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Tropical Storm Harvey Forms In Gulf

MIAMI, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Tropical Storm Harvey formed in the Gulf of Mexico Friday and was approaching the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula with sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. Harvey was located about 240 miles east-southeast of Belize City and was moving west at 12 mph, the National Weather Service said […]

U.K. Police Detective Charged With Leaking

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A detective constable with London’s Metropolitan Police has been charged with leaking information on the investigation into phone hacking. The man, 51, was released on bail Thursday after being arrested at work and suspended from the force, the BBC reported. He was part of Operation Weeting, the investigation of phone […]

Poll: Student Loans OK; Grants Not So Much

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Most U.S. voters favor keeping government loans for poor and middle-income students but are less keen on federal grants that aren’t repaid, a survey indicated. Results of the Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday indicated 75 percent of likely U.S. voters think the government should make loans available to a good […]

Paraplegic Plans Solo Skydive

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C., Aug. 19 (UPI) — A North Carolina man who lost the use of his legs in 2005 said he is training to become one of the few paraplegics able to skydive solo. Patrick Nichols, 30, who became paraplegic after a motorcycle accident, said he has been training for months at the Appalachian […]

Van Thief Took Children Home

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A New York man said a thief who stole his van from outside of a store returned the vehicle to his house when he discovered two children were inside. Sebastian Russo, 37, said his sons, John, 7, and Robert, 5, were in the 2010 Honda Odyssey with the family […]

Cancer Patient Ordered To Stop Yard Sales

SALEM, Ore., Aug. 19 (UPI) — An Oregon woman who has been holding garage sales to pay medical bills from her bone cancer treatment said city officials forced her to shut down the operation. Jan Cline of Salem said she held the weekend sales in her back yard to keep them from bothering neighbors after […]

Creationist Group Plans Noah’s Ark Replica

PETERSBURG, Ky., Aug. 19 (UPI) — The ministry behind Kentucky’s Creation Museum said it plans to create a replica of Noah’s ark — 500 feet long and 80 feet high — by 2014. The group, Answers in Genesis, said it is planning to have a team of Amish builders create the ark from wood in […]

Police: Woman Rode In Pickup Bed With Baby

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a 23-year-old babysitter was charged with child neglect for riding in the bed of a pickup truck with an 8-month-old baby in a stroller. Daytona Beach police said Keyona Nicole Davis was arrested after officers received numerous 911 calls Wednesday about a baby traveling […]

Taiwan To Pursue Purchase Of F-16 Fighters

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Taiwan will continue its efforts to buy F-16 C/D fighters despite reports that the U.S. administration has turned down the request. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said the aircraft are essential to the country’s defenses, a report by Taiwan’s Central News Agency said. Ma said the weapons are defensive in […]

Lockheed To Work With Universities

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Lockheed is working with three universities to support small businesses and universities participating in U.S. government technology programs. Called the Lockheed Martin Innovation Marketplace, the program will support private sector and academic sector technologists in participating in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovation Research, Technology Transfer and […]

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