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Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

OPAL, Wyo., April 23 (UPI) -- Officials evacuated the entire population of Opal, a tiny town in Wyoming, after a gas explosion erupted at the local Williams Energy Service plant.
Brooks Hays
NOAA locates 1888 shipwreck near San Francisco bay

NOAA locates 1888 shipwreck near San Francisco bay

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered the wreckage of the 1888 steamer City of Chester near San Francisco Bay.
Kate Stanton
Police charge Connecticut man in Yale shooter hoax

Police charge Connecticut man in Yale shooter hoax

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 23 (UPI) -- New Haven police have charged Jeffrey Jones for calling in a fake gunman threat last November.
Kate Stanton
Jeb Bush: 'I'm thinking about running for president' in 2016

Jeb Bush: 'I'm thinking about running for president' in 2016

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced Wednesday, during a closed-door fundraiser for New York Catholic, that he was considering a campaign for the oval office.
JC Sevcik
Family made ill by fracking awarded $3 million in landmark case

Family made ill by fracking awarded $3 million in landmark case

DALLAS, April 23 (UPI) -- A Texas family was awarded nearly $3 million for illnesses resulting from exposure to contaminated groundwater and polluted air caused by nearby fracking.
JC Sevcik
Donald Trump complains Obama's walk is 'unpresidential'

Donald Trump complains Obama's walk is 'unpresidential'

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump took his latest criticism of President Barack Obama to Twitter saying Obama's walk is "unpresidential."
Aileen Graef
Mother fights pitbull, bites off dog's ear to save daughter from attack

Mother fights pitbull, bites off dog's ear to save daughter from attack

ALVIN, Texas, April 23 (UPI) -- Chelsi Camp of Alvin, Texas fought a pitbull, shoving her fist in the dog's mouth and biting its ear to stop the animal from mauling her small daughter.
JC Sevcik
Kidnapped boy sings gospel song until his abductor releases him

Kidnapped boy sings gospel song until his abductor releases him

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Hours after abducting the boy, kidnapper released Willie Myrick, a 9-year-old from Atlanta, because the child wouldn't stop singing a gospel song.
JC Sevcik
Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights in state

Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights in state

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows Georgians to take their guns to church, bars and government buildings.
Frances Burns

Tea Party candidate wins Republican congressional primary in Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla., April 23 (UPI) -- A businessman and self-proclaimed "outsider" backed by the Tea Party won the Republican primary for a special congressional election in Florida.
Frances Burns
Bradley Manning granted right to change first name to Chelsea

Bradley Manning granted right to change first name to Chelsea

LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 23 (UPI) -- The soldier convicted as Bradley Manning of giving classified documents to Wikileaks can legally call herself Chelsea Manning, a Kansas judge said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
Missouri House Committee to hold impeachment hearings for Gov. Jay Nixon

Missouri House Committee to hold impeachment hearings for Gov. Jay Nixon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 23 (UPI) -- The Missouri House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on whether to move forward with the impeachment of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
Aileen Graef

Former head of New York City charity admits insurance premium scam

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- The former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York City admitted Wednesday that he made millions in an insurance scam.
Frances Burns
NRA stops public opposition of domestic violence gun law

NRA stops public opposition of domestic violence gun law

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association has decided to stop publicly opposing a law that would require those accused of domestic violence to surrender their guns.
Aileen Graef
New lawsuit says FBI used no-fly list to get Muslims to become informants

New lawsuit says FBI used no-fly list to get Muslims to become informants

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York accuses the FBI of using the no-fly list to coerce Muslim-Americans to become informants.
Aileen Graef
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