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Three Americans among hostages freed after Taliban attack in Kabul

Three Americans among hostages freed after Taliban attack in Kabul

March 28 (UPI) -- Five people, including three Americans, held hostage by militants at an aid organization's guest house in Kabul were freed Friday after a standoff with police.
JC Finley
Florida tops poll again; Wichita State remains No. 2

Florida tops poll again; Wichita State remains No. 2

Florida will head to the SEC Tournament as the top-ranked team in the country, while unbeaten Wichita State is again No. 2 and will await its NCAA Tournament seeding after capturing the Missouri Valley championship.
Adam Lanza's father: 'You can't get any more evil'

Adam Lanza's father: 'You can't get any more evil'

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 10 (UPI) -- The father of Newtown, Conn., grade school gunman Adam Lanza says he still struggles to understand what his son did, an act he said couldn't be "any more evil."
Ohio woman posts explicit photos of Walmart worker who was cheating with her husband ... at Walmart

Ohio woman posts explicit photos of Walmart worker who was cheating with her husband ... at Walmart

MIDDLETOWN , Ohio, March 7 (UPI) -- Ohio woman Beverly Rolston distributed "Hide your Husbands" photos of Walmart employee who was sleeping with her husband at the store.
Evan Bleier
Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- At least 109 of 237 U.S. lawmakers who vowed to give up some of their federal salaries after the 16-day government shutdown did so, the Washington Post said.

Texas hospital removes pregnant woman from life support

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Fort Worth, Texas, hospital removed Marlise Munoz -- a pregnant woman who is brain dead -- from life support Sunday, a family attorney said.

Fort Worth hospital mulls order to remove woman from life support

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Officials at a Texas hospital were in talks Saturday on how to respond to a court order to remove a pregnant woman from life support, a spokeswoman said.

Judge orders Marlise Munoz removed from life support

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A judge in Texas ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove a woman from life support after the hospital acknowledged a fetus gestating in her body is not viable.
Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

Denis Villeneuve says 'Prisoners' cast was a dream to direct

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve says audiences care about the characters in his thriller "Prisoners" because of Aaron Guzikowski's powerful screenplay and the extraordinary performances given by his cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Brain-dead pregnant woman's family sue to remove her from life support

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The family of a pregnant woman being kept alive against the family's wishes filed a lawsuit in a Texas civil court to remove the woman from life support.
Seattle woman ate only Starbucks in 2013

Seattle woman ate only Starbucks in 2013

Jan. 2 (UPI) -- A Seattle woman named Beautiful Existence ate breakfast, lunch and dinner from Starbucks every single day of 2013, at a cost of $500 to $600 per month.
Evan Bleier

New Year's Day brings the first Derby of 2014

Yes, it's still the depth of winter. But it's not too early to start talking Derby.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Suspect in triple Colorado slaying caught in Oklahoma

ROLAND, Okla., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A suspect in a triple slaying in Colorado was arrested in Oklahoma, authorities said.
Wildest fast food creations of 2013

Wildest fast food creations of 2013

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and other fast food restaurants competed for the weirdest food crown in 2013.
Caroline Lee
Jay Z, Downey Jr. didn't want to be on 'Most Fascinating' list

Jay Z, Downey Jr. didn't want to be on 'Most Fascinating' list

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Jay Z, Robert Downey Jr. and Kristen Stewart declined to appear on Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People" program, Hollywood's RadarOnline said Thursday.

Holiday sales up 2.3 percent, online Christmas spending soars

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. sales of apparel, electronics and jewelry rose 2.3 percent during the holidays, with overall sales up 3.5 percent, MasterCard SpendingPulse said.

Mom of three missing boys says she knows they may be dead

MORENCI, Mich., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A Michigan woman whose three sons were last seen in 2010 at their father's house says she knows there is a good chance the boys are dead.
Christmas Day, Thanksgiving have the most kitchen fires

Christmas Day, Thanksgiving have the most kitchen fires

BOSTON, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- More U.S. kitchen fires are reported on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day -- three times more than any other day of the year, Liberty Mutual says.
After Christmas sales starting... before Christmas

After Christmas sales starting... before Christmas

Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Christmas (sales) have come early!
Gabrielle Levy
Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher spotted at wrestling match

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher spotted at wrestling match

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Fans of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes turned into paparazzi over the weekend as they captured and shared pictures of a celebrity couple at the wrestling match Saturday.
Veronica Linares
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Salvation Army red kettle receives diamond ring donation

Salvation Army red kettle receives diamond ring donation

Dec. 18 (UPI) One woman has anonymously donated expensive items to the Salvation Army four years in a row.
Kate Stanton

Target Corp. hit by data security breach

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Hackers got past U.S. retailer Target's data security, potentially putting millions of customer credit and debit cards at risk, a computer security expert says.
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on a break to 'reevaluate their romance'

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes on a break to 'reevaluate their romance'

Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have decided to take a break from their relationship after coming to the agreement that they were moving too fast.
Veronica Linares
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