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Obama To Visit Detroit On Labor Day

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — President Barack Obama plans a quick trip to Detroit for Labor Day, his office announced Thursday. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will make the trip with the president, who plans to discuss jobs initiatives with “workers and their families,” the White House said. Aretha Franklin and the Mosaic Youth Theater […]

City Bus Driver Probed In Fatal Crash

TORONTO, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A small amount of suspected marijuana was found in the belongings of a Toronto city bus driver involved in a deadly crash this week, police said Thursday. Detective Carl Anderson told 680 News the substance was found in the driver’s compartment of the Toronto Transit Commission bus hours after the […]

White House: Deficit Picture Improving

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — The U.S. budget deficit this year will be 20 percent lower than previously estimated but economic growth will be “slower than we like,” the White House said. In a report called the Mid-Session Review, the Office of Management and Budget said tax receipts have been stronger than anticipated and government […]

Quake Hits LA, No Damage Reported

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake rumbled through the Los Angeles area Thursday but there were no initial reports of property damage, authorities said. The quake — at 1:47 p.m. PDT — was followed by a magnitude 3.0 aftershock less than hour later. The quake was centered near Newhall, north of Los […]

Mom Sues Drug Rehab Center Over Death

CHARLOTTE, Tenn., Sept. 1 (UPI) — The mother of a woman who died during a stay at a Tennessee drug treatment center says crowding and understaffing at New Life Lodge helped kill her daughter. A lawsuit filed in Dickson County this week names both New Life and its parent company, CRC Health, which is headquartered […]

Anthony Must Give Videotaped Testimony

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Casey Anthony must provide videotaped testimony in the defamation suit against her, a Florida judge ruled Thursday. Minutes from a hearing at the Orange County Courthouse indicate motions from the parties in the suit could result in the video and the transcript being sealed from public view, the Orlando […]

Top Bloomberg Aide Quit After Arrest

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Former New York Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith was arrested in Washington on a domestic violence charge shortly before his resignation, police records show. Goldsmith was arrested July 30 after what police described as a violent fight with his wife in their townhouse, the New York Post reported Thursday. He […]

Family Fights For Wilbur The Pig

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A Houston-area family says their Vietnamese potbellied pig is a pet, not livestock, and are fighting a neighborhood association’s attempt to evict him. The fight has made Wilbur, named after the hero of E.B. White’s children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web,” a celebrity, the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. Fans follow him on […]

Woman Punches Bear To Save Dog

JUNEAU, Alaska, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An Alaskan woman said she punched a black bear in the face when she spotted it attacking her dachshund in her yard. Brooke Collins, 22, of Juneau, said she let her dogs outside at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and she ran outside when she heard her dachshund, Fudge, barking […]

Man Arrested For Early Morning Mowing

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 1 (UPI) — An Oklahoma man arrested for mowing his lawn and that of a neighbor at 4:30 a.m. said he was just trying to do a good deed. Phil Ray Gage, 40, of Oklahoma City, who was arrested on a disturbing the peace charge after a neighbor complained about the noise […]


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