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Man Arrested For Carrying Knife On Plane

TAMPA, Fla., July 31 (UPI) — An airplane passenger was arrested Sunday after a security breach allowed the man to carry a knife onto a plane in Tampa, airport officials said. Philippe Francois Martinez, 43, of Clearwater, Fla., was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, the St. Petersburg Times reported. Transportation Security Administration personnel noticed […]

Back-to-school Adjustment Should Begin Now

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 31 (UPI) — Since summer break ends in August in the South, parents and children should begin adjusting to back-to-school routines now, a U.S. researcher says. “Returning to the routine of the school year can be overwhelming for adults and students,” Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at […]

More U.S. Kids On Government Healthcare

DURHAM, N.H., July 31 (UPI) — With unemployment staying high and parents losing health insurance, more U.S. children are being covered by public health insurance plans, researchers say. “When people become unemployed, not only do they lose their employment-based private insurance, but, with the loss of income, families may become newly eligible for public plans,” […]

Concrete Slab Tumbles From Montreal Tunnel

MONTREAL, July 31 (UPI) — A nearly 50-foot slab of concrete fell near one end of a highway tunnel in Montreal Sunday, forcing closure of the road’s eastbound lanes, police said. No one was hurt in the incident on the Ville-Marie Expressway and no motorists were stuck in the tunnel, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. […]

Body Parts Found On Canada Tribal Reserve

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 31 (UPI) — Authorities in Canada say they are investigating the death of a female whose body parts were found scattered at Sandy Bay First Nation. A large area of the tribal reserve on the western shore of Lake Manitoba was cordoned off as the investigation was being conducted by investigators from […]

1 Dead, 2 Wounded After Toronto Parade

TORONTO, July 31 (UPI) — A shooting incident involving Toronto’s police just after the city’s Caribbean Carnival parade left one man dead and two other people wounded, officials said. The names of the 30-year-old man who died, and the woman and man who were wounded, had not been released, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The […]

3 Die In 3 Shootings In 4 Hours In Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif., July 31 (UPI) — A man, a woman and a teenage boy were killed in three separate shootings in Oakland in a span of less than 4 hours ending early Sunday, police said. City police officer Kevin McDonald said the 16-year-old boy was the first victim. He was shot several times on a […]

Workers Asking For More Time Off

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) — Since the recession, U.S. workers focused on keeping their jobs, but this summer there is a shift toward family, a survey indicates. The survey, conducted by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Adecco Staffing US, a workforce solutions provider, indicates the desire for time and work flexibility this summer […]

Recession Increasing Burn Out In Employees

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) — Nearly half — 45 percent — say they think workers at their organization are currently burned out on their jobs, a U.S. survey indicates. The national survey, by CareerBuilder.com, was conducted May 19 to June 8, included more than 2,600 hiring managers and human resource professionals and nearly 5,300 employees. […]

Companies Spending On Picnics, Again

TREVOSE, Pa., July 31 (UPI) — After the economic downturn, many U.S. companies scaled back morale boosting pursuits, but a survey indicates that at least the company picnic is back. A survey by the Advertising Specialty Institute of 400 individuals working at companies indicates 41 percent say they’re planning a company picnic this summer and […]

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