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4 Die In Idaho Plane Crash

BURLEY, Idaho, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A small plane crashed and burned near Burley, Idaho, Sunday afternoon, killing all four people on board, authorities said. The plane went down southwest of the Burley airport’s runway, the Twin Falls Times-News reported. Mike Fergus, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said he didn’t know if the […]

White House Maintains (Falsely) That Unemployment Benefits Create Jobs

At a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that extending unemployment insurance would create jobs, by directly infusing money into the economy. This is not the first time that the White House has argued that extending unemployment benefits will create jobs.

Spices Reduce Triglyceride Response

Adding spices to a high-fat meal reduces triglyceride response by about 30 percent, compared to a similar meal with no added spices, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Sheila West of Pennsylvania State University, says eating a diet rich in spices, such as turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body’s negative responses to eating high-fat meals.

GOP Representative OK With Axing Of DOT

Representative Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) expressed his desire to get rid of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) during a recent radio interview. Gardner noted that the government agency was too large and the functions that it supposedly handled were things that could be dealt with on a State level.

Poll: Voters Still Believe Tea Party Understands Nation’s Problems Better Than Congress

The mainstream media and liberal pundits may love to hate the Tea Party, but a recent poll reveals that many voters still believe the grassroots political movement understands the Nation’s problems better than members of the United States Congress.

India Observes Independence Day

NEW DELHI, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Indians Monday observed their 64th year of independence, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh lauding India’s progress but noting much remains to be done. The anniversary marked India’s freedom from Britain’s colonial rule in 1947 when the subcontinent was divided into India and Pakistan. Islamabad observed its Independence Day on […]

1 Dead, 5 Wounded At Canada Casino

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Gunfire outside a casino in Kelowna, British Columbia, Sunday left a suspected gang member dead and five other people wounded, police said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was hunting for at least one gunman in a sport utility vehicle who opened fire on another vehicle leaving […]

Police Investigating American Abduction

LAHORE, Pakistan, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Pakistani police worked Monday for leads in the weekend abduction of an American working with a U.S. consulting company in Lahore. Pakistani media reported authorities had made little headway in the case thus far, about 30 hours after the man, identified as Warren Weinstein, reportedly was abducted by gunmen […]

Canada Father Charged With Slashing Infant

CALGARY, British Columbia, Aug. 15 (UPI) — An 11-month-old Canadian boy is recovering after his father allegedly slashed him repeatedly with a knife, authorities say. The 32-year-old Calgary man was charged with attempted murder Sunday and is expected to make a court appearance Monday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Police arrested the unidentified man after […]

China Plant Shut Down After Protest

DALIAN, China, Aug. 14 (UPI) — A chemical plant in Dalian, China, was ordered shut down by authorities Sunday after thousands of people protested the risk of toxic leaks at the facility. Authorities ordered the closure and relocation of the Fujia chemical plant 6 hours after the protest began, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported. […]

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