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Most Support Death Penalty For Fort Hood Shooter

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Likely U.S. voters overwhelmingly support the death penalty for the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre, a poll released Friday indicated. Three-quarters of those responding to the IBOPE Zogby International poll said they believe Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan should be sentenced to death if he is convicted of […]

Teen From Titanic Project To Get Headstone

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 29 (UPI) — A teen who died of injuries suffered in a fall while building the Titanic in 1910 will get a headstone at his unmarked Northern Ireland grave, officials said. Samuel Scott, 15, believed to be the first person killed in connection with the ill-fated ship, will get the headstone […]

30 Egyptian Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, July 29 (UPI) — Egyptian security forces said they found the bodies of 30 undocumented migrants floating in the Mediterranean Sea north of Alexandria. The young men from the governorates of Kafr al-Sheik, Gharbiya, Damietta and Alexandria drowned in an attempt to emigrate from Egypt to Italy, al-Masry al-Youm reported Friday. They were […]

Brain Waves Activate Car’s Braking System

BERLIN, July 29 (UPI) — German scientists say an experimental driving simulator identifies brain waves of a driver about to press the brakes and can brake faster than the driver could. The Journal of Neural Engineering described an experiment with 18 test subjects wearing a cap wired with EEG sensors. When the drivers in the […]

Judge Strikes Down Broad Florida Drug Law

ORLANDO, Fla., July 29 (UPI) — Florida’s main anti-drug law is unconstitutional because it makes no allowance for intent, a federal judge says. U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven, ruling in Orlando earlier this week, said the Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act is the nation’s only drug law to target people who possess […]

Kendrick Given 1-year Ban From Tennis

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) — U.S. tennis player Robert Kendrick has been suspended for one year due to a positive test for a banned stimulant, international tennis officials said Friday. Kendrick, a 31-year-old ranked No. 105 in the world, tested positive for the stimulant Methylhexaneamine during the French Open. He admitted taking the substance but […]

Wind Farm Proposal Gains In Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 29 (UPI) — A wind energy farm with 500-foot towers on the edge of the Florida Everglades is closer to realization with a decision by Palm Beach County. The county commissioners’ vote to amend development rules Thursday eases the way for 80 wind turbines on 16,000 acres of sugar cane […]

Convicted Killer Guilty Of 1973 Murder

TUCSON, July 29 (UPI) — A man already convicted of rape and murder in Wisconsin has been found guilty in Arizona of kidnapping, raping and killing a young woman there in 1973. William Floyd Zamastil, 57, was convicted Thursday after a trial in federal court in Tucson. He faces a life sentence with no parole […]

‘Octomom’: Drugged When Agreed To Implants

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — Californian Nadya Suleman, known as “Octomom,” says she was drugged and didn’t know what she was signing when she agreed to be implanted with 12 embryos. Appearing on Thursday’s “Dr. Drew” show, she said fertility doctor Michael Kamrava had handed her a note about what she would do if […]

Mich. Woman Attacked While Feeding Bear

ONTONAGON, Mich., July 29 (UPI) — A Michigan woman who suffered injuries to her arms, legs and back when she was attacked by a bear belonging to a friend said she is grateful to be alive. Linda Beck of Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula said she has been feeding her friend’s bears for years, […]

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