Archive for September, 2012
Five years ago, a city in Kansas decided to ban the open carrying of guns. On Monday, that decision was reversed. Overland Park’s City Council decided to allow citizens to walk the streets with guns in full view. The ban was overturned with an 11-1 vote.
A new study published in the medical journal Nature indicates that the epidemic of type 2 diabetes often discussed by health professionals is directly related to the lack of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract.
CANTON, Mass., (UPI) — Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder.com said workers in food preparation and the service industry have the greatest need for coffee. The online survey of 4,152 U.S. workers, conducted Aug. 13-Sept. 3 by Harris Interactive, found food preparation and service workers were the most likely to say their productivity would drop without […]
DELRAY BEACH, Fla., (UPI) — Police in Florida said a robbery victim turned the tables on the suspected culprits by using Facebook and Twitter to learn their identities. Sam Drummond, 26, of Delray Beach, said he received a phone call Sept. 8 at Palm-Tech, his recently opened cellphone shop in Lantana, from a man he […]
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, (UPI) — Swedish authorities said an international arrest warrant has been issued for a man who had a friend pose as him to avoid a prison term. Police said the 37-year-old Gothenburg man was sentenced to one year in prison in January 2008 after being convicted of charges including copyright infringement, breaking Swedish […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The future of use of torture as an interrogation technique may rest on differing attitudes of the presidential candidates, a Romney campaign document suggests. A five-page policy paper entitled “Interrogation Techniques,” written in 2011 by the Romney campaign’s foreign policy brain trust, comprised mostly of veterans of the George W. Bush administration, […]
SANTA ANA, Calif., (UPI) — Several passengers on a United Airlines flight from Chicago to California said they were forced to restrain a man who was harassing and scaring passengers. Arash Durrani, 26, was arrested after the plane landed at John Wayne Airport Tuesday night for the incident, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported. The […]
WICHITA, Kan., (UPI) — The building that housed a slain abortion provider’s practice in Wichita, Kan., is set to reopen and doctors will resume the procedure, officials said. The Wichita medical office of George Tiller, the doctor killed by an anti-abortion activist, was purchased by a group calling itself Trust Women Foundation, the Wichita Eagle […]
WESTERVILLE, Ohio, (UPI) — U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is engaging in “character assassination.” Romney, in an interview with CBS News Wednesday, said the Obama campaign tries to “completely misrepresent my point of view, along with why I’m in this race.” “This is a campaign, not about character […]