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McCarthy Elected House Majority Leader

WASHINGTON9 (UPI) — As anticipated, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy became House Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy as members of the GOP caucus selected the California Republican to replace Eric Cantor Thursday afternoon. Applause broke out inside the room where Republican members gathered to elevate McCarthy to the No. 2 spot before settling into the business […]

President Obama Lays Out 5-Part Action Plan For U.S. Response To Iraq Crisis

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Barack Obama spoke Thursday about how the U.S. will respond the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. The President emphasized that “American forces will not return to Iraq but we will take the fight to the terrorists who threaten the Iraqi people, the region and American interests as well.” After consulting with […]

Report: U.S. Fired Depleted Uranium Ammunition At Live Iraqi Targets In 2003

UTRECHT, Netherlands (UPI) — A report claims United States troops in Iraq in 2003 fired ammunition containing depleted uranium at civilians and enemy soldiers. The ammunition — chemically toxic and noted for its armor-piercing capabilities — is meant for use targeting tanks and armored vehicles, not people. A U.S. military directive, written to comply with […]

U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Free Speech Rights For Public Employees

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision Thursday in the case of Lane v. Franks, gave additional protection to public employees who testify at trials. The court, ruling for an Alabama community college employee who blew the whistle on a State legislator who gave herself a no-show job, removed the distinction […]

Panda Dogs Are All The Rage In China

BEIJING, May 14 (UPI) — Chow chows dyed to look like fluffy pandas are booming in popularity in China. They are so popular that pet shop owner Hsin Ch’en said he can’t keep up with demand for the dyed chow chows. Ch’en said that cute breeds like French bulldogs and Labradors were being passed over […]

Tennessee City Will No Longer Put Up With Saggy Pants

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) — A Tennessee city has begun the process of making baggy pants outside of the law within its borders. The City Council of Pikeville unanimously approved an ordinance that would make individuals who wear their pants “more than three inches below the top of the hips (crest of the ilium)” guilty of […]

Performance Of ‘YMCA’ At Talent Show By First-Grade Class Canceled For Being ‘Racist’

FARGO, N.D. (UPI) — A North Dakota elementary school will not be allowing the young men and women in a first-grade class to perform YMCA at a talent show because a parent dubbed the planned performance “racist.” Students at Bennett Elementary School in Fargo were supposed to sing the famous Village People song during a […]

High School Coach Charged With Stealing Money From Students

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida high school physical education teacher and assistant football coach has been charged with one count of grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and one count of burglary after “Operation Sticky Fingers” was conducted at New Smyrna Beach High School. Volusia County deputies came up with the idea […]

Ypsilanti’s ‘Mystery Pooper’ Finally Flushed Out By Michigan Police

YPSILANTI, Mich. (UPI) — Police have identified an individual who they believe is the infamous Michigan “mystery pooper,” but they have not released a name to the public. Ypsilanti Police made contact with a suspect believed to be the fecal felon and Police Chief Tony DiGiusti told the Ann Arbor News there haven’t been any […]

Athletes More Likely To Need Pacemakers In Old Age

MANCHESTER, England (UPI) — Humans have a built-in pacemaker, but it doesn’t always work properly — which is why older patients with irregular heartbeats sometimes need an artificial one installed. Oddly, many elderly with a history of athletic training and endurance running experience heart rhythm disturbances and require the aid of a pacemaker. Now doctors […]


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