From The Wire
DOVER, Del., Aug. 9 (UPI) — The United States will succeed in Afghanistan despite 30 U.S. troop deaths in a helicopter shot down by Islamist Taliban militia, President Barack Obama said. “We will press on, and we will succeed,” Obama said Monday as the troops’ remains were being prepared to be flown to Dover Air […]
NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) — European and Asian stocks plunged Tuesday ahead of Wall Street’s opening bell in a rampant global selloff on Europe’s debt crisis and the U.S. credit downgrade. British, German and French stock indexes fell more than 2 percent in early-morning trading following daylong gyrations in Asian markets. In late-afternoon trading […]
LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Rioting in 10 London districts and three other British cities quieted by dawn Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron was to hold a crisis-response meeting. Cameron reversed an earlier decision not to cut short his central Italy vacation and took a military plane home around 3 a.m. (10 p.m. EDT […]
Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think if they change their eating environment and how they eat, a U.S. researcher says. One myth, he says, is that people know when they are full and stop before they overeat.
The Administration of President Barack Obama said it will grant waivers to U.S. States saying they can’t meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law. Efforts to reform the signature education legislation of President George W. Bush have stalled in Congress.
PRESTON, England, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A young man was being questioned Monday in northern England after the bodies of his grandmother and aunt were found in their burning house, police said. The dead women were identified as Maureen Allen, 79, and her daughter, Geraldine Allen, 56, the Daily Mirror reported. Maureen Allen had lived […]
LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Violent riots erupted in London with most senior members of the British government out of the country on vacation. A Royal Air Force plane was dispatched to Italy late Monday to pick up Prime Minister David Cameron, The Guardian reported. Cameron, who was in Tuscany with his family, planned to […]
BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) — China’s inflation rate jumped to 6.5 percent in July, the government said Tuesday amid plunging global stock prices. The July consumer price index, the main gauge of the country’s inflation, was up from June’s 6.4 percent and a hit a 37-month high, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The announcement […]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Dr. Bernardine Healy, who helped reorganize the U.S. National Institutes of Health as its first woman director, has died. She was 67. Healy suffered from brain cancer, The Washington post reported. She died Saturday at her home in Gates Mills, Ohio, where she lived with her second husband, Dr. Floyd […]
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 8 (UPI) — A Rasmussen Reports poll revealed Monday five Republican candidates have double-digit support in Iowa, but most voters there could still be swayed. The telephone survey of 627 likely Iowa caucus participants indicated Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann attracts 22 percent support, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at […]