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API Tells White House To Cut Regulations

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Washington should do away with regulations regarding ozone, greenhouse gas emissions and fuel standards as part of an effort to cut spending, the API said. Howard Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at the American Petroleum Institute, welcomed plans announced by the White House to eliminate extraneous regulations. The […]

Sexist Men And Women Made For Each Other

LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 23 (UPI) — Men who prefer “one-night stands” are apt to use aggressive courtship strategies that sexist women who favor casual sex respond to, U.S. researchers say. Jeffrey Hall and Melanie Canterberry of the University of Kansas say men with negative sexist attitudes toward women compete with other men who show an […]

Less Educated, Less Attending Services

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) — Less-educated white Americans are dropping out of the religious sector, similarly to the way they left the labor market, a U.S. researcher says a study shows. Using data from the General Social Survey and the National Survey of Family Growth, the study found in the 1970s, among those ages […]

Cholesterol-Lowering Food Tops Low-Fat

TORONTO, Aug. 23 (UPI) — People counseled to eat cholesterol-lowering food such as soy and nuts had lower cholesterol than those on a low-fat diet, researchers in Canada say. Dr. David J.A. Jenkins of St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto compared the two diets for a six-month period. The control diet emphasized high […]

Unemployed Men Happy To Do ‘Women’s Work’

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Men unemployed as a result of the recession have taken on housekeeping and caring for children as their way of contributing to the home, U.S. researchers say. Ilana Demantas, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Kansas, interviewed 20 recently unemployed men. “Usually men see themselves as […]

Erectile Dysfunction Linked To Orgasm Lack

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Most men with erectile dysfunction are unable to have an orgasm and have problems with ejaculation, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Dr. Darius Paduch, a male sexual medicine specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and colleagues tracked 12,130 men with mild to severe erectile dysfunction and found 65 […]

Cheney: My Book Will Make ‘heads Explode’

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney says in his new memoir his resignation letter was locked in a safe in case of a heart attack or stroke. Cheney, 70, said he wrote the letter because “there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function.” He […]

Newark, N.J., Sued Over Zuckerberg Gift

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 24 (UPI) — The mayor of New Jersey’s largest city says the ACLU is trying to get publicity by suing Newark over a donation to its schools from Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, gave $100 million last year. The American Civil Liberties Union filed an Open Public Records lawsuit Tuesday […]

Priest Facing Charges Flees To Poland

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) — A Polish-born Catholic priest charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless endangerment in Buffalo, N.Y., has fled the country. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the Rev. Matthew Wydmanski after he failed to show up at a court appearance on Aug. 12, The Buffalo News reported. The […]

Austin, Texas, Breaks Hot Weather Record

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24 (UPI) — The capital of Texas broke its record Wednesday for the number of days in a summer when the temperature rose to 100 degrees or more. At 2 p.m., the temperature at Camp Mabry in Austin hit the century mark, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The mercury was still rising with […]

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