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Arizona Holding Woman In Okla. Slaying

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Arizona authorities say a woman will be extradited back to Oklahoma in the coming days to face charges in the shooting death of her husband last month. Raelynne Simonin, 23, Sallisaw, Okla., was jailed this week in Pinal County after she called Arizona deputies to report her husband had been […]

Obama To Conduct Bus Tour In August

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — President Obama will tour America’s Midwest during the summer to help buttress political support in battleground states, a White House official said. While a schedule isn’t set, observers note the tour likely would include states where the economy remains lackluster, including states where Democrats suffered the brunt of the party’s […]

27 Hurt When Hay Wagon Tips In Canada

SHERBROOKE, Quebec, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A hay wagon carrying about 50 people tipped over in Canada Wednesday afternoon, sending 27 people to the hospital, authorities said. The accident occurred on the outskirts of Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The injured, who included several children, had serious injuries, including broken bones, the CBC […]

Skull Shows Early Dog Domestication

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A 33,000-year-old well-preserved canine skull from a cave in Siberia shows some of the earliest evidence of man’s domestication of the dog, researchers say. The skull is unlike those of modern dogs or wolves, researchers said; while the snout is similar in size to early, fully domesticated dogs from […]

Panetta: Pentagon Can Cut Budget Wisely

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Pentagon workforce any budget reduction would take into account sound strategy and policy. “One of the key challenges we face as a department [is] how to ensure that our military has everything it needs to protect our national security at a time of […]

Senate Confirms Six Pentagon Appointments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate, before taking its August recess, confirmed six Pentagon leadership posts, including the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and vice chairman. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta congratulated Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will succeed Adm. Michael Mullen, and Adm. James Winnefeld, who will be Dempsey’s vice chairman, the […]

Seven Dead In Ramadi Blast

RAMADI, Iraq, Aug. 3 (UPI) — An explosion outside a police officer’s house in Ramadi, Iraq, Wednesday killed at least seven people and injured at least another 10, authorities said. Police attributed the blast in a crowded neighborhood in central Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, to a roadside bomb, CNN reported. Police said the […]

Lawyer Challenges Banishment In Ga.

ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A Georgia man who fired shots at a home, a convenience store and a water tower should not be banished from his home county, his lawyer says. “It’s like banishing a child from their family,” attorney McNeill Stokes said after the state Court of Appeals ruled the practice constitutional, The […]

New Sensor Has An ‘eye’ For Liquids

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Researchers at Harvard University say they have developed a new hand-held device that can quickly and accurately identify any unknown liquid. Scientists at the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences used the chemical and optical properties of precisely nanostructured materials to identify liquids by their surface tension, a […]

Did Earth Once Have Two Moons?

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Aug. 3 (UPI) — Earth may have once had two moons that collided, leaving an asymmetry in our companion’s shape that has long puzzled scientists, a U.S. researcher says. In an article published this week in Nature, Erik Asphaug, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, suggests the two […]

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