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Ryan unveils Republican anti-poverty plan

Ryan unveils Republican anti-poverty plan

July 24, 2014Rep. Paul Ryan Thursday presented a plan to fight poverty by changing up the United States' social services framework.
Lindsey Holden, Medill News Service
Taxpayers decline bill for Obama's visit; motorcade blocks woman in labor from hospital

Taxpayers decline bill for Obama's visit; motorcade blocks woman in labor from hospital

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) --President Obama's motorcade blocked an L.A. woman in labor from accessing a hospital and a town in Washington is declining to pick up the tab for his visit.
JC Sevcik
Man claiming to be Amazon employee questioned for flying drone around Space Needle

Man claiming to be Amazon employee questioned for flying drone around Space Needle

SEATTLE, July 24 (UPI) --Police in Seattle found themselves chasing down an unmanned flying drone Tuesday night after several eyewitnesses noticed it hovering around the Space Needle.
Matt Bradwell
Lawyer calls for independent investigation of Arizona execution

Lawyer calls for independent investigation of Arizona execution

PHOENIX, July 24 (UPI) --Arizona should conduct an independent investigation of the execution of Joseph Woods, who reportedly gasped for two hours, lawyers said Thursday.
Frances Burns
Obama, Dems push $10.10 minimum wage with Kristen Bell's help

Obama, Dems push $10.10 minimum wage with Kristen Bell's help

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --Five years to the day since the last increase in the federal minimum wage, Democrats are renewing a call to bring the minimum up to $10.10 an hour.
Gabrielle Levy
WWII demonstrator dies from mid-air heart attack while skydiving in Oklahoma

WWII demonstrator dies from mid-air heart attack while skydiving in Oklahoma

FREDERICK, Okla., July 24 (UPI) --A member of the World War II Airborne Demonstration team died in Oklahoma Wednesday, after suffering from a heart attack mid-jump.
Matt Bradwell
Man sentenced to prison for stealing Stradivarius violin

Man sentenced to prison for stealing Stradivarius violin

MILWAUKEE, July 24 (UPI) --Universal Allah was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Thursday for his part in the gunpoint robbery of a Stradivarius violin worth $3 million.
Frances Burns
Employee in psychiatric unit killed at Philadelphia-area hospital

Employee in psychiatric unit killed at Philadelphia-area hospital

DARBY, Pa., July 24 (UPI) --A woman who worked at a Philadelphia-area hospital psychiatric outpatient unit was killed and a doctor wounded when a man opened fire Thursday afternoon.
Frances Burns
Former Massachusetts probation chief guilty of racketeering

Former Massachusetts probation chief guilty of racketeering

BOSTON, July 24 (UPI) --Former Massachusetts Probation Commissioner John O'Brien and two of his deputies were convicted Thursday of conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Frances Burns
Idaho teen charged with murder held in solitary confinement for over 70 days

Idaho teen charged with murder held in solitary confinement for over 70 days

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, July 24 (UPI) --A 14-year-old in Idaho accused of murdering his father and brother has been in solitary confinement for over 70 days while he waits for his trial to begin.
Matt Bradwell
Poll: Florida governor's race too close to call when Libertarian added

Poll: Florida governor's race too close to call when Libertarian added

HAMDEN, Conn., July 24 (UPI) --Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist end up in a statistical tie when voters are given a Libertarian third option, a Quinnipiac Poll found.
Frances Burns
GOP Rep. David Jolly faces conservative ire after announcing support for gay marriage

GOP Rep. David Jolly faces conservative ire after announcing support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON, July 24 (UPI) --Florida Republican Rep. David Jolly defended his decision to support same-sex marriage since fielding conservative ire after his announcement Monday.
Gabrielle Levy
Ohio State band director fired for creating culture of sexual harassment

Ohio State band director fired for creating culture of sexual harassment

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 24 (UPI) --Ohio State University has fired the director of its famed marching band after a two-month investigation exposed rampant sexual harassment.
Matt Bradwell
Barney Frank challenges GOP criticism on Dodd-Frank Act

Barney Frank challenges GOP criticism on Dodd-Frank Act

July 24, 2014Former Rep. Barney Frank insisted Wednesday Dodd-Frank offers a way to end bailouts, but Republican critics still say it fails to resolve "too big to fail."
Lingjiao Mo, Medill News Service
Poll: 75 percent in U.S. want to keep drinking age at 21

Poll: 75 percent in U.S. want to keep drinking age at 21

PRINCETON, N.J., July 24 (UPI) --Three out of four in the United States say the legal drinking age should remain at 21, a Gallup poll said.
Frances Burns
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