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Father, Son Die Of Heart Attacks Same Day

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Pittsburgh-area man hurrying home because his father had just died of a heart attack suffered a fatal heart attack on the way, friends say. Charles G. McCauley Sr., 83, and Charles Jr., 54, died about an hour apart Saturday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Both were watching the […]

HHS Grants To Better Public Health Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced awards of more than $40 million in grants to improve public health infrastructure and workforce. “These funds will help health departments around the country maximize the impact of the essential services they provide every day, and build the public health workforce […]

Herbicide At Center Of Legal Wrangle

DETROIT, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A motion to force DuPont to notify U.S. property owners how to preserve evidence of tree damage from a banned herbicide will be argued Sept. 20, a judge ruled. The chemical company stopped selling the herbicide Imprelis in August after acknowledging it caused certain species of trees to curl and […]

Grandpa Allegedly Forces Grandkids To Hike

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 31 (UPI) — An Indiana man faces federal charges he forced his three young grandsons to hike the Grand Canyon in brutal heat this month, prosecutors said. Christopher A. Carlson was named in a federal complaint filed by the U.S. attorney’s office in Flagstaff, Ariz., accused of abusing his grandsons, ages 8, […]

Training Missile Lands In Marine’s Yard

JACKSONVILLE, N.C., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Marine sergeant stationed at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina discovered a 6-foot training missile in his yard last week as he prepared for Hurricane Irene. Sgt. Parker Radcliffe told the Jacksonville (N.C.) Daily News he and his wife had heard a loud noise the night before. When he […]

Blazes Started By Lightning 90 Percent Contained

CEDAR CITY, Utah, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Eight blazes sparked by lightning along the Utah-Arizona border have been mostly contained, officials said Wednesday. The 750-acre Scenic fire complex, which comprises the blazes, had been 90 percent contained, and about 150 firefighters, with support from helicopters carrying water and air tankers with fire retardant, were battling […]

Political Committees Raise $242M So Far

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The major U.S. political party committees raised more than $242 million in the first half of 2011, the Federal Election Commission said Wednesday. From Jan. 1 to June 30, the Democratic National Committee reported receipts of $57.8 million, $11.8 million in debts and $21.4 million in cash on hand. The […]

Israel, Iran Deploy Warships In Red Sea

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Israel’s dispatch of two corvettes to bolster its naval forces in the Red Sea and Iran’s deployment of a submarine and a warship in the same waters have heightened the tensions pervading the Middle East amid political upheaval and rivalries. The Israelis said their warships were ordered south […]

Logger Cuts Off Toes To Escape

MONTROSE, Colo., Aug. 31 (UPI) — A Colorado logger says he cut off all the toes on his right foot to free himself after they became pinned under nearly 6 tons of machinery. John Hutt, 61, of Montrose said he was standing on the rear axle of a tractor-trailer with a hydraulic arm and detachable […]

Solis: Obama Focused On Jobs

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — The administration is focused on job creation, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said, rejecting union criticism of President Obama’s efforts to grow jobs. Solis’ defense of Obama’s work on job retention and creation Wednesday was in response to criticism last week by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who said the president […]


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