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Wife of man accused of killing six in Houston had protective order

Wife of man accused of killing six in Houston had protective order

SPRING, Texas, July 11 (UPI) --Ron Lee Haskell allegedly violated the protective order his estranged wife had against him before police said he shot and killed six people.
Danielle Haynes
Federal judge: IRS must explain lost Lois Lerner emails under oath

Federal judge: IRS must explain lost Lois Lerner emails under oath

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --A federal judge ordered the IRS to explain what happened to the lost Lois Lerner emails under oath Thursday in response to Judicial Watch's FOIA lawsuit.
JC Sevcik
EPA moves to ban harmful HFCs

EPA moves to ban harmful HFCs

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) --An EPA decision to ban some types of hydrofluorocarbons will have clear impacts in the fight against climate change, the Natural Resources Defense Council said.
Daniel J. Graeber
HIV detected in child thought to be cured

HIV detected in child thought to be cured

JACKSON, Miss., July 10 (UPI) --Doctors say HIV detected in child that had previously been deemed functionally cured of the virus.
Danielle Haynes
Greenpeace takes another swipe at LEGO

Greenpeace takes another swipe at LEGO

LONDON, July 11 (UPI) --Greenpeace said it was calling on LEGO to review its relationship with Royal Dutch Shell because of the oil company's environmental legacy.
Daniel J. Graeber
Secretary Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss political transition

Secretary Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss political transition

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 10 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kabul early Friday to meet with Afghan leaders regarding the country's political transition.
JC Finley
'Glee' actress Becca Tobin's boyfriend found dead in Philadelphia hotel room

'Glee' actress Becca Tobin's boyfriend found dead in Philadelphia hotel room

PHILADELPHIA, July 11 (UPI) --"Glee" actress Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was reportedly found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room on Thursday.
Veronica Linares
Testing under way for Virginia offshore wind

Testing under way for Virginia offshore wind

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 11 (UPI) --Dominion Virginia Power said it's conducting tests off the coast of Virginia to determine the strength of the sea bed for wind turbine installations.
Daniel J. Graeber
Obama cuts the line at BBQ joint, pays for their food

Obama cuts the line at BBQ joint, pays for their food

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --President Obama made the strong choice of an impromptu stop at Franklin's Barbecue in on the way to catching his flight out of town Thursday.
Gabrielle Levy
Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

Border funding bill may hinge on 2008 trafficking law

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --Congress' ability to pass emergency funding to handle the undocumented children entering the U.S. may hinge on a change to a 2008 anti-trafficking law.
Gabrielle Levy
Ancient sea scorpion was a gentle giant with bad eyes

Ancient sea scorpion was a gentle giant with bad eyes

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10 (UPI) --New evidence suggests ancient sea scorpions were rather harmless, ineffectual predators with bad eyesight.
Brooks Hays
Rosie O'Donnell officially confirmed for 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell officially confirmed for 'The View'

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) --ABC announced Thursday that former co-host Rosie O'Donnell is officially confirmed to return on "The View."
Annie Martin
Malaysian politician apologizes for Hitler tweet after Germany's World Cup win

Malaysian politician apologizes for Hitler tweet after Germany's World Cup win

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 10 (UPI) --A Malaysian politician who took to Twitter after Germany beat Brazil 7-1 in the World Cup semi-final, praising Hitler, has apologized.
JC Finley
Oregon man arrested for 'karate-kicking' Portland police horse

Oregon man arrested for 'karate-kicking' Portland police horse

PORTLAND, Ore., July 10 (UPI) --Oregon man Joseph Cruz was arrested and charged with interfering with a law enforcement animal after "karate-kicking" a police horse in Portland.
Evan Bleier
Washington man fired for being first legal marijuana customer

Washington man fired for being first legal marijuana customer

SPOKANE, Wash., July 10 (UPI) --Mike Boyer forever has the title of being the first person in Spokane to legally purchase marijuana, but that distinction cost him his job.
Matt Bradwell




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