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Number killed in fiery business jet crash in California still unknown

Number killed in fiery business jet crash in California still unknown

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A construction company executive and his son were believed to have died in a fiery crash of a business jet at the Santa Monica, Calif., airport, the firm said.

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Cigarettes become props at Minn. tavern

GARRISON, Minn., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Minnesota bans smoking in bars but one tavern is trying to get around it by turning itself into a stage, its customers into actors and cigarettes into props.

UPI's Benjamin gets award from veterans

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- UPI's Mark Benjamin received an "Award of Excellence" Saturday for his reporting on U.S. casualties of the Iraq war.

UPI's Benjamin wins top Legion award

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- UPI's Mark Benjamin has won the American Legion's top journalism award for 2004.

Senator: Military must review vaccine use

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A week after the Pentagon acknowledged one soldier's death might have been caused by a vaccine reaction, a U.S. senator is calling on the military to reconsider
MARK BENJAMIN

Army fears new logjams in treating GIs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Top Army officials told U.S. senators Wednesday the Army is scrambling to find doctors and housing for thousands of troops who will return from Operation Iraqi
MARK BENJAMIN, Investigations Editor

U.S. casualties from Iraq war top 9,000

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The number of U.S. casualties from Operation Iraqi Freedom -- troops killed, wounded or evacuated due to injury or illness -- has passed 9,000, according to new
MARK BENJAMIN

Q&A: Sen. Bond raps soldiers' health care

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., is co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus with Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy. Thursday, Bond took to the Senate floor to outline pr
MARK BENJAMIN, UPI Investigations Editor

Senator: We'll hold Army accountable

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A key senator is vowing to make sure the Army helps hundreds of sick and injured soldiers waiting weeks and sometimes months to see doctors at U.S. Army bases.
MARK BENJAMIN, Investigations Editor

Senator credits UPI report on poor GI care

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., Thursday credited UPI for triggering big improvements in medical care for hundreds of sick and wounded soldiers, many Iraq veterans.

Feinstein to Rumsfeld: Review malaria drug

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants the U.S. military to reassess its use of the anti-malaria drug Lariam, prescribed to some troops in Iraq, because of what she calls "growing evidence about Lariam's dangerous side effects" and complaints by troops that it has d
MARK BENJAMIN and DAN OLMSTED

Sick soldiers wait for treatment

FORT KNOX, Ky., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- More than 400 sick and injured soldiers, including some who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, are stuck at Fort Knox, waiting weeks and sometimes months for me
MARK BENJAMIN, UPI Investigations Editor

4,000 U.S. non-combat evacuations in Iraq

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Nearly 4,000 U.S. troops have been medically evacuated from Operation Iraqi Freedom for non-combat reasons -- with more than one in five of those for psychiatri
MARK BENJAMIN, Investigations Editor

Mystery blood clots felling U.S. troops

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Unexplained blood clots are among the reasons a number of U.S. soldiers in Operation Iraqi Freedom have died from sudden illnesses, an investigation by United P
MARK BENJAMIN, Investigations Editor
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