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Quebec Settles Sled Dog Slaughter Case

KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ, Quebec, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Quebec officials Monday signed a document recognizing the slaughter of sled dogs decades ago had a significant effect on the Canadian province’s Inuit culture. Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Native Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley were joined by Makivik Corp. President Pita Aatami in Kangiqsualujjuaq to put their names to […]

Britta Palin Gives Birth To Daughter

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter-in-law, Britta, has given birth to a girl, a family representative told UsMagazine.com. Britta, 21, married Palin’s 22-year-old son Track in May. Their first child was born Sunday, UsMagazine.com reported. No other details regarding the baby’s birth were immediately available. Britta is a nursing […]

China Tries To End Sex-selective Abortions

BEIJING, Aug. 8 (UPI) — The Chinese government says it will be cracking down on sex-selective abortions for non-medical purposes. The family planning policy, announced by the Chinese government in a release Monday, is an attempt to put an end to illegal sex-selective abortions and balance the sex ratio in the country where many people […]

‘Workplace Incivility’ Very High

MARION, Ind., Aug. 8 (UPI) — Incivility in the workplace is “growing and prevalent” as companies lay off workers while expecting to keep productivity up, a U.S. psychologist suggests. Jeannie Trudel of Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion said academics define workplace incivility as “a form of organizational deviance … characterized by low-intensity behaviors that violate respectful workplace […]

Texas Town Without Water In Heat Wave

KEMP, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Kemp, Texas, had to shut off its water system due to 37 days of triple-digit temperatures depleting the town’s water supply, officials say. The Sunday afternoon shutdown was to give the town’s aging water system time to refill its reserves, WFAA-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth reported. The hot weather has […]

Man Living In Tent Had 37 Huskies

LACHUTE, Quebec, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Authorities say they returned 19 huskies taken by animal advocates to a Canadian man living in a tent with 18 more of the dogs. Canadian broadcaster CTV reported Monday the Lachute, Quebec, man had taken in several of the huskies some time ago after the dog sledding company where […]

100 Birds, Live And Dead, Found In House

TROY, Ohio, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A veterinarian is asking for help in removing as many as 60 exotic birds from a condemned house in Troy, Ohio, they say are being mistreated. Daniel Brauer of Dayton South Veterinary Clinic removed 10 macaw, cockatoo and African Grey parrots from the house but he says many more […]

Woman Offers $5,000 Reward For Missing Cat

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A Canadian woman says she is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can find her missing cat Kitty. Barbara Cook, a teacher in Fort St. John, said her 2-year-old, gray-and-white cat disappeared July 30 while being cared for by Cook’s mother in Kelowna while Cook was on […]

101-year-old Man Assaulted, Robbed

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 8 (UPI) — A 101-year-old man was assaulted and robbed as he walked to his home in Savannah, Ga., police say. The elderly victim had just gotten off a bus Sunday afternoon and was walking toward his home when he was attacked, the Savannah Morning News. Police say the attacker grabbed the […]

Study: Mature Heart Can’t Regenerate Cells

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) — U.S. researches say adult human cardiac cells lose their ability to proliferate, perhaps explaining why the human heart has little regenerative capacity. Stem cell researchers at UCLA say the discovery may lead to methods of reprogramming a patient’s cardiac myocytes, or muscle cells, within the heart itself to create […]

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