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Inflexibility Hard For Those With Autism

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 15 (UPI) — People with autism often find it difficult to multitask because they stick rigidly to tasks in the order they are given them, researchers in Scotland say. Dr. Gnanathusharan Rajendran of the University of Strathclyde and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and Liverpool John Moores University presented pupils with […]

Chlorine Leak Sends 20 To Hospital

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A chlorine leak at a wave pool in Sacramento Monday sent about 20 people to hospitals, firefighters said. KCRA-TV, Sacramento, reported firefighters declared a Level 2 hazardous materials incident at Raging Waters, a water park located on the grounds of Cal Expo. “All we know right now is there was […]

Marital Arguing Remains Constant Over Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The degree to which a married couple argues — whether a little or a lot — is not likely to change much during the course of decades, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Claire Kamp Dush of Ohio State University and Miles Taylor of Florida State University used data from […]

Alcohol Linked To Insomnia

AKITA CITY, Japan, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A study of alcohol, sleep and heart rate variability found that alcohol interferes with the restorative functions of sleep, Japanese and U.S. researchers say. “Alcohol affects overall sleep architecture,” Dr. Yohei Sagawa of Akita University School of Medicine in Japan says. “Normally, during physiologic nocturnal sleep in humans, […]

Cameron: Time To Rebuild ‘broken Society’

WITNEY, England, Aug. 15 (UPI) — British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday he hopes to “turn around the lives of 120,000 most troubled families.” “The broken society is back at the top of my political agenda,” Cameron said. “I have an ambition, before the end of this Parliament, we will turn around the lives […]

Hospital Patients Forced To Live In Tents

PORT HEDLAND, Australia, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Some chronically ill patients at an Australian hospital, including dialysis patients, say they have to live in the open or in small tents near the facility. They say they are stuck there because they need regular healthcare from the hospital but cannot afford to live anywhere else, the […]

Starbucks CEO: Stop Giving To Campaigns

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The chief executive of Starbucks is urging business leaders to stop giving to political campaigns until lawmakers develop a solid plan to cut the U.S. deficit. Howard Schultz, Starbucks Coffee Co. chairman, president and chief executive officer, says he has already stopped contributing. He made his request for others to […]

Ex-Minn. Man In Court On Terror Charge

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A former Minneapolis man accused of conspiring to help the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab is back in Minnesota after being extradited from the Netherlands. Mahamud Said Omar, 45, who was indicted two years ago, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court Monday on charges he conspired to provide material […]

Wife Leaves Fraudster Bernie Madoff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The wife of a convicted multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff has left him in an attempt to put her life back together, his biographer said. Ruth Madoff, whose husband was sentenced to 150 years in prison for the Ponzi scheme, is looking to reconcile her relationship with her remaining […]

Glass Memory Can Hold Data For Centuries

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug. 15 (UPI) — British researchers say using lasers to rearrange atoms in glass creates computer memory far more stable and resilient than current types of hard-drive memory. Scientists at Southampton University say the glass memory can withstand temperatures of as much as 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit, is unaffected by water and can last […]

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