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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
By United Press International
AM General's JLTV offering complets off-road testing

AM General's JLTV offering complets off-road testing

SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 20 (UPI) --AM General's offering to replace the Humvee has passed off-road testing.
Richard Tomkins
Record-low turnout for midterm primaries could reflect increasing voter apathy

Record-low turnout for midterm primaries could reflect increasing voter apathy

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --A survey of voter rolls shows record-low voter turnout in 15 of the first 25 statewide primaries for this midterm election.
JC Sevcik
Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 21 (UPI) --New research shows seals have grown accustomed to hunting for prey around the turbines that make up offshore wind farms.
Brooks Hays
Shark bites off more than it can chew, had sea lion lodged in throat

Shark bites off more than it can chew, had sea lion lodged in throat

PERTH, Australia, July 21 (UPI) --Australian Department of Fisheries officials were surprised when they found a sea lion lodged in the throat of a great white shark after cutting it open.
Aileen Graef
Jonah Hill officiated Adam Levine's wedding to Behati Prinsloo

Jonah Hill officiated Adam Levine's wedding to Behati Prinsloo

LOS CABOS , Mexico, July 21 (UPI) --Jonah Hill was reportedly "hysterical" while he officiated Adam Levin's wedding to Behati Prinsloo in Cabo San Lucas on Saturday.
Veronica Linares
Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

Yogurt, probiotics may help lower blood pressure

NATHAN, Australia, July 21 (UPI) --Lower blood pressure is just a few probiotic-rich yogurt smoothies away, suggests a new study by researchers at Griffith University in Australia.
Brooks Hays
Veteran awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

Veteran awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --An Army veteran who survived an attack in Afghanistan that killed nine of his comrades received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony Monday.
Frances Burns
6 people killed in separate Arizona plane crashes, 1 sparks wildfire

6 people killed in separate Arizona plane crashes, 1 sparks wildfire

SEDONA, Ariz., July 21 (UPI) --Six people were killed in Arizona Sunday in separate plane crashes, one of which sparked a wildfire in Coconino National Forest.
Matt Bradwell
Monty Python cast takes its final bow

Monty Python cast takes its final bow

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) --Comedy troupe Monty Python took its final bow Sunday after performing its last show in London's O2 arena after roughly 30 years of performing.
Aileen Graef
Biden optimistic on VA bill, Reid doubtful

Biden optimistic on VA bill, Reid doubtful

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --Over a month after the Senate and the House each passed legislation to fix problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs, a compromise has yet to emerge.
Gabrielle Levy
Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed spark relationship rumors

Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed spark relationship rumors

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --"Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder and "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed sparked relationship rumors with a PDA-filled outing to a farmer's market on Sunday.
Annie Martin
Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

BRYCE CANYON, Utah, July 21 (UPI) --Scientists say the internal stresses of sandstone, not erosion, are responsible for the arch and pillar formations that populate places like Bryce Canyon.
Brooks Hays
ATK wins contracts for Bushmaster 30mm cannons

ATK wins contracts for Bushmaster 30mm cannons

ARLINGTON, Va., July 21 (UPI) --Unidentified U.S. allies order medium-caliber guns from ATK.
Richard Tomkins
Dianne Feinstein to Putin: 'Man up' about Malaysia Flight 17 crash

Dianne Feinstein to Putin: 'Man up' about Malaysia Flight 17 crash

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --Rep. Peter King and Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to take responsibility for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Aileen Graef
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