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Stress Can Boost Student Performance

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Stress can improve performance for confident students but lower it for more anxious ones, a University of Chicago researcher says. Knowing how to deal with stress can make a big difference in performance, says Sian Beilock, an associate psychology professor and expert on poor performance by talented people. In a […]

U.S. Facing Myriad Of Threats In Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Terrorist activity, as well as severe restrictions on official movement in Pakistan, is behind the latest travel warning, the U.S. State Department said. The State Department announced it has issued a travel warning for U.S. citizens in Pakistan, an ally in Washington’s fight against international terrorist groups like al-Qaida. “The […]

Returnees Now Face Scrutiny At U.S., Mexico Border

PHOENIX, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Efforts to stop the flow of guns and money from the United States to Mexico have made it more difficult for illegal immigrants to return home, officials say. U.S. immigration agents now scrutinize passengers on southbound buses, The New York Times reports. Pedestrians and those traveling by car are also […]

Rumors Surround Syria’s Defense Minister

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Syrian President Bashar Assad swore in Gen. Dawood Rajiha as the country’s defense minister Tuesday, the state news agency said. The official Syrian Arab News Agency reports Assad received Rajiha, a Christian, as the new defense minister “and provided him with his directives.” The announcement followed reports that former […]

$99M U.S. Navy Contract For SAIC

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Science Applications International Corp. has won a $99 million contract from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center for C4ISR services. The prime contract for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award. It features a one-year base period of performance and six one-year […]

Prof Said To Retaliate Against Students

CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 9 (UPI) — Widener University Law School says it suspended an instructor for allegedly retaliating against students who said he made violent, racist and sexist statements. Lawrence J. Connell, an associate professor, has been suspended for a year without pay, ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment and formally apologize, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. […]

Sony Warehouse Burned To Ground In London Riots

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) — A Sony warehouse was looted of CDs and DVDs, then burned to the ground during a third day of rioting in London, a company representative said. Police struggled to gain control of the city from groups of young people who have been vandalizing businesses and vehicles, setting fires and stealing […]

Former Philippines Pres. Arroyo On Immigration Watch List

MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 9 (UPI) — Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo cannot leave the Philippines without the government’s permission, the Bureau of Immigration said Tuesday. Arroyo has been placed on an immigration watch list due to corruption cases pending against her, Inquirer.net reported from Manila. The former president faces plunder charges alleging she illegally used hundreds […]

Search Still On For ‘crime Spree’ Siblings

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 9 (UPI) — The FBI says a massive search is ongoing for three Florida siblings on the run after allegedly shooting at a police officer and later robbing a bank. The search for 29-year-old Lee Grace Dougherty and her two brothers, Dylan, 26, and Ryan, 21, began after a police officer in […]

9-year-old’s Lost Wallet, Cash Returned

POQUOSON, Va., Aug. 9 (UPI) — The manager of a Virginia 7-Eleven said a 9-year-old’s wallet was returned with all its contents, including more than $300, after the boy posted a note. Marvin Ward, manager of the store on Wythe Creed Road in Poquoson, said the wallet was returned after the boy, identified only as […]

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