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Hurricane Ivan's impact is analyzed

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists have issued a detailed report on 2004's Hurricane Ivan -- one of four strong hurricanes to hit Florida within one month that year.

Beirut jammed for Gemayel funeral

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The center of Beirut was jammed Thursday for the funeral of cabinet minister Pierre Gemayel, assassinated by gunmen two days earlier.

Odd twists in Utah polygamy hearing

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Utah court has heard testimony from a 20-year-old woman who said she was forced into marrying her cousin at the age of 14 by a polygamous sect leader.

Couple die on stranger's farm

BEAVER, Utah, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Utah say an elderly couple drove 100 miles from home to end their lives on a stranger's farm.

Russia film fest opening cut short

MOSCOW, June 24 (UPI) -- The opening ceremony of the 28th Moscow International Film Festival lasted only 45 minutes -- a record for brevity.

Woman exposes herself in market

CEDAR CITY, Utah, June 11 (UPI) -- A Cedar City, Utah, woman was cited for lewdness when she allegedly was seen in a market with her pants around her ankles and wearing no underwear.

U.S. Navy, pirates battle off Somalia

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Thirteen piracy suspects were in custody Sunday after a gun battle in the Indian Ocean between two U.S. Navy ships and a group of suspected pirates. One suspect was killed and five others were injured, the BBC reported.

Study: Racial face of U.S. cities changing

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- The racial make-up of the United States is changing, with white populations diminishing in major cities, and non-whites moving where the jobs are.

Utah House rejects evolution measure

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Utah state representatives have rejected legislation that would have regulated how the theory of evolution is taught in public schools. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, would have required the Utah Board of Education to create a c

Boris Yeltsin parties at Kremlin for 75th

MOSCOW, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Kremlin and President Vladimir Putin were hosts for a lavish 75th birthday party Wednesday with 250 guests for Russia's first president, Boris Yeltsin.

Christmas Revels creator dead at 84

, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Christmas Revels creator and author John Langstaff has died of a stroke while visiting his daughter in Switzerland at age 84.

Muslim extremists protest anti-Islam play

CAIRO, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Muslim extremists hurled stones at a Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, Friday to protest a play which they deemed harmful to Islam.

Russia holds test launches of missiles

MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Russia carried out a successful test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk, Itar-Tass reported Friday.

Greeley, Colo., fastest growing metro area

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Greeley, Colo., has been determined to be the fastest growing metro area in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Dead fish reported on some Florida beaches

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of dead fish were reported this week along some Florida beaches, raising concerns about red tide in the areas. Red tide is a toxic algae that has killed fish and other sea life in the Tampa area since January and is suspected in other fi

'Lost hiker' charged with insurance fraud

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A man who turned up in Australia after he disappeared from a Utah campground has been charged with insurance fraud.

Rose promoted to head coach at BYU

PROVO, Utah, April 11 (UPI) -- Dave Rose, who spent the last eight seasons as an assistant, moved up Monday to men's basketball coach at Brigham Young University.

Delta wants to unload ASA, Comair

ATLANTA, March 8 (UPI) -- A Utah-based airline is considering buying one or both of Delta Air Lines' regional subsidiaries, the Wall Street Journal said Tuesday.

Utah man named in asbestos indictment

ST. LAKE CITY, Utah, March 3 (UPI) -- A Utah man has been indicted for alleged Clean Air Act violations at the Black Ridge Road Project, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

Scientists move toward Alzheimer's cure

HONG KONG, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Scientists working in Canada and Hong Kong may have found a potential cure for Alzheimer's disease, which affects up to 15 percent of people over 65. A consortium of scientists, led by the University of Toronto, has discovered a compound that stopped the

Assail banned from telemarketing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Monday it has settled with four people charged with running a $100 million phony advance-fee credit card scam.

Muslims, Christians fight at funeral

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Muslims and Christians fought at the Jersey City, N.J., funeral of Egyptian family members killed after one of them made an anti-Islamic statement.

Utah flooding trashes 17 homes

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Federal and local authorities are assessing damage from Utah floods that destroyed at least 17 homes and made 10 more uninhabitable.

Flooding leads to Utah evacuations

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Flooding in southwestern Utah has washed away homes and led to evacuations as heavy rains and melting snow engorged the Santa Clara River.

Moscow sets record for lightweight art

MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Moscow went paper-happy Wednesday, setting the world record for the largest-ever origami, or Japanese paper sculpture, the Novosti news agency reported.
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