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More than 1,200 feared dead in Philippines as Haiyan heads for Vietnam

More than 1,200 feared dead in Philippines as Haiyan heads for Vietnam

MANILA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1,200 people may have died in Super Typhoon Haiyan, aid officials said Saturday, as efforts began to restore normality to the central Philippines.

Catholic school fires gay teacher who gets married

GLENDORA, Calif., July 31 (UPI) -- A Catholic school in California fired a man who had taught there for 17 years after he married his longtime partner, the teacher's lawyer says.

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Utah shuts down giant rope swing business

MOAB, Utah, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Utah state officials have banned commercial swinging from the Corona Arch rock formation near Moab, calling it a liability.
Calif. priest charged with molesting boy

Calif. priest charged with molesting boy

ONTARIO, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A priest in Southern California has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy while he was the pastor of a Los Angeles-area church.

Nutty Putty Cave sealed off in Utah

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The mouth to the Nutty Putty Cave in Utah County, Utah, was sealed with concrete after a 26-year-old man died in the cavern, an official said.

3 babies taken from squalid Chicago apt.

CHICAGO, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Three babies found living in rat-infested squalor with their parents on Chicago's West Side were rescued and turned over to relatives for custody, police say.

Iraqi forces become standardized

BAGHDAD, March 27 (UPI) -- Iraqi security forces are scheduled to unveil their first force-wide weapons qualifications standards, a top U.S. military official said.

New Year's Eve hard for recovering abusers

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- For recovering alcoholics, New Year's Eve can be the hardest day of the year, says the Michigan Association of Substance Abuse Coordinating Agencies.

U.K. torchlight possession bans flames

LOOE, England, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Government officials in Britain have told organizers of a traditional nighttime Christmas procession to replace flaming torches with glow sticks.

9/11 flag fails to draw big bid on eBay

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A somewhat damaged U.S. flag reportedly flying over the Pentagon when it was attacked Sept. 11, 2001, was sold on online auction eBay for $25,000.

University halts buyout talks with prof

BOULDER, Colo., March 12 (UPI) -- Separation talks between the University of Colorado and a professor who likened victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to Nazis have hit a wall.

CD pirates to get 'slap on wrist'

SYDNEY, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Three students pleaded guilty to Australia's first criminal Internet piracy charges in a case the music industry said cost it $60 million.

West Nile strikes dog, wolf, squirrels

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Illinois said Wednesday they have confirmed the first known cases of West Nile virus in a dog but they doubt it means greater likelihood of infection from the mosquito-borne disease.

First case of West Nile virus in a dog

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- University of Illinois researchers say they have confirmed the first known case of West Nile virus in a dog, but they doubt it means greater likelihood of infec

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