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Iron Ore Project Threatened By Politicking

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Political controversy over an iron ore mine development in central Uruguay threatens to scuttle the project amid signs the Indian mining company and investment partner may be losing patience over the politicking by opposition and environmentalist groups, officials indicated. The Minera Aratiri project’s early development is seen by the […]

Slave Lake Getting $189 Million To Rebuild

SLAVE LAKE, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — The Canadian town of Slave Lake, devastated by wildfires this spring, will get another $189 million to rebuild, Alberta’s provincial government said Wednesday. The additional money will go primarily toward infrastructure and temporary housing for people in Slave Lake and the surrounding region, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. […]

Toys Not Top Reason To Buy Kids Fast-food

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Many U.S. families choose fast-food restaurants because the meals are cheap, easy and they often are a reward for their children, researchers say. Kerri N. Boutelle of the University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, say adults overwhelmingly reported that they liked the food, while 49 […]

Poll: Most Voters Disapprove Of Debt Deal

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A majority of U.S. voters disapprove of the debt ceiling agreement, and most doubt it will lower government spending, Rasmussen Reports said Wednesday. Results of a Rasmussen Reports survey indicated 22 percent of likely voters approve of the agreement, 53 percent disapprove and 26 percent said they weren’t sure how […]

Cougar That Attacked Girl Killed In Canada

KANANASKIS, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A cougar that attacked a Canadian girl has been shot and killed by conservation officers, officials said. The big cat attacked the girl Sunday while she was hiking with her family near Barrier Lake in Bow Valley Provincial Park in the Kananaskis area of Alberta, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. […]

Survey Tracks Beliefs About Memory

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 3 (UPI) — A U.S. survey shows many people think memory is more powerful, objective, accurate and reliable than decades of scientific research suggest. In a telephone survey by University of Illinois researchers, 1,500 respondents were asked to respond to a series of statements about memory, a university release reported Wednesday. Almost […]

Arizona Holding Woman In Okla. Slaying

PHOENIX, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Arizona authorities say a woman will be extradited back to Oklahoma in the coming days to face charges in the shooting death of her husband last month. Raelynne Simonin, 23, Sallisaw, Okla., was jailed this week in Pinal County after she called Arizona deputies to report her husband had been […]

Obama To Conduct Bus Tour In August

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) — President Obama will tour America’s Midwest during the summer to help buttress political support in battleground states, a White House official said. While a schedule isn’t set, observers note the tour likely would include states where the economy remains lackluster, including states where Democrats suffered the brunt of the party’s […]

27 Hurt When Hay Wagon Tips In Canada

SHERBROOKE, Quebec, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A hay wagon carrying about 50 people tipped over in Canada Wednesday afternoon, sending 27 people to the hospital, authorities said. The accident occurred on the outskirts of Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. The injured, who included several children, had serious injuries, including broken bones, the CBC […]

Skull Shows Early Dog Domestication

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A 33,000-year-old well-preserved canine skull from a cave in Siberia shows some of the earliest evidence of man’s domestication of the dog, researchers say. The skull is unlike those of modern dogs or wolves, researchers said; while the snout is similar in size to early, fully domesticated dogs from […]

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