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Administration Airs Plan For Rural America

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Initiatives offered by the White House Rural Council focus on increasing access to capital, job training and healthcare services, the administration said. “These are tough times for a lot of Americans — including those who live in our rural communities,” said President Obama said in a release announcing the initiatives […]

China’s Aircraft Carrier Ends Sea Trial

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (UPI) — China’s first aircraft carrier has completed its four-day maiden sea trial and returned to port for more refitting, Chinese media reported. The giant platform was pulled back by seven tugboats into the northeast Dalian port Sunday morning, Xinhua reported, noting that while the flight deck and the radar system could […]

Man Spends 5th Day Atop Tulsa Tower

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 15 (UPI) — A man police say has a history of mental illness Monday spent his fifth day atop a communications tower in Tulsa, Okla., as authorities waited below. Police said William Boyd Sturdivant II was first spotted on the roof of the Clear Channel Communications building Wednesday. He was chased off […]

Bataan Death March Survivor, 105, Dies

NASHVILLE, Ill., Aug. 15 (UPI) — Albert Brown, who survived the Bataan Death March in the Pacific Theater during World War II, has died at 105, his biographer said. Brown, of Pinckneyville, Ill., the oldest American survivor of the 1942 forced march that claimed the lives of as many as 11,000 Allied soldiers captured by […]

If Child Has Autism, Siblings May Too

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Having one child with autism increases the risk of siblings having autism at a rate higher than previously thought, U.S. researchers suggest. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, MIND Institute, found 19 percent of younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder developed autism — a rate significantly […]

Russian Blogger Held In Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Russian blogger will be held in a Moldovan prison for another 30 days for further investigation into his alleged involvement in 2009 riots, officials say. Eduard Bagirov will remain jailed in Chisinau, Moldova, his lawyer announced Monday, ITAR-Tass reported. “A court meeting was held urgently on Friday evening, […]

La. Plant Closed While Fish Kill Probed

BOGALUSA, La., Aug. 15 (UPI) — A Louisiana paper mill is closed while environmental investigators try to determine what killed thousands of fish in the Pearl River, officials said. A state Environmental Quality Department spokesman said Monday plant owner Temple-Inland was working closely with environmental officials to help get to the bottom of the fish […]

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 […]

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