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State Department approves possible AEA-18G sale to AustraliaState Department approves possible AEA-18G sale to Australia

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:07:59 -0500

(image) Ryan Maass
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $115 million sale of AEA-18G Growler Aircraft Electronic Warfare Range Systems to the government of Australia.(image) Ryan Maass
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $115 million sale of AEA-18G Growler Aircraft Electronic Warfare Range Systems to the government of Australia.


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Bird flu virus spreading in South Korea from farm to wildlifeBird flu virus spreading in South Korea from farm to wildlife

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:02:22 -0500

(image) Elizabeth Shim
SEOUL, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Cases of bird flu are growing in South Korea where at least six farms have reported the presence of the H5N6 virus.(image) Elizabeth Shim
SEOUL, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Cases of bird flu are growing in South Korea where at least six farms have reported the presence of the H5N6 virus.


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Bill to legalize West Bank settlements moves through Israel's KnessetBill to legalize West Bank settlements moves through Israel's Knesset

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:58:41 -0500

(image) Ed Adamczyk
JERUSALEM, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Legislation aimed at legalizing nearly 4,000 Jewish homes in the West Bank moved forward in Israel's Knesset, potentially breaking an impasse.(image) Ed Adamczyk
JERUSALEM, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Legislation aimed at legalizing nearly 4,000 Jewish homes in the West Bank moved forward in Israel's Knesset, potentially breaking an impasse.


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Grammy nominations 2017: Beyonce leads the packGrammy nominations 2017: Beyonce leads the pack

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:58:25 -0500

(image) Annie Martin
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The 2017 Grammy Award nominees include Beyoncé, who will compete with Adele for three top honors, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West.(image) Annie Martin
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The 2017 Grammy Award nominees include Beyoncé, who will compete with Adele for three top honors, Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West.


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Mosul: Iraqi forces engage Islamic State in 'violent battles'Mosul: Iraqi forces engage Islamic State in 'violent battles'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:55:07 -0500

(image) Andrew V. Pestano
MOSUL, Iraq, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces, supported by U.S. artillery, engaged the Islamic State in fierce fighting in Mosul's northeastern Barid neighborhood, army sources said.(image) Andrew V. Pestano
MOSUL, Iraq, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces, supported by U.S. artillery, engaged the Islamic State in fierce fighting in Mosul's northeastern Barid neighborhood, army sources said.


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Victory at Standing Rock reflects failure of U.S. energy, climate policyVictory at Standing Rock reflects failure of U.S. energy, climate policy

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:44:41 -0500

(image) Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington
The protesters have won in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. But the issues revealed by the conflict are anything but resolved.(image) Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington
The protesters have won in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. But the issues revealed by the conflict are anything but resolved.


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Brazil's Federal Senate president removed amid corruption probeBrazil's Federal Senate president removed amid corruption probe

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:43:11 -0500

(image) Andrew V. Pestano
BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Brazil's high court has removed Renan Calheiros from his post as president of the Federal Senate while he faces a corruption trial over child support payments.(image) Andrew V. Pestano
BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Brazil's high court has removed Renan Calheiros from his post as president of the Federal Senate while he faces a corruption trial over child support payments.


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U.S. teens not making the grade in worldwide math testU.S. teens not making the grade in worldwide math test

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:42:04 -0500

(image) Allen Cone
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. teen's test scores are lagging compared with students around the world, a new report indicates.(image) Allen Cone
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. teen's test scores are lagging compared with students around the world, a new report indicates.


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Kardashian-Jenners celebrate Saint West's first birthdayKardashian-Jenners celebrate Saint West's first birthday

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:32:41 -0500

(image) Annie Martin
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner were among the Kardashian-Jenners to wish Saint West, Kim Kardashian's son, a happy first birthday.(image) Annie Martin
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner were among the Kardashian-Jenners to wish Saint West, Kim Kardashian's son, a happy first birthday.


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Salmon swim better when they're happySalmon swim better when they're happy

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:31:42 -0500

(image) Brooks Hays
UMEå, Sweden, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- For humans, depression and anxiety can inhibit physical health and performance. The same is true for salmon, new research suggests.(image) Brooks Hays
UMEå, Sweden, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- For humans, depression and anxiety can inhibit physical health and performance. The same is true for salmon, new research suggests.


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Oil prices crash as reality sets inOil prices crash as reality sets in

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:19:29 -0500

(image) Daniel J. Graeber
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Growing sentiment Tuesday that the rally in crude oil prices will lead to more appetite for production helped put an end to an OPEC-fueled run for the bulls.(image) Daniel J. Graeber
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Growing sentiment Tuesday that the rally in crude oil prices will lead to more appetite for production helped put an end to an OPEC-fueled run for the bulls.


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Giving U.K. asylum seekers right to work would lower welfare spendingGiving U.K. asylum seekers right to work would lower welfare spending

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:08:22 -0500

(image) Lucy Mayblin, Refugees Deeply
Welfare support for asylum seekers is being held below poverty levels on purpose. Giving people the right to work could lower the bill.(image) Lucy Mayblin, Refugees Deeply
Welfare support for asylum seekers is being held below poverty levels on purpose. Giving people the right to work could lower the bill.


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Tokyo temple displays collection of 1,000 'lucky cat' figurinesTokyo temple displays collection of 1,000 'lucky cat' figurines

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:03:56 -0500

(image) Ben Hooper
TOKYO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A visitor to an unusual temple in Tokyo captured footage of the 1,000 "lucky cat" figurines on display there.(image) Ben Hooper
TOKYO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A visitor to an unusual temple in Tokyo captured footage of the 1,000 "lucky cat" figurines on display there.


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North Korea files complaint to U.N.'s Ban Ki-moonNorth Korea files complaint to U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:00:30 -0500

(image) Elizabeth Shim
SEOUL, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- North Korea filed a complaint to the United Nations less than a week after the U.N. Security Council adopted a new sanctions resolution.(image) Elizabeth Shim
SEOUL, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- North Korea filed a complaint to the United Nations less than a week after the U.N. Security Council adopted a new sanctions resolution.


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San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks are a slo-mo train wreckSan Francisco 49ers quarterbacks are a slo-mo train wreck

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:59:56 -0500

(image) By David Del Grande, The Sports Xchange
The San Francisco 49ers were reminded Sunday why Colin Kaepernick is their starting quarterback and Blaine Gabbert is not, even if Kaepernick's future with the club is very foggy.(image) By David Del Grande, The Sports Xchange
The San Francisco 49ers were reminded Sunday why Colin Kaepernick is their starting quarterback and Blaine Gabbert is not, even if Kaepernick's future with the club is very foggy.


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Mariah Carey's new beau Bryan Tanaka speaks out: 'I love her so much'Mariah Carey's new beau Bryan Tanaka speaks out: 'I love her so much'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:50:04 -0500

(image) Annie Martin
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's rumored boyfriend Bryan Tanaka couldn't help but gush about the singer while attending her "Mariah's World" premiere.(image) Annie Martin
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's rumored boyfriend Bryan Tanaka couldn't help but gush about the singer while attending her "Mariah's World" premiere.


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Gatlinburg residents, businesses allowed to return Wednesday after wildfireGatlinburg residents, businesses allowed to return Wednesday after wildfire

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:42:30 -0500

(image) Allen Cone
GATLINBURG, Tenn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Residents and businesses will be allowed to return to Gatlinburg on Wednesday after wildfire struck the area late last month, city officials said.(image) Allen Cone
GATLINBURG, Tenn., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Residents and businesses will be allowed to return to Gatlinburg on Wednesday after wildfire struck the area late last month, city officials said.


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Oregon Zoo's polar bear cub plays in snow for the first timeOregon Zoo's polar bear cub plays in snow for the first time

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:38:18 -0500

(image) Ben Hooper
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Oregon Zoo shared video of a polar bear cub's jubilant reaction to experiencing snow for the first time in her life.(image) Ben Hooper
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Oregon Zoo shared video of a polar bear cub's jubilant reaction to experiencing snow for the first time in her life.


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Japanese woman's pet hedgehog unlocks iPhone with Touch IDJapanese woman's pet hedgehog unlocks iPhone with Touch ID

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:36:58 -0500

(image) Ben Hooper
YAMAGUCHI, Japan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Japanese pet owner discovered an unusual feature of her iPhone's Touch ID -- it can be unlocked using her hedgehog's paw print.(image) Ben Hooper
YAMAGUCHI, Japan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Japanese pet owner discovered an unusual feature of her iPhone's Touch ID -- it can be unlocked using her hedgehog's paw print.


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Mariah Carey, Teyana Taylor light up the stage for VH1's 'Divas Holiday'Mariah Carey, Teyana Taylor light up the stage for VH1's 'Divas Holiday'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:34:15 -0500

(image) Wade Sheridan
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Teyana Taylor, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan and more got into the Christmas spirit Monday for VH1's music special, "Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night."(image) Wade Sheridan
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey, Teyana Taylor, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan and more got into the Christmas spirit Monday for VH1's music special, "Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night."


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Losing just 1 hour of sleep may double drivers' crash riskLosing just 1 hour of sleep may double drivers' crash risk

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:22:58 -0500

(image) Karen Pallarito, HealthDay News
Missing just an hour or two of sleep at night nearly doubles your chances of a car crash the next day, a new report suggests.(image) Karen Pallarito, HealthDay News
Missing just an hour or two of sleep at night nearly doubles your chances of a car crash the next day, a new report suggests.


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More help coming to Afghan energy sectorMore help coming to Afghan energy sector

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:18:29 -0500

(image) Daniel J. Graeber
KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- More than $400 million in grants will help Afghanistan increase access to reliable sources of energy, the Asian Development Bank said.(image) Daniel J. Graeber
KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- More than $400 million in grants will help Afghanistan increase access to reliable sources of energy, the Asian Development Bank said.


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Frozen snow falls from truck, shatters car's windshieldFrozen snow falls from truck, shatters car's windshield

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:18:02 -0500

(image) Ben Hooper
MONCTON, New Brunswick, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- On a chilly winter day, it can feel painstakingly slow taking the time to scrape all the ice and snow off your car before heading to work.(image) Ben Hooper
MONCTON, New Brunswick, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- On a chilly winter day, it can feel painstakingly slow taking the time to scrape all the ice and snow off your car before heading to work.


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Lego Group CEO Knudstorp to head new Lego branding divisionLego Group CEO Knudstorp to head new Lego branding division

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:14:09 -0500

(image) Ed Adamczyk
BILLUND , Denmark, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Lego Group's Jorgen Vig Knudstorp will step down as CEO and lead a new branding division within the toy company.(image) Ed Adamczyk
BILLUND , Denmark, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Lego Group's Jorgen Vig Knudstorp will step down as CEO and lead a new branding division within the toy company.


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Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss stun at 2016 Fashion Awards in LondonGigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss stun at 2016 Fashion Awards in London

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:08:09 -0500

(image) Annie Martin
LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss attended the 2016 Fashion Awards -- formerly the British Fashion Awards -- with Lady Gaga, Jared Leto and Jaden Smith.(image) Annie Martin
LONDON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss attended the 2016 Fashion Awards -- formerly the British Fashion Awards -- with Lady Gaga, Jared Leto and Jaden Smith.


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