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U.S.: Blagojevich should get 15-20 years

December 01, 2011

CHICAGO (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors said Wednesday former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should receive 15 to 20 years in prison for his corruption... More >>>

200 arrests made in Occupy LA eviction

December 01, 2011

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles arrested about 200 Occupy LA protesters and Philadelphia police arrested 40 demonstrators who wouldn't... More >>>

Deputies won't evict 103-year-old woman

December 01, 2011

ATLANTA (UPI) -- Sheriff's deputies in Atlanta didn't carry out an eviction order after discovering they were sent to remove a 103-year-old woman... More >>>

Doctors seek Hinckley's eventual release

December 01, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The man who tried to kill U.S. President Reagan is seeking release from a hospital where he's been held since he was found not... More >>>

Financiers fronting for lottery winner

December 01, 2011

GREENWICH, Conn. (UPI) -- A trio of Connecticut financiers accepted a check for a $254 million Powerball drawing on behalf of an anonymous client,... More >>>

David Duke arrested in Germany

December 01, 2011

COLOGNE, Germany (UPI) -- David Duke, a former Louisiana legislator and leader in the Ku Klux Klan, was arrested in Germany, he confirmed on his... More >>>

Civil unions get new filing status in Illinois

December 01, 2011

CHICAGO (UPI) -- Couples who entered into civil unions will be able to file their 2011 Illinois state tax returns jointly for the first time, the... More >>>

Obama's Approvals Drop Drastically Among Independents

November 30, 2011

Overall Approval at 43%

Herman Cain reassessing campaign

November 30, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa (UPI) -- U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain told his national campaign staff Tuesday he is reassessing his... More >>>

Norquist: Americans Want Tax Cuts and GOP Will Give it to Them

November 30, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist says he doubts Republicans will ditch their no-new-taxes pledge if they win the U.S.... More >>>

Protesters greet Washington lawmakers - want more taxes

November 30, 2011

OLYMPIA, Wash. (UPI) -- Protesters greeted lawmakers returning to Olympia, Wash., to begin a 30-day special session called to close a $2 billion... More >>>

Ann Coulter calls McCain 'douche bag'

November 30, 2011

NEW YORK (UPI) -- Conservative pundit Ann Coulter Tuesday called U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a "douche bag" on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"... More >>>

Tampa trims RNC security wish list

November 30, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) -- Costs forced Tampa, Fla., police to cut their wish list of security apparatus for next year's Republican National Convention,... More >>>

Blagojevich new evidence claim to be heard

November 30, 2011

CHICAGO (UPI) -- Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge to consider what they say is new evidence about a key... More >>>

Chief: LAPD Occupy tactics show strength

November 30, 2011

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Los Angeles police are showing strength by not forcing Occupy LA activists from their City Hall encampment despite an... More >>>

Sandusky hires private investigator

November 30, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UPI) -- Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually molesting boys, is conducting his... More >>>

Mom shot dead while stabbing daughter

November 30, 2011

ATLANTA (UPI) -- Atlanta police shot and killed a woman who refused to stop stabbing her 4-year-old daughter, a police spokesman said.
Maj.... More >>>

Killer blocks moving of family's bodies

November 30, 2011

CHESTER, Ill. (UPI) -- An Illinois judge has temporarily blocked the family of a woman and her sons from moving their bodies from the burial place... More >>>

House panel to probe Dover AFB mortuary

November 30, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional panel said it will investigate the Dover Air Force Base mortuary where whistle-blowers reported missing... More >>>

Bulger's girlfriend to face more charges

November 30, 2011

BOSTON (UPI) -- Catherine Greig, who spent 16 years in hiding with Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, will face additional charges,... More >>>

Babysitter allegedly showed girl porn

November 30, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. (UPI) -- A Minnesota man who allegedly showed pornographic movies to a 5-year-old girl he babysat has been charged with possession... More >>>

Debt crisis key topic of U.S.-EU summit

November 29, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The debt crisis in Europe is a European issue and Europe has the resources and capacity to address it, The White House said... More >>>

Tax cut vote could yield political drama

November 29, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A vote in the U.S. Senate to extend and expand the payroll tax cut could create political theater heading to the 2012... More >>>

Kansas student off the hook for tweet

November 29, 2011

SHAWNEE MISSION, Kan. (UPI) -- Administrators at a school district in Kansas said Monday they won't try to extract an apology from a high school... More >>>

Boy removed from home because of weight

November 29, 2011

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (UPI) -- Social workers have removed an 8-year-old Ohio boy who weighs more than 200 pounds from his family, saying his... More >>>

N.C. Senate vote may void racial bias law

November 29, 2011

RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) -- The North Carolina Senate could move to repeal the state's Racial Justice Act, which allows death row inmates to argue... More >>>

Police arrest some Occupy LA protesters

November 29, 2011

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles arrested several Occupy LA protesters Monday outside City Hall but protests at an intersection was... More >>>

Report: Rep. Frank won't seek re-election

November 29, 2011

WASHINGTON(UPI) -- Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., won't seek re-election in 2012, WCVB-TV, Boston, reported Monday.
Frank, 71, said he would have... More >>>

Oklahoma City co-conspirator grieves daily

November 29, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) -- Convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols said he thought his co-conspirator would blow up a structure at... More >>>

Survey: Children dream big nowadays

November 29, 2011

RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) -- Back in 1944, all a kid wanted for Christmas -- or so the song went -- was his two front teeth. Today, a poll reveals,... More >>>

Feds look to see if Penn St. violated law

November 29, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UPI) -- Penn State officials are under scrutiny to determine if they violated a federal law by not reporting a former football... More >>>

Major New Hampshire newspaper endorses Gingrich

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed Newt Gingrich for president because of his "bold leadership," the paper's editorial... More >>>

Powell: Compromise key on Capitol Hill

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday compromise is key on Capitol Hill, and he blamed the media... More >>>

Huntsman: 'I will support the GOP nominee'

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said Sunday if he doesn't get his party's nomination, he will not run as an... More >>>

Rice: School failures causing race fallout

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she fears partisan politics are undermining education and the progress... More >>>

House Dems outpace GOP fundraising

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Democratic representatives have an edge on Republicans in fundraising despite a minority presence in the U.S. House, campaign... More >>>

Feds: Cartel plotted attack on government

November 28, 2011

CHICAGO (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors say a drug cartel conspired to attack government buildings in Mexico after one of their leaders was arrested.
... More >>>

2, possibly 3, dead in Craigslist killings

November 28, 2011

AKRON, Ohio (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio say two men -- and possibly a third -- were slain and a fourth man was wounded when they answered a... More >>>

Lawyers seek new trial for RFK assassin

November 28, 2011

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- Lawyers for the man convicted in the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles say their client should be... More >>>

Fla. police raid house in search for woman

November 28, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. (UPI) -- Florida police raided a house in connection to the weeklong disappearance of Michelle Parker, a mother of three, witnesses... More >>>

Tom Wicker, N.Y. Times journalist, dead

November 28, 2011

ROCHESTER, Vt. (UPI) -- Tom Wicker, who covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for The New York Times and stayed at the paper for... More >>>

Cellphone leaks vex Cuban government

November 28, 2011

MIAMI (UPI) -- Anti-Castro activists say the release of top Cubans' cellphone numbers on the Internet spotlights the growing weakness of the... More >>>

Trump threatens to run -- again

November 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. business mogul Donald Trump has threatened to spend millions of dollars on a presidential run if the Republicans fail to... More >>>

GOP candidates spar over national security in CNN debate

November 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Eight rivals for the Republican U.S. presidential nomination sparred on immigration, national security and foreign policy... More >>>

Pentagon made no plan for automatic cuts

November 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Department officials didn't make any contingency plans in case the threat of $500 billion in automatic cuts came... More >>>



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