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Police: Newlyweds Stole For Reception

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Police in Pennsylvania said they arrested newlyweds accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of supplies for their wedding reception. Investigators said State College residents Arthur Phillips III, 32, and Brittany Lurch, 22, married Aug. 18 and went to a Wegmans supermarket Saturday in Patton Township to get […]

Bachelor’s Degree For Students With Autism

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Two Albany, N.Y., colleges are creating a bachelor’s degree program for students with autism spectrum disorder, college officials say. Officials at Sage Colleges and Excelsior College created the Sage Achieve degree, an online program for students with autism spectrum disorder, which can be customized to meet a student’s particular […]

Job Loss Puts Many In Medical Debt

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A majority of people who lost their jobs and their health insurance in the last two years are skipping needed medicine and healthcare, a U.S. study found. A Commonwealth Fund report says 72 percent of those people are foregoing needed healthcare or not filling prescriptions because they are struggling […]

Dust Mite Test May Help Predict Asthma

MELBOURNE, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Toddlers with a family history of allergy and test positive in a skin prick test for dust mites have a higher asthma risk later, Australian researchers say. Dr. Caroline Lodge from the University of Melbourne’s School of Population Health says the identification of house dust mites as a predictor for […]

Most U.S. Women In 80s Satisfied With Sex

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Most U.S. women self-report quality of life, successful aging and sexual satisfaction well into their 80s, researchers found. Wesley K. Thompson — assistant professor at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and co-lead author Lindsey Charo — looked […]

COBRA’s Federal Subsidy To End Sept. 1

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 (UPI) — The federal subsidy for the unemployed to continue their health insurance from their former employer is set to end next week, a U.S. non-profit group says. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, gives laid-off workers the ability to continue being covered by their former employer’s health insurance […]

Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday, telling the U.S. company’s board he can “no longer meet my duties and expectations.” The board announced the resignation, and said it has named Tim Clark to succeed Jobs, The Wall Street Journal reported. Cook, who has been serving as […]

N.J.’s Gov. Christie Blocks Fracking Ban, Orders Study

TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Legislation that would have permanently banned hydraulic fracturing in New Jersey has been blocked by the governor, an industry association announced Thursday. Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed the legislation and ordered state officials to begin the process of drawing up regulations to ensure that “fracking” is conducted safely. “Without […]

Long-term Mortgage Rates Rise

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Long-term mortgage rates rose during the week ending Thursday, the U.S. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. reported. Interest rates were up after diving sharply in the previous week with turmoil in stock markets sending investors toward government bonds, which put benchmark rates lower. Freddie Mac said the average interest rates […]

One Firm Reshuffles Jobless Claims Number

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) — First-time jobless benefit claims rose by 5,000 in the week ending Saturday with the number skewed by a strike at Verizon, the Labor Department said. With 45,000 Verizon Communications workers on strike, the Labor Department said 8,500 of those filed for unemployment benefits during the week, CNNMoney reported. The catch […]

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