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Archive for January, 2012

Virginia poised to pass ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 31 (UPI) — The Virginia state Senate Monday debated a bill to require pregnant women to have an ultrasound procedure before terminating a pregnancy.

Several bills that would restrict access to abortion are proceeding through the …

AI: 2 dead in Senegal protests

DAKAR, Senegal, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Thousands of protesters, upset Senegal’s president is seeking a third term, clashed with police in Dakar Tuesday and activists said two people died elsewhere.

Voice of America reported protesters threw rocks, and poli…

Affidavit: Mom left child in field to die

COLORADO SPRINGS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Colorado mother left her 3-year-old son in a field to die after burying him under 4 feet of tumbleweeds, authorities allege in court documents.

Nyesha Hall-Gonzales, 28, of El Paso County was arrested on suspicion…

Crystal Cathedral joins Catholic diocese

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) — The Crystal Cathedral, a Southern California landmark, will be sold to Orange County’s Catholic diocese, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Tuesday.

The architectural treasure in Garden Grove, designed by architect P…

Obama raises cash in D.C.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — While Republican presidential hopefuls waited to learn the outcome of Florida’s primary Tuesday, President Obama added to his campaign war chest in Washington.

The Democratic incumbent told about 70 supporters — who paid…

Indiana’s Burton retiring from U.S. House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., said Tuesday he will not seek re-election this year, giving up the seat he has held since 1983.

In announcing his decision to retire, Burton, 73, said in a statement posted on his official Web sit…

Muslim inmate sues for right to beard

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 31 (UPI) — An inmate at a Texas prison is suing the state’s Department of Criminal Justice preventing him from wearing a beard in line with his Muslim faith.

Kenneth Hickman, 49, first complained in November that officials at the…

Environment Canada winter forecast way off

OTTAWA, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Environment Canada’s forecast for a colder-than-normal winter in western Canada has turned out to be way off-base so far, the agency’s top meteorologist admits.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. noted Tuesday the 2011-2012 wint…

Girl denied transplant gets second chance

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31 (UPI) — The Philadelphia hospital that initially denied a kidney transplant for a 3-year-old girl is now willing to consider the procedure, the girl’s parents said.

Chrissy and Joseph Rivera said they met with medical personnel…

Ecstasy-like drug killing Canadians

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 31 (UPI) — An Ecstasy-like drug known as “Death” is linked to eight deaths in southern Alberta in recent months, authorities in the Canadian province say.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Tuesday the latest known victim …


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