TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — A clock calculating the national debt accrued during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., reached $8.5 billion. Republicans, keen on reminding voters of the nation’s […]
TUPA, Brazil (UPI) — A public notary in Brazil said she granted civil union status to three people, setting off a firestorm of criticism. Claudia do Nascimento Dominigues, the equivalent […]
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UPI) — Harvard University officials said 125 students are being investigated for allegedly cheating on a take-home final exam. The students, who make up about half of an […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — A federal judge has found Ohio’s restriction on early in-person voting is “arbitrary and disparate treatment” and ordered the state to restore early voting. The decision […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — Sarah Palin used Facebook as a platform to complain about Fox News canceling her appearance Wednesday at the Republican National Convention. “I’m sorry Fox cancelled all […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Protestants with a degree of spirituality have better mental health, U.S. researchers say. Dan Cohen of the University of Missouri said […]
DALLAS (UPI) — Overuse injuries can arise gradually as one progresses through training and exercise regimes and should not be overlooked, a U.S. expert says. Dr. Robert Dimeff — director […]
EVANSTON, Ill. (UPI) — Very few Americans say they feel overwhelmed by the volume of news and information flooding their lives, despite talk of “information overload,” a study found. “Little […]
WUHAN, China (UPI) — China says it will create the first artificial breeding base for endangered golden monkeys, regarded, along with giant pandas, as a “state treasure.” The facility will […]
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — Police in Florida said a woman who allegedly left her dog in a hot car with the windows up was charged with resisting arrest and […]
MILWAUKEE (UPI) — A 28-year-old cheddar will soon be available for $6 per ounce at a store in Milwaukee, the owner said. Ken McNulty at the Wisconsin Cheese Mart said […]
BOCA RATON, Fla. (UPI) — Police in Florida said they have arrested a home invasion suspect accused of robbing an apartment while wearing a killer clown mask. Investigators said Sarah […]
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said the head of the company that makes Happy brand liquors was arrested for allegedly hiding dozens of barrels of alcohol. The […]
LERWICK, Scotland (UPI) — A Scottish ship’s captain has found the oldest known message in a bottle, set adrift nearly 98 years ago, Guinness World Records said. The record-keeping organization […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. factory orders rebounded in July, with durable goods and non-durable goods up 4.1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, the Census Bureau said. New orders for both […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — A World Bank Group report said drought in the United States and Eastern Europe drove food prices up sharply, “threatening the health” of millions of people. The […]
WESTPORT, Conn. (UPI) — Peter Schiff, vocal critic of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, said he anticipates a currency crisis and a U.S. return to the gold standard within two […]
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (UPI) — U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Friday the central bank “will provide additional policy accommodation” to promote economic growth and hiring. Speaking at the […]
OMAHA (UPI) — U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett says he has pledged an additional $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock to foundations operated by his children. In 1996, Buffett pledged 17.5 […]
The arrest of an Orlando, Fla., man for allegedly smoking marijuana illustrates how constant, real-time surveillance is changing the way law enforcement works. Critics say the Nation is on a slippery slope to guilty until proven innocent.
Is Sarah Palin’s star fading? So saith CNN, which noted that the former Vice Presidential candidate was not invited to speak at this year’s Republican National Convention. What the article didn’t mention, however, is how many candidates Palin has endorsed and campaigned for this year have been winning elections. If Ted Cruz becomes the new Senator from Texas or Debbie Fisher wins in Nebraska (or several other candidates that I could name win), they will owe a big thank-you to the former Governor of Alaska. Don’t count the lady out yet.
Conservative friends who were at the Republican National Convention have told me, with considerable pride, that the Republican platform for 2012 is “the best one we’ve seen in the past 20 years.” Looking over the various provisions in it, they’re probably right. But so what?
A therapy intended to turn homosexuals and bisexuals into heterosexuals will not be allowed after a bill was passed by California’s Democrat-controlled Assembly on Tuesday. The bill, which prohibits children from undergoing conversion therapy, passed with a 51-21 vote.