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Ethics Complaint Dismissed For Palin TV Show

On Tuesday, Sarah Palin’s lawyer issued a press release, stating that the Alaska Attorney General’s office had dismissed an ethics complaint filed against the former Alaska Governor.

Romney To Obama: Many Happy Returns, But Not To The White House

President Barack Obama turned 50 on Thursday, having celebrated with donors in Chicago on Wednesday night. Also on Wednesday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign released a video criticizing the former Senator from Chicago.

Obama Collects Campaign Money From ‘Bundlers’

The team for re-electing President Barack Obama has increased the push for obtaining financing, as campaign workers have looked to several rich donors for substantial sums of money. Obama and his team have raised more than $35 million already from the biggest donors, individuals who are known as “bundlers.”

Body Appearance Important For Older Adults

WACO, Texas, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Body appearance satisfaction may be more important for younger people, especially women, but it is still important among older adults, U.S. researchers say. Study author Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, and colleagues found that as men and women age, there is a shift […]

Laughing May Be Bad For The Lungs

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Having a sense of humor has health benefits but the actual act of laughing can reduce lung function, at least in the short term, U.S. researchers suggest. The researchers evaluated humor and laughter in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Participants who exhibited a greater sense of humor were […]

General: Insurgent Momentum Checked

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The momentum of insurgents in Afghanistan has been checked while security in key districts is on the increase, Maj. Gen. James Terry said from his command. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon on the progress in the Afghan war through a video teleconference, the commander of the NATO-led International Security […]

Man Says He Was Shot At For Scolding Mom

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A Philadelphia man says men with guns shot at him after he scolded a woman on a public bus for spanking her young son. Lefenus Pickett gave his testimony at a preliminary hearing as prosecutors played video from security cameras on the bus. Four people were ordered held for trial. […]

Air Force Cancels Nuclear Ethics Briefings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has halted a presentation for missile launch officers on the ethics of nuclear weapons because of objections to its religious content. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said it was approached by 31 officers upset by the briefing, CNN reported Thursday. Chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base […]

Former Orioles Player Penalized By SEC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Former major league ballplayer Doug DeCinces has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a civil claim of insider trading, U.S. regulators say. DeCinces, 60, who heads a real estate firm in California, did not admit wrongdoing, the Securities and Exchange Commission said. The SEC alleges DeCinces profited in the […]

So-called Pet Effect Lacks Confirmation

CULLOWHEE, N.C., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Existing research on the health benefits of pet ownership has produced conflicting results and confirmation is needed, a U.S. researcher suggests. Harold Herzog, a professor of Psychology at the Western Carolina University, says there simply isn’t strong evidence for the general claim that living with a pet makes for […]

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