LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three teenagers were given life sentences Thursday for leading a gang attack on a schoolboy who was stabbed and killed in South London. A judge at the Old Bailey said Dale Green must serve at least 15 years for killing Nicholas Pearton, while Lamarr Gordon was ordered to serve 14 […]
The U.S. government may lose more than $1 billion in airline ticket taxes due to a lack of resolution on a partisan standoff concerning the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
On Tuesday, Sarah Palin’s lawyer issued a press release, stating that the Alaska Attorney General’s office had dismissed an ethics complaint filed against the former Alaska Governor.
President Barack Obama turned 50 on Thursday, having celebrated with donors in Chicago on Wednesday night. Also on Wednesday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign released a video criticizing the former Senator from Chicago.
The team for re-electing President Barack Obama has increased the push for obtaining financing, as campaign workers have looked to several rich donors for substantial sums of money. Obama and his team have raised more than $35 million already from the biggest donors, individuals who are known as “bundlers.”
WACO, Texas, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Body appearance satisfaction may be more important for younger people, especially women, but it is still important among older adults, U.S. researchers say. Study author Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, and colleagues found that as men and women age, there is a shift […]
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Having a sense of humor has health benefits but the actual act of laughing can reduce lung function, at least in the short term, U.S. researchers suggest. The researchers evaluated humor and laughter in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Participants who exhibited a greater sense of humor were […]
KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The momentum of insurgents in Afghanistan has been checked while security in key districts is on the increase, Maj. Gen. James Terry said from his command. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon on the progress in the Afghan war through a video teleconference, the commander of the NATO-led International Security […]
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A Philadelphia man says men with guns shot at him after he scolded a woman on a public bus for spanking her young son. Lefenus Pickett gave his testimony at a preliminary hearing as prosecutors played video from security cameras on the bus. Four people were ordered held for trial. […]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has halted a presentation for missile launch officers on the ethics of nuclear weapons because of objections to its religious content. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said it was approached by 31 officers upset by the briefing, CNN reported Thursday. Chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base […]