LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Los Angeles elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with lewd acts on 23 children whom he allegedly tied up and photographed, police said.
Mark Berndt, 61, was being held Tuesday in lieu of $2.3 million…
MACKENZIE, British Columbia, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A house fire in Mackenzie, British Columbia, Tuesday claimed the lives of 18-month-old twins, police said.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the boy and girl were among five family members in the hom…
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Holiday Inn Express in South Charleston, W.Va., was evacuated Tuesday after a man died of carbon monoxide poisoning, fire officials said.
At least three other guests were hospitalized, one in critical condi…
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — President Barack Obama told executives, engineers and designers at the Washington Auto Show Tuesday, “The U.S. auto industry is back.”
Obama inspected about 15 new electric and hybrid models from Ford, Dodge, and General …
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Audiotapes of conversations on Air Force One after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy have been donated to the National Archives.
The Raab Collection, which deals in historical autographs, has donated an …
Co-founders of the online payment company PayPal, which is currently owned by eBay Inc. have reportedly donated funding to Endorse Liberty, a Super PAC supporting Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A coalition of U.S. labor unions, Democratic politicians and trade advocacy groups is planning a trade protest ahead the Chinese vice president’s U.S. visit. The […]
BRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — The unemployment rate in the eurozone was unchanged in December compared to November, holding at 10.4 percent, the European Union’s data office said Tuesday. The […]
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A federal judge in New Orleans ruled Tuesday BP must cover some damage claims against Halliburton in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier said, “BP is required to indemnify…
NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) — U.S. home prices declined in both 10-city and 20-city composite indexes in November, the closely watched S&P/Case-Shiller home index report said. Considered a base […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — U.S. sales receipts at chain stores rose slightly in the week ending Saturday, the International Council of Shopping Centers said Tuesday. Sales rose 0.1 percent […]
NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Consumer confidence in the United States retreated in January after two months of gains, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The index hit a two-year […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A psychiatrist says John Hinckley, the man who shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has poor judgement in the relationships he develops with women.
Dr. Robert Phillips, testifying at a hearing to determine if Hinckl…
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The part of the brain that is key to learning and memory is larger among children whose mothers who spend a lot of time […]
PERTH, Australia, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Three cups of black tea a day might help reduce blood pressure, researchers in Australia suggest. Lead author Professor Jonathan Hodgson of The University […]
DALLAS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — An emergency room physician in Dallas warns people never to leave the house in winter without proper clothing even if spending only a few minutes […]
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 31 (UPI) — The brain can be trained to overcome, in part, some age-related hearing loss in those with musical training, U.S. researchers suggest. Neuroscientist Nina Kraus […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 31 (UPI) — Feelings of sadness that often accompany chronic illness can improve after exercise, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said. Lead author Matthew […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — People who recall an experiment in laundry detergents decades ago — individually packaged single-shot doses — may experience deja vu, industry analysts say. Previous attempts […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Mammals like raccoons, opossums, rabbits and deer are vanishing from the Florida Everglades as Burmese pythons multiply, researchers said Monday. In an article published in […]
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Drought in Central and South America is affecting corn yields, a boon for U.S. corn exporters but a cause of major worries for […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — With the U.S. economy slowly emerging from an economic recession, the USGS estimated the value of U.S. mineral production increased 12 percent last year. Major […]
MIAMI, Jan. 31 (UPI) — The Cuban government can’t be trusted to oversee the safety of oil drilling activity planned 90 miles from the Florida coast, a state official said. […]