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Nepal’s Prime Minister Steps Down

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Nepali Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal resigned Sunday evening after just seven months in the post. Khanal had said early this month he would step down unless there was “concrete progress” toward peace with Maoist opposition forces, The Hindu reported. Talks that included Khanal, Maoist leaders and other stakeholders the […]

6 Stabbed To Death On Island Of Jersey

ST. HELIER, Jersey, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Police said they were holding a 30-year-old man Sunday in the stabbing deaths of three adults and three children on the island of Jersey. The BBC reported police were called to a St. Helier apartment about 3 p.m.after reports that several people had been stabbed. The name of […]

Gallup: Obama Dips Below 40 Percent

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama’s approval rating has sunk below 40 percent for the first time, Gallup’s tracking poll indicates. The poll shows 39 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, versus 54 percent who disapprove, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. The Times said Obama’s job approval rating […]

Leaner Kids Have More Brown ‘Good’ Fat

BOSTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Brown fat, known as a type of “good” fat, is found more in leaner children, increasing until puberty and then declining, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Aaron Cypess, staff physician at Joslin Diabetes Center, and colleagues say the study used PET imaging data to document children’s amounts and activity […]

Wasserman Schultz: Obama In Good Shape

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) — President Obama is in “remarkably good shape,” despite slumping approval ratings in states he plans to visit, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said. “He still has widespread support,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and DNC leader, said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “If anyone is in trouble, it’s the […]

N.C. War Widow Seeks Husband’s Mementos

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Aug. 14 (UPI) — A North Carolina woman says she is on the trail of a couple who bought a suitcase filled with personal effects from her husband, who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Lindsay Whitehouse of Jacksonville sold the luggage piece at a yard sale last weekend without realizing it was […]

Tom DeLay Files Appeal Brief

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 14 (UPI) — An appeal filed by former Texas Congressman Tom DeLay says he did not knowingly take part in a conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws. The appeal also contends Texas’ restrictions on campaign contributions from corporations is illegal because it violates constitutional guarantees of free speech. DeLay, the onetime Republican […]

Perry Wants Pawlenty Endorsement

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Aug. 14 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, campaigning in New Hampshire Sunday, said he hopes to win the endorsement of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Perry is starting his run for the Republican presidential nomination just as Pawlenty has dropped out of the race. Perry said he and Pawlenty spoke by telephone […]

Bachmann Ready To Move On After Iowa Win

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she’s ready take her message that played well in the Iowa straw poll to South Carolina and New Hampshire. Bachmann, a U.S. representative from Minnesota, won Saturday’s Iowa straw poll, which claimed the first GOP casualty, Minnesota’s former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty, whose […]

County To Pay In Wash. Pit Bull Lawsuit

GIG HARBOR, Wash., Aug. 14 (UPI) — A Washington jury found Pierce County partly responsible for injuries suffered by a woman attacked by a dog that had been the subject of earlier complaints. The jury last week awarded $2.2 million to the family of the woman who was mauled four years ago by a neighbor’s […]

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