Naval Academy superintendent challenged in sex assault case

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Naval Academy midshipman is joining a legal plea with the woman who says he sexually assaulted her to get a superintendent tossed from the case.

Hearing begins for midshipmen in Naval Academy sexual assault case

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A preliminary hearing began Tuesday for three U.S. Naval Academy football players charged with raping a female midshipman at an off-campus party.

Three Navy footballers to face sexual assault hearing

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 17 (UPI) -- Three U.S. Naval Academy football players will face charges for an alleged sex assault on a female midshipman, a service academy official confirmed Monday.

NYC cop's finger stops gun from firing

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A New York City police sergeant says he avoided being shot during a struggle with a suspect when his ring finger got jammed in the man's gun.

Cop uses ring finger to stop a shooting

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A New York City police officer saved his own life by sticking his finger between the hammer and cylinder of a gun jammed in his stomach by a suspect.

Addiction redefined as brain disorder

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. group of doctors redefined addiction as a chronic brain disorder and not just a behavioral problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex.
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How much broccoli needed for anti-cancer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Three to five servings a week of broccoli is enough to have an anti-cancer effect, U.S. researchers suggest.

Listening to music can be good for heart

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers say the cardiovascular benefits of music are similar to those found in their previous study of laughter.

IM, chat increase kids' risk

BOSTON, July 14 (UPI) -- The chances of youths being harassed or sexually solicited online increases when they interact via instant messaging and chat rooms, a U.S. newsletter says.

Trooper son allegedly points gun at child

SANDWICH, Mass., July 8 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts state trooper has been transferred to desk duty pending investigation into reports his son pointed his service weapon at another child.

Quitting smoking may help sobriety

BOSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Those dependent on alcohol are also apt to smoke, but quitting smoking may increase their chance of staying sober, a U.S. newsletter says.

Fees are up, up and away on U.S. flights

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. airlines have turned to fees and fuel surcharges to offset the rising price of jet fuel, various sources said Wednesday.

Oil spill pilot's license suspended

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A California commission suspended the license Saturday of the pilot who guided a Chinese container ship into a bridge in San Francisco Bay.

Marine base rallies amid massacre probe

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Allegations U.S. Marines committed a massacre in Iraq last year have swept the Camp Pendleton, Calif., Marine base with disbelief, The New York Times reports.

United States supports DDT use in Africa

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is reportedly ignoring objections from environmentalists in endorsing and funding the use of DDT in sub-Saharan Africa.

Care urged for depressed pregnant women

BOSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Pregnant women who suffer from depression should be cautious both in using and avoiding antidepressants, the Harvard Mental Health Letter says. The federal Food and Drug Administration reported recently that Paxil appears to increase the risk of birth def

C-reactive protein testing questioned

BALTIMORE, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers are questioning the use of C-reactive protein testing for cardiovascular risk.

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Report says laughter helps blood vessels

ORLANDO, Fla., March 7 (UPI) -- University of Maryland researchers say laughter is linked to healthy functioning of blood vessels.

Killington wants to secede from Vermont

KILLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Some Vermont leaders, unhappy with having their taxes quadrupling, are leading an effort to have Killington secede and join with New Hampshire.

Brazil's airlines join forces to cut costs

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Varig, Latin America's biggest airline, and its top domestic competitor said Thursday they are combining to cut costs and reinvigorate Brazil's aviation industry. Executives at Varig and TAM stopped short of calling the deal a merger -- but analysts said
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Brazil's Varig airline mired in troubles

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Top airline company Varig, once a darling of Brazilian business, is sinking deeper into a crisis that is threatening to end the 75-year run of Latin America's biggest carrier and shake-up the industry across the region.
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