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East Africa Gold Mining Makes Headway

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 29 (UPI) — Gold mining in Tanzania and other East African sites is making headway with work in progress on prospecting and resource development at eight sites. Impetus for the work is coming partly from a buoyant gold market. Gold prices ended the week the way it began, hitting a […]

Pakistanis Still Trust Military

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 29 (UPI) — The military remains one of the most trusted Pakistani institutions although its reputation dipped after the death of Osama bin Laden, a poll indicated Friday. A Gallup poll taken May 9-12 found 78 percent of Pakistanis have confidence in the military. That was down from 86 […]

Sheep And Goats Could Restore Wis. Prairie

MADISON, Wis., July 29 (UPI) — Herds of sheep and goats devouring invasive brush will help restore the native prairie at a Wisconsin site of a former army ammunition plant, officials said. Officials of a commission overseeing the transition of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant to local control for eventual recreational use are considering […]

Calif. City To Allow Shooting Of Coyotes

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — A Southern California community has voted to allow professionals to shoot wild coyotes following an attack that injured a resident and left her dog dead. The Laguna Woods City Council voted Thursday to authorize the city manager and police chief to issue permits to licensed exterminators, veterinarians or […]

Puppy Fatally Injured With Crossbow

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — A German shepherd puppy died this week after being shot with a crossbow in Southern California. A security guard found the dog Wednesday on the campus of La Sierra University in Riverside, the Los Angeles Times reported. Investigators are unsure if the dog was hurt elsewhere and dragged itself […]

Mumbai Terrorist Appeals Death Sentence

NEW DELHI, July 29 (UPI) — India’s highest court is considering an appeal by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, sentenced to death for the Mumbai terrorist attack, a spokesman said Friday. Pukhraj R. Bora, the Supreme Court registrar, said Kasab’s appeal of his sentence was forwarded to the court from the jail in Mumbai, CNN reported. Kasab, […]

2 Young Sea Lions Elude Rescuers

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (UPI) — Rescuers have made four unsuccessful tries at capturing two young sea lions spotted off a San Francisco pier with wires around their necks. Jim Oswald, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., said there has been a change in tactics, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. […]

Cues Can Direct Choice Of Healthy Eating

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — When people making healthy eating choices look at food, their brains react differently from those of people succumbing to dietary temptation, a U.S. study says. Neuroscientists studying human decision-making say when we think about future rewards such as health over shorter-term pleasures such as digging into that cheeseburger, the […]

Chavez Shows Who’s In Charge

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez– battling cancer, succession speculation and tough economic times — is proving himself anything but down and out. Despite earlier surgery to remove a tumor from his pelvic area and scheduled chemotherapy treatment in Cuba, Chavez sounded his old self this week as he and the country […]

Judge Orders Nixon Testimony Unsealed

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — The transcript of grand jury testimony former U.S. President Richard Nixon gave shortly after his resignation should be unsealed, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ordered the release of the transcript at the request of a historian and academic groups, The Washington Post reported. They […]

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