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NATO enhances forces in response to Russian aggression

NATO enhances forces in response to Russian aggression

BRUSSELS, April 16 (UPI) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced on Wednesday additional steps to strengthen the collective defense of NATO allies in response to Russia.
JC Finley
Nearly 300 still missing after South Korea ferry sinks

Nearly 300 still missing after South Korea ferry sinks

SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- Six people died after a ferry sank on its way to the South Korean resort island of Jeju.
Kate Stanton
Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

Nobel winners to White House: Reject Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- 10 recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize called on President Obama's administration to reject an application for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Daniel J. Graeber
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
Pro-Russian militias in military vehicles take over Slovyansk, Ukraine

Pro-Russian militias in military vehicles take over Slovyansk, Ukraine

SLOVYANSK , Ukraine, April 16 (UPI) -- A pro-Russian militia of 100 men commandeered military vehicles believed to be of the Ukrainian army, and drove them to the town square of Slovyansk, Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Pope Francis gives a ride to 5th graders in popemobile

Pope Francis gives a ride to 5th graders in popemobile

VATICAN CITY, April 16 (UPI) -- Pope Francis became even more popular when he stopped his car after Palm Sunday Mass and gave two 11-year-olds a ride around St. Peter's Square.
Aileen Graef
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
Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50M promoting gun control

Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50M promoting gun control

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said gun control advocates need to make opponents "afraid" as he announced funding for a new group.
Frances Burns
'Testicle squeeze' prank lands Irish schoolboy in medically-induced coma

'Testicle squeeze' prank lands Irish schoolboy in medically-induced coma

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 16 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old from the suburb of Artane, in Dublin, suffered cardiac arrest after his friend 'jokingly' squeezed his testicles.
Brooks Hays
Beyoncé and Jay Z plan to tour together this summer

Beyoncé and Jay Z plan to tour together this summer

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Beyoncé and husband Jay Z plan a 20-performance joint tour for this summer.
Annie Martin
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's baby gender revealed

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's baby gender revealed

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are having a baby girl.
Veronica Linares
World’s best margherita pizza comes from Australia, not Italy

World’s best margherita pizza comes from Australia, not Italy

PARMA, Italy, April 16 (UPI) -- Australian man Johnny Di Francesco is crowned World Pizza Champion in Parma, Italy, thanks to his margherita pizza.
Evan Bleier
Woman accused of killing newborns recently had miscarriage

Woman accused of killing newborns recently had miscarriage

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, April 16 (UPI) -- Megan Huntsman babysat neighbors children, "loved kids."
Danielle Haynes
Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

CAIRO, April 16 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court ordered the ban on current and former members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley
Mt. Gox moves toward liquidation, gives up on rehabilitation

Mt. Gox moves toward liquidation, gives up on rehabilitation

TOKYO, April 16 (UPI) -- Mt. Gox agreed with a Tokyo court to take the first steps towards liquidation, after giving up its attempt to rebuild the company under bankruptcy protection.
Ananth Baliga
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