Norovirus suspected in killing four in Minn, hundreds sickened

Norovirus suspected in killing four in Minn, hundreds sickened

MINNEAPOLIS, March 14 (UPI) -- Several U.S. cities report norovirus -- also known as stomach flu -- has hit nursing homes, veterans' homes, schools, libraries and even a coffee shop.

House passes bill to curb what GOP claims is 'imperial presidency'

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. House OK'd a bill Republicans say would curb systemic overreach by President Obama's White House and Democrats decry as base-pleasing.

House passes $956B farm bill on bipartisan vote

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives, on a bipartisan 251-166 vote, passed a sweeping $956 billion farm bill Wednesday.
The Issue: Food stamp cuts -- 47 million Americans have less to eat

The Issue: Food stamp cuts -- 47 million Americans have less to eat

When he was mayor of Newark, N.J., newly installed Sen. Cory Booker lived on a food stamp diet for a week, eating mostly beans and yams -- even contemplating a meal of mayonnaise and salsa -- to draw attention to the plight of the nation's poorest, who just got poorer with Friday's $5 billion cut in the nation's food stamp program.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Food Day events being planned nationwide

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Organizers of Food Day, a celebration of healthy, sustainable and affordable food, said this year's event Oct. 20 might top the 2,300 events held last year.
Rep. Slaughter back on the job

Rep. Slaughter back on the job

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, 82, returned to work on Capitol Hill after breaking her leg in April, and received a warm welcome from her colleagues.

Dems ponder Citizens United overturn

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Several congressional Democrats met Wednesday in Washington to discuss a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling on campaign finance.

Badger baiters spared prison

JEDBURGH, Scotland, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Scottish magistrate told two young men who admitted badger baiting with dogs that they showed a "savage mindset" and then spared them jail terms.

Lickliter leads by 5 at halfway mark

WINTER GARDEN, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Frank Lickliter shot a 4-under-par 68 Friday to keep his lead halfway through at the PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament in Florida.

Lickliter leads Q-school field by 9 shots

WINTER GARDEN, Fla., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Frank Lickliter shot a second straight 62 Thursday for a nine-stroke lead one-third of the way through the PGA Tour's qualifying tournament in Florida.

Cocaine cheaper and plentiful in 2006

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Cocaine was cheaper and more widely available last year, despite billions of dollars spent by the U. S. government to combat the drug, it was reported. The United States and its Latin American allies are losing the battle against cocaine, the Los Angeles

U.S. House hikes minimum wage

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted early Saturday to increase the minimum wage for the first time in a decade by $2.10 over three years.

House condemns bank data disclosure

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to condemn recent news reports about a classified government program to monitor banking records.

Vance Veazey wins Panama Championship

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Vance Veazey shot even-par 70 Sunday to win the BellSouth Panama Championship with a total of eight-under 272 for his third career victory on the Nationwide Tou

Purdy leads Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Ted Purdy equaled the course record with a 9-under 61 Thursday to move three shots in front after one round of the Texas Open.

Hemingway archives in Cuba to be saved

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An announcement by the Rockefeller Foundation that it is donating $75,000 toward preserving a large holding of novelist Ernest Hemingway's papers at his home in Cuba has revealed that American scholars have been given access to the valuable trove for the

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Andrade keeps Penn Classic lead

PAOLI, Pa., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Billy Andrade carded a 3-under-par 68 Friday to maintain a one-stroke lead midway through the Pennsylvania Classic.