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Day: March 2, 2013

Speedskater Gable apologizes to woman

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) — Olympic speedskater Andy Gabel issued an apology Friday for alleged misconduct with a teenage teammate in the late 1990s. Gabel told the Chicago Tribune he exercised “poor

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Thrusters on Dragon working properly

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 2 (UPI) — All of the thrusters on Dragon spacecraft launched by private U.S. company SpaceX are now working properly, officials said. The spacecraft, which is on a

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French drivers to carry breathalyzers

PARIS, March 2 (UPI) — A controversial French law requiring motorists to carry breathalyzer kits in their vehicles has been reinstated, a government official said. French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said the

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Alcohol levels in Bud beer questioned

ST. LOUIS, March 2 (UPI) — Independent testing of three varieties of Budweiser beer shows alcohol content slightly under the levels listed on the label, CNN said. The cable news channel reported

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Consumer Corner: Housewares show

By MARCELLA S. KREITER CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) — It sounds counterintuitive, but the Great Recession actually was a good thing for the $305 billion housewares industry. “Suppliers felt the downturn actually

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Lawmaker to first-graders: Help us behave

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) — Members of Congress are like first-graders, “only not as well-behaved,” a freshman lawmaker told a first-grade class in talking about Washington politics. Rep. Sean Patrick

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Iowa State to play at Tulsa Sept. 26

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s 2013 football game at Tulsa will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26. The game was moved from the previous Saturday to accommodate a national television opportunity. Kick

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Finnish gunman gets life imprisonment

HYVINKAA, Finland, Feb. 28 (UPI) — A teenager who opened fire from a rooftop in suburban Helsinki, Finland, killing two people and injuring seven, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. Eero

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Feds: Guards smuggled phones into prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Feb. 28 (UPI) — Seventeen Texas prison guards have been charged with smuggling cellphones into prison that allowed inmates to organize murders and sell drugs, officials say. The guards

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