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Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla., March 20 (UPI) -- Former New York corporate lawyer Lawrence Walsh, who prosecuted several Reagan-era figures during the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

Another round of snow for winter-weary Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- More snow fell on parts of the U.S. Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, a day after temperatures in the 80s were recorded in the southern states, forecasters said.

Tenants charged with killing Loretta Saunders in Halifax apartment

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian couple was charged Thursday with killing Loretta Saunders, the Halifax university student who subletted them an apartment.

Missing Canadian university student found dead

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A missing female Canadian college student studying the issue of missing and slain indigenous women was found killed Wednesday along a highway, police said.
Girl gets slapped on the head by whale's tail, becomes YouTube sensation

Girl gets slapped on the head by whale's tail, becomes YouTube sensation

BAJA, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Twenty-year-old birthday girl gets smacked by tail of a giant whale.
Brooks Hays

Nova Scotia wants to host TransCanada pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The port of Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, "could be an option" for the terminal point of a 1,864-mile oil pipeline planned by TransCanada, a provincial minister said.

Quebec plans oil exploration program

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Quebec is planning an oil exploration program on Anticosti Island in the Canadian province.

Canadian rabbit trapper says owl attack left his head bleeding

DIGBY, Nova Scotia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian trapper says an owl viciously attacked him while he was checking his rabbit snares one night this week, leaving his face bloodied.

Canada stiffens liability for nuclear, offshore energy sectors

OTTAWA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Canadian government said it approved a security act increasing liability for offshore oil and gas accidents and stiffening penalties for nuclear mishaps.
Syfy orders 26 more episodes of 'Haven'

Syfy orders 26 more episodes of 'Haven'

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Syfy says it has ordered 26 new episodes of its series "Haven," with production set to start this spring in Nova Scotia.

Woman, boyfriend arrested in deaths of ex-husband, mother-in-law

BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the deaths of the woman's ex-husband and ex-mother-in-law three years apart, police said.

Canadian jury finds convicted killer guilty in teen girl's slaying

PICTOU, Nova Scotia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian man who admitted killing a cab driver in 1998 was convicted by a jury Tuesday of stabbing a teenage girl to death in 2011.

Maine offshore wind project appears on track for federal funding

AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- An offshore wind pilot project in Maine has received a key approval from the state's utility regulators, opening the way for federal funding.

Canadian woman off hook for stolen $47,000 rental car

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman says she won't be on the hook for a stolen $47,000 Mustang convertible she had rented after all.

Hasbro admits some reports of battery problems with Big Hugs Elmo

PAWTUCKET, R.I., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Hasbro Inc., maker of Big Hugs Elmo, acknowledged Saturday that a Canadian man is not the only person having trouble with overheating batteries.

Heavy snow closes schools, grounds flights in Canada

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Snow and cold weather prompted school being called off and the cancellation of flights in parts of eastern Canada, officials said.

Canada shipbuilding projects create, save jobs

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Canadian shipbuilding modernization will create jobs and improve Canada's capacity to build a range of vessels in response to government and industry procurement instead of farming out contracts abroad, industry analysts said.

Twins born prematurely eight days apart in Canada

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- In a birthing rarity, twin brothers came into the world eight days apart in Canada, prematurely and with doctors' help, their mother says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Store security mistaken for crashed airplane SOS

BERWICK, Nova Scotia, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Canadian authorities said they are investigating how a store's security system was able to send out a signal mistaken for an SOS from a crashed plane.

St. Mary's University nurse quits writing sick notes

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A nurse for a Nova Scotia university said a glut of fakers among the school's sick students has led her to quit signing excuse notes.

Stranded whale being towed to open water from Canadian bay

CAPE BRETON, Nova Scotia, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A whale trapped in a shallow cove in Nova Scotia was being towed to open waters Wednesday, a wildlife official said.

Canada's unemployment rate holds at 6.9 percent

OTTAWA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Canada's unemployment rate held steady at 6.9 percent in October, the government's data office said Friday.

Storm hits eastern Canada, kills woman in Ontario

MONTREAL, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Thousands of people were without power Saturday in eastern Canada after a storm that downed trees and killed a woman in Ontario.

Nova Scotia judge allows bully to retain social media privileges

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- A Canadian girl accused of bullying another girl can keep using social media after pleading guilty to assault, a Sydney, Nova Scotia, judge ruled Wednesday.
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