GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 23 (UPI) --
The Boy Scouts of America national council Thursday voted in Texas to overturn the organization's ban on gay scouts but retain a ban on gay adult scout leaders.
HONOLULU, May 23 (UPI) -- Retired Los Angeles homicide Detective Daniel DeJarnette Thursday was sentenced to 20 years in prison in Hawaii for killing his wife seven years ago.
PHOENIX, May 23 (UPI) -- A mistrial was declared Thursday after the jury in the sentencing phase of the Jodi Arias murder trial couldn't agree on the death penalty or life in prison.
MOBILE, Ala., May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., said Thursday he will resign from Congress in August to take a position at the University of Alabama.
WEST POINT, Utah, May 23 (UPI) -- Police in an Ogden, Utah, suburb said Thursday they believe a 15-year-old boy "acted alone" in killing his 4-year-old and 10-year-old adopted brothers.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The International Revenue Service Thursday put Lois Lerner on administrative leave one day after she refused to testify before a House committee, NBC reported.
FORT HOOD, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged with gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, wants to act as his own lawyer, military officials said.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The Internal Revenue Service and three other U.S. government agencies will be closed Friday as employees take a forced unpaid holiday due to spending cuts.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 23 (UPI) -- A gun bill introduced in the Illinois House would create a statewide concealed carry permit while the Senate would allow Chicago to set its own rules.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 23 (UPI) -- Connecticut gun owners, dealers and advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit to overturn the state's new law banning high-capacity magazines.
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- Few female immigrants have enjoyed the benefit of the travel ban on people with HIV lifted three years ago Financial hardships, fear of stigma in their homelands and uncertainties about their U.S. legal status all block the way.
IBADAN, Nigeria (GPI)-- At large public hospitals in Nigeria, overworked nurses snap at crowds of pregnant women, who wait hours to receive quality care. With 630 deaths for every 100,000 live births, Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. Government officials urge women to seek care at local clinics, but expecting mothers say they are unaware they exist.
CHICAGO, May 23 (UPI) -- A jury in Chicago found developer Donald Trump does not have to pay damages to a woman who sued his company, claiming she was cheated in a real estate deal.
BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia, May 23 (UPI) -- The mother of a Canadian teenager who was chained up and raped last fall said Thursday she wanted the man who pleaded guilty to the crime to "suffer."
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- A baggage handler at San Francisco International Airport faces felony charges after police said a sting operation caught him taking items from travelers' bags.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- A heckler interrupted U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday as he called for the shuttering of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.