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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
By United Press International
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
North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

North Carolina AG will stop defending state's gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --On the heels of another court victory for same-sex marriage, North Carolina's attorney general says his office will stop defending the state's law.
Gabrielle Levy
'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
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer previews war

'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer previews war

SAN DIEGO, July 28 (UPI) --The first trailer for "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" previews the eponymous war that will bring the trilogy of movies to a close.
Annie Martin
Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst may wish to brush up on her high school civics after she was caught saying states can nullify federal law.
Gabrielle Levy
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
2 young men charged with killing children hit by carjacked SUV

2 young men charged with killing children hit by carjacked SUV

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) --Two Philadelphia men carjacked and raped a real estate agent before killing three children when they lost control of the stolen SUV, prosecutors said Monday.
Frances Burns
Tom Hardy stars in first 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer

Tom Hardy stars in first 'Mad Max: Fury Road' trailer

SAN DIEGO, July 28 (UPI) --Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron star in the action-packed first trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road," which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend.
Annie Martin
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
Halle Berry's 'Extant' is moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays

Halle Berry's 'Extant' is moving to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) --Halle Berry's freshman sci-fi drama "Extant" and the veteran police procedural "Criminal Minds" are scheduled to swap time slots starting Wednesday, CBS said.
Karen Butler
Jessica Simpson shares playdate photo of her son and CaCee Cobb's

Jessica Simpson shares playdate photo of her son and CaCee Cobb's

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) --Jessica Simpson took to Instagram Sunday to share a photo from her son Ace's playdate with her best friend CaCee Cobb's son, Rocco.
Veronica Linares
Poll: 'Very religious' in U.S. still tend to vote Republican

Poll: 'Very religious' in U.S. still tend to vote Republican

PRINCETON, N.J., July 28 (UPI) --Voters in the U.S. who describe themselves as "very religious" are still more likely to gravitate to the Republican Party, said a Gallup poll released Monday.
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
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
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