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Day: February 3, 2013


Multination Iran nuclear talks to resume

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Multinational talks over the fate of Iran’s nuclear program are set to resume later this month, German and U.S. officials confirmed. The United States, Germany, France,

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Latest from US military in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban improvised explosive device attack coordinator in Khanabad district, Kunduz province, Feb. 1. The detained Taliban IED attack coordinator planned and

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Cyclones beat Baylor, 79-71

Courtesy: – AMES, Iowa – Will Clyburn tallied his sixth double-double of the season (28 points/10 rebounds) to aid Iowa State (15-6 overall, 5-3 Big 12 Conference) to a 79-71 win

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FTC moves on mobile privacy guidelines

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said software developers for mobile devices should adopt stronger policies to safeguard the privacy of individuals. In a non-binding staff report approved

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Iran introduces new military plane

TEHRAN, Feb. 2 (UPI) — A new single-seat bomber jet designed to evade radar detection is not intended as an offensive weapon, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday. The president unveiled the

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San Fran police cite nude activists

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Police in San Francisco have begun enforcing the city’s new ban on public nudity, starting with four naked activists they found in front of City Hall.

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U.S. manufacturing picks up steam

Feb. 3 (UPI) — U.S. business activity at manufacturing firms picked up significantly in January, the Institute of Supply Management said Friday. The headline Purchasing Managers Index rose from 50.2 in December

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Panel floats high-end investor exchange

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — An advisory panel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recommended Friday a stock exchange be created exclusively for high-end investors. The panel, the advisory committee on

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Russia defends Syrian chemical weapons

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Syrian government maintains control of chemical weapons and won’t use them against rebels in their civil war. “We have

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NFL commissioner promises enhanced safety

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 (UPI) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday professional football would continue to make changes in the game where needed to protect the health of players. Goodell responded

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Steven Tyler does’ ‘Idol’ in drag

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2 (UPI) — “American Idol” judges said they weren’t fooled when former judge Steven Tyler took the stage in drag during this week’s auditions for talent show in Oklahoma. The

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Etch A Sketch creator dies

BRYAN, Ohio, Feb. 2 (UPI) — Andre Cassagnes, the French inventor who created the Etch A Sketch drawing toy in the 1950s, has died, a company official says. He was 86. NBC

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Chefs face felony charges over whale meat

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) — Chefs who worked at a now-closed sushi restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., have been indicted on felony charges for allegedly importing illegal whale meat. Kiyoshiro

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Man allegedly used drugs to enslave women

CHICAGO, Feb. 2 (UPI) — A Chicago-area man has been charged with running a “sex trafficking house of horrors” where women were forced to work as prostitutes. Charges were announced Friday against

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A-Rod denies latest steroid report

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) — New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez denies he took steroids provided by a reputed Miami dealer being investigated by prosecutors and Major League Baseball. A spokesman

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