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Russians Are Happier Than Ever, Survey Says

MOSCOW, May 1 (UPI) — Even though their country is preparing for military conflict and its economy is in recession, Russians, a survey released Thursday said, are the happiest they have been in 25 years. In its annual “Happiness Index,” the VTsIOM public opinion research center said 78 percent of Russians declared themselves content with […]

Poll: Residents Of Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland Most Eager To Move To Another State

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — Residents of Illinois, Connecticut and Maryland most want to move elsewhere, a Gallup poll says. On the other side, those living in Montana, Hawaii and Maine tend to want to stay put with only 23 percent saying they would like to move to another State. In Illinois, exactly 50 percent […]

U.N. Calls For Free Media Worldwide

UNITED NATIONS, May 1 (UPI) — Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, May 3, the United Nations Thursday urged governments worldwide to defend free media as a fundamental right. “Freedom of expression, independent media and universal access to knowledge will fortify our efforts to achieve lasting results,” U.N. secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at a meeting […]

General: We Never Thought Benghazi Was Because Of A Video

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — Military and intelligence officials in Africa during the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya said they quickly ruled out that the attack had been sparked by a controversial YouTube video, a general who was in Africa at the time of the attack said Thursday. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Robert […]

West Virginia Man Arrested Three Times In One Day

VIENNA, W.Va., April 30 (UPI) — A West Virginia man had quite a day Tuesday, somehow managing to get arrested three separate times on three different charges, according to Vienna Police Chief George Young. Gregory Allen Horner was arrested the first time while police were responding to a call about someone — who turned out […]

Donald Sterling Also Receives Lifetime Ban From Nevada’s Bunny Ranch Brothel

CARSON CITY, Nev., April 30 (UPI) — Donald Sterling can’t watch his players on the court in California — and now he can’t play in Nevada. A day after he was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling also got the boot from the infamous Bunny […]

Florida Senator Introduces ‘zombie Apocalypse’ Amendment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 30 (UPI) — A Florida senator introduced an amendment to state Senate Bill 296 on Tuesday that would change the title from “An act related to carrying a concealed weapon or firearm” to “An act relating to the zombie apocalypse.” The bill, which would eliminate criminal prosecution for carrying concealed firearms during […]

89-year-old WWII Veteran Leo Sharp Hoping To Avoid Jail For Huge Cocaine Haul

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., April 30 (UPI) — An 89-year-old World War II veteran will be sentenced on his 90th birthday in Detroit federal court after allegedly transporting more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine across the country. Leo Sharp of Michigan City, Ind., was caught with more than 200 pounds of cocaine on Interstate 94 in […]

Cornell Study Finds Children Who Eat Chicken On The Bone Are More Aggressive

ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) — Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing habits in children and found that kids who eat chicken on the bone are more likely to disobey adults and be aggressive. The study, which was published in Eating Behaviors, found that children were “twice as likely to […]

Scientists Grow Functional Human Cartilage In Lab

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) — For the first time, scientists have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in a lab setting, using stem cells derived from human fat tissue. Scientists have previously been able to create cartilage out of animal cells, but attempts to cultivate cartilage from human stem cells has, until now, resulted […]

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