Don't expect college without Algebra 2, Texas educators warn

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Although Texas no longer demands high school students take Algebra 2, educators warn it may be difficult to enter college without it.
Utah town forgets to hold elections again

Utah town forgets to hold elections again

WALLSBURG, Utah, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Officials in a Utah town said an elections official forgot to schedule voting for mayor and city council -- repeating the same mistake made by his predecessor.

Toxoplasmosis, from cats, can be severe

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Acute toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease carried by cats, may be a much more severe illness than previously understood, researchers in New Zealand said.

Prosecutor charged in adult store row

CHICAGO, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Chicago prosecutor has been charged in a fracas at an adult store that included biting an employee on the leg.

Gingrich's check bounced in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, April 11 (UPI) -- Elections officials in Utah said Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich may be left off the primary ballot because his campaign's check bounced.

All cattle said descended from small group

LONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- DNA studies suggest all cattle are descended from as few as 80 animals domesticated from wild ox in the Near East some 10,500 years ago, researchers report.

Collector of wild birds' eggs jailed

LONDON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A British collector of wild bird eggs, who has already served several jail terms, was given six months Tuesday for robbing nests of endangered species.

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Fla. water tower chosen for calendar cover

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Paint company Tnemec said the newly refurbished water tower in Hollywood, Fla., was chosen to be the cover image of its new calendar.

Climber's body recovered

SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- The body of a climber who fell ill scaling California's Mount Shasta and died in a snow cave near the summit was recovered Thursday, authorities said.

DNA shows farmers replaced hunter-gatherer

LONDON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The ancestors of modern-day Europeans likely were farmers and not hunter-gatherers, British researchers said.

Europe milk drinking began 7,500 years ago

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- British researchers have determined the ability to digest the milk sugar lactose evolved in central European dairy farming communities about 7,500 years ago.

Maryland women's coach delivers twins

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- University of Maryland women's basketball Coach Brenda Frese missed her team's 76-69 victory at Duke Sunday after giving birth to twin boys earlier in the day.

Ability to drink milk a recent evolution

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- British researchers say lactose intolerance, the inability to digest dairy products, in Europeans goes back to the Stone Age. Genetic research by a team from University College London and Mainz University, Germany suggests that all European adults living

Study: 'Medieval apartheid' in Britain

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- Genetic researchers have said the Anglo-Saxons used "medieval apartheid" to replace the indigenous Celts when they invaded Britain in the fifth century.