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Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights in state

Georgia governor signs bill expanding gun rights in state

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows Georgians to take their guns to church, bars and government buildings.
Frances Burns
Al-Qaida's chief bomb maker believed killed in Yemeni attack

Al-Qaida's chief bomb maker believed killed in Yemeni attack

SANAA, Yemen, April 23 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida bomb maker Ibrahim al-asiri is believed to be among those killed in an assauat by U.S. drones and Yemeni troops in Yemen.
Ed Adamczyk
Investigators search South Korean ferry company offices and affiliate companies

Investigators search South Korean ferry company offices and affiliate companies

SEOUL, April 23 (UPI) -- The criminal investigation into the sunken South Korean ferry expanded Wednesday, as authorities searched the ferry owner's office and affiliate companies.
JC Finley
Kidnapped boy sings gospel song until his abductor releases him

Kidnapped boy sings gospel song until his abductor releases him

ATLANTA, April 23 (UPI) -- Hours after abducting the boy, kidnapper released Willie Myrick, a 9-year-old from Atlanta, because the child wouldn't stop singing a gospel song.
JC Sevcik
Missouri House Committee to hold impeachment hearings for Gov. Jay Nixon

Missouri House Committee to hold impeachment hearings for Gov. Jay Nixon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 23 (UPI) -- The Missouri House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on whether to move forward with the impeachment of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
Aileen Graef
Bradley Manning granted right to change first name to Chelsea

Bradley Manning granted right to change first name to Chelsea

LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 23 (UPI) -- The soldier convicted as Bradley Manning of giving classified documents to Wikileaks can legally call herself Chelsea Manning, a Kansas judge said Wednesday.
Frances Burns
European astronomers spot pair of supermassive black holes

European astronomers spot pair of supermassive black holes

PARIS, April 23 (UPI) -- European astronomers have located two supermassive black holes in a normal galaxy, a first.
Brooks Hays
Al Gore's daughter, Sarah, marries in California

Al Gore's daughter, Sarah, marries in California

CARPINTERIA, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- Sarah Gore married fiancé Patrick Maiani late last week in Carpinteria, California.
Annie Martin
Cardinal Dolan lauds 'heroic sanctity' of two popes, future saints

Cardinal Dolan lauds 'heroic sanctity' of two popes, future saints

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, on his way to Rome for the canonization of two popes, noted Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are not “museum pieces.”
Ed Adamczyk
Jodie Foster marries Alexandra Hedison in secret wedding

Jodie Foster marries Alexandra Hedison in secret wedding

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Jodie Foster is a married woman, according to the actress' rep.
Veronica Linares
Mayor Rob Ford turns down beer bet on outcome of Raptors/Nets playoff series

Mayor Rob Ford turns down beer bet on outcome of Raptors/Nets playoff series

TORONTO, April 23 (UPI) -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turns down Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' offer to bet a six-pack from Brooklyn Brewery on Raptors/Nets playoff series.
Evan Bleier
Barbie to receive her own film franchise

Barbie to receive her own film franchise

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures and Mattel have teamed up to give eternal blonde Barbie her own series of live-action movies.
Annie Martin
NRA stops public opposition of domestic violence gun law

NRA stops public opposition of domestic violence gun law

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association has decided to stop publicly opposing a law that would require those accused of domestic violence to surrender their guns.
Aileen Graef
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
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