U.S. halts cargo shipments on route from Afghanistan through Pakistan

U.S. halts cargo shipments on route from Afghanistan through Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. military, citing risks to personnel once they're in Pakistan because of drone strike protests, said it stopped cargo shipments from Afghanistan.

Proclamation recognizes Wright brothers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama recognized Monday the contributions Orville and Wilbur Wright made to business and aviation that culminated in 12 seconds of powered flight.

Ex-students allege abuse at elite school

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Former students at the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York told The New York Times Magazine they had been sexually abused at the school.
Powers, Whitbread join 'Celebrity' cast

Powers, Whitbread join 'Celebrity' cast

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Actresses Stefanie Powers, Crissy Rock and Lorraine Chase have joined the cast of the British competition show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!"

Military burns Bibles sent to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 20 (UPI) -- Unsolicited Bibles a U.S. church sent to Afghanistan were confiscated and burned by the military, a Defense Department spokesman said.

Fire at Ohio farm kills 1,100 animals

GREENVILLE, Ohio, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- An estimated 1,100 pigs died Monday morning when a fire broke out at a farm in Darke County, Ohio, fire officials say.

U.S. official abjures Iraqi security plans

BAGHDAD, July 15 (UPI) -- There are no plans "nor any desire" for a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq as part of a security deal between the two countries, a U.S. official said.

Advanced biofuels production costs decline

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. study shows the costs of operating second generation plants that make biofuel from feedstocks such as straw, grasses and wood are declining.

Nurse resigns after swearing at patient

SOMERSET, England, May 28 (UPI) -- A nurse in Somerset, England, was forced to resign after swearing at a patient who complained that she was not doing her job very well.

Watercooler Stories

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Cell phones banned by tour operator

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Cell phones that annoy people on trains and in restaurants have been banned by a British tour operator on exotic trips worldwide.

Feature: Among Jamaica's untamed Maroons

ACCOMPONG, Jamaica, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The average Jamaican is more likely to visit London or New York than to penetrate the wild Cockpit Country, home of the untamed mountain Maroons.

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

New Orleans trumpeter Bunk Johnson was born this date in 1889. He played second fiddle, or in this case, second cornet, to the legendary and unrecorded Buddy Bolden in Bolden's band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Cozy Cole was born this day in 1909 in East Orange, N.J. He recorded early in his career with Jelly Roll Morton. Fame came starting in 1938 during his four-year stint with Cab Calloway's orchestra. Cole died in 1981.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Country Music News

Jim Reeves born in Panola County, Texas, 1924. Eddy Arnold recorded "My Daddy Is Only A Picture," 1947. Johnny Cash & June Carter recorded "If I Were A Carpenter," 1969.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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