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Russian FM Lavrov threatens response if interests in Ukraine attacked

Russian FM Lavrov threatens response if interests in Ukraine attacked

MOSCOW, April 23 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Wednesday that an attack on ethnic Russians in Ukraine is an attack on Russia, and merits a response.
JC Finley
Australian officials discover 'object of interest' during MH370 search

Australian officials discover 'object of interest' during MH370 search

AUGUSTA, Australia, April 23 (UPI) -- Australian officials discover "object of interest" during MH370 search that appears to be a piece of sheet metal covered with rivets.
Evan Bleier
Missouri executes man for killing couple on farm to steal their cows

Missouri executes man for killing couple on farm to steal their cows

BONNE TERRE, Mo., April 23 (UPI) -- Missouri executed a convicted killer early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused a stay based on an appeal over secrecy about the drugs to be used.
Frances Burns
NYPD's #myNYPD social media campaign backfires

NYPD's #myNYPD social media campaign backfires

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- A social media campaign asking Twitter users to share their photos with NYPD officers using the hashtag #myNYPD quickly backfired.
Evan Bleier
IRS employees who owed back taxes got bonuses

IRS employees who owed back taxes got bonuses

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- An internal audit showed the IRS awarded bonuses to employees facing disciplinary issues, including several who did not pay their taxes.
Aileen Graef
Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on his future show

Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on his future show

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Stephen Colbert visited David Letterman on the "Late Show" for the first time since the announcement that Colbert would be his successor as host.
Aileen Graef
In animals, bigger brain means more self-control

In animals, bigger brain means more self-control

BERKELEY, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- According to a new study, the smaller an animal's brain is, the less self-restraint that animal possesses.
Brooks Hays
People magazine names Lupita Nyong'o their 2014 Most Beautiful Person

People magazine names Lupita Nyong'o their 2014 Most Beautiful Person

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood darling Lupita Nyong'o's talent and beauty have earned her the title of People magazine's 2014 Most Beautiful Person.
Annie Martin
SWAT team sent to Long Island home by man who lost at 'Call of Duty'

SWAT team sent to Long Island home by man who lost at 'Call of Duty'

LONG BEACH , N.Y., April 23 (UPI) -- "Call of Duty" loser sends SWAT team to opponent's Long Island home in latest example of "Swatting."
Evan Bleier
Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker dismissed by federal judge

Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker dismissed by federal judge

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- A California judge dismissed Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit against Gawker for linking to a leaked script of the director's planned film "The Hateful Eight."
Veronica Linares
Google Street View includes new time lapse feature

Google Street View includes new time lapse feature

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- Google has updated the desktop version of Street View to allow users to look at images from older versions of Street View.
Ananth Baliga
Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Australia's Uluru

Prince William, Kate Middleton visit Australia's Uluru

ALICE SPRINGS, Australia, April 22 (UPI) -- The royal family continued their three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand with a visit to Uluru.
Kate Stanton
World's fastest elevator to be built in China

World's fastest elevator to be built in China

GUANGZHOU, China, April 22 (UPI) -- The world's fastest elevator is being built at the CTF Financial Center in Guangzhou, China and will be able reach speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
Aileen Graef
'Don't behave like gangsters,' Ukrainian PM tells Russia

'Don't behave like gangsters,' Ukrainian PM tells Russia

KIEV, Ukraine, April 22 (UPI) -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk called on Russia Tuesday to stop it's "gangster-like" behavior toward Ukraine.
JC Finley
Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

Supreme Court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a voter-approved Michigan law banning affirmative action in college admissions, overturning a lower court decision.
Gabrielle Levy
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