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Boko Haram Attacks Again, Killing About 300

ABUJA, Nigeria (UPI) — Boko Haram, a radical Islamist militant group, launched a 12-hour attack on the Nigerian village of Gamboru Ngala Monday afternoon, killing about 300 people. The militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and improvised bombs into a crowded outdoor marketplace while shouting “God is great” from their armored vehicles. Sources told CNN that the […]

Vietnamese, Chinese Ships Collide In South China Sea

HANOI , Vietnam (UPI) — Vietnamese Navy and Chinese vessels collided in the South China Sea as Vietnam attempted to prevent the Chinese from installing an oil rig in contested waters. Vietnamese officials claim the Chinese ships intentionally tried to ram their vessels. The incident is the most serious between the two countries at sea, […]

Ukrainian Intel Agency Claims Russia Meddling In Southeastern Ukraine Referendum

KIEV, Ukraine (UPI) — The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) — Ukraine’s intelligence agency — reported Wednesday that it has evidence of Russian interference in a controversial referendum planned for May 11 to determine whether Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region remains a part of Ukraine or establishes itself as the “Donetsk People’s Republic.” The SBU released an […]

U.S. High School Seniors Make Disappointing Showing In ‘Nation’s Report Card’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. 12th-grade scores on the National Association of Educational Progress, released Wednesday, show a continuing gap between white and minority students. Average scores for high school seniors have also remained flat since the last time the test, known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” was administered in 2009. The test, taken every four […]

Female Senators Call For Stronger Nigeria Response

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The women of the Senate banded together Tuesday to call on President Barack Obama to take a stronger stance against the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls last month. Obama said Tuesday he had ordered a team of military, law enforcement and hostage negotiators to Nigeria to assist in the rescue […]

Amendments Threaten To Scuttle Senate Keystone Deal

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) — A standoff between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, over amendments to an energy efficiency bill, may sink a deal for a vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Reid said he would hold the line on refusing to allow five GOP-sponsored amendments to an energy […]

Massachusetts Police Classify Hot Pizza As A ‘Dangerous Weapon’ During Arrest

CHICOPEE, Mass. (UPI) — During the arrest of a Massachusetts man, a police officer classified a piece of hot pizza as a “dangerous weapon” after it caused first- and second-degree burns. James Vincent Grass allegedly shoved a piece of freshly-microwaved pizza into a 6-year-old girl’s face and was charged with assault and battery with a […]

Kool-Aid Tosser Arrested In Florida And Brought To Jail On A Battery Charge

FORT PIERCE , Fla. (UPI) — A Florida woman who was arrested and charged with throwing Kool-Aid at her son during an argument is likely not saying “Oh yeah.” Fort Pierce police arrested Yeteva Mccollum after she told them she tossed a full glass of Kool-Aid at her son when he called her a bad […]

Oregon Governor Saves Woman By Performing CPR

PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — The Governor of Oregon was able to save one of his State’s residents on Monday by performing CPR until paramedics were able to arrive. Governor John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, saw the woman lying unconscious on a downtown Portland sidewalk and had his driver pull over so he could […]

Chinese Teenagers Befriend Cabbages To Conquer Depression And Loneliness?

BEIJING (UPI) — According to some reports, Chinese teenagers have taken to walking heads of cabbage on leashes as if they were dogs in order to battle depression and loneliness. The vegetable walkers were spotted at the Midi Music Festival in Beijing. Apparently walking a cabbage is a good way to strike up a conversation […]


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