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Bail Granted To Suspected Document Thief

BALTIMORE, Aug. 6 (UPI) — A federal judge in Baltimore ruled Friday that a New York collector charged with stealing documents from a Maryland archive can be freed on bail. Barry Landau is to be released Monday, The Baltimore Sun reported. He will be required to spend most of his time in his Manhattan apartment […]

Breakfast Gives Students An Edge

CINCINNATI, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Many studies show poor nutrition hurts school performance and achievement so providing a healthy breakfast should be a priority, a U.S. researcher says. Mary Pat Alfaro, clinical manager in the division of nutrition therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, says one of the the best ways parents can help […]

Slain Aid Worker’s Money Goes To Afghans

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 6 (UPI) — The life savings of a Scottish woman killed in Afghanistan last year has been donated to a foundation created in her memory to help women and children there. Linda Norgrove, 36, had saved 91,000 pounds ($150,000) while earning a doctorate and working on sustainable agriculture projects, The Scotsman reported. […]

Supportive Co-workers May Lengthen Life

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Workers get health benefits when they feel co-workers have their back and spend some time with them at the water cooler, researchers in Israel suggest. Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration says employees who believe they have the personal support […]

Dentist Kills Elderly In-laws And Himself

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) — The bodies of a retired dentist and his parents-in-law were found Friday shot dead in a car outside the dentist’s home in a Los Angeles suburb, police said. Dr. Martin F. Strassner apparently drove his in-laws from an assisted living facility to his home in Santa Clarita, shot […]

Philly Cracks Down On Teen Flash Mobs

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 6 (UPI) — A curfew for Philadelphia teenagers will be strictly enforced this weekend after a flash mob attacked two people last week, Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday. Under Philadelphia’s curfew ordinance, those under 13 must be off the streets by 10 p.m. and those from 14 to 17 by midnight. Nutter, in […]

Family Caregiver Program For Injured Vets

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — U.S. military veterans may be eligible for a family caregiver program if the are medically discharged for a serious injury, officials say. Dr. Robert Petzel, Department of Veterans Affairs under secretary for health, says U.S. law, for the first time, provides a direct benefit to designated, approved family caregivers of […]

Women Describe Sex Harassment In Military

COLUMBIA, S.C., Aug. 5 (UPI) — A University of South Carolina instructor says her 30-minute documentary provides a glimpse of the lives of female soldiers who served in U.S. military. Cathy Brookshire, a USC speech, communication and rhetoric instructor, says female veterans broke their silence about their experiences in the military in the documentary “Soldier […]

Combat Vets In College, High Suicide Risk

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Nearly half of U.S. military veterans currently in college report thinking of suicide and 20 percent said they had planned to kill themselves, researchers say. Lead author M. David Rudd of the National Center for Veterans’ Studies at the University of Utah and colleagues analyzed survey results gathered this year […]

S&P Lowers U.S. Credit Rating

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The bond rating agency Standard & Poor’s Friday downgraded U.S. debt from its current triple-A rate to AA+, a move an administration official called “amateur.” Citing government officials it did not identify, ABC had reported earlier Friday the administration was preparing for such a move. S&P said the downgrade reflects […]

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