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Nigeria bans cars during Eid to curb Boko Haram attacks

Nigeria bans cars during Eid to curb Boko Haram attacks

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 28 (UPI) --In an attempt to prevent car bombings by Boko Haram during Eid, authorities in Nigeria's Borno State have banned vehicles during the three-day celebration.
JC Finley
'Nuisance' flooding at all-time highs along East Coast

'Nuisance' flooding at all-time highs along East Coast

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --So-called nuisance flooding along the coast is on the rise, courtesy of rising sea levels and global warming, according to a new report from the NOAA.
Brooks Hays
Governor tried, failed to live on minimum wage for a week, ran out of bologna

Governor tried, failed to live on minimum wage for a week, ran out of bologna

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Former Democratic governor of Ohio Ted Strickland tried to live on minimum wage for a week and ran out of money.
JC Sevcik
Playground, hospital hit as Gaza war escalates

Playground, hospital hit as Gaza war escalates

JERUSALEM, July 28 (UPI) --Explosions at a Palestinian playground and near a Gaza City hospital ended an informal pause in hostilities in Gaza Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
Man charged with kidnapping N.H. teen who vanished for months

Man charged with kidnapping N.H. teen who vanished for months

CONWAY, N.H., July 28 (UPI) --A New Hampshire man was charged Monday with kidnapping a teenager who disappeared nine months ago while walking home from school.
Frances Burns
25,000 baby montiors sold at Amazon and Babies 'R' Us recalled for strangulation risk

25,000 baby montiors sold at Amazon and Babies 'R' Us recalled for strangulation risk

NORWOOD, Mass., July 28 (UPI) --Tens of thousands of high-end baby monitors made by Mayborn USA have been recalled for a strangulation risk associated with their power cords.
Matt Bradwell
FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines

FAA proposes $12 million fine for Southwest Airlines

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed Southwest Airlines pay a $12 million fine for undertaking repairs on aircraft that weren't up to regulations.
Ananth Baliga
Federal court strikes down Va. marriage ban

Federal court strikes down Va. marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --A federal appeals court in Virginia has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, becoming the second appeals court to do so.
Gabrielle Levy
Lawmakers announce $17b deal to fix VA wait times

Lawmakers announce $17b deal to fix VA wait times

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --The lead negotiators crafting a fix for the troubled Veterans Affairs health system managed to hammer out a deal over the weekend.
Gabrielle Levy
Federal judge overturns D.C. ban on handguns in public

Federal judge overturns D.C. ban on handguns in public

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --A federal judge declared in a ruling Saturday that the ban on the public carrying of handguns in Washington D.C. is unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
Trees remove enough air pollution to save 850 people a year

Trees remove enough air pollution to save 850 people a year

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --By removing toxins and particulates from the air, tress are saving lives -- 850 per year -- scientists with the U.S. Forest Service say.
Brooks Hays
Gal Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in new photo

Gal Gadot debuts as Wonder Woman in new photo

SAN DIEGO, July 28 (UPI) --Director Zack Snyder has shared the first picture of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Annie Martin
Liberia shuts most borders in response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia shuts most borders in response to Ebola outbreak

MONROVIA, Liberia, July 28 (UPI) --In response to the deadly Ebola virus infecting West African countries, Liberia has decided to close most of its border crossings.
JC Finley
More than 2,500 9/11 responders have been diagnosed with cancer

More than 2,500 9/11 responders have been diagnosed with cancer

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --More than 2,500 of the responders to the 9/11 attacks and Ground Zero workers have been diagnosed with cancer as a result of their exposure at the site.
Aileen Graef
Congressman apologizes after confusing U.S. officials for foreigners

Congressman apologizes after confusing U.S. officials for foreigners

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Congress' newest member made a major faux pas at a hearing last week when he apparently mistook two senior U.S. officials for Indian government representatives.
Gabrielle Levy




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