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Fannie Mae Posts More Big Losses

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Fannie Mae posted a $2.9 billion net loss for the second quarter and has now had losses in 15 of the last 16 quarters, U.S. officials said. The government-backed mortgage agency will ask the U.S. government for another $2.8 billion in bailout funds after it makes its quarterly dividend payments […]

East China Braces For Typhoon Landfall

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 6 (UPI) — The southeastern Chinese province of Zhejiang was in a state of emergency Saturday as Typhoon Muifa approached from the south, state media reported. The storm has sustained winds of 75 mph with gusts up to 90 mph and was forecast to bring high winds, rain and tidal havoc to […]

Jury Convicts 5 New Orleans Policemen

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Five New Orleans police officers were convicted by a jury of various charges related to deadly shootings on a bridge in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The jury stopped short of finding four officers guilty of two counts of murder in the case, although it convicted the […]

Obama: Jobs, Growth ‘urgent Mission’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday the nation’s “urgent mission” is to create jobs and accelerate economic growth. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama noted Congress passed legislation this week to cut federal spending and debt, but he said Democrats and Republicans “are going to have to work […]

Woman Finishes Bar Exam, Gives Birth

EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 6 (UPI) — An Illinois woman who went into labor during the second day of her two-day bar exam said she gave birth only two hours after finishing the test. Elana Nightingale Dawson, 29, a graduate of Northwestern Law School in Evanston, Ill., said she had just started on the 3-hour final […]

Bail Granted To Suspected Document Thief

BALTIMORE, Aug. 6 (UPI) — A federal judge in Baltimore ruled Friday that a New York collector charged with stealing documents from a Maryland archive can be freed on bail. Barry Landau is to be released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reported. He will be required to spend most of his time in his Manhattan apartment […]

Breakfast Gives Students An Edge

CINCINNATI, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Many studies show poor nutrition hurts school performance and achievement so providing a healthy breakfast should be a priority, a U.S. researcher says. Mary Pat Alfaro, clinical manager in the division of nutrition therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, says one of the the best ways parents can help […]

Slain Aid Worker’s Money Goes To Afghans

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 6 (UPI) — The life savings of a Scottish woman killed in Afghanistan last year has been donated to a foundation created in her memory to help women and children there. Linda Norgrove, 36, had saved 91,000 pounds ($150,000) while earning a doctorate and working on sustainable agriculture projects, The Scotsman reported. […]

Supportive Co-workers May Lengthen Life

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Workers get health benefits when they feel co-workers have their back and spend some time with them at the water cooler, researchers in Israel suggest. Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration says employees who believe they have the personal support […]

Dentist Kills Elderly In-laws And Himself

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) — The bodies of a retired dentist and his parents-in-law were found Friday shot dead in a car outside the dentist’s home in a Los Angeles suburb, police said. Dr. Martin F. Strassner apparently drove his in-laws from an assisted living facility to his home in Santa Clarita, shot […]

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