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Marine To Receive Medal Off Honor

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A former corporal is to be the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, the White House announced. Dakota Meyer, now a sergeant in the inactive ready reserve, is to receive the highest U.S. military honor from President Barack Obama at a […]

Verizon Strike Enters Second Week

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) — The first week of a strike at Verizon ended Friday with thousands of employees walking picket lines at facilities in the northeastern United States. Officials with the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers say the telecommunications company is demanding concessions that would cost their […]

Taking The Sting Out Of Jellyfish

DALLAS, Aug. 12 (UPI) — The ocean in the summer is fun but jellyfish can sting as vacationers wade into the waves or walk along the shore, U.S. emergency medicine physicians caution. Dr. Kurt Kleinschmidt, chief of medical toxicology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, says the invertebrates use a net […]

BART Blacks Out Cellphone Service

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Officials with San Francisco’s rapid transit system said Friday cellphone service was shut down during a planned protest, but only to protect the public. The disruption of cellphone and other wireless communications occurred Thursday in the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Organizers planned to […]

Teen Dies After Fall In Yosemite Park

MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) — A 17-year-old has died at a California hospital after falling on the Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park and injuring his head severely, authorities said. Kao Kue was airlifted to Doctor’s Medical Center after the fall Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reported. He died Thursday. Fourteen people have died […]

Rejection Is Bitter Twin Of Acceptance

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 12 (UPI) — Acceptance is a fundamental aspect of human relationships, but so is its counterpart — rejection — a U.S. researcher says. Nathan DeWall, a psychologist at the University of Kentucky, says for proof that rejection, exclusion and acceptance are central to our lives, look no farther than the TV. “If […]

At Some Hotels, A Dog’s Life Is Luxurious

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 12 (UPI) — It’s anything but a dog’s life for canines at some Las Vegas hotels, with more than a dozen hotels opening their doors to dogs during the past year. At Rumor, canines attend dog-friendly parties with DJs and dog costume contests. At The Hotel, a tower connected to Mandalay Bay, […]

Many Overestimate Cost Of Home Care

OMAHA, Okla., Aug. 12 (UPI) — Some consumers may be deterred from using non-medical home care, or even from considering it, because they think it is too expensive, a U.S. survey indicates. A survey conducted by Home Instead Senior Care, a provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, indicates about 73 percent of seniors […]

NASA Moves Forward In Manned Spaceflight

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) — NASA says it has created a new department, the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, to oversee manned spaceflight in the post-shuttle era. The department combines two previous arms of the space agency, the Space Operations Directorate and the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. NASA is preparing for human missions to […]

Spaceraft Begins Survey Of Asteroid

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 12 (UPI) — NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has entered the first of four planned science orbits during the craft’s year-long visit to the asteroid Vesta, the space agency said. Dawn started making detailed observations Thursday at 12:13 p.m. EDT, marking the official start of the first science-collecting orbit phase at Vesta, also known […]

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