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Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Automakers, feds tackle drunken driving, Tesla rebounds

Drunken driving and the holidays, unfortunately, go together like fruit and nuts. The holiday period can be a dangerous time to get around.
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
U.S. auto exports at record level, could top 2 million

U.S. auto exports at record level, could top 2 million

DETROIT, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The number of U.S.-built cars and trucks exported from the United States is at record levels and could reach 2 million in 2013, automakers said.

James Blunt recalls Kosovo encounter

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Singer James Blunt recalled that while he was in the British army in Kosovo, he once refused an apparent order to fire at a Russian unit.
Toyota dealers making best of a sour deal

Toyota dealers making best of a sour deal

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Toyota dealers at a national convention in Orlando, Fla., put a positive spin on the recall issues that dropped the automaker's January sales by 16 percent.
Chrysler wins over a key executive

Chrysler wins over a key executive

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The head of the largest U.S. auto dealership group, Mike Jackson, said he was confident in Chrysler Group's ability to make a comeback.

British generals criticize rightist party

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The ultra-rightist British National Party is "hijacking the good name" of the British military, a group of retired generals say.

AutoNation to trim staff 5 percent

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 24 (UPI) -- The largest U.S. auto retailer, AutoNation, said it would cut 1,300 store positions in an effort to trim costs after a slumping second quarter.

2nd British general attacks Rumsfeld

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- A second British general Sunday attacked U.S. planning for the Iraq invasion, calling it “fatally flawed.”

Arizona case may redefine sacred land

YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A legal fight begun by a small Native American tribe over a construction project in Yuma, Ariz., could potentially redefine the concept of sacred land.

Jackson: Innocent killed on Bloody Sunday

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 30 (UPI) -- Gen. Mike Jackson, former chief of staff for the British Army, says innocent people undoubtedly lost their lives on Bloody Sunday.

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

95-year-old woman earns history degree ... Bully for bulldogs ... New Mexico State on fire for chiles ... Jails give amenities to inmates with cash ... The world as we know it from UPI.
By United Press International

Jails give amenities to inmates with cash

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- Some county jails in the United States have implemented a program that allows inmates to pay by the day for upgraded living conditions.

Auto sales hurt by housing slump

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- The sagging housing market is putting the hurt on auto sales across the United States, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Mike Jackson of AutoNation Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said prospective car buyers' concern about home values is a phenom

AutoNation to trim buys from Big Three

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The largest chain of U.S. car retailers by dealerships expects to order about 30 percent fewer vehicles from the Big Three carmakers next quarter.

U.K. short on 'copters in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, July 4 (UPI) -- The British military in Afghanistan says their forces are short one-third of the helicopters that were pledged by NATO allies. Lt.-Gen. David Richards, commander of the NATO force in Afghanistan, and Gen. Mike Jackson, Chief of the General Staff, both sai

Report: Injured not getting enough care

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Britain's Defense Ministry may not have up-to-date records of its injured soldiers, resulting in "insufficient care" for the wounded.

British troops in new Iraqi abuse cases

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Military police are investigating 48 British servicemen, including a Special Air Service member, over fresh allegations of murdering and assaulting Iraqis.

50 Brit troops face Iraq-related charges

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Numerous charges, including murder arising from crimes committed in Iraq, may be filed against some 50 British troops, the London Telegraph reported Sunday.

3 British soldiers sentenced for abuse

OSNABRUECK, Germany, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Three British soldiers have received prison terms for abusing Iraqi detainees and dismissed from the Army.

Photos reveal abuse of Iraqi prisoners

LONDON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Photographs depicting the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers have raised fears of a backlash against troops in Iraq.

Auto dealers cutting inventory

DETROIT, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Auto dealers say they will no longer carry huge inventories to help Detroit avoid production cuts, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Veterans miffed at early VJ celebration

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- British World War II veterans are upset over government plans to mark the 60th anniversary of VJ Day a month early.

Watercooler Stories

Madonna: Israel is as safe as New York ... General: Britain 'still at war' ... PM: Iraq elections will not be delayed ... Scotland sex offenders to get home visits ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

General: Britain 'still at war'

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- General Mike Jackson, head of Britain's Army, said Sunday that British troops in Iraq are "back at war."

White Sox release veteran reliever Jackson

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox released veteran relief pitcher Mike Jackson after Monday's makeup game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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