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‘Octomom’: Drugged When Agreed To Implants

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — Californian Nadya Suleman, known as “Octomom,” says she was drugged and didn’t know what she was signing when she agreed to be implanted with 12 embryos. Appearing on Thursday’s “Dr. Drew” show, she said fertility doctor Michael Kamrava had handed her a note about what she would do if […]

Mich. Woman Attacked While Feeding Bear

ONTONAGON, Mich., July 29 (UPI) — A Michigan woman who suffered injuries to her arms, legs and back when she was attacked by a bear belonging to a friend said she is grateful to be alive. Linda Beck of Ontonagon County in the Upper Peninsula said she has been feeding her friend’s bears for years, […]

Loughner Lawyers Appeal Forced Medication

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) — Lawyers for Jared Loughner, accused in a Jan. 8, 2011, Tucson shooting spree, have appealed a judge’s order that allows him to be medicated without his consent. In court papers, lawyer Judy Clarke argued Thursday that Loughner’s constitutional rights are being violated by forced treatment, the Los Angeles Times […]

Canada Settles $80M Indian Land Dispute

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 29 (UPI) — The Canadian government has agreed to pay a Manitoba Indian reservation $80 million to settle a 108-year-old land dispute, officials in Ottawa said Friday. Chief Terry Nelson of the Roseau River First Nation band, 60 miles south of Winnipeg, said the settlement ended an “injustice [that] has plagued our […]

Illinois Considers Ads On License Plates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 29 (UPI) — The Illinois secretary of state’s office said it is researching the possibility of boosting revenue by putting corporate logos on license plates. Officials said the office’s study will determine potential costs of the program and whether there would be interest from the public, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The […]

More Muscle Mass Reduces Diabetes Risk?

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — Increasing muscle mass may reduce the odds of developing diabetes, a new U.S. study suggests. While previous research has focused on reducing body fat, a study by researchers at UCLA suggests a link between higher muscle mass and a lower risk of diabetes, USA Today reported Thursday. “Our findings […]

Almagro Wins Twice, Moves To Swiss Semis

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 29 (UPI) — Top-seeded and defending champion Nicolas Almagro won two matches Friday in claiming a semifinal berth at the Swiss Open tennis tournament. Almagro’s second-round match Thursday was suspended because of rain after five games so he led off Friday’s play with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 win over Jarkko Nieminen to […]

Plans Advance For British Nuclear Plant

WILLITON, England, July 29 (UPI) — Preliminary work on Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in 20 years has gotten the go-ahead despite strong opposition. The West Somerset District Council in southwestern England approved EDF Energy’s site preparation work for Hinkley Point C Thursday. The area has had nuclear power stations for more than 50 […]

Boehner Plan Tied To Budget Amendment

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — A plan to join U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s debt reduction bill to a balanced budget amendment won the backing Friday of some key Republicans. The House was expected to vote on the measure later in the day, The Hill reported. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he would vote for […]

City May Improve Zoo’s Bison Pen

ELGIN, Ill., July 29 (UPI) — Officials in Elgin, Ill., have taken steps to improve the fencing for the city zoo’s bison pen and may add more bison to the exhibit. The Elgin City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to soliciting bids to improve the fencing at Lords Park Zoo, but no funding for the […]

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