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Blackface earns sorority members probation

November 17, 2011

HATTIESBURG, Miss., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Six sorority members in Mississippi are on probation after a photo surfaced of them dressed in blackface for a... More >>>

Deadline nears for debt reduction panel

November 16, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- As a Thanksgiving deadline nears, members of the panel tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in U.S. budget savings are struggling... More >>>

Obama touts changes, says more needed

November 16, 2011

HONOLULU(UPI) -- President Obama returned to his successful 2008 campaign mantra of "change" in Hawaii Monday, recounting change he's achieved and... More >>>

Cain calls pause attacks 'flyspecking'

November 16, 2011

MILWAUKEE (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain calls all the fuss made about his struggle to answer a question about Libya... More >>>

Judge: Protesters can take tents to park

November 16, 2011

NEW YORK (UPI) -- Occupy Wall Street protesters could return to Zuccotti Park just hours after police ordered them out and dismantled their tents, a... More >>>

A new cancer causing virus confirmed

November 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- U.S. researchers confirmed cytomegalovirus as a cause of the most common salivary gland cancers and it may be involved with more... More >>>

Mexican immigration takes dramatic drop

November 16, 2011

MEXICO CITY (UPI) -- Tighter U.S. border control, a lack of jobs and Mexican criminal gangs are having a dramatic effect on illegal immigration from... More >>>

Catholic bishops see assault on religion

November 16, 2011

BALTIMORE (UPI) -- The president of the Roman Catholic Conference of Bishops said there are elements in the United States that would like to banish... More >>>

New York plans weeknight subway shutdowns

November 16, 2011

NEW YORK (UPI) -- New York transit officials said they are launching a pilot program that will see entire sections of the subway system shut down on... More >>>

Geron halts human stem cell research trial

November 16, 2011

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) -- A U.S. medical research company says it is halting medical research of a human embryonic stem cell therapy in patients... More >>>

Oba Chandler to die by lethal injection

November 16, 2011

STARKE, Fla. (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to review the case of Oba Chandler who was scheduled to die Tuesday by lethal... More >>>

Defense cuts could 'devastate' military

November 16, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says looming budget cuts would be devastating to the Defense Department and pose a risk to... More >>>

School board votes down huge pay increase

November 16, 2011

CHARLESTON, S.C. (UPI) -- School board members in Charleston, S.C., Monday voted down a proposed $15,000 a year pay increase for themselves.

The... More >>>

12-year-old forced into prostitution

November 16, 2011

CHICAGO (UPI) -- A young woman nicknamed "Pooh" told a federal court in Chicago she became a prostitute at the age of 12 for a man she identified as... More >>>

Sudan official facing arrest warrant

November 16, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court at The Hague will seek an arrest warrant against Sudan's defense minister, court sources... More >>>

Giffords says she's working to get better

November 16, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, severely wounded in a shooting spree last winter, says she won't return to Congress until she gets... More >>>

Mass. teen charged in three killings

November 16, 2011

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (UPI) -- Massachusetts prosecutors say a teenager used a hammer and knives to allegedly butcher his sister, his mother and her... More >>>

Officer shoots fellow officer's patrol car

November 16, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida police officer accused of emptying his .40-caliber pistol into the patrol car of a fellow officer cannot be... More >>>

Prosecutors drop charges against veteran

November 16, 2011

ATLANTA (UPI) -- Prosecutors dropped felony charges against an Atlanta veteran who fired four shots into the ground outside his home to scare off a... More >>>

Supreme Court to hear healthcare challenge

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge by 26 states to President Obama's landmark healthcare reform... More >>>

Poll: Obama may be at risk in 2012

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama is more at risk in 2012 than it seems because of his low ratings on the economy and the country's direction,... More >>>

CBS: Insider trading OK for Congress

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi engaged in insider trading that's legal for U.S. members of... More >>>

51 were arrested at Occupy Portland camp

November 15, 2011

PORTLAND, Ore.(UPI) -- Police said they arrested 51 people in shutting down the Occupy Portland camp during the weekend.

The Portland Police... More >>>

$1B healthcare grant program announced

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Up to $1 billion will be awarded to projects that test creative ways to deliver high-quality medical care while saving money, the... More >>>

Jobs, economy top list of concerns

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON(UPI) -- Job-related issues and the economy overshadow other issues as Americans' primary concerns, a Gallup Poll released Monday... More >>>

Wife: Herman Cain 'totally respects' women

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidate Herman Cain's wife defended him against allegations of sexual harassment, saying he... More >>>

Rumsfeld, Gates named in military abuse civil suit

November 15, 2011

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (UPI) -- The United States is seeking dismissal of a civil lawsuit alleging Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates allowed military... More >>>

Lawyers preparing suits against Penn State

November 15, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UPI) -- Two lawyers say they're preparing civil lawsuits with alleged victims of child sexual assault by former Penn State... More >>>

Boyfriend arrested in triple homicide

November 15, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) -- Police said a man arrested as a suspect in Kansas City, Mo., shootings that killed three people is the boyfriend of one of... More >>>

Mass. battles for research funding

November 15, 2011

BOSTON (UPI) -- Massachusetts officials say the state stands to lose more than $680 million in federal research funds in 2013 as Congress mulls cuts... More >>>

Body of man, 75, found at blast site

November 15, 2011

FAIRBORN, Ohio (UPI) -- The body of a 75-year-old man was pulled Sunday from the debris of a duplex in Fairborn, Ohio, hit by an explosion the day... More >>>

Man, 96, accused of murder

November 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -- A 96-year-old Los Angeles man was jailed Sunday in the bludgeoning death of his 80-year-old wife, police said.

Bond was set... More >>>

Prosecutor accused of improper conduct

November 15, 2011

SAN DIEGO (UPI) -- A legal claim says a former San Diego District Attorney's Office fraud prosecutor allegedly pursued romantic relationships with... More >>>

Gulf spill case heads for February trial

November 15, 2011

NEW ORLEANS (UPI) -- Seventy lawyers in New Orleans are preparing for a February court date in a lawsuit against BP and other companies over the 2010... More >>>

Perry: Campaign will survive memory lapse

November 10, 2011

Perry: Campaign will survive memory lapse

Kraushaar won't hold Cain news conference

November 10, 2011

Kraushaar won't hold Cain news conference

Obama Backs Passage of Funding Bill

November 10, 2011

Obama Backs Passage of Funding Bill

Occupy Portland Gets Deadline to Leave

November 10, 2011

Occupy Portland Gets Deadline to Leave

Are Occupy protests hurting little guy?

November 10, 2011

Are Occupy protests hurting little guy?

White House provides Solyndra documents

November 10, 2011

White House provides Solyndra documents

Texas votes down Confederate flag plate

November 10, 2011

Texas votes down Confederate flag plate

TransCanada: Clock Ticking on Keystone XL

November 10, 2011

TransCanada: Clock Ticking on Keystone XL

Pastor pleads guilty to killing church man

November 10, 2011

Pastor pleads guilty to killing church man

Half of working mothers receive paid leave

November 10, 2011

Half of working mothers receive paid leave

GA Accused Terrorists Plead Not Guilty

November 10, 2011

GA Accused Terrorists Plead Not Guilty



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