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Mumbai Terrorist Appeals Death Sentence

NEW DELHI, July 29 (UPI) — India’s highest court is considering an appeal by Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, sentenced to death for the Mumbai terrorist attack, a spokesman said Friday. Pukhraj R. Bora, the Supreme Court registrar, said Kasab’s appeal of his sentence was forwarded to the court from the jail in Mumbai, CNN reported. Kasab, […]

2 Young Sea Lions Elude Rescuers

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 (UPI) — Rescuers have made four unsuccessful tries at capturing two young sea lions spotted off a San Francisco pier with wires around their necks. Jim Oswald, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., said there has been a change in tactics, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. […]

Cues Can Direct Choice Of Healthy Eating

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — When people making healthy eating choices look at food, their brains react differently from those of people succumbing to dietary temptation, a U.S. study says. Neuroscientists studying human decision-making say when we think about future rewards such as health over shorter-term pleasures such as digging into that cheeseburger, the […]

Chavez Shows Who’s In Charge

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez– battling cancer, succession speculation and tough economic times — is proving himself anything but down and out. Despite earlier surgery to remove a tumor from his pelvic area and scheduled chemotherapy treatment in Cuba, Chavez sounded his old self this week as he and the country […]

Judge Orders Nixon Testimony Unsealed

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — The transcript of grand jury testimony former U.S. President Richard Nixon gave shortly after his resignation should be unsealed, a federal judge ruled Friday. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ordered the release of the transcript at the request of a historian and academic groups, The Washington Post reported. They […]

U.S. Vacations With A Caveat: Work

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) — Many U.S. workers, especially men, indicate a vacation includes doing at least a little work, such as checking e-mails, researchers said. The survey of 3,304 adults conducted by Harris Interactive found 54 percent of men and 37 percent of women indicated their vacation included doing a bit of work. […]

Accused Fort Hood Plotter Appears In Court

WACO, Texas, July 29 (UPI) — An AWOL soldier who converted to Islam was formally charged Friday with a bomb plot aimed at Fort Hood in Texas. Naser Jason Abdo, 21, appeared in federal court in Waco, the Los Angeles Times reported. As he left the courtroom, Abdo, who had refused to stand during the […]

Trump Sued Over Clothes Licensing Deal

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) — Donald Trump is being sued in New York by a firm that arranged a clothing licensing deal and says he cut off payments. The real estate tycoon’s company hired ALM International in 2003 to make licensing deals, and ALM helped broker a deal with PVH (formerly Phillips-Van Heusen) to […]

Most Support Death Penalty For Fort Hood Shooter

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Likely U.S. voters overwhelmingly support the death penalty for the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre, a poll released Friday indicated. Three-quarters of those responding to the IBOPE Zogby International poll said they believe Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan should be sentenced to death if he is convicted of […]

Teen From Titanic Project To Get Headstone

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 29 (UPI) — A teen who died of injuries suffered in a fall while building the Titanic in 1910 will get a headstone at his unmarked Northern Ireland grave, officials said. Samuel Scott, 15, believed to be the first person killed in connection with the ill-fated ship, will get the headstone […]

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