ATLANTA (UPI) — United Parcel Service Inc. has agreed to buy European rival TNT Express NV for $6.77 billion in an all-cash offer, the firms announced Monday. The deal for […]
HOUSTON (UPI) — Nationally advertised income tax consulting firm TaxMasters Inc., which is under suspicion of fraud in Texas, has filed for bankruptcy, court papers show. The company, which is […]
BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 20 (UPI) — U.S. researchers confirmed anecdotal evidence that some women experience sexual pleasure or even an orgasm while exercising. Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for […]
CHICAGO (UPI) — From 2000 to 2010, U.S. children and teens diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder jumped from 6.2 million to 10.4 million, researchers say. Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern […]
AURORA, Colo. (UPI) — Air pollution due to hydraulic fracturing might add to acute or chronic health issues for those living near natural gas drilling sites, U.S. researchers said. Lead […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 19 (UPI) — Low-income U.S. mothers who struggle to provide food for their families are often at risk for obesity while trying to feed their children, […]
SAN DIEGO (UPI) — U.S. researchers said if a parent is worried about the weight of their child, the parents should lose weight themselves and their children will too. Kerri […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Texting is the dominant mode of daily communication between teens and all those with whom they communicate, a U.S. poll indicates. The volume of texting among teens […]
RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) — Mobile applications that contain ads may be creating privacy and security risks for cellphone users, U.S. researchers say. In a study of 100,000 apps in the […]
JERUSALEM (UPI) — Hebrew University in Jerusalem has unveiled a free of charge online digital archive with more than 80,000 documents chronicling the life of Albert Einstein. Marking 133 years […]
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (UPI) — Unseasonably high temperatures and an early spring have trees and other plants developing flowers two to three weeks earlier than usual, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI) — Chemicals that help sprayed agricultural pesticides stick to crops can form smaller “satellite” droplets that can drift into other areas, U.S. scientists say. “When we […]
INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a statewide smoking ban, barring smoking in certain establishments, businesses and institutions, officials say. The ban, which goes into effect July 1, […]
NASHVILLE (UPI) — A bill allowing teachers to have classroom debate about scientific theories, including creationism and evolution, has passed the Tennessee Senate. The upper house voted 24-8 Monday in […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on whether someone who committed murder as a child can be sentenced to life without parole. The case involves Evan […]
CAIRO (UPI) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s brother, Mohamed, will be released from prison after 13 years, Egyptian officials said. An Egyptian military court acquitted him Monday, and he was […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (UPI) — Pakistan says it wants an apology from the United States before it reopens access to supply routes to Afghanistan. Ties between the United States and Pakistan […]
A recent report by the Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International ranks States by corruptibility.
If you’ve marked the donor box on your driver’s license you have done more than just give up your organs. You’ve given up your right to informed consent.
Doctors don’t have to tell you or your relatives what will happen to your body during an organ-harvest operation. Your rights are gone because you’re dead. Or are you?
The death of new-media mogul Andrew Breitbart has not derailed his promise to provide voters a thorough “vetting” of President Barack Obama and his Administration in the months leading up to the 2012 Presidential election.
I’m fairly surprised the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke/Bill Maher/Democrat hypocrisy “scandal” still has legs. Not that I expected the Democrats were any more likely to give up on this Cirque de la Stupidité, but getting Democrats to understand their own folly is a fool’s errand, like wresting a bone away from my dog.
United States military intervention in Syria could require between 200,000 and 300,000 U.S. troops on the ground at a cost of up to $300 billion per year to American taxpayers, says a new report from the Bookings Institution Saban Center for Middle East Policy.
Oil as a commodity has always been a highly valuable early warning indicator of economic instability. Every conceivable element of our financial system depends on the price of energy. High energy prices derail healthy economies and completely decimate systems already on the verge of collapse. Oil affects everything.