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Man Finds Nearly 6.2 Carat Diamond In State Park

MURFREESBORO, Ark. (UPI) — A man found a 6.19 carat diamond in Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas. David Anderson was searching for diamonds when he came across a 6.19 carat diamond he has dubbed “The Limitless Diamond.” Anderson moved to Murfreesboro just so he could constantly search for diamonds. The park reports that […]

4,000 Peruvians Evacuated From Homes Surrounding Erupting Volcano

QUERAPI, Peru (UPI) — Regional governments in the south of Peru, as well as several local municipalities, have declared a state of emergency and begun evacuating more than 4,000 citizens, as the the country’s 18,750-foot-tall Ubinas volcano continues to erupt. The volcano has been smoldering and slowly erupting for a couple weeks now, but yesterday […]

NASA’s LADEE Probe Purposefully Crashes Into The Moon

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (UPI) — Self-destruction, or self-sabotage, is usually regarded with disdain in society. But if you’re a NASA spacecraft, self-sacrifice is called science. Last night, NASA’s lunar probe LADEE transmitted its last pieces of imagery and bid sweet goodnight to its creators, smashing into the surface of the moon. It’s a sad ending, […]

Centipede And Viper Eat Each Other To Death In Macedonia

GOLEM GRAD ISLAND, Macedonia (UPI) — Nature can be a cold and grisly place. Scientists perusing the Macedonian island of Golem Grad in Lake Prespa found that out the hard way when they happened upon a dead young female nose-horned viper with a centipede protruding halfway out the snake’s stomach. The two animals had, quite […]

For The First Time, Scientists Find Female Animals With Penises

LAVRAS, Brazil (UPI) — In the many dark, extremely dry caves of Brazil, scientists have discovered four new species of insects with sex-reversed genitalia. That’s right, the females have penises and the males have vaginas. If they have penises, then what makes them female? Well, they still give birth. These strange female insects use elaborate […]

Michaels Says Security Breach Affected Nearly 3 Million Payment Cards

IRVING, Texas (UPI) — Michaels, the crafts chain, confirmed Thursday a security breach that lasted eight months, affecting nearly 3 million customers. The confirmation comes three months after the store said it had learned of a possible breach. The nation’s largest crafts store has been investigating the breach. Micheals said nearly 3 million customers’ information […]

Jobless Rate Highest In Rhode Island At 8.7 Percent, Lowest In North Dakota

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Unemployment rates fell in 21 States and payrolls climbed in 34 States in March, showing a strengthening of the labor market after a slow start to the year. Joblessness was significantly lower than the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7 percent in 24 States, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor […]

Americans Are Working More, Getting Paid Less Than Other Countries

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Americans are now working more and getting paid the same, creating more productivity but less personal time than people in other countries. France recently signed a contract with one of the largest workers unions to stop employees from engaging in work related communication from 6 p.m. to 9.am. They are not the […]

Russia Tried To Use VKontakte To Spy On Ukrainian Protesters

MOSCOW (UPI) — Russian authorities tried to get the social media website VKontakte to hand over the personal data of organizers of the protests in Ukraine. Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte, said he refused the request and posted a statement saying so on his page. “Our response remains a categorical refusal — Russian jurisdiction […]

9/11 Tribunal Adjourned Until June

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (UPI) — The Sept. 11, 2011 military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was adjourned until June, with the judge considering the appointment of independent lawyers to advise the accused of their rights. The move, in hearings prior to the trials of alleged World Trade Center masterminds Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi bin […]

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