DURHAM, N.C. (UPI) — Scientists say genetics have helped them identify two new species of mouse lemur, tiny saucer-eyed primates native to the African island of Madagascar. The finding brings […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — More than half of U.S. rivers, streams and other waterways are in too poor of a condition for aquatic life, the Environmental Protection Agency said. The EPA […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. mortgage activity rose last week, as long-term interest rates fell slightly, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. The association said mortgage activity rose 7.7 percent a […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Pending Home Sales Index was little changed in February, holding close to a 36-month high, a trade group in Washington said Wednesday. The National Association […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The busiest U.S. airport in 2012 was Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Airports Council International reported. The trade group said 95.4 million passengers flew in and out of […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Vitamin D supplements may help obese children and teens control their blood-sugar levels, which may help stave off diabetes, U.S. researchers say. Catherine Peterson of the […]
LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Youth with type 1 diabetes are at greater risk during their transition from pediatric care to adult care, U.S. researchers suggest. Lead author Dr. Debra Lotstein, […]
DALLAS (UPI) — Fruit flies fed an organic diet did better on tests of general health and two significant measures of health — fertility and longevity, U.S. researchers say. Ria […]
LONDON (UPI) — People age 52 and older who are socially isolated are at higher risk of dying, than those not socially isolated, British researchers say. Andrew Steptoe, Aparna Shankar, […]
COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Overweight/obese, “breakfast skipping,” teen girls who ate a high-protein breakfast reduced their unhealthy snacking later in the day, U.S. researchers say. Heather Leidy of the University […]
Good grief. A Transportation Security Administration agent sent six people, including himself, to the hospital this week by being an idiot. (He’s clearly not alone.) The New York Post reports […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — A spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, acknowledged the U.S. financial giant is currently the subject of numerous regulatory probes. “Jamie and other executives feel terrible that the […]
MALAGA, Spain, (UPI) — A Spanish man said he plans to walk around the world in five years, covering 12 to 18 miles per day, to “promote love and respect […]
TRENTON, N.J., (UPI) — Gov. Chris Christie has promised to keep Prince Harry of Britain on a short leash during an upcoming visit to New Jersey. Harry will be in […]
HAMILTON, Ohio, (UPI) — An Ohio prosecutor said he is dropping charges against Punxsutawney Phil after the groundhog’s handler took responsibility for spring’s late start. Michael Gmoser, Butler County prosecutor, […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court resumed its examination of same-sex marriage Wednesday, this time considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Justice Anthony Kennedy indicated the […]
TEHRAN, (UPI) — The U.S. government must back its rhetoric with action if it wants to open communication with Iran, a senior Iranian legislator said. The U.S. government is party […]
LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, during a dinner in Los Angeles, apologized for an affair that led to his resignation. Petraeus, the U.S. Army general who […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — President Obama signed a continuing appropriations bill Tuesday that will keep the U.S. government running for six months, the White House said. The measure, passed by Congress […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday he will appoint Julia Pierson to become the first woman to head up the U.S. Secret Service. Pierson will succeed Mark Sullivan, […]
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.
State agencies in California are working feverishly to declare a large area in the southern portion of the State as a “drone zone” where unmanned aircraft can be tested. They reportedly believe that being on the forefront of drone development will help the financially suffering State stimulate its economy.
A majority opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court this week frustrated the State of Florida (as well as the Federal government and 26 other States) by ruling that police who bring a sniff dog onto a homeowner’s property and turn up evidence related to the dog’s signaling are conducting a “search” as defined by the 4th Amendment.
That means cops can’t suspect you of growing marijuana in a house, turn up casually at your front door with a dog — you know, just to ask a few questions — and thereafter develop probable cause to search the house, as the dog sniffs around at the front door and begins indicating there’s something illegal inside.