COL BKB: Virginia Commonwealth 79, Northeastern 66

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Treveon Graham led a second-half surge Friday that carried No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth to a 79-66 win over Northeastern.

Church of England: Bishops will not oppose same-sex marriage

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- The Church of England will focus on improving same-sex marriage legislation instead of trying to stop it, a leading bishop said Wednesday.

Prison chief's killer had bomb materials

DECATUR, Texas, March 27 (UPI) -- Bloody pants and bomb-making materials were found in the car of the man implicated in the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, police said.

Colorado shooting suspect dies in Texas

DECATUR, Texas, March 22 (UPI) -- A suspect in a shootout with police in Texas has died and police in Denver say he was the man sought in the slaying of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements.

Shootout: Colo. killing figure brain dead

DENVER, March 21 (UPI) -- A man on life support after a shootout in Texas may be the suspect sought in the slaying of Colorado Department of Corrections head Tom Clements, police said.

Jon Huntsman joins bipartisan group

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, whose presidential campaign gained no traction with Republicans, has joined a group to build bipartisan consensus.

New chairman named for WTO farm talks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, April 22 (UPI) -- The World Trade Organization announced the appointment of New Zealand Ambassador David Walker as chairman of the pivotal negotiations on agriculture.

Scotland's docs reject chocolate tax

GLASGOW, Scotland, March 13 (UPI) -- Doctors in Scotland rejected a proposal calling for chocolate to be taxed like alcohol and tobacco.

Commentary: Iraq oil circus came to town

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- This week the circus came to town. Not Barnum and Bailey's but Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and with it the three rings of a five-plus year war and occupation, politicians in their populist best pitches and the media echo of what the heck is going on with Iraq's oil revenue.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor

Auditor wants CIA accounting

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- With less than a week left as the top U.S. auditor, David Walker is asking Congress again for a review of finances of the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

Government watchdog resigns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, David Walker, will leave his positions on March 12, it was reported Friday.

U.S. military disavows GAO's Iraq report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. military commanders say a Government Accountability Office report critical of progress in Iraq was set up to report failure.

China and the $ crisis

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MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Walker: U.S. drug plan 'irresponsible'

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Medicare's prescription-drug program may be the most financially irresponsible U.S. legislation passed in 40 years, the U.S. comptroller general says.

U.S. official: Corruption in Iraq oil

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Iraq's government-run oil industry is plagued with "massive corruption" that is hindering the country's movement toward self-reliance, a U.S. official said.

GAO accused of coverup

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- A senior Congressional investigator says his agency covered up fraud by builders of a system intended to shield the United States from nuclear attack.

Boomers turning 60 signal change

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Officials say a "demographic tsunami" is preparing to descend on the United States as baby boomers head into their 60s.

Costs of Social Security push questioned

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- A Democratic U.S. congressman has asked a federal agency to determine how much President Bush's two-month push for Social Security reform will cost.

Medicare crisis looms in United States

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- With healthcare costs increasing and an aging population drawing on healthcare services, Medicare will soon dwarf Social Security as a U.S. funding problem.

GAO chief warns of fiscal dangers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- GAO chief David Walker warned Tuesday the U.S. economy and national security prospects are grim unless the course on spending and tax policy is changed.

DOD tops GAO's 'high-risk' list

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Defense Department is the most-mentioned agency in a study of the government's high-risk areas released Tuesday by Congress's watchdog group.

GAO: Medicare becoming bankrupt

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Experts say Medicare, the government provider of health insurance for 41 million elderly and disabled U.S. citizens, is nearing a crisis.

Comptroller issues SS warning

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Comptroller General David Walker warns a restructuring of Social Security is needed to deal with the increasing federal budget deficit.

Report: Financial terror coming soon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Federal spending in the United States now accounts for nearly 20 percent of the U.S. economy's annual output, and it's got a lot higher to go.

Senator asks GAO to examine USDA, mad cow

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Wednesday requested the Government Accountability Office examine the Agriculture Department's mad cow disease strategy.
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