TOKYO, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Leukemia killed a worker at a quake-hit Japanese nuclear power plant, where radiation was released, but its operator said the death was not linked to his work. Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant, which was struck by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami, said the man […]
A lawsuit was filed in Hawaii on behalf of the Hawaii Defense Foundation, as the members of the organization are seeking to reform the State’s harsh gun laws.
A group of local leaders in Michigan have begun to question whether union workers are actually doing more financial harm than good in their stance on several key fiscal issues.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that current volatility in the stock market is related to constant government manipulation and creation of a false sense of security among investors who are looking forward to more bailouts.
As Tropical Storm Irene makes its way across northeastern Canada, many headlines throughout the U.S. say New York City escaped what might have been a major disaster. The storm hit with far less intensity that originally predicted.
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Remnants of Typhoon Nanmadol headed toward China’s Fujian Province Tuesday after lashing Taiwan with heavy rains and killing 16 people in the Philippines. The storm was expected to make landfall in the province after weakening over Taiwan, China Daily reported. Nanmadolwas known as Mina in the Philippines, where it struck […]
SYDNEY, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Australia has been giving grants of as much as $4,000 to help people who have failed to win asylum in Australia return to their nation of origin, records show. The so-called reintegration assistance program has awarded cash and other considerations to unsuccessful asylum seekers, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported Monday. […]
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A Chinese court sentenced a Tibetan monk to 11 years in prison for “intentional homicide” in the self-immolation death of his 16-year-old nephew, also a monk. The accused was identified as Drongdru, a monk in the Kirti Monastery in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang region in southwest China’s Sichuan province, the state-run […]
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (UPI) — Relief teams in northern China Tuesday rescued 19 of the 22 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine for eight days, authorities said. The search went on for the other three, said the vice governor of Heilongjiang Province where the mine is located, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Rescuers […]
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A student who says he was dismissed from a Webster University program for lacking empathy has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Missouri school. David Schwartz, 44, said he was told by Dr. Stacy Henning, the director of counselor education at the school, that he lacked sufficient empathy […]