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World Population To Surpass 7 Billion

Demographers at the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) predict the world population will surpass 7 billion people this year, with increased birth rates in Africa offsetting birth rate drops elsewhere. According to a recent study released by the INED, population growth worldwide will steadily increase until the total stabilizes between 9 billion and 10 billion by the end of the century.

Recession Leads To Significant Decline In Children’s Economic Well-Being

According to a new report, the child poverty rate in America increased by 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, which is essentially a return to the same level as the 1990s. This shows a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families.

Rick Perry’s Words Get Him In Trouble

On Monday, Texas Governor and recently declared Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry drew fire for essentially accusing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of treason, a capital offense: “Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion,” Perry said.

Poll: 26 Percent of Americans Approve of Obama’s Handling of Economy, A New Low

Poll results released Thursday from Gallup show that just 26 percent of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, which is a new low for the President. The President’s approval rating on the economy has sunk 11 points since the polling agency last measured it in mid-May. Previously, his lowest approval rating on the economy was 35 percent in November 2010.

8 Rescued From Sinking Boat

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued eight men shortly before their fishing boat sank off the Southern California coast. KFMB-AM, San Diego, reported the anglers found themselves in trouble Saturday night when smoke started pouring from the engine of the 45-foot fishing boat Osprey. A rescue helicopter flew to the […]

Wing Walker Dies In Fall From Plane

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Aug. 22 (UPI) — An airplane wing walker fell to his death during a stunt at an airshow in Michigan, officials said. Todd Green of the Third Strike Wing Walker group fell about 200 feet while trying to move from the plane to a helicopter about 1:30 p.m. Sunday during a performance […]

Search For A Missing Mom Ends

WEST VALLEY CITY, Nev., Aug. 21 (UPI) — The search for a still-missing West Valley City, Nev., mother has come to an end, police say. The Nevada desert search for Susan Cox Powell, who has been missing for 20 months, was ended on Saturday afternoon, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. A four-member detective team gathered […]

Man With Urine Fetish Violates Parole

DELAWARE, Ohio, Aug. 21 (UPI) — An Ohio man with a urine fetish returned to jail for violating his parole by threatening his probation officer, police say. Alan D. Patton, 59, of Columbus reportedly was angry about the condition of his court-ordered probation, and repeatedly harassed and threatened his probation via phone on July 14, […]

Bus Accident Kills 23 In Kenya

MBOONI, Kenya, Aug. 21 (UPI) — A minibus that plunged into the Uwaani River in Kenya left 23 people dead and 34 injure, police say. The bus drive reportedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the river Saturday night, The Sunday Nation in Nairobi reported. Passenger Zainab Mzee said the minibus was carrying […]

Mother Accused Of Trying To Sell Child

SEMINOLE, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) — A Florida mother was arrested for allegedly trying to sell her son for $2,000, police say. Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies arrested Jessica Marie Beers, 28, of Seminole Saturday after being tipped off by James Gardner, 58, who said she was trying to sell her 5-year-old son to him, the […]

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