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Cyprus: Cabinet Resigns

NICOSIA, Cyprus, July 28 (UPI) — The Cabinet of Cyprus resigned Thursday at the request of the president, who cited a deadly munitions blast and a down economy as reasons for the overhaul. A spokesman for President Dimitris Christofias announced the resignations, Voice of America reported. Stefanos Stefanou said Christofias asked the 11 Cabinet members […]

Bee Stings Kill Horse

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 28 (UPI) — Swarms of bees killed a horse Thursday afternoon in Southern California in an attack that may have been triggered by fly repellent, authorities said. The horse’s owner was seriously injured by stings as well, the Los Angeles Times reported. Riverside County Animal Services officers found the horse dead after […]

GOP Puts Off Debt Plan Vote

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) — House Republican leaders said Thursday they are postponing indefinitely a vote on a debt-limit bill by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, due to lack of GOP support. “No vote tonight,” Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters late Thursday, hours after a planned vote earlier Thursday was delayed while GOP leaders […]

LaHood: Air Passengers Should Get A Break

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) — Airlines should give fliers a break while federal taxes on plane tickets are not being collected, U.S. Transportation Secretary Raymond LaHood said Thursday. But the secretary, appearing at a White House briefing, said the government has no power in the era of deregulation to keep airlines from raising fares by […]

Humala Sworn In As President Of Peru

LIMA, July 28 (UPI) — Ollanta Humala did the expected as he was sworn in Thursday as president of Peru and announced increases in the minimum wage and old-age pensions. Humala, a left-of-center politician who ran for president on a more centrist platform, announced the creation of a new department, the ministry of development and […]

AWOL Soldier Evidently Aimed At Fort Hood

KILLEEN, Texas, July 28 (UPI) — An AWOL soldier arrested in Killeen, Texas, appeared to be preparing for a bomb attack on Fort Hood, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Pfc. Nassar Jason Abdo had been absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., since July 4. He was arrested Wednesday in a motel room in Killeen, […]

Warren Jeffs Acts As Own Lawyer At Trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 28 (UPI) — Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was allowed Thursday to handle his own defense in a Texas trial and then made no opening statement. Jeffs announced he had fired his legal team as opening statements were about to start in his trial for allegedly taking teenage girls as plural wives, […]

Tropical Storm Don Headed To U.S.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, July 28 (UPI) — The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tropical Storm Don will hit the Texas coast near Corpus Christi late Friday or early Saturday morning. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the Texas coast from Port Mansfield to San Luis Pass. A tropical storm watch was in […]

Tea Party Blasts GOP ‘Stupak Defectors’

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) — Tea Party activists Thursday denounced four GOP House members for breaking a pledge to vote against a debt-limit increase without a balanced-budget amendment. Tom Trento, national security chairman for the Tea Party National Convention and a director of the Tea Party Founding Fathers, called out GOP Reps. James Lankford of […]

Why Americans Live Shorter Lives

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) — The U.S.-European life expectancy gap would disappear if obesity, diabetes and hypertension among middle-age Americans dropped to European levels, experts say. Dana Goldman, director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at University of Southern California, and colleagues at Rand Corp. and Harvard School of Public Health, […]


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