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Number of uninsured in states embracing Obamacare drops significantly

Number of uninsured in states embracing Obamacare drops significantly

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The number of uninsured people has dropped 2.5 percentage points in states fully embracing the Affordable Care Act, according to a Gallup.
Ananth Baliga
Man arrested for placing backpacks at Boston Marathon finish line

Man arrested for placing backpacks at Boston Marathon finish line

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A man dressed in black chanting "Boston strong! Boston strong!" was arrested Tuesday for dropping two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
Ananth Baliga
Pro-Russian protesters remove emblem from government building in Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters remove emblem from government building in Ukraine

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, April 15 (UPI) -- Pro-Russian activists who are occupying government buildings in Sloviansk removed the Ukrainian coat of arms and flag from the front of city hall Tuesday.
Aileen Graef
South Korea ferry sinks with more than 470 on board, at least 2 dead

South Korea ferry sinks with more than 470 on board, at least 2 dead

SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- A ferry carrying more than 300 high school students capsized off the coast of South Korea.
Kate Stanton
Calgary stabbings: 5 dead in house party stabbing spree

Calgary stabbings: 5 dead in house party stabbing spree

CALGARY, Alberta, April 15 (UPI) -- The suspect has been identified as Matthew de Grood, the son of a veteran police officer.
Kate Stanton
Abu Ghraib prison is closed, Iraq says

Abu Ghraib prison is closed, Iraq says

BAGHDAD, April 15 (UPI) -- The Abu Ghraib prison, site of a notorious prisoner abuse scandal, is closed because of fears it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents.
Ed Adamczyk
Chelsea Clinton says she could run for NYC mayor or U.S. Senate

Chelsea Clinton says she could run for NYC mayor or U.S. Senate

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton's daughter is still leaving the door open for public office.
Kate Stanton
Clearing road blocked by Washington mudslide could take months

Clearing road blocked by Washington mudslide could take months

OLYMPIA, Wash., April 15 (UPI) -- Clearing the road blocked by the Oso mudslide could take as long as three months, the Washington Department of Transportation said Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Mary Fallin signs ban on minimum wage increase in Oklahoma

Mary Fallin signs ban on minimum wage increase in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 15 (UPI) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, R, signs bill passing statewide ban on raising the minimum wage and prohibiting legislation mandating employee benefits.
JC Sevcik
Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

BELEM, Brazil, April 15 (UPI) -- The increasingly deadly combination of forest fire and extreme weather spells tragedy for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest.
Brooks Hays
Robin Thicke's marriage troubles won't be on dad's reality show

Robin Thicke's marriage troubles won't be on dad's reality show

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Alan Thicke says he hopes his son, Robin Thicke, is happy, regardless of whether he reunites with wife Paula Patton.
Danielle Haynes
Miley Cyrus hospitalized for severe allergic reaction

Miley Cyrus hospitalized for severe allergic reaction

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 15 (UPI) -- The "Wrecking Ball" singer canceled her concert at Kansas City's Sprint Center.
Kate Stanton
Stephen Colbert to visit Letterman's 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert to visit Letterman's 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- David Letterman's successor will appear on the show as a guest next Tuesday.
Kate Stanton
Yellen: Fed considering tougher rules for big banks

Yellen: Fed considering tougher rules for big banks

STONE MOUNTAIN , Ga., April 15 (UPI) -- Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was considering tougher rules for big banks, including stronger capital and liquidity standards.
Ananth Baliga
Ebola death toll reaches 121

Ebola death toll reaches 121

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 15 (UPI) -- The World Health Organization reported Monday that the death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa had reached 121.
JC Finley
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