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Argentina Primaries Hint At Tough Election

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Argentina is heading for a tough campaign for the Oct. 23 presidential election after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner emerged victorious in a primary election seen as a test of her continued appeal and the fragmented opposition’s collective strength. The incumbent’s clear victory had two immediate outcomes: It gave […]

Report: Husband Suspect In Wife’s Killing

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 18 (UPI) — A man who was shot four times and survived was being questioned about his wife’s killing in New Jersey with a single shot to the heart, a police source said. The source told the New York Post that Kashish Pervaiz’s wounds were all “superficial.” Pervaiz and his wife, Nazish […]

Former Miss. Federal Prosecutor Dies

JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Dunn Lampton, a federal prosecutor in Mississippi who pursued two civil rights cases dating from the 1960s, has died, a coroner said. Lampton, 60, of McComb, died Wednesday at the Baptist Hospital in Jackson, Miss., Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. She said Lampton, who was […]

U.S. Probe Questions S&P Ratings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Washington is probing whether Standard & Poor’s improperly issued mortgage securities credit ratings to benefit itself, people involved in the probe said. The investigation began before S&P, part of the McGraw-Hill Cos., downgraded the long-term U.S. debt rating this month, The New York Times reported Thursday. The inquiry is likely […]

One-Month Inflation Vacation Is Over

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) –  The Consumer Price Index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent in July while the core rate rose 0.2 percent, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday. The index has risen 3.6 percent in the last 12 months before the seasonal adjustment, the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a release. […]

Leading Indicators Show Weak Growth

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) –  The U.S. index of leading economic indicators rose 0.5 percent in July after rising 0.3 percent in June, the Conference Board said Thursday. The Leading Economic Index in July rose to 115.8 with gains in the money supply and in lower interest rates. That was it, however, for gains. […]

Existing Home Sales Up From A Year Ago

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped from June to July but rose sharply from June 2010, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. Sales of single-family homes, including co-ops, condominiums and townhouses, fell 3.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.67 million homes. Sales, however, were 21 percent […]

Allowing Cats To Hide May Help Relax Them

BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Allowing cats to hide may play an important role in having them relax, a University of Queensland researcher suggests. Honors student Mark Owens’ project focuses on the behavior and welfare of domestic cats in shelters. Working in the Centre of Animal Welfare and Ethics, Owens studied 37 cats over […]

Study: Nice Guys Make Lower Salaries

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 17 (UPI) — Nice guys may or may not finish last, as the saying goes, but they make less money than their less agreeable counterparts, U.S. and Canadian researchers found. Study authors Beth A. Livingston of Cornell University in New York, Timothy A. Judge of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana […]

Breastfeeding May Drop Breast Cancer Risk

BOSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Giving birth to two or more children is linked to estrogen and progesterone receptor negative cancers in women who didn’t breastfeed, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Julie Palmer, a senior epidemiologist at the Slone Epidemiology Center and a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, said the […]

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