Man arrested after allegedly kidnapping, assaulting boys

PICAYUNE, Miss., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Police in Mississippi have arrested a man accused of kidnapping and assaulting two boys, then slashing the throat of one.
Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

Most U.S. Founding Fathers were age 40 and younger

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Portraits of the U.S. founding fathers often portray them with white powdered wigs and many think they were older than the young men they were, an expert says.

1 person killed, another injured in skydiving accident

LUMBERTON, Miss., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- One person was killed and another injured in a skydiving accident in Lumberton, Miss., officials said.

99 suspected war criminals sought to live in Britain over 15 months

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Britain's Home Office considered the immigration applications of 99 suspected war criminals from January 2012 to last March, government documents indicate.

Bottled water sales heat up in sultry U.K.

LONDON, July 21 (UPI) -- Suppliers say the current heat wave in Britain has caused a surge in purchases of bottled water.

Hulu co-producing 'Thick of It' Season 4

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Hulu says its first international co-production with the BBC will be the fourth season of Armando Iannucci's British political comedy "The Thick of It."

Fracking backers in N.Y. campaign effort

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The natural gas industry, hoping for New York approval of hydrofracking, has donated $1.34 million to state politicians and their parties, a study shows.

Waist size key to higher U.S. diabetes

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Larger waist size is key to the higher diabetes rates among Americans, U.S. and British researchers say.

Businessman deducted taxes for prostitutes

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Charlotte, N.C., businessman was sentenced to 18 months probation for hiring prostitutes and writing their services off as business expenses, a court says.

Heat wave coming to scorched California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 6 (UPI) -- California firefighters braced for record or near-record heat as they battle hundreds of stubborn wildfires, weather forecasters said Sunday.

Rare genetic marker in Choctaw blood

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Oklahoma Blood Institute are collecting blood from American Indians to see if a rare genetic marker linked to the Choctaw tribe shows up.

Study: Cities make storms more intense

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study has determined summer thunderstorms become much more intense when they collide with a city than when crossing open countryside.

Four Britons killed in Iraq named

BAGHDAD, April 7 (UPI) -- Four British military personnel and their interpreter killed by a roadside bomb in southern Iraq included a close friend of Prince William.

Scotland's Kyle must do community service

STRANRAER, Scotland, April 3 (UPI) -- Scotland striker Kevin Kyle could be lost to the national team following a brawl that led him to be sentenced Tuesday to 120 hours of community service.

COL BKB: N.C. State 69, Marist 62

RALEIGH, N.C., March 17 (UPI) -- Ben McCauley had 19 points and 10 rebounds Friday night as N.C. State beat Marist, 69-62, in the second round of the NIT.

The secret of a long life? Education

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The secret to a longer life may be seat time in a classroom, U.S. health economists said.

Illegal aliens use little healthcare

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A Rand Corp. study finds that the amount of federal, state and local tax money spent providing healthcare for illegal immigrants in the United States is small.

Sudan accused of genocide in Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A human rights group Tuesday accused the government of Sudan of fomenting genocide by resisting international peacekeepers in Darfur.

Ruling questions cross-racial crime IDs

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Maryland convictions of two black men were thrown out because the defense was not allowed to question the white victim's identification, a report said.

NASCAR gives fines, penalties for Sylvania

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- NASCAR issued fines and penalties Monday to four Nextel Cup Series teams because of rule violations this past weekend at the Sylvania 300.

U.S. scientists work as virtual terrorists

LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 4 (UPI) -- Scientists at New Mexico's top-secret Los Alamos National Laboratory are spending millions to think like terrorists and destroy virtual U.S. cities.

Ex-FBI China unit agent indicted

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A former FBI agent was indicted this week on charges she tipped off the subject of a national security wiretap and revealed the identity of a bureau operative.

Ex-FBI man pleads in China spy scandal

LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI) -- A former FBI agent pleaded guilty in California Wednesday to lying about his affair with a woman who has since been charged with being a Chinese double agent.

No inflation soon, says Greenspan

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan told a congressional panel Wednesday that though the economic recovery was picking up steam, inflation was not an expected
T.K.MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Accused Chinese agent released on bail

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- Accused Chinese double agent Katrina Leung was released from federal detention after posting $2 million in bail.
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