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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.
GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- Delegates voted Thursday afternoon at a resort in Grapevine, Texas, on overturning the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay members.
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.
CARACAS, Venezuela, May 23 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is grappling with embarrassing shortages of consumer goods, in some cases rated to be worse than under Hugo Chavez.
TRENTON, N.J., May 23 (UPI) -- Twenty-nine New Jersey establishments, including 13 TGI Fridays locations, passed off non-premium spirits as premium alcoholic beverage brands, officials said.
SALT LAKE CITY, May 23 (UPI) -- Steven Powell, the imprisoned father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Cox Powell, blames law enforcement for his sons' suicides, his letters show.
LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- A California man who allegedly donated stolen passes to Disneyland to a charity raffle while claiming to be a Disney relative has been charged with burglary.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Texas leads the nation in population growth with eight of the 15 fastest-growing large towns and cities in America located in the state, the Census Bureau says.
DENVER, May 23 (UPI) -- The director of Colorado's parole division, the target of criticism for the past two months, has been put on a paid leave of absence, a prison official says.
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 23 (UPI) -- Crews Thursday found the body of a 10-year-old student in a park where a student died and two were injured in a landslide during a field trip in St. Paul, Minn.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday said there is no "justification beyond politics" for keeping the prison at Guantanamo Bay open.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Thursday he is "confident" the House will pass immigration reform but he isn't sure what might be in the bill.
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KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 23 (UPI) --
Yuichiro Miura, 80, scaled Mount Everest Thursday, becoming the oldest person to reach the summit of the world's tallest peak, his office said.
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