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Retail Liability May Reduce Alcohol Deaths

ATLANTA, Aug. 10 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say deaths, homicides and injuries drop when retail alcohol establishments are liable for injuries from their intoxicated customers or minors. The Community Preventive Services Task Force — an independent volunteer body of public health and prevention experts — determined commercial host liability, otherwise known as dram shop liability, […]

Donations For Fire Victims Found At Dump

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 10 (UPI) — The owner of a garbage collection company in Calgary, Alberta, says he found boxes of donations meant for Slave Lake wildfire victims in the city dump. Paul Nielson said he discovered boxes of new clothes, toys and other items at the Spyhill Landfill in Calgary Monday, CTV reported. “I […]

Sarah Palin To Visit Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Conservative Republican Sarah Palin, mulling a run for president, says she will make an appearance at the Iowa State Fair as part of her One Nation Tour. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate had not been anticipated in Iowa before her address at a […]

Marine Admits Scheme To Steal Generators

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A U.S. Marine sergeant pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in the theft of more than 70 electrical generators while he was stationed in Iraq. Gunnery Sgt. Eric Scott Hamilton, 40, of Pelzer, S.C., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of conspiracy to steal public property, […]

Playing Hard-to-get May Be Effective

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Things that are hard to get, dates or products stuck at the back of the shelf, are more attractive than what is more easily attainable, U.S. researchers say. Study authors Sarah Kim and Aparna A. Labroo, both University of Chicago, had heterosexual males classify themselves as either “shy gawkers” or […]

County To Pay $68K For Wrongful Cremation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Franklin County, Ohio, will pay $68,500 to two families whose deceased children’s bodies were mixed up, resulting in one being mistakenly cremated. Commissioners Tuesday approved a settlement of $50,000 to the family of Jaylen Talley after the body of the 14-month-old was mistakenly cremated last year, WBNS-TV, Columbus, reported. […]

Utah Looking Into Jeffs’ Trial Evidence

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Utah prosecutors say they’re looking into evidence from the Texas trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to see if he should be charged in Utah. Jeffs, 55, who was sentenced to life in prison in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and […]

School Bus Crashes Into Fla. Pond

VIERA, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Viera, Fla., school bus with 26 students aboard ran off the road and into a retention pond Wednesday, coming to rest in 4 feet of water, police say. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said the driver, Ronald Bacchi, 67, suffered from a medical condition that caused him to lose […]

Obama Remembers Muslim Victims Of Terror

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — President Barack Obama remembered the American Muslims killed on Sept. 11, 2001, as he hosted the annual Iftar dinner Wednesday at the White House. The dinner, a meal held to break the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has been a tradition at the White House since […]

Tanning Bed Users’ Brains Like Addicts’

DALLAS, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Despite knowing tanning beds can increase the risk of skin cancer, many people still use them, and U.S. researchers say an addictive quality may be at play. Dr. Bryon Adinoff, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says about 120,000 new cases of […]

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