WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday 11 countries have become the first to “significantly reduce” imports of oil from Iran. “I am pleased to announce […]
OGDEN, Utah (UPI) — Guinness World Records announced a 101-year-old Utah woman has been named the Oldest Female to Paraglide Tandem. The record-keeping organization said Mary Allen Hardison of Ogden, […]
HOLIDAY, Fla. (UPI) — Police said a man who allegedly stabbed another man and lists his occupation as “drug dealer” was arrested on a probation violation. The Pasco County Sheriff’s […]
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 21 (UPI) — A Dutch man said he completed a flight of about 330 feet using homemade wings based on those of a bird. Jarno Smeets, […]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) — Police in Rhode Island said they are investigating after pictures were posted online of two women “planking” on a police van. Providence police said an internal […]
NEWARK, Del. (UPI) — Officials in a Delaware school district said a girl who was suspended last week for dyeing her hair pink is being allowed to return to class. […]
Many Americans likely remember the iconic voice and lively commentaries of conservative radioman Paul Harvey who broadcast for more than 60 years until his death in 2009. On Tuesday, Harvey’s familiar voice surfaced once again as one of his more prophetic commentaries made its way through the viral waves of the blogosphere.
America is a declining empire trying to resurrect itself through military intervention and armed occupation. It seems obvious that the continued occupation of Afghanistan — a country that has defeated the armies of the Russian tsars, the British Empire and the Soviet Union — is doomed to fail.
Because protecting copyright holders did not seem reason enough for American citizens to go along with total government censorship of the Internet with bills like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act, lawmakers have chosen a new vehicle for censorship: protecting children.
The Secret Service’s top official recently told Congressional members the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., included possible activities at locations other than the main sites, creating cost issues for providing protection.
House Republicans introduced an ambitious budget plan to restructure the way government operates and set the Nation on a course to eliminate its deficits by 2040. The proposal would reduce debt by reshaping Medicare and Medicaid while deeply cutting other domestic spending and reshaping the tax code to give Americans lower tax rates.
The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank had both given the go-ahead for higher gold prices… until Ben Bernanke’s testimony before Congress and a key announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee brought about a swift reversal.
U.S. and Canadian researchers said an analysis of the monthly suicide rate in New York suggests a correlation between suicide and a bad economy. The New York suicide rate was 29 percent higher at an economic low point in the economy in 1992, compared to an economic high point in 2000.
TAMALEMEQUE, Colombia (UPI) — An 84-year-old Colombian man who built a small house next to his wife’s grave after she died five years ago said he is not finished constructing […]
HELSINGBORG, Sweden (UPI) — A Swedish woman said the church hosting her husband’s funeral is refusing his final wish, to have his dog attend the service. Gun Thern, whose husband […]
AKRON, Ohio (UPI) — An Ohio 18-year-old has apologized for his mug shot, which features him displaying his middle finger and grabbing his crotch. The mug shot taken of Mitchell […]
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (UPI) — A New Hampshire woman said her condo board is charging her $50 per day for planting flowers in her small front yard. Kimberly Bois, who has […]
ASPEN, Colo. (UPI) — A Colorado man said he has his stolen bicycle back after the thief left it at a courthouse with a note signed “Drunk.” Jay Maytin of […]
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) — Sweden’s International Peace Research Institute, which tracks the global arms trade, reports that India is the world’s leading arms importer. SIPRI’s latest report notes that for […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — New home construction starts in the United States fell 1.1 percent January to February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Housing starts dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Support for development of fuel sources such as wind and solar power has diminished in the United States during the past year, a survey found. The March […]