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Second U.S. case of MERS confirmed

Second U.S. case of MERS confirmed

ATLANTA, May 12 (UPI) --Health officials confirmed today the second case of MERS-CoV in the United States -- a man working in Saudi Arabia visiting Orlando, Fla.
Alex Cukan

Son receives letters sent by soldier during World War II

FAIR OAKS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- A California man said he has received two letters his father sent to his mother while serving in World War II in 1944.

George Washington letter sells for $1.2 million at auction

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- A seven-page letter from George Washington urging ratification of the U.S. Constitution sold for $1.2 million at auction in New York, the auction house said.

Letter from George Washington donated to the University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- A Dallas oil company executive has donated a letter written by George Washington, the first U.S. president, to the University of Texas, school officials said.

Fla. meningitis death, U.S. total now 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Florida officials confirmed Wednesday an elderly man is the 12th U.S. fatality from non-contagious fungal meningitis linked to injections of a tainted steroid.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it.

Stolen tractor cold case turns stinky … Stolen laptop snaps photo of thief … Woman cleared in poop scooping trial … Mich. man's 49.8-pound fish a state record … The world as we know it from UPI.
Woman cleared in poop scooping trial

Woman cleared in poop scooping trial

ASPEN, Colo., June 5 (UPI) -- A Colorado judge cleared a woman of a dog poop scooping violation, saying the rules she was cited under are unclear.

Steel output in sharp decline

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. steelmakers, in a healthy resurgence through most of 2008, have seen output cut drastically since September, the American Iron and Steel Institute said.

Unknown British WWII soldier identified

LONDON, April 2 (UPI) -- A British soldier slain in World War II has been identified after more than 60 years of being referred to as "The Unknown Englishman."

Health Biz: Physicians join the P4P game

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Doctors proactively put themselves in the development stage for pay of performance programs and stem cell research funding gets a boost from the West Coast.
ELLEN BECK

Analysis: Russia's younger brother

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 14 (UPI) -- Ukraine's long-predicted economic revival is at hand. After a long hiatus, both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are expected to make new commitments in their forthcoming visits in June or July. Finance Minister Mykola Azarov is hoping f
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Weather firm seeks NWS forecasting changes

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The head of a major private weather forecasting firm, citing the dangers of information leaks and insider trading, urged the federal government to tighten up the way it releases predictions that directly affect business decisions worth trillions of dollar
HIL ANDERSON

Doctors rally over Medicare payments

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- With the theme from the movie "Rocky" reverberating through the assembly hall, normally sedate members of the American Medical Association chanted, waved signs and paraded with slogans Tuesday, demanding that Congress fix an error in calculating Medicare
ED SUSMAN, UPI Science News
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