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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 […]

Report: Romney PAC Got Mysterious $1M

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A company that incorporated in March gave $1 million to Mitt Romney’s U.S. presidential campaign before going out of business in July, records show. MSNBC reported the company, W Spann LLC, left no records of officers or business activities during its brief life span. It donated money in April to […]

’87 EPA Report Shows Fracking Problems

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A 1987 report by U.S. regulators on groundwater contamination in West Virginia shows hydraulic fracturing for gas is not safe, an environmental group says. The Environmental Working Group, based in Washington, released a report Wednesday on the process, known generally as fracking, titled “Cracks in the Facade,” the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette […]

Man Arrested For Shooting Raccoons

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Costa Mesa, Calif., man was arrested on suspicion of shooting two raccoons, police say. Samuel K. Gregory, who allegedly shot a mother and baby raccoon, could be charged with cruelty to animals, a felony, the Los Angeles Times reported. The two raccoons were brought to All Creatures […]

‘Wired’ Glove Improves Touch Sense

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Researchers at Georgia Tech say a newly developed glove with a special vibrating fingertip can improve the wearer’s sense of touch. Applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip during the glove’s use improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance, Georgia Tech scientists Jun Ueda and Minoru Shinohara said. […]

4 Sentenced For Killing Couple

PENSACOLA, Fla., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Four men who admitted participating in the killing of a Florida couple during a home invasion and robbery were sentenced Thursday to prison terms. Leonard Patrick Gonzalez Sr., Gary Lamont Sumner Jr., Rakeem Chavez Florence and Frederick Lee Thornton Jr. all pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. At the sentencing, […]

4 Former Soldiers Sentenced To 6,060 Years

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Former members of the Guatemalan army were each sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for 201 deaths in a 1982 massacre during the Guatemalan Civil War. Lt. Carlos Antonio Carias and special forces soldiers Manuel Pop Sun, Reyes Collin Gualip and Daniel Martinez were each sentenced to 30 years […]

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