House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

House OKs bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that would cut $39 billion in food stamp spending over 10 years, and which the White House has said would be vetoed.

GOP: Obama's policies hindering U.S. job growth

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- President Obama's policies are hindering American workers' ability to "keep doing what they do best: building," Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., said Saturday.

U.S. oil, gas debate shifts north

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is called on to enact measures that would prohibit oil and gas exploration in an arctic reserve, U.S. House leaders said.

Brothers lose legs in explosion at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- For one Boston-area family, an explosion at the Boston Marathon turned into a double tragedy when brothers watching the race each lost a leg.
Group files complaint in swearing-in snafu

Group files complaint in swearing-in snafu

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An ethics watchdog group in Washington filed a formal complaint against two House Republicans who missed last week's swearing-in ceremony and then voted anyway.
House OKs fix for non-sworn members

House OKs fix for non-sworn members

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution Friday to fix a problem created by two Republican lawmakers who voted before being sworn in.
2 House Republicans not sworn in, vote

2 House Republicans not sworn in, vote

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Two Republican House members, including a leader on the Rules Committee, cast votes on the U.S. House floor despite missing Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony.

Man found in portable toilet dies

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Police in Chicago said they were investigating the death of a man found in a portable toilet outside O'Hare International Airport.

Crude oil prices back down Monday

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices settled slightly on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday after a six-day run of gains.

Crude prices fall on fixed pipe in Iraq

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil supply issues came vividly into focus this week as violence in Iraq escalated and a major pipeline was bombed.

Additive may push gas prices up

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The price of gasoline could spike by springtime in the United States due to a gasoline additive that most people have never heard of.

Oil prices rise slightly

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- New York crude oil prices were up slightly Tuesday, closing just less than $63 a barrel as traders closely monitored tensions between Britain and Iran.

Democrats pick up at least 2 seats in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Two scandal-tainted Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania, Curt Weldon and Don Sherwood, conceded defeat Tuesday.

Feature: Soy foods can affect thyroid

Evidence suggests soy foods can contribute to problems with the thyroid gland, a widespread condition many Americans might not even realize they have, yet health experts contend soy's benefits outweigh any risks of thyroid malfunction.