Iowa Supreme Court rules for gay parents on birth certificates

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 4 (UPI) -- The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled married homosexuals have the same parental rights as heterosexual couples.

'Craft' beers prompt alcohol limit changes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The popularity of "micro-breweries" that produce gourmet beers is prompting U.S. states to consider raising alcohol limits on the beverages, brewers say.

Iowa high court legalizes gay marriage

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 3 (UPI) -- The Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously Friday that the ban on gay marriage violates the state Constitution's equal protection clause.

Volvo testing ways to stop drunk drivers

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Swedish unit of U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co. is experimenting with a built-in breathalyzer and speed governor to reduce road accidents.

Indiana man killed by own wildebeest

SOUTH BEND, Ill., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- An Indiana man was killed when his 500-pound pet wildebeest trampled him in the barnyard of his North Liberty home, the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune said Tuesday.

Parents get child car seat assistance

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- A newly mandatory anchoring system for child restraint seats will help ensure parents can install the seats properly, government and auto industry officials said Wednesday.