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Sun, Heat A Risk For Cancer Patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Because of their treatment, cancer patients are at higher risk from the sun so they should take precautions, U.S. physicians advise. “Cancer patients may be more at risk for sun damage because of their treatment,” Dr. Elizabeth Kvale, director of outpatient supportive care and survivorship at University of Alabama […]

Man Who Found $200 Convicted Of Stealing

PERTH, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) — An Australian man was convicted of stealing for picking up $200 on a casino floor, officials say. Adrian Lamonica-Miraglio, 22, was found guilty in Perth Magistrate’s Court Monday on one count of stealing, PerthNow.com reported. Lamonica-Miraglio, an apprentice refrigeration mechanic, was having drinks with friends at the Burswood Casino […]

New Material Mimics Human Soft Tissue

BALTIMORE, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Reserchers in Baltimore say they’re developing a new composite material that may someday restore damaged soft body tissues. The liquid material, a composite of biological and synthetic molecules, is injected under the skin and then “set” using light to form a more solid structure, a John Hopkins Medical Institutions release […]

BP Pipeline Closed For WWII Mine Removal

PETERHEAD, Scotland, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A BP oil pipeline was shut down off the coast of Scotland to remove an unexploded sea mine from World War II, officials say. BP’s Forties oil pipeline, responsible for transporting about 40 percent of oil produced in the United Kingdom, has been closed for five days to remove […]

Faulty Absentee Ballots Mailed In Wis.

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A conservative political organization sent absentee ballot flyers to Democratic voters with misleading information about next week’s Wisconsin recall elections. Americans for Prosperity sent flyers Democrats in at least two state Senate districts instructing voters to return ballots to officials “before Aug. 11,” two days after the recall elections are […]

Attacks By Yemeni Government Kill Many

SANAA, Yemen, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Yemeni military airstrikes and bombings throughout the country resulted in the deaths of four civilians and 15 militants, officials said Monday. The Yemeni air force killed the suspected al-Qaida and other Islamic fighters and injured another 17 Monday in Zinjibar in the southern part of the country, the Italian […]

FBI’s New DB Cooper Suspect Is Dead

SEATTLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The FBI says a lead in the unsolved 1971 D.B. Cooper jetliner hijacking case, pointed investigators toward a dead suspect. The FBI was given what it says was the “most promising” lead to date in the nation’s only unsolved airliner hijacking case — a name of a man who previously […]

Spacecraft Snaps Closeup Of Asteroid

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) — NASA has released the first full-frame image of the asteroid Vesta taken by the spacecraft Dawn as it moves into the first of four intensive science orbits. Dawn will enter an orbit around the 330-mile-diameter asteroid at a distance of 1,700 miles on Aug. 11 to begin an in-depth […]

U.S. Drought Reached Record Level In July

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 1 (UPI) — The contiguous U.S. land area experiencing exceptional drought in July reached the highest level in the history of the U.S. Drought Monitor, officials said. Brian Fuchs, a geoscientist and climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said almost 12 percent of the contiguous United […]

15 U.S. Troops Die In Iraq In June

BAGHDAD, Aug. 1 (UPI) — June was a bad month for U.S. military personnel in Iraq, with 15 killed, mostly by Iranian-supplied weapons, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. While a reduction in attacks on U.S. personnel has decreased in the last three weeks, Navy Adm. Michael Mullen said Monday the key […]

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