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Crash Throws Marijuana Into The Street

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Police in California said a truck crashed and many of its bags of illegally carried marijuana were snatched up by bystanders before officers arrived. San Jose police said the truck, which crashed at about 12:50 a.m. Wednesday and wound up on its side near Oakridge Mall, was abandoned […]

‘Lunar Bible’ Headed For Auction

AMHERST, N.H., Sept. 2 (UPI) — A New Hampshire auction house said items at an upcoming sale include a glove Neil Armstrong wore during astronaut training and the first Bible on the moon. Bobby Livingston of RR Auction said the online auction, which begins Sept. 15, consists of 832 items, including a “lunar Bible,” one […]

Swedish Post-It War Inspired By French

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 2 (UPI) — A Swedish office worker said the Post-it art war he started with a neighboring building was inspired by a similar contest between French workers. Bo Isaksson, who works at an IT building near the Stockholm government buildings, said reading about the French Post-it war led him to use the […]

WVU Cracks Down On Couch Burning

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Students at West Virginia University who engage in the traditional couch-burnings to celebrate big football games could face arson charges, officials say. Morgantown officials say they have decided this year to use the state fire code, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. In the past, students who set couches on fire […]

State Issues Yemen Travel Warning

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. State Department Friday issued a travel warning for Yemen, saying the threat of terrorist activities and civil unrest makes travel unsafe. State urged U.S. citizens to leave Yemen while commercial transport still is available. The embassy is on restricted staffing, making it difficult to assist U.S. citizens in […]

Vermont To Receive Federal Disaster Aid

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Most of Vermont, where Tropical Storm Irene caused millions of dollars in damage, has been declared a disaster area eligible for federal aid, officials said. President Barack Obama signed the declaration making individual assistance available to homeowners in hard-hit Chittenden, Rutland, Washington and Windsor counties, the Brattleboro Reformer reported […]

Colombia And U.S. Block Drug Traffic Route

BOGOTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The Colombian government has disrupted a drug trafficking route to the United States over which 10 tons of cocaine is transported every month, officials said. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a joint operation with the United States — Operation Final Flight — designed to block a major drug trafficking […]

Officials: Militants Abduct 30 Youngsters

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Thirty youngsters from 10 to 20 years old have been captured by Afghan militants in Pakistan’s tribal region, authorities say. The youths had accidentally crossed the Bajaur Agency border with Afghanistan, Geo News reported. Islam Zeb, a senior administrator in Bajaur Agency, told CNN Friday the youths had been […]

Va. City Passes Confederate Flag Ban

LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 2 (UPI) — The council in Lexington, Va., has approved an ordinance that would ban flying Confederate flags from downtown poles. The measure would also bar any flags except those of the United States, the state of Virginia and the city from the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge, The News-Gazette of Lexington reported. The […]

Woman’s Husband Donates Kidney To Her Ex

CANTON, Conn., Sept. 2 (UPI) — The husband of a Canton, Conn., woman who donated a kidney to her ex-husband said it would create a lifelong bond between the two men. Steve Leopard, Kim Leopard’s husband of less than a year, donated a kidney to her ex-husband, Jeff Laviero, of Bristol in a transplant Thursday […]


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