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Philly’s New Curfew Nets Six Dozen Teens

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 (UPI) — The first weekend under Philadelphia’s new teen curfew, enacted after a rash of violence involving young people, resulted in 62 arrests, officials said Sunday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 50 of the teens were picked up for curfew violations Friday night and just 12 were taken into custody Saturday night. City […]

Conservationists Try To Stop Wolf Hunting

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Animal activist groups have gone to federal court in an attempt to head off the hunting of gray wolves in Montana and Idaho. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Friends of the Clearwater and WildEarth Guardians filed their injunction request Friday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

2 Die, 4 Survive Alaska Plane Crash

MCGRATH, Alaska, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Four of the six people aboard a single-engine airplane survived when the aircraft crashed in Alaska, authorities said Sunday. State police spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the Inland Aviation Service Cessna 207 was on a flight from McGrath to Anvik when it went down 37 miles west of McGrath Saturday […]

Peace Rally Held After Riots In England

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Thousands attended a rally for peace in Birmingham Sunday after the violent riots that shook the city and others in England last week, authorities said. Police said there were as many as 5,000 people at the rally in Summerfield Park, the BBC reported. A minute of silence was held […]

Venezuelan President Back From Cuba

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returned to his country Sunday following a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba, officials say. The president was greeted by government officials at the airport, CNN reported. “Good morning, beloved homeland,” Chavez posted on his Twitter account, adding “What a beautiful full moon greeted us […]

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 […]


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