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California Rep. Issa says he's a 'potential candidate' for House Speaker

Doug G. Ware
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- As the race to replace U.S. House Speaker John Boehner evolves, potential successors seem to be coming and going with some regularity. Friday, a California lawmaker said he may toss his hat into the ring.

Researchers want oil and gas drillers to adopt geothermal technology

Brooks Hays
GRAND FORKS, N.D., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of North Dakota believe geothermal energy production should be a significant part of America's future energy portfolio.

Deadly confrontations scar Gaza, West Bank on 'day of rage', Israel uses metal detectors

Doug G. Ware
GAZA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Ongoing attacks in Gaza this week led to rising tensions among Israelis and Palestinians Friday, when several people were killed and more than 60 were wounded.

Demi Lovato debuts music video featuring Michelle Rodriguez

Tharadjyne Orisma
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Demi Lovato channels her inner tough girl in her new "Confident" music video featuring "Fast & Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez.

Study: Runner's high similar to effects of marijuana

Stephen Feller
MANNHEIM, Germany, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Runner's high is caused by endocannabinoids in the brain, the same chemical system that causes the high from consuming marijuana, according to a new study.

Researchers simulate part of a rat brain

Brooks Hays
LAUSANNE, France, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Researchers working on the Blue Brain Project have successfully simulated a portion of a rat's brain.

Playmobil stirs controversy with apparent slave figurine

Ben Hooper
SACRAMENTO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A California mother said she was shocked to discovery her son's Playmobil pirate ship came with a dark-skinned figurine apparently meant to be a slave.

Kevin James set to star in new CBS family sitcom

Tharadjyne Orisma
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin James won fans as Doug Heffernan in the popular CBS comedy "King of Queens." Now he's back starring in a new family sitcom.