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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 […]

BofA To Lay Off 3,500 And Likely Many More

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19 (UPI) — The largest U.S. bank, Bank of America, said it will cut 3,500 jobs before October and possibly thousands more later. A company spokesman, Scott Silvestri, said Friday, “The company regularly assesses the efficiencies of its operations and will make adjustments,” The Boston Globe reported. The layoffs for this quarter […]

Burger King Puts Mascot On Sabbatical

MIAMI, Aug. 19 (UPI) — U.S. fast food seller Burger King said it is putting its regal, but expression-limited mascot, on sabbatical with no particular date for a royal return. Burger King is going for a new marketing approach in which the King is out and a pitch emphasizing fresh foods is in, USA Today […]

Boeing’s Biggest Jet Wins FAA Approval

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) — The biggest jet Boeing has ever produced, the 747-8 freighter, has won Federal Aviation Administration approval to take to the skies, the company announced. “This is such a great day for everyone on the 747 team,” Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a statement Friday. […]

Chilean Students Brave Freeze To Protest

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Tens of thousands of students braved freezing weather to protest malpractices in Chile’s state education system that pushes pupils into financially crippling choices. At least 100,000 young people gathered in central Santiago in a largely peaceful protest. They were backed by workers’ unions, parents and other groups sympathetic to […]


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