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U.K. Drunk Driving Deaths Fell In 2010

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Police records show the number of road collisions resulting in death due to drunken driving have dropped significantly in London, officials say. In 2010, there were 250 deaths that were the result of drunken driving, compared to 380 in 2009, representing a 35 percent decrease, the BBC reported. Serious injuries […]

5 Dead In Car Crash

RELIANCE, S.D., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Five people died and three were injured in a head-on collision in which both vehicles went up in flames outside of Reliance, S.D., police said. The crash occurred Tuesday on a rural road, the (Pierre, S.D.) Capital Journal reported. State Highway Patrol said Tessa J. Crane was driving a […]

S.D. State Fair Free For Flood Victims

PIERRE, S.D., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The governor of South Dakota is offering free admission to the South Dakota State Fair for South and North Dakota flood victims. South Dakota residents will receive free admission by showing valid flood identification cards at the state fair gates, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced in a release. All North […]

From Kidnap ‘victim’ To Robbery Suspect

ANTIOCH, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 16-year-old Antioch, Calif., boy was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a robbery at his workplace during which he was purportedly abducted, polie said. Police suspect the teenager and Eric Lerone Walker, 23, came up with the plan to rob Al’s Barber Shop, where the 16-year-old works, the […]

LA Officers Sue Over Alleged Ticket Quotas

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Ten Los Angeles police officers say they were penalized for refusing to meet quotas for writing traffic tickets. In a lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court, the officers said punishments included being denied overtime and given bad performance reviews, the Los Angeles Times reported. All the plaintiffs are […]

St. Louis Sewers To Get $4.7B Upgrade

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has agreed to spend $4.7 billion during the next 23 years to upgrade its system, federal officials said Thursday. The Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement of a lawsuit filed in 2007. Improvements to treatment plants and […]

Shell Moves Forward In Gulf, Arctic

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Shell has received approval from U.S. regulators for a development well in the Gulf of Mexico and exploration in the Beaufort Sea. The well in the gulf is to be in water 4,000 feet deep 140 miles southeast of New Orleans, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The Bureau of Ocean […]

Historic Warship Docks For Last Time

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Hundreds of people were on hand Thursday to welcome the USS Cleveland as it pulled into the Naval Base Sane Diego at the end of its final mission. The third-oldest ship in the Navy will be docked in San Diego until its formal decommissioning ceremony. Most of those on […]

Players Ratify NFL Deal

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — NFL players ratified a 10-year collective bargaining agreement with league owners Thursday, removing the final barrier to the start of the 2011 season. The negotiating team for the players had already approved the deal but a league-wide vote was needed to make it official. “Our office was notified at […]

Polar Dinosaurs Not Different From Others

BOZEMAN, Mont., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Small dinosaurs that lived near the South Pole weren’t much different from dinosaurs that lived everywhere else on the planet, a U.S. researcher says. The finding may help explain why dinosaurs were so successful in the domination of Earth for almost 160 million years, Montana State University graduate student […]

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