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Chevron Paying $4.5M Settlement For Spills

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Chevron has agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement stemming from two leaks that spilled tens of thousands of gallons of oil in Utah, officials said. The leaks from a Chevron pipeline, which occurred in June and December last year, polluted Red Butte Creek and Liberty Park pond […]

Prop 8 Sponsors May Get To Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The California Supreme Court Tuesday seemed likely to give sponsors of ballot initiatives the right to defend them in court, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Times said several state high court justices suggested during an hour of argument Tuesday the initiative system would be meaningless if proponents could not […]

Petraeus Takes Over CIA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus began his new job as CIA director Tuesday after being sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden. Petraeus traded his military dress uniform for a dark gray suit for the ceremony at the White House. He thanked President Obama for having “confidence in an […]

Canadian Teen Drowns After Drinking

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Canadian boy, 14, who drank alcohol allegedly provided by his mother and a friend, later fell into Lake Ontario and drowned, New York State Park Police said. Investigators identified the boy as Alexander Montgomery of Orillia in Ontario. He apparently got up in the middle of the night […]

Violent Passenger Allegedly Bites Pilot

SEATTLE, Sept. 6 (UPI) — A man allegedly became violent and bit a pilot on the arm when an Alaska Airlines plane landed in Seattle, a spokesman for Sea-Tac Airport said. The passenger was restrained by the plane’s flight crew and some fellow passengers, Perry Cooper said. The man was arrested by Port of Seattle […]

Bodies Of Missing German Hikers Found

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 6 (UPI) — The bodies of two German hikers who disappeared last month were found Monday in Afghanistan, officials said. Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Parwan province, said the bodies were found near the south end of the Salang Pass, Bakhtar News Agency reported. The hikers had been missing since the middle […]

Nevada IHOP Shootings Kill 3, Wound 6

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A gunman opened fire at a Carson City, Nev., restaurant Tuesday, killing three people and wounding six others, authorities said. Two of the victims killed at the International House of Pancakes restaurant were described as National Guard soldiers who were in uniform, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper said. […]

Drug Applications Up As Fla. Cracks Down

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 6 (UPI) — A Florida law intended to curb a prescription-drug epidemic is raising concerns rogue doctors and others are moving into the pharmacy business, officials said. Since the law that bans most doctors from selling painkillers at their offices went into effect, applications to open new pharmacies in Florida have surged, […]

Strauss-Kahn Issue Hurting Socialists

PARIS, Sept. 6 (UPI) — France’s Socialist party is struggling to find a successor to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, political observers said. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who had been expected to be the Socialist candidate for president before his arrest for alleged sexual assault in New York, arrived in France Sunday, making no […]

Eight Iraqi Soldiers Killed In Ambush

BAGHDAD, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Eight Iraqi soldiers were killed Tuesday in an ambush on a military convoy in Anbar province, police said. A ninth soldier was injured, the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported, citing Iraqi police sources. One of the soldiers killed was an officer. The convoy was passing through the town of Haditha […]

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