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Markets Mixed On Bernanke Speech

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (UPI) — U.S. markets posted solid gains Friday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was in a wait-and-see mode concerning economic policy. Bernanke declined to announce a third round of quantitative easing, a program of buying securities that is also known as printing money, but did say […]

Dad Flees Foreclosure, Leaving Son

LAKEVILLE, Minn., Aug. 26 (UPI) — Investigators are trying to find a Minnesota architect facing foreclosure who left his 11-year-old son behind when he fled the state. Steven Alexander Cross, 60, has been charged with misdemeanor child neglect, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday. His son, Sebastian, is in foster care and is expected […]

Israel Seeks To Buy U.S. Equipment In Iraq

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Israel’s Defense Ministry is negotiating with the Pentagon to buy U.S. military equipment in Iraq that’s due to be shelved as surplus or sold as the last contingent of U.S. forces prepared to withdraw. The Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli military “is looking to renew its aging […]

Stigma Attached To Cosmetic Surgery, Botox

TORONTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) — There is a stigma to invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox or cosmetic surgery — specifically, some think it is vain, Canadian researchers say. Lead author Alison Chasteen, an associate professor of the University of Toronto, says younger adults are more negative than older adults about using anti-aging methods. “These […]

Men Pack On Pounds After Divorce

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Men tend to have a large weight gain after a divorce, but for women, the risk of a large weight gain was most likely after marriage, U.S. researchers found. “Clearly, the effect of marital transitions on weight changes differs by gender,” lead author Dmitry Tumin, a doctoral student in […]

Rebels Find Condoleezza Rice Photos

TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Libyan rebels ransacking Moammar Gadhafi’s compound said they found a photo album filled with pictures of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The rebels, who took control of the compound in Tripoli Tuesday, said Rice’s image appears on every page of the album, which includes pictures of the […]

Men In Clown Makeup Rob Jewelry Store

DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Denver police said they are searching for two men who donned clown makeup and robbed a jewelry store, but only made off with fake jewels. Mark Allen, owner of Sonny’s Rocks, said the two men were wearing bizarre clothing and clown face paint when they came into the store Wednesday […]

Boy, 12, Delivers Baby Brother

CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, Aug. 26 (UPI) — A 12-year-old Canadian boy who delivered his own baby brother when his mother went into labor in the early morning said he learned how from reading books. Gaelan Edwards of Campbell River, British Columbia, was watching TV about 2 a.m. Saturday when he heard his mother, Danielle […]

Pa. Police: Woman Admits Dropping Child

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa., Aug. 26 (UPI) — An Ohio woman told authorities she dropped a 2-year-old girl from a second-story window in Pennsylvania, court documents indicate. Terra Hill, 27, of East Liverpool, Ohio, faced assault and other charges Friday after the girl, Alivae Mosconi, was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition with a […]

20th Suspect Charged In Texas Rape Case

CLEVELAND, Texas, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Texas authorities said a 20th defendant had been charged in the alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl. The 16-year-old high school student is one of 14 adults and six juveniles charged with assaulting the sixth-grader on at least four occasions in the town of Cleveland, north of Houston. […]

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