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GOP: ‘Surely’ Debt Agreement Can Be Struck

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) — With the United States on the brink of an unprecedented financial failure, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said Saturday partisanship has to be toned down. After Tuesday, the country will be in financial limbo and unable to pay some of its debts unless President Barack Obama’s Democrats that control the Senate […]

Jetliners Bump Wings In Chicago

CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) — Two Delta Airlines aircraft were out of commission in Chicago Saturday after a wing-to-wing collision while they were maneuvering for takeoff, officials said. Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, two planes were being pushed back from a passenger terminal at O’Hare International Airport when their wings clipped one another, the Chicago Tribune […]

Obama: Parties ‘not That Far Apart’

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) — President Barack Obama says Republicans and Democrats are not “far apart” but must resolve their differences quickly to keep the United States out of default. In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president said the bill passed in the House Friday — on a vote of 218-210, with 22 […]

Home Invasion Robbers Posed As FBI Agents

BURBANK, Calif., July 30 (UPI) — Police in Southern California said they were searching for three men who robbed a family of $20,000 by posing as FBI agents. Burbank police said the men forced their way into a home just after midnight Wednesday while a couple and their teenage son were inside, The Burbank Leader […]

Grapes May Protect Against Sun Radiation

BARCELONA, Spain, July 30 (UPI) — Substances in grapes can reduce the amount of cell damage caused in skin exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, researchers in Spain say. Marta Cascante, a biochemist at the University of Barcelona, and colleagues at the Spanish National Research Council say UV rays act on the skin by activating […]

Motorcycle Helmets May Be Hard On Hearing

BATH, England, July 29 (UPI) — Motorcycle helmets may protect bikers’ brains but they also may contribute to hearing loss, researchers in Britain say. Researchers at the University of Bath and Bath Spa University in England say the distinctive roar of a Harley’s engine is loud, but studies have revealed the biggest source of noise […]

Three-quarters Of Adults Care For Parents

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Three-quarters of U.S. adults who work at least 15 hours per week care for an aging parent, most of whom are 75 or older, a Gallup poll indicates. U.S. adults who self-identified as caregivers in Gallup Daily tracking surveys throughout 2010 were re-contacted, and 2,805 were interviewed for a Pfizer-ReACT/Gallup […]

Americans Sicker Post-Sept. 11, 2001

IRVINE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — Doctor-diagnosed illness climbed by 18 percent in a nationally representative sample of adults In the three years following Sept. 11, 2001, researchers say. E. Alison Holman, an assistant professor of nursing science and a health psychologist at University of California, Irvine, says the increase was highest among those with […]

System Could Warn Of Bridge Dangers

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 29 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say a new, affordable early warning system for the nation’s aging bridges might avert bridge collapses that could result in loss of life. A University of Maryland engineer says his inexpensive, wireless system could prevent the kind of bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured […]

Data Contradict Climate Model Predictions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 29 (UPI) — Satellite data suggest climate models are overestimating the warming of Earth’s atmosphere by not taking into account some phenomena, U.S. scientists say. Researchers at the University of Alabama Huntsville say data from NASA’s Terra satellite show that when the climate warms, Earth’s atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing […]

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