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Air Force Cancels Nuclear Ethics Briefings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has halted a presentation for missile launch officers on the ethics of nuclear weapons because of objections to its religious content. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said it was approached by 31 officers upset by the briefing, CNN reported Thursday. Chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base […]

Former Orioles Player Penalized By SEC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Former major league ballplayer Doug DeCinces has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a civil claim of insider trading, U.S. regulators say. DeCinces, 60, who heads a real estate firm in California, did not admit wrongdoing, the Securities and Exchange Commission said. The SEC alleges DeCinces profited in the […]

So-called Pet Effect Lacks Confirmation

CULLOWHEE, N.C., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Existing research on the health benefits of pet ownership has produced conflicting results and confirmation is needed, a U.S. researcher suggests. Harold Herzog, a professor of Psychology at the Western Carolina University, says there simply isn’t strong evidence for the general claim that living with a pet makes for […]

Sonia Gandhi Overseas For Surgery

NEW DELHI, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress Party, traveled overseas for surgery for an undisclosed medical condition, spokesmen said. The spokesmen for the party, which leads the ruling coalition, did not disclose details about the ailment of their 64-year-old leader, widely regarded as the country’s most powerful politician, although […]

Torture Pictures On Ex-bishop’s Computer

OTTAWA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Ottawa police say they found thousands of images depicting torture on the computer of an ex-bishop who pleaded guilty to charges involving child pornography. Police said in court Thursday the “borderline” sexual images were in addition to the 588 images of actual child pornography, about 60 videos and a selection […]

More Mental Illness Risk For Abused Women

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking increase the lifetime risk of mental health disorders among women, Australian researcher say. Study leader Dr. Susan Rees of the University of New South Wales’ School of Psychiatry and colleagues analyzed survey data of 4,451 women ages 16-85. About 15 percent of […]

Surfing Walk Of Fame Adds Seven Members

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three San Diego natives have been inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame, including surf champion Rob Machado, who said the honor was “mind boggling.” Machado, Skip Frye and Debbie Beacham, along with four other professional surfers, participated in the ceremony Thursday in front of Jack’s Surfboards in […]

U.K. Policy On Torture Disclosed

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Britain’s policy on torture involves weighing the importance of information sought against the amount of pain inflicted, heretofore secret documents indicate. The interrogation policy documents, first used by British MI5 and MI6 officers in Afghanistan in 2002, were made public Thursday, The Guardian reported. Overseas security and intelligence services were […]

Spirits Increase Acute Pancreatitis Risk

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Consuming one drink of hard liquor can increase the risk of an acute attack of pancreatitis, researchers in Sweden say. However, the study published online in the British Journal of Surgery, found wine and beer do not appear to have the same effect. Lead author Dr. Omid Sadr-Azodi of […]

Longevity: Good Genes Trump Clean Living

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — People who live to age 95 and older did not have healthier habits than the comparison group in terms of weight, smoking, exercise or diet, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, […]

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