WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — U.S. Rep. Steve Austria, R-Ohio, announced Friday he is retiring, saying he is angry new district lines would have him facing another Republican member.
The second-term congressional member was set to face Republican Rep….
The President Barack Obama Administration is hoping to restore momentum in 2012 to U.S. talks with the Taliban insurgency that had reached a critical point before falling apart in December.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Chimpanzees can sense when others in a group are unaware of a present danger and can issue warnings, European researchers say. The findings […]
VATICAN CITY, Dec. 29 (UPI) — The official newspaper of the Vatican says science cannot explain the Turin shroud and has endorsed recent suggestions of its authenticity. The newspaper cited […]
EILAT, Israel, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Bioluminescent bacteria glow in the ocean as a form of “advertising” meant to attract hungry diners, Israeli and German researchers say. The scientists, writing […]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — A cement company agreed to pay millions of dollars to resolve allegations it violated the Clean Air Act at U.S. manufacturing plants, the EPA said. […]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. government said it approved of a solar plant in California and a wind farm in Oregon that could provide enough energy for 112,500 […]
OMAHA, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Each generation appears to disagree on what exactly “old” is, but all want to live until age 90, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey by […]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) — An estimated 14,000 excess U.S. deaths may be linked to the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, two researchers say. Study authors […]
MELROSE PARK, Ill., Dec. 29 (UPI) — About 1 million fall-related U.S. injuries are reported each year but an exercise physiologist says there are ways to help prevent falls. Mike […]
NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) — A New York City TV campaign on the health consequences of “light” smoking — 10 or fewer cigarettes per day — is scheduled to […]
BOSTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Cancer experts at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston suggest ringing in the New Year by adopting a new health habit — the easiest of […]
TOKYO, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Wendy’s officials said it plans to expand the restaurant overseas, but the $16.50 top shelf burger on sale at a Wendy’s in Japan was none […]
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Dec. 29 (UPI) — Sears Holdings Corp. released a partial list of U.S. stores it plans to close, revealing 79 doomed locations out of up to 120 […]
BRASILIA, Brazil, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Brazil may have passed Britain to claim the No. 6 spot in the world’s largest economies, but incomes per capita still lag far behind, […]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — The Obama administration delayed asking Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion after congressional leaders objected to the time frame.
The White House said the delay won’t affect the nation’s creditworth…
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Some U.S. employers are turning to quirky perks to appease workers frustrated by pay cuts, heavy workloads and high health insurance costs, company heads say. […]
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 30 (UPI) — A high-ranking executive at General Electric said the U.S. labor market is now priced right for U.S. manufacturers to consider expansion without outsourcing. “We […]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — A California firm and its owner pleaded guilty Friday in New York to bid rigging and fraud related to municipal bond investments, the Justice Department said.
David Rubin, founder and owner of Rubin/Chambers, Dunhill Insu…
MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Patriarch Kirill I, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, has backed the right to protest and urged the government to listen to the protesters.
The patriarch’s statements in sermons earlier this month are surprising, given the…
MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Almost 200 people have already been injured in the Philippines during holiday celebrations, most of them by firecrackers, health officials report.
Dr. Eric Tayag, a spokesman for the health department, said 187 p…
JERUSALEM, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Discrimination of women in the Israeli military by ultra-Orthodox religious groups must not be tolerated, the chief military chaplain said.
Brig. Gen. Rafi Peretz, the military’s highest ranking rabbi, said recent extremis…
PUGLIA, Italy, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Italian officials said 32 Afghan and Iraqi men waded ashore Friday from a boat along the coast of Puglia.
The migrants, including minors, were taken to a migrant reception center near Otranto, ANSA reported.
The men w…