JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UPI) — An African insect with a tiny brain and minimal computing power is the first animal proven to use the Milky Way to orient itself on […]
OSAKA, Japan (UPI) — Archaeologists say an ancient Chinese arrowhead unearthed in Okayama City in Western Japan is the first of its kind discovered in the country. The bronze arrowhead […]
GREENBELT, Md. (UPI) — NASA says it is joining a European Space Agency mission designed to investigate the cosmological mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. A space telescope named […]
PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) — NASA says its Mars Curiosity rover has taken its first nighttime photos of the Red Planet’s surface, using both white and ultraviolet lights of its instruments. […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — A person will often retain a false belief even if a correction to false information is instantly provided online, researchers at Ohio State University report. Instant […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The National Chicken Council in Washington said rumors of a chicken wing shortage ahead of the Super Bowl are unfounded. Bill Roenigk, chief economist and market analyst […]
ELYRIA, Ohio, (UPI) — An Ohio judge ordered an admitted deadbeat dad not to have any more children until he proves he can support the four he already has. Asim […]
MARLBORO, N.J., (UPI) — A New Jersey man is suing the Subway sandwich chain after he discovered the restaurant’s “Footlong” subs often fall short of 12 inches. Jason Leslie, 32, […]
ORLANDO, Fla., (UPI) — A Connecticut woman arrested on a 1991 warrant after getting off a cruise ship in Florida was released after paying her decades-old fine. Robin Hall, 41, […]
SYDNEY, (UPI) — A man who boarded an Australian flight to New Zealand wearing a T-shirt bearing a famous line from “The Princess Bride” said he was asked to change. […]
KABUL, Afghanistan, (UPI) — Friday was a bloody day in Afghanistan as two separate attacks left many dead and wounded among both civilians and coalition forces, officials said. A suicide […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama Friday said longtime adviser Denis McDonough will succeed Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew as White House chief of staff. Speaking with reporters at […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — One of John Kerry’s first trips, should he be approved as secretary of state, will be to Israel and the Palestinian territories, Israeli officials say. If the […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — As North Korea rants over new U.N. sanctions, the United States says it is ready to deal with any provocation from the isolated Communist country. U.S. Defense […]
DENVER, (UPI) — A federal magistrate has recommended limiting the grounds on which victims of the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre can sue the theater’s owner. In an opinion released Thursday, […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories.
Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her bill to ban weapons with scary-looking features and high-capacity magazines and create a national registry system yesterday. The bill was introduced with sound and fury by a person who has stated it’s her goal to confiscate every firearm in America.
An Oregon lawmaker has proposed making it illegal to possess or distribute cigarettes without a doctor’s prescription. The bill, sponsored by State Representative Mitch Greenlick of Portland, classifies cigarettes as a Schedule III controlled substance.
Jamie Foxx is one of a bevy of Hollywood celebrities who appear in a new video urging Washington to come up with a plan to end gun violence. Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Will Ferrell join Foxx in pleading: “For the children of Sandy Hook, we demand a plan.”
Regular aspirin use may be linked with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, Australian researchers say.
Stock bulls will like this Super Bowl. Are you familiar with Wall Street’s Super Bowl Predictor? It says that the stock market will go up in a year that an original National Football League team wins the Super Bowl, but will fall whenever a team from the former American Football League is victorious. Hey, don’t scoff; it’s been right more than 80 percent of the time. And since both contestants in this year’s Super Bowl were part of the original National Football League (the Baltimore Ravens trace their lineage back to the old Cleveland Browns), followers say the market will be up for the year. Time will tell if they’re right again.
Let’s allow momentarily for some advocacy of the devil in the gun debate and admit that, for better or for worse, gun control is deeply rooted in the history of the United States.
Since Colorado voters opted to legalize marijuana, State lawmakers have deemed it necessary to come up with a plan to navigate the murky legal waters of how to police driving while stoned.