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Windows XP Users Included In Internet Explorer Security Patch

SEATTLE, May 1 (UPI) — Microsoft has issued a security patch for the security hole in all versions of Internet Explorer, and has even included a patch for XP users. The tech company had stopped issuing updates and support for XP users form April 8, and said that the issuance of this update did not […]

Consumer Spending Accelerates Fastest Since 2009

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — Consumer spending accelerated the most in five years in March, as shoppers embraced the warmer weather and made a beeline to auto dealers and malls. Personal consumption — which includes purchases from cars to sliced bread — was up a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent, the Commerce Department said. This was […]

Jobless Claims Jump For Second Straight Week, Up 14,000 To 344,000

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week by 14,000 new claims to a seasonally adjusted level of 344,000. This is the highest level seen since February and came as a surprise to economists who had estimated claims would fall to 320,000 for the […]

Mark Fields To Replace Alan Mulally As Ford CEO

DETROIT, May 1 (UPI) — Ford CEO Alan Mulally, who is credited with turning around the car maker, will retire July 1 and will be succeeded by his lieutenant Mark Fields. Fields has long been seen as the CEO-in-waiting after he was promoted to chief operating officer in 2012. Before being appointed COO, Fields was […]

Official: Guards Used Taser On Clayton Lockett Hours Before Apparently Botched Execution

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 1 (UPI) — Prison guards used a Taser to restrain Clayton Lockett hours before he died in an apparently botched execution, Oklahoma’s top corrections official said Thursday. The information was provided in a timeline that Robert Patton, director of the department of corrections, sent to Governor Mary Fallin. Patton said Lockett was […]

US Nuclear Arsenal Still Controlled By Floppy Disks

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — A Minuteman-3 missile with the power to cause 20 times the damage as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima lies underground in Wyoming, a relic of the cold-war still very much capable of being fired, controlled by archaic equipment also left over from that era. In a special titled “Who’s Minding […]

President Obama Congratulates Iraq On Holding First Parliamentary Elections Since U.S. Military Withdrawal

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama offered his congratulations to the Iraqi people for holding the country’s first parliamentary elections since the U.S. military withdrew in 2011. Despite concerns about election day violence, Iraqis cast ballots on Wednesday at some 50,000 polling centers across the country. The 328 parliamentary seats in contention […]

China’s Plan To Stop Pollution: Ban Outdoor Grilling

BEIJING, May 1 (UPI) — The Chinese government banned outdoor grilling Sunday in an effort to curb the pollution that plagues the country. The ban prohibits all outdoor grilling and food preparation. Chinese officials say the regulation will help cut down on smog. The smog and pollution levels in China have reached up 15 times […]

Marathon Bombing Suspect’s Lawyers: Citizenship Status Should Not Be Used In Bid For Death Penalty

BOSTON, May 1 (UPI) — Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Thursday federal prosecutors in Boston should not use his citizenship status against him in an effort to get a death sentence. The lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court asking for removal of Tsarnaev’s alleged “betrayal” of the United States as an aggravating factor. […]

Seattle Mayor Plans To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour

SEATTLE, May 1 (UPI) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a plan Thursday that would give the city the highest minimum wage in the United States, $15 an hour. The increase would be phased in and small and large businesses would have different timetables, the mayor said. Businesses with more than 500 employees that do […]


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