girl has been shot and killed by conservation officers, officials said. The big cat attacked the girl Sunday while she was hiking with her family near Barrier Lake in Bow Valley Provincial Park in the Kananaskis area of Alberta, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

Survey Tracks Beliefs About Memory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A U.S. survey shows many people think memory is more powerful, objective, accurate and reliable than decades of scientific research suggest. In a telephone survey by University of Illinois researchers, 1,500 respondents were asked to respond to a series of statements about memory, a university release reported Wednesday. Almost […]

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