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Ukraine suspends anti-terror operations, citing concerns over Russian invasion

Ukraine suspends anti-terror operations, citing concerns over Russian invasion

KIEV, Ukraine, April 24 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian government decided on Thursday to suspend its anti-terror operations in eastern Ukraine as concern of a Russian invasion increased.
JC Finley
Vermont first state to pass GMO labeling bill

Vermont first state to pass GMO labeling bill

MONTPELIER , Vt., April 24 (UPI) -- Vermont is the first state to pass a bill requiring the labeling of foods containing genetically-modified ingredients and prohibiting GMOs labeled "natural."
JC Sevcik
Presidential hopefuls, for 2016 and beyond, on Time's '100'

Presidential hopefuls, for 2016 and beyond, on Time's '100'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Time's annual "100 Most Influential" list is awash in presidential ambition -- past, present and future.
Gabrielle Levy
Michelle Obama cancels Kansas graduation speech

Michelle Obama cancels Kansas graduation speech

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama has canceled plans to speak at a high school graduation in Kansas in exchange for speaking at a "Senior Recognition Day" one day earlier.
Gabrielle Levy
Report: Supremacist accused of Kansas shootings once arrested with black transvestite prostitute

Report: Supremacist accused of Kansas shootings once arrested with black transvestite prostitute

RALEIGH, N.C., April 24 (UPI) -- The white supremacist charged with killing 3 people at Jewish facilities in Kansas was once arrested with a black transvestite prostitute, a TV station says.
Frances Burns
Families of the Aurora shooting victims angry over insensitive ad

Families of the Aurora shooting victims angry over insensitive ad

AURORA, Colo., April 24 (UPI) -- Families of the victims of the Aurora shooting are angry about an insensitive political attack ad used by the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity.
Aileen Graef
National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories

National Rifle Association annual meeting gets underway after year of political victories

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association began its annual convention Thursday in Indianapolis after a year that saw many states relax gun laws.
Frances Burns
Massachusetts moves closer to approving fluffernutter as official state sandwich

Massachusetts moves closer to approving fluffernutter as official state sandwich

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The fluffernutter moved one step closer to becoming the official state sandwich of Massachusetts after a vote this week by the House of Representatives.
Evan Bleier
Archaeologists open coffin of Swedish king murdered in 1160

Archaeologists open coffin of Swedish king murdered in 1160

UPPSALA, Sweden, April 24 (UPI) -- Archaeologists have pried open the coffin of a Swedish king, believed to have been murdered in 1160.
Brooks Hays
Never-before-seen Andy Warhol works found on floppy disks

Never-before-seen Andy Warhol works found on floppy disks

PITTSBURGH, April 24 (UPI) -- A new documentary, "Trapped," chronicles efforts to restore never-before-seen digital Andy Warhol works.
Annie Martin
Iconic cowboy hat worn by John Wayne up for auction

Iconic cowboy hat worn by John Wayne up for auction

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- An iconic cowboy hat worn by John Wayne in six Westerns is currently up for auction.
Annie Martin
FCC's proposed net neutrality rules allow service providers to charge for 'fast lanes'

FCC's proposed net neutrality rules allow service providers to charge for 'fast lanes'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The FCC said Wednesday it would propose new rules that allow service providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes on the Internet.
Ananth Baliga
Malaysian PM: Factual report on MH370 will be released to passengers' families

Malaysian PM: Factual report on MH370 will be released to passengers' families

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 24 (UPI) -- The Malaysian government has now decided it will release the factual report regarding missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 to families of the passengers.
JC Finley
Yankees' Pineda expected to be suspended for pine tar use

Yankees' Pineda expected to be suspended for pine tar use

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is likely facing a suspension from the MLB after pine tar was seen on his neck Wednesday night during a game.
Aileen Graef
Humongous iceberg slowly drifts away from Antarctica

Humongous iceberg slowly drifts away from Antarctica

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- An iceberg -- bigger than the island of Guam and six times larger than Manhattan -- is slowly drifting away from Antarctica.
Brooks Hays
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