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Poll: More Than Half Of N.J. Voters Say Christie’s ‘Bridgegate’ Report Was ‘Whitewash’

HAMDEN, Conn. (UPI) — More than half New Jersey voters believe the internal review that cleared Governor Chris Christie in “Bridgegate” was a “whitewash,” a poll released Wednesday said. The survey by the Polling Institute at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut found that 96 percent of respondents said they had heard something about the scandal. More […]

Ukrainian Intel Service Claims Detention Of Russian Spy

KIEV, Ukraine (UPI) — The Security Service of Ukraine announced Wednesday the detention of a 23-year-old Russian woman suspected of acting at the behest of Russia to help destabilize southeastern Ukraine. The SBU detained Maria Koleda on Tuesday during her ninth trip to Ukraine. According to the SBU press center, “On April 5-6, the foreigner […]

President Obama’s Aunt Dies Of Cancer

BOSTON (UPI) — President Barack Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango, died Monday in her sleep in Boston after a lengthy battle with cancer. Onyango, who was born in 1952 in Kenya, was Obama’s father’s half-sister. The 61-year-old was denied asylum in the United States three times, and finally won on her fourth try in 2010 with […]

Rob Ford ‘Crackathon’ Video Game Setting Internet On Fire

TORONTO (UPI) — A new online video game allows players to pick up marijuana leafs, crack pipes and bottles of booze while playing as a digital version of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The new online game, “Crackathon,” is filled with real audio clips of Ford from interviews and press conferences and it challenges players to […]

Meiyintang ‘Chicken Cup’ From Ming Dynasty Era Sells At Auction For $36 Million

HONG KONG (UPI) — A rare piece of Chinese porcelain from the Ming Dynasty which is more than 500 years old sold for $36 million at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday to Shanghai-based collector Liu Yiqian. The price of the Meiyintang “Chicken Cup,” which is decorated with a rooster, hen and chicks, […]

Bathroom Break Fight Between Man And Transgender Woman Ends With Golf Club Assault

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (UPI) — An alleged argument about taking pit stop ended with a transgender woman being arrested for hitting a man in the head with a golf club. Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to reports of a fight on the Florida Turnpike at the Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce service plaza and found […]

Archie Is Getting Killed Off In ‘Life With Archie’ Comic Book In July

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (UPI) — Comic fans who have enjoyed following what Archie Andrews and his friends have been up to in Riverdale since 1941 might want to skip an issue coming out this July. According to a CNN report, Archie Andrews will be killed off in “Life With Archie” #36 when he “sacrifices himself to […]

Oregon Man Arrested For DUI While Wearing ‘Drunk As [Expletive]‘ Shirt

CORVALLIS, Ore. (UPI) — A 21-year-old Oregon man lived up to what was printed on his shirt during an arrest for DUI in Corvallis. While he was being busted for driving under the influence, Ross Allan McMakin was wearing a shirt bearing the phrase, “Drunk as [Expletive].” During the incident, McMakin allegedly drove his ex-girlfriend […]

Young U.S. Teens Ages 15 To 17 Give Birth To 1,700 Babies A Week

ATLANTA (UPI) — Seven out of 10 U.S. teens age 15 to 17 have not had sex yet, but teens in this age group give birth to 1,700 babies a week. A Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said births to younger teens age 15 to 17 declined 67 percent […]

3.7 Million Americans With Mental Illnesses Lack Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly half of the States in the Union, mostly in the South and Midwest, have refused to expand Medicaid programs under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. As a result, 3.7 million Americans suffering from serious mental illness, psychological pain and/or substance abuse problems are without health insurance — that according […]


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