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Crisis Meeting Following British Mayhem

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Rioting in 10 London districts and three other British cities quieted by dawn Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold a crisis-response meeting. Cameron reversed an earlier decision not to cut short his central Italy vacation and took a military plane home around 3 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT […]

Easy Ways To Cut Calories

Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think if they change their eating environment and how they eat, a U.S. researcher says. One myth, he says, is that people know when they are full and stop before they overeat.

US To Grant Waivers On NCLB

The Administration of President Barack Obama said it will grant waivers to U.S. States saying they can’t meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. Efforts to reform the signature education legislation of President George W. Bush have stalled in Congress.

Man Suspected Of Killing Grandmother, Aunt

PRESTON, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A young man was being questioned Monday in northern England after the bodies of his grandmother and aunt were found in their burning house, police said. The dead women were identified as Maureen Allen, 79, and her daughter, Geraldine Allen, 56, the Daily Mirror reported. Maureen Allen had lived […]

Riots Interrupt Top Pols’ Vacations

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Violent riots erupted in London with most senior members of the British government out of the country on vacation. A Royal Air Force plane was dispatched to Italy late Monday to pick up Prime Minister David Cameron, The Guardian reported. Cameron, who was in Tuscany with his family, planned to […]

China Inflation Hits 6.5 Percent In July

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) — China’s inflation rate jumped to 6.5 percent in July, the government said Tuesday amid plunging global stock prices. The July consumer price index, the main gauge of the country’s inflation, was up from June’s 6.4 percent and a hit a 37-month high, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The announcement […]

Healy, First Woman To Head NIH, Dies At 67

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Dr. Bernardine Healy, who helped reorganize the U.S. National Institutes of Health as its first woman director, has died. She was 67. Healy suffered from brain cancer, The Washington post reported. She died Saturday at her home in Gates Mills, Ohio, where she lived with her second husband, Dr. Floyd […]

Poll Shows Bachmann, Romney On Top In Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A Rasmussen Reports poll revealed Monday five Republican candidates have double-digit support in Iowa, but most voters there could still be swayed. The telephone survey of 627 likely Iowa caucus participants indicated Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann attracts 22 percent support, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at […]

Perry Against Farm Subsidies

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential presidential hopeful, says he would like to do away with farm subsidies like the ones he benefited from when he was a farmer. Twenty years ago when Perry was a farmer, the federal government gave him $9,000 in farm subsidies to leave his […]

Cantor Urges GOP To Resist Tax Hikes

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is urging Republicans lawmakers to resist pressure to raise taxes following the U.S. credit rating downgrade. Cantor wrote a letter to Republican House members in the wake of Standard & Poor’s decision to lower the U.S. credit rating, The Hill reported Monday. “Over the […]

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